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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: 86 out of 890
  1. Dec 8, 2020
    10
    What make this game Great? The answer of this question is not that simple. Let discuss the unique factor of it. Just forget about dark soulsWhat make this game Great? The answer of this question is not that simple. Let discuss the unique factor of it. Just forget about dark souls for a moment. Protagonist starts with very low health, which will increase as you lean forward with the hardness of game and your decisions. This game have several mini bosses, bosses and several ways to slay them. Story of Sekiro is up to the mark too. And gameplay is massive. Items use in this is also make it unique.
    I have initially complain with the enemy respawn when you rest in sculptor. But that make sense for farming. Like pokemon when you go to the grass and wild pokemon appear or trainer in routes. For gold or level. It deserve 10/10.
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  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 19, 2021
    10
    Fast-paced, visceral, and far more realistic than previous souls games. Combat consists of breaking an enemy's posture, which means attackingFast-paced, visceral, and far more realistic than previous souls games. Combat consists of breaking an enemy's posture, which means attacking them, deflecting their attacks, and other special actions. This is the big win of this game. Fighting is about rhythm. Since enemies always have the same move combos, you can detect the rhythm of their attacks while blocking, and the next time you see this, just repeat that rhythm with your deflect button. This would become boring after a while, but the perilous attacks add a little spice to the equation. Honestly, the idea of going back to Dark Souls seems slow and unappetizing after this game. Expand
  4. Aug 8, 2021
    10
    I've never written a game review before but now i had to because of this game, i played it a bunch of times when it first came out on consoleI've never written a game review before but now i had to because of this game, i played it a bunch of times when it first came out on console and will continue to do so now since i got it on pc.
    if there was a game that best describes a balance between fun and difficult it would 100% be Sekiro. usually a lot of difficult games tend to go with the most tedious and boring routes to make it self harder (boring) for the player, but this game is completely different, the gameplay is just perfect it honestly changed the way i look at other games drastically, its also the game that got me into the whole souls games. no matter how many times i play it or comeback to it, its always a blast, and never fails to give me the best time, the repetition of some mini-bosses might be a little annoying to some people but i've never really noticed it until someone mentioned it to me. To me this game is just a masterpiece, its a must try for everyone, who knows maybe it would end up affecting you the same way it did for me :)
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  5. Jun 19, 2021
    10
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a brutal action adventure game. But, it can be easy game if you can mastering the basic, mastering the code ofSekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a brutal action adventure game. But, it can be easy game if you can mastering the basic, mastering the code of patience and learning ultra instinct to reflect (of course ... like Goku in Dragon Ball Super). Sekiro's first playthrough is the hardest of them all, it was pain, harsh, torturing, brutal and made people rage quit. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2021
    9
    Игра в целом супер класс 10 из 10 лучший Souls like в который я играл. Мне нравится система парирования (хоть она многим и не нравится) вообщеИгра в целом супер класс 10 из 10 лучший Souls like в который я играл. Мне нравится система парирования (хоть она многим и не нравится) вообще сам мир сделан хорошо да и атмосфера присутствует. Я играл во все дарк соулсы и они тоже классные, но эта игра все таки другая. В целом советую, но будет сложно) Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2019
    0
    Yes its challenging and its not for a casual player. So be prepared for a lot of try and error.
    The gore and blood is, for a young
    Yes its challenging and its not for a casual player. So be prepared for a lot of try and error.
    The gore and blood is, for a young playerbase, very pleasing. But as I am a little older gamer I just find it annoying and not really helping. Dont get me wrong, I loved stuff like that when I was young too. But I just dont anymore! The boss mechanics are shallow and not entertaining at all. After you figured out how the games work it becomes a chore and killing is a repetition of the same procedure over and over! The story is meh and not the main reason why people buy this game. So if you are just someone who wants to brag that he has beaten a hard game thats deffinelty a game for you. Otherwise its a spin off of dark souls in a new costume.
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