Tried the Toukiden 2 demo, 'twas a mixed experience.
The first bit with the Brutebeast wasn't great: WHAM! "Use Destroyer attack!" And that is? Oh, now you tell me huh?
Once I was in the village it got a lot better, though a killer difficulty spike in the Otherworld, coupled with its tendency to throw in tutorial boxes right in the middle of a damn boss fight near killed it.
Still, after that started playing around with armour and different weapons. The weapons training really irritated because it wasn't really a chance to practice the feel, instead it was button combos for this and that and if you quit, it then throws in the insult of mission failed - the hell? It's supposed to be a practice session you dumbnuts.
Where it got smarter was I was exploring the field, found a joint operation, joined it and the other Slayer hung around, that was smart.
Then worked my way through the missions and finally started to get a better grasp of the combat, though the Demon Hand stuff eludes me - seems pointless, pretty but that's all. Taking all the limbs off a Manhunter as I killed it was fun.
One of the big surprises was that the companion AI seemed quite smart, I'm not used to that at all.
I don't know, I wouldn't pay full price for it but as a cheap buy in a few months? Maybe.