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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 76
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 76
  3. Negative: 1 out of 76
  1. Apr 28, 2019
    100
    Though Sekiro feels impossibly hard at times, the level of euphoria you experience when delivering a death blow to a tricky boss or when you finally clear a castle grounds of all enemies is almost unparalleled.
  2. 95
    Untethered from the expectations that come with a Dark Souls or Bloodborne game, FromSoftware was able to create a game that maintains the studio's unique identity while allowing them to explore interesting new mechanics and ways of telling the story. Sekiro is challenging, but fair—a game with the goal of allowing the player to grow, rather than the avatar. It blends mechanics and narrative in a way that is too rare in games today, allowing for a deep level of immersion that begs for just one more clash of blades no matter how difficult the encounters get. Seeing each one to its bloody finish is well worth the trials it takes to get there.
  3. Mar 31, 2019
    95
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an exhilarating journey that demands your full attention. Taking advantage of stealth and mastering its posture-based swordplay is immensely satisfying. Meanwhile, the wonderful, expansive world is a joy to explore thanks to intriguing design and the emphasis on grappling to new heights. Sekiro often feels daunting, leaving you bloodied and broken at its feet, but overcoming each challenge it throws your way fills you with a triumphant sense of accomplishment.
  4. Mar 21, 2019
    90
    It’s a challenging journey through a weird and wondrous world that forces you to learn and master its punishing combat to succeed. However, the sweet thrill of victory keeps you pushing forward despite myriad disheartening deaths. Sekiro is one of the most difficult games I have ever played, but for those seeking adventure, exploration, and a truly realized ninja fantasy, the trek is worth the high demands.
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    Sekiro is From Software’s purest distillation of a game design philosophy that values skill-based combat and isn’t afraid to challenge the player at nearly every moment.
  6. Mar 25, 2019
    90
    The orchestration of intense one-on-one boss encounters that truly test your mettle, and slower-paced stealth sections that let you take on battles at your own pace, is masterful. More so than in previous games, From Software has honed in on the inherent tension found in the challenging nature of its games, and uses it to incredible effect. Sekiro marries the developer's unique brand of gameplay with stealth action to deliver an experience that is as challenging as it is gratifying.
  7. Mar 27, 2019
    40
    Its boss fights highlight the contrived lengths that FromSoftware has gone to in order to satisfy players’ thirst for difficulty.

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  1. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    Easily the best souls-like ever made, the combat is finally the way I wanted it, bosses are **** dope, aesthetic is amazing, story is wayEasily the best souls-like ever made, the combat is finally the way I wanted it, bosses are **** dope, aesthetic is amazing, story is way better than anything before it, traversal is awesome, the best souls-like to date. People giving this game a low score are just bad at it, how can you judge a game by YOUR skill rather than what the game brings? Doesn't make sense, its not a review of your personal skills, its a review of the game. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    I was definitely sure it would be a great game. From Software never fails. I took a few hours to play and that's what I expected. I am inI was definitely sure it would be a great game. From Software never fails. I took a few hours to play and that's what I expected. I am in heaven ! Everything is amazing.
    Great atmosphere, graphics and story. You can fell the soul of previous games. I was really missing this world a lot. Finally got it.
    Thank you FromSoftware once again ! You're the best in the world
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  3. May 14, 2021
    10
    I'd like to get this out there for people like me.

    I LOVE the Dark Souls series, but I was never any good with the parry. Straight sword
    I'd like to get this out there for people like me.

    I LOVE the Dark Souls series, but I was never any good with the parry. Straight sword and shield tank. Never even tried a parry outside of the Undead Burg I was so bad. Bloodborne wasn't even an option for me (could have been the 22fps).

    So I finally picked up Sekiro expecting to get demolished, but figured I'd finally try it out. I put it off for so long because I was told it's all about the parry, and I was terrible at Dark Souls parry.

    But guess what? It's waaay easier. Just the game as a whole. Not in a "too easy" way. It's still Dark Souls hard, but the parry system is much more forgiving and I'm actually pretty good at it.

    The moral of this long post is; if you sucked at the parry in Dark Souls and are staying away from Sekiro because of it. Don't. It's awesome, and is completely different.
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  4. Aug 11, 2021
    10
    ive played through it like 3 times but havent actually finished it yet, i love this game
  5. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    Sekiro... this is just an absolute masterpiece.
    The game is hard, but when you learn from the enemies and find how to defeat them it feels so
    Sekiro... this is just an absolute masterpiece.
    The game is hard, but when you learn from the enemies and find how to defeat them it feels so good
    11/10 for sure
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  6. Jun 21, 2020
    9
    This, this is a true videogame, interesting story and characters you can care about. Game play fun as hell. I cant wait to see whatThis, this is a true videogame, interesting story and characters you can care about. Game play fun as hell. I cant wait to see what fromsoftware does next. Expand
  7. Nov 30, 2020
    0
    publicidad falsa, "sekiro: las sombras mueren dos veces" nisiquiera he terminado el tutorial y ya mori mas de dos veces sin nisiquiera poderpublicidad falsa, "sekiro: las sombras mueren dos veces" nisiquiera he terminado el tutorial y ya mori mas de dos veces sin nisiquiera poder entender quien es nuestro personaje ni de que se trata el juego Expand

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