The manual is like 10 pages of how to use left to go left (at least the EU version).
It’s a game I never could play at the time, getting pwned over and over, and when I tried again last year I blasted through a little chunk of it no issue, thanks to the From Software training I guess.
There is a lot of unintuitive stuff that you can’t really figure on your own if not told, imo (the thing about the charging and the most useful combos). Ask TimJames.
I was also watching a stream and someone in there put it nicely: “NGB is a game about fighting enemies you don’t see”.
The early part of that pdf does a good job explaining the essence gamble - the charging I mentionned previously.
Edit 2: Oh Tim already linked a tutorial in here, nevermind!