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  • Summary: Your death won’t come easily. Enter the world of late 1500s Sengoku Japan; a brutal, bloody period of constant life-and-death conflict. As tensions rise, a compelling new story unfolds amongst the chaos. Introducing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a dark and twisted new gameplay experienceYour death won’t come easily. Enter the world of late 1500s Sengoku Japan; a brutal, bloody period of constant life-and-death conflict. As tensions rise, a compelling new story unfolds amongst the chaos. Introducing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a dark and twisted new gameplay experience developed by the renowned team at FromSoftware and published by Activision. Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements. The single-player game puts players in the protagonist role of a hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis. As “Sekiro,” or the “one-armed wolf,” players discover the many ways to strategically approach combat and engage enemies. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Mar 29, 2019
    100
    The combat system is fantastic and innovative, hellishly difficult, but its humiliation and battle are incredibly fulfilling. Sekiro looks great, moves great, and the design environment and levels are phenomenal.
  2. Mar 31, 2019
    95
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a magical journey and an experience like no other for every fan of Japanese culture and intense video games. Master Miyazaki did it again.
  3. Apr 5, 2019
    92
    It is a game that will be more to the taste of Bloodborne players than Dark Souls players, but if you enjoy tough yet rewarding gameplay, and an interesting world exploration, filled with scenery and intermittent boss fights, Sekiro will be for you.
  4. Mar 28, 2019
    90
    Boasting the best swordfighting in the business, Sekiro is a game of rare but deserved self-assurance. You’ll despair as it breaks you down, but then you’ll exult as it builds you up. It’s a journey like little else in gaming, and if you’re up for the challenge, you absolutely have to play it.
  5. A new gift from the Software company to the game world.
  6. Mar 21, 2019
    85
    Doubt no more: From Sekiro is a true From Software game, demanding and technical. Despite its not-so-inspired stealth sequences, Sekiro rewards the player each step he/she takes, with visceral sword-fighting and gorgeous landscapes.
  7. Apr 20, 2019
    70
    Jumping off Dark Souls, FromSoftware removed all the best components of its hit series in order to make Sekiro. It's a decent slasher if you like honing reflexes or breaking bricks with your forehead. More casual players will quickly get bored, though.

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  1. Negative: 83 out of 681
  1. May 21, 2019
    10
    10/10 я растопил снег вокруг дома пока моя жопа горела от сложности игры
  2. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: Dark Souls the Anime is an excellent game with exceptional, finely tuned combat and great level design that lets itSekiro: Shadows Die Twice: Dark Souls the Anime is an excellent game with exceptional, finely tuned combat and great level design that lets it stand above the rest of From Software's already outstanding catalouge. 10/10 Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2021
    10
    Fromsoft's loveletter to Dex builds. "Fall seven times and stand up eight."
    -Japanese proverb.
  4. Jun 27, 2021
    10
    The intensity of the combat in this game makes my ..... rock hard. Would recommend it to anybody who likes a little challenge.
  5. Jul 5, 2020
    10
    sekiro inanılmaz bir oyun olmuş bölüm tasarımı silahların işlevi ve zorluğu harika olmuş oynadıkça deneyim kazandığınız ve deneyim kazandıkçasekiro inanılmaz bir oyun olmuş bölüm tasarımı silahların işlevi ve zorluğu harika olmuş oynadıkça deneyim kazandığınız ve deneyim kazandıkça zorluğunun kolaylaşması geliştiğiniz hissiyatını çok iyi veriyor tek kelime ile muğazzam Expand
  6. Mar 23, 2019
    8
    As a AAA video game in 2019, 10/10 masterpiece.

    As the latest installment in From's Soulsian genre, a 7/10. 10/10 because it's a video
    As a AAA video game in 2019, 10/10 masterpiece.

    As the latest installment in From's Soulsian genre, a 7/10.

    10/10 because it's a video game for gamers. This instantly puts it above all the interactive movie nonsense out there.

    7/10 because, while it changes the formula up in fun new ways, it repeals without replacing. And not in a way that focuses the experience to new heights -- it just feels like lower effort is all. I might have expected a Japanese developer to really show the love when they return to their ancestral roots (Japanese setting versus Western setting of previous titles), but this game feels a touch uninspired.

    Graphics are substandard. Not bad, just not up to AAA par. However -- and this is a big however, it runs flawlessly and is bug free, so if we view the game on the curve against the rest of AAA, we must respect the fact that it's an immediately playable game without annoying performance issues. No lengthy loading screens -- nothing has been pushed beyond reasonable limits to detract from the most important part of a game...

    Gameplay : overall more forgiving and beginner friendly than other From titels, but after a few hours settles into a nice pace that will have you pleasantly aggravated but not rage quitting. Mob fighting consist of swinging from trees Tarzan style and plenty of badass ninja assassinations, but the bulk of your time will be spent fighting bosses and mini bosses. As usual the level design is set up for you to conveniently grind against the bosses for however long it takes you, but in general they are not too hard. You won't have jolly cooperation this time around so it's good we aren't facing down Fatty and Skinny again. (at least I haven't encountered anything that hard at the time of writing.)

    Everything else besides gameplay : customization which gives play-driven replayability has been repealed and replaced with story. Story is weak, lifeless, and delivered non-sequitur. Characters are there to chop each other up. That's all. I dunno why bother with story and characters if they aren't going to be relatable, likeable, or at least clearly understood. I see dialogue and watch cutscenes but none of it makes any sense. I don't have poor reading comprehension -- it's just really poorly written.

    Sound is fine, but gets a bit repetitive. I wish the "juicy" sounds accompanying special kills could be turned off. And the camera jerking too. Just gets old the 1000th time.

    No multiplayer. In-depth stats have been replaced with standard AAA skill trees. Honestly that's fine with me, except that I never use any of the skills, so it's a repeal of something that used to drive engagement with something that is easily ignored.

    FINAL VERDICT : Buy it, support it, enjoy it. Because it's a game for gamers. Up with the games, down with the interactive movies. But I expect more from From. Don't be resting on your laurels.
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  7. Apr 23, 2019
    0
    I rate this product with 0 mark, because of a huge frustration and disappointment which this game gave me. I beated all the parts of the darkI rate this product with 0 mark, because of a huge frustration and disappointment which this game gave me. I beated all the parts of the dark souls series many times, but suckkiro is way too hard for me. The game counstantly holds you in a hard tension and concentration. Two hours in this game feels like I have played 24 hours. This is not a game already its more like some kind of a human performance test. I dont like parryng **** in dark souls and I never used it. Sekiro - the whole f game is parrying, wtf FROM? No balance, ordinary enemys are worthless, but boss battles are completely impossible. You can die from one shot easely and this is expectable and acceptable, but its not when bosses have tons of hp. Expand

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