My heart can only take so much joy.
This game is probably years away though.
Should you play Nioh 1 before Nioh 2?
Nioh 2 has the same weapons, enemies, and gameplay as Nioh 1, plus a whole lot more. It’s an improvement on the original game rather than a true standalone sequel. It also contains some quality of life improvements you might miss if you play Nioh 1 later.
If you’re confident you’ll enjoy the series and you have time to invest to play both games (60-100 hours each) then start with Nioh 1. For everyone else, start with Nioh 2. If you’re hooked by the end, you can always go back to play the original to see the unique bosses and levels in that game, kind of like an expansion pack in reverse.