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  1. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Aquela sensação de medo e de não saber o que te aguarda que a fromsoftware faz com maestria, simplesmente incrível, cada cenário cada inimigo tudo jogão
  2. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    This game is NOT for the filthy casuals (APEX, Madden, Fortnite, NBA2K) and the salty complainers about the game's difficulty.. or Please stop writing negative reviews since you are NOT qualified to play this game. This game separates the men from the boys.. The Dark Souls & Bloodborne fans assume this will be similar, but has a rude awakening - ITS NOT! This is a game that requiresThis game is NOT for the filthy casuals (APEX, Madden, Fortnite, NBA2K) and the salty complainers about the game's difficulty.. or Please stop writing negative reviews since you are NOT qualified to play this game. This game separates the men from the boys.. The Dark Souls & Bloodborne fans assume this will be similar, but has a rude awakening - ITS NOT! This is a game that requires a lot of concentration, patience and perseverance. If you don't have the patience to die 100X to learn how to defeat some of the toughest bosses then this game is NOT for you.. This game is designed specifically for intelligent gamers that have refined tastes.

    I have put in about 15hrs+ and so far I would give this 9.5 overall. It's an absolute fantastic game! The story is absolutely memorizing and the battles are intense.. You have to be patient, smart, and just plain "git gud". The graphics people complaining about seems pretty pathetic.. The GRAPHICS ARE GREAT! I would give it a 9/10.. Is it God of War graphics good no, but its not freaken PS2 or PS3 quality.

    The music and the ambient effects are great! I love the boss battles so far and the learning how to combo and parry in this game.

    Gameplay - in absolute 10 -

    Overall - This is just a masterpiece. Absolute enthralling battle and action sequences. The story is very interesting and its for true gamers are willing to accept the toughest boss and game challenges. For the casuals and madden/nba2k gamers stay away.. This game was not designed for low IQ.
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  3. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    I'm absolutely amazed by how different this is compared to other FromSoftware games!
    Fantastic combat with a great design and thrilling boss fights
    Hands down, worth a shot ;)
  4. Mar 25, 2019
    5
    Not as good as I was expecting. I've played all the Souls games and Bloodborne is my second favorite game of all time. Sekiro though... it doesn't hold up as well as those other titles. Some of my main gripes are as follows;

    - No Armor? Wow, I can't believe I'm actually typing that, but Sekiro has no armor/loot system. That's one of the most fun aspects of Souls games in my opinion. I
    Not as good as I was expecting. I've played all the Souls games and Bloodborne is my second favorite game of all time. Sekiro though... it doesn't hold up as well as those other titles. Some of my main gripes are as follows;

    - No Armor? Wow, I can't believe I'm actually typing that, but Sekiro has no armor/loot system. That's one of the most fun aspects of Souls games in my opinion. I loved grinding enemies for different loot/weapons. Not sure why they scrapped such a cool aspect of their games.

    - Guard system is pointless and broken. I just run around and poke bosses to death or find other means to cheese them because the combat is so broken. There's no poise or shields in this game. Instead FromSoft wants players to block with a little sword? What??? Most enemies will destroy your guard and instakill you if you try to block.

    - Dodge frames have been nerfed. The dodging in this game is terrible and has almost no invincible frames like past games. It's practically impossible to dodge boss ultimate attacks, you'll have to pop some food buffs and just pray your vitality can tank the hit because dodging is very unsafe. This mixed in with the bad guard system makes things an all around mess.

    - Weak boss line up. Most bosses/ mini bosses are just dudes with swords/lances/guns. It gets pretty uninteresting half way through the game. Granted there are like 4 boss fights that are cool, but you gotta grit through all the boring stuff to get to them.

    I could keep going, but I really don't want to waste much more time on this game. Sekiro is pretty mediocre and that's unfortunate for Souls fans because now we're left waiting for the next installment to those good games. Luckily, if you're looking for a good samurai souls game to play in the meantime, I highly recommend checking out Nioh. It's a much better attempt at this genre than Sekiro is in my opinion and the DLC is some of the hardest/funnest stuff I've played. It also has an amazing loot system to boot.
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  5. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Отличная игра с отличной боевкой, разрабам удалось переместить все самое лучшее из серии Souls и сделать это еще лучше, отличная графика а анимация всего, что только можно перечислить, настоятельно советую играть с Японской озвучкой.
    И если не сможете убить первого босса с первой попытки, пожалуйста не ломайте
    монитор, ему тоже больно(
    Отличная игра с отличной боевкой, разрабам удалось переместить все самое лучшее из серии Souls и сделать это еще лучше, отличная графика а анимация всего, что только можно перечислить, настоятельно советую играть с Японской озвучкой.
    И если не сможете убить первого босса с первой попытки, пожалуйста не ломайте
    монитор, ему тоже больно(
  6. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    diferente a la saga souls pero su escencia esta ahi, juegazo por donde se mire...
  7. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Strong GOTY contender.
    I highly recommend it to everyone that is looking for a challenging but rewarding experience.
    The combat is great and never gets old, the music is original and adds more atmosphere to it's impressive areas, the bosses are unique and some of the best I've ever seen in any From Software game and the addition of mini bosses lets you practice and test your combat
    Strong GOTY contender.
    I highly recommend it to everyone that is looking for a challenging but rewarding experience.
    The combat is great and never gets old, the music is original and adds more atmosphere to it's impressive areas, the bosses are unique and some of the best I've ever seen in any From Software game and the addition of mini bosses lets you practice and test your combat skills.
    The game may be challenging at first but mastering it's mechanics is incredibly rewarding gameplay wise.
    And for people that might think Sekiro is just a soulsborne game they're totally wrong. It does have some similarities but it has it's own identity, combat and way of telling it's story.
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  8. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Instant game of the year contender. From Software's Sekiro shows why it was going to be a Tenchu game. It's lineage is undeniable but this is the most hardcore Tenchu game you've ever played. It's without a doubt easier and harder than their previous souls series. The general enemies are easier then they have ever been because you can stealth kill everybody in the level if you soInstant game of the year contender. From Software's Sekiro shows why it was going to be a Tenchu game. It's lineage is undeniable but this is the most hardcore Tenchu game you've ever played. It's without a doubt easier and harder than their previous souls series. The general enemies are easier then they have ever been because you can stealth kill everybody in the level if you so choose. But then the mini bosses and actual bosses come along...

    They aren't the most difficult bosses but they are very challenging and there are very few options to power up and brute force your way through a boss. You can farm xp and money to buy new skills and other things but you can't raise your base stats. If you aren't sure of yourself or willing to improve you could hit a brick wall after a few hours and give up.

    If you can make it past the first mini boss and main boss then you are set. When going through the game the path you are on may not be the lowest level/easiest way and there is no way to tell so if you get stuck just try a different path in the world. This will help you gradually improve your character as you find beads in chests, from vendors, or from any mini bosses you manage to kill.
    These gives you extra HP and stamina to block with. If you manage to kill any main boss you get a permanent damage boost. You may also stumble across the more than a dozen weapons you can equip on your shinobi arm. Find one that really makes you more comfortable when you play is a huge benefit.

    Combat is very responsive and nearly all the problems like phantom hits, delayed actions after button presses, and unresponsive controls from the souls series have been fixed. On my 1080ti at 4k I get a solid 60fps on a mixture of High and Highest settings so the game runs well also much better than previous From games.

    Try not to get too angry when you sit back and enjoy ancient castles, bamboo forests, acid swamps, mountain side temples, forsaken villages, and more in this gorgeous modern Tenchu game. #gameoftheyear maybe
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  9. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    This game is fantastic, taking the genre up a notch! If you do not like difficult single player games, do NOT play this. And please do NOT give it a rating, wouldn't be very fair to this gem. This game is absolutely kicking my butt right now, but I'm loving ever second of it. It's like Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi and the Soulsborne series studied real sword fighting and then had a baby and taughtThis game is fantastic, taking the genre up a notch! If you do not like difficult single player games, do NOT play this. And please do NOT give it a rating, wouldn't be very fair to this gem. This game is absolutely kicking my butt right now, but I'm loving ever second of it. It's like Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi and the Soulsborne series studied real sword fighting and then had a baby and taught it everything! Great and rewarding experience. This will test your gaming mettle, so be prepared and know what you are in for! Expand
  10. Mar 22, 2019
    9
    I'm not far into the game, but so far I'm find it extremely enjoyable. The controls felt a bit uncomfortable at first, but Sekiro allows the player to customize the button mapping almost any way they want. The story so far is engaging and has me on the edge of my seat to see what happens next the gameplay is perfect especially for those that enjoy styles similar to this. the combat is veryI'm not far into the game, but so far I'm find it extremely enjoyable. The controls felt a bit uncomfortable at first, but Sekiro allows the player to customize the button mapping almost any way they want. The story so far is engaging and has me on the edge of my seat to see what happens next the gameplay is perfect especially for those that enjoy styles similar to this. the combat is very fluid and there's even a shinobi who lets you practice techniques on/with him so if you're struggling with combos, defense or whatever. you can "git gud." on the Ps4pro graphics and sound are stellar in my opinion. finally I only took one point away because of the initial control frustration Expand
  11. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    If you love soulsborne series you’re going to love sekiro shadow die twice....with mor engaging combat than previous miyazaki games,satisfying stealth mechanics,spectacular bossesand easier story telling methods this game take the formula to another level !
  12. Mar 25, 2019
    7
    To provide some background, I have completely soloed every Dark Souls game and Bloodborne multiple times and have well over 500 hours combined in them.

    The artwork of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is absolutely incredible. Beautiful colors and designs are a treat. The vertical traversal with your arm prosthetic is also a delight, acting as a Hookshot from the Zelda series but with a
    To provide some background, I have completely soloed every Dark Souls game and Bloodborne multiple times and have well over 500 hours combined in them.

    The artwork of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is absolutely incredible. Beautiful colors and designs are a treat. The vertical traversal with your arm prosthetic is also a delight, acting as a Hookshot from the Zelda series but with a delightful elegance and animation. Vertical exploration and traversal is great. Where this game falters is primarily with the poorly designed combat, which is built from the ground up around a Posture system...and the boss design.

    The Posture system is a mess, giving the combat a SPAM feel. It's essentially a glorified and fancy QTE system, with much less emphasis on precise dodging and more on mashing appropriate buttons at appropriate times (colored symbols are also flashed). The entire combat system feels like big regression from FromSoftware masterpieces in the past. Also gone are stat values and variety in weapons and armor, leading to shallow, linear and limited character progression.

    Boss design is also very disappointing and a tremendous step backwards from previous games. Bosses are nowhere near as fun to fight and feel less rewarding to defeat, despite all bosses being easier than the hardest Soulsborne bosses.

    Overall, Sekiro is a solid game with fun to be had, but it is easily the worst FromSoftware game in over a decade. Hopefully, FromSoftware will deliver a sequel to their masterpiece Bloodborne and learn from missteps made in Sekiro.
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  13. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    Say what you will about Sekiro: Shadows die twice. The game can be summed up in two words: Unapologetically difficult. A fantastic romp through 1500's japan, this work of fiction is a fantastic entry in the gaming zeitgeist and a worthy successor to dark souls.
  14. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    Sekiro is a fun challenge with fast paced combat and From Software's usual grittiness.
  15. Apr 25, 2019
    8
    My review contains some kind of spoilers...

    Game is actually good. But it has few serious problems, it is reason why my personal score is not 10/10. Actually I voted as "5/10" before but I've changed my opinion. Game is good especially after some point. So: + gameplay. When you understand how to play in right way you will love fight system and gameplay. + atmosphere. I don't know
    My review contains some kind of spoilers...

    Game is actually good. But it has few serious problems, it is reason why my personal score is not 10/10. Actually I voted as "5/10" before but I've changed my opinion. Game is good especially after some point.

    So:
    + gameplay. When you understand how to play in right way you will love fight system and gameplay.
    + atmosphere. I don't know to describe it, but I love this world. I want to return to this world again and again.
    + Bosses. Not mini-bosses. Almost all "big bosses" are good. I've got too much fun from fighting with them.

    - Boring game beginning.
    - Chained ogre from game beginning is too powerful and HAS TERRIBLE hitboxes. I just spent too much time here. Hard bosses is not bad but I'm not sure that add such bosses in beginning of game is good idea. 90% of players don't have understanding of gameplay when they meet him. And bosses have to have non-broken hiboxes
    - Areas after Blazing bull: AshinaReservoir and Ashina Castle are terrible. They have terrible mini-bosses, boss-fight arenas, pathes to mini-bosses. I wanted to delete game when I was there. Small room as boss-fight arena in game with terrible camera... Are you serious? Developers know that camera in soulsborne games are not really good. I;m sure they know but they use small room as boos-fight arena!
    - Fight system. Not the combat system itself because it is good but fact that you have no choice. You cannot be a cliric, a mage, an archer. You have only one weapon. There are no Threaded Cane, Rakuyo or Saw Cleaver. It's so annoying
    - repeating of bosses/min-bosess. Some mini-bosses are repeated 4-5 times!!! if you thought that Dark Souls 2 has a problems with bosses repeating I can say - no. DS2 has unique bosses if we compare it with Sekiro!
    - There are too few interesting items which you can find in the wold. Game has no weapons, rings(runes), armors. 90% of items which you can find in game are consumable items.
    - Boring way to Platinum achievement.

    But after 2 walkthroughs I can say that game is really good. I hope that the developers will make work on the mistakes and we get 10/10 Bloodborne 2 or Sekiro 2. But now only 8/10
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  16. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Sekiro is not for everyone, but what game is? This is the perfect game for the perfect audience. Bloodborne was my favorite game of all time in terms of gameplay and Sekiro is fighting for that position, as well as giving me a compeling story in a world that is absolutly mesmerizing and inspiring. Sekiro is gameplay porn. 10/10.
  17. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Мне игра очень понравилась. Сетинг Японии довольно редкий. Даю игре 10 из 10. Expand
  18. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    Sekiro ha dado la vuelta a la tortilla , innovando algo que parecía imposible ya. Después de jugar a toda la saga souls y a bloodborn no esperaba algo grandioso. Aquí premian mucho más la habilidad del usuario en el juego (eliminando el chinofarmeo de xp para mejorar tus atributos de los souls) e incita al mismo a seguir intentando si muere, puesto que no podrá mejorar a su personaje y enSekiro ha dado la vuelta a la tortilla , innovando algo que parecía imposible ya. Después de jugar a toda la saga souls y a bloodborn no esperaba algo grandioso. Aquí premian mucho más la habilidad del usuario en el juego (eliminando el chinofarmeo de xp para mejorar tus atributos de los souls) e incita al mismo a seguir intentando si muere, puesto que no podrá mejorar a su personaje y en muchos casos avanzar.
    En definitiva, uno de mis juegos favoritos de 2019, superando incluso a los souls
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  19. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    First off, and this is important, this is NOT a souls game.

    If you are looking for the kind of depth and customization you would find in Souls and Bloodborne, you’re on the wrong track. You’re going to end up with a souls-lite experience. Now. Let’s judge it for what it is: Sekiro is a brilliantly crafted, brutally challenging, utterly enthralling ACTION game with some
    First off, and this is important, this is NOT a souls game.

    If you are looking for the kind of depth and customization you would find in Souls and Bloodborne, you’re on the wrong track. You’re going to end up with a souls-lite experience.

    Now. Let’s judge it for what it is:

    Sekiro is a brilliantly crafted, brutally challenging, utterly enthralling ACTION game with some ‘souls-like’ elements.

    Leveling up isn’t the focus here. Instead, the real skill is put on the player in a way I haven’t experienced in a video game for quite some time. Becoming a master of your simple skill set is such a rewarding journey, I am stunned at how meticulously crafted it is. Every experience teaches you and gradually hones your skill. None of the game can be surpassed through over-grinding or leveling up some magical weapon you saved up for. You need to listen to the NPCs, you need to grow with the game, you need to practice your actual gaming skill. As a result, the entire experience is one of the most rewarding I have ever felt playing a game. When it clicks it feels so so good. You feel like a superhero.

    The visuals are some of the strongest I’ve seen from From Software and the world is gorgeous. The entire aesthetic of the game is slick and elegant. The story is really fantastic as well. I was impressed with how deep it was, given how few RPG elements there were.

    Overall, this is already my game of the year. It will take a great deal to knock it off it’s throne. I have played all souls games, but I am by no means a From Software junkie or die hard fan. I expected an interesting experience with Sekiro, but I never imagined how swept away I would be.
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  20. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    This game gave me the most best time on the first 10 min. Never was a Game so easy to pick up. Not because its easy. The game is more challenging than the souls series. At lest for me. No. The game is easy to pick up is because its so much fun. 10/10 for the combat alone
  21. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Playing this on PC. The controls are tight and responsive that leads to a difficult but fair and very satisfying gameplay experience. Its extremely atmospheric, it always has a surprise up its sleeve and it actually has a story and an antagonist. Its simply a terrific game, much less iterative than the previous efforts From Software has published before. I feel their work has finallyPlaying this on PC. The controls are tight and responsive that leads to a difficult but fair and very satisfying gameplay experience. Its extremely atmospheric, it always has a surprise up its sleeve and it actually has a story and an antagonist. Its simply a terrific game, much less iterative than the previous efforts From Software has published before. I feel their work has finally reached a point of polish that deserves wide spread appeal and recognition. Expand
  22. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    As a longtime souls fan, I was hyped for this game but did not expect to be so blown away. The combat is absolutely genius and fair. The music score is absolutely beautiful and tense. The level design is perfect and really might be best in the series. Can't recommend this enough.
  23. Apr 26, 2019
    7
    Rice girl a best.
    It's really frustrating that the whole game is so one-sided and focused on parrying. A bit of a step back from soulsborne with all its variety.
    DO IT FOR HER
  24. Mar 28, 2019
    10
    STICK WITH IT. It's not a Souls game but it is made with the same level of dedication. It's only "hard" because you have to educate yourself and learn how to play it. That takes time. Whatever you do, don't give up on it. I broke through the frustration wall and now I'm absolutely loving it. The game mechanics seem confusing at first but you get muscle memory after a while and then itSTICK WITH IT. It's not a Souls game but it is made with the same level of dedication. It's only "hard" because you have to educate yourself and learn how to play it. That takes time. Whatever you do, don't give up on it. I broke through the frustration wall and now I'm absolutely loving it. The game mechanics seem confusing at first but you get muscle memory after a while and then it turns into a total blast. Again, keep going! Expand
  25. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    so far amazing, about 8 hours in, a mixture of different games in one, but holds a unique feel and is hard but rewarding just like others from software games. graphics are breathtaking but the gameplay is where its at , a learning curve required but if you go in thinking its not souls youll be fine.
    Amazing
  26. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    absolute frikin masterpiece what a game wow. mechanics are solid and the atmosphere is unlike any game i've played in a long time.
  27. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Fantastic, spectacular, amazing, difficult, crisp, fresh, electrifying, superb!

    The game is everything I hoped it will be, but above all, it bring a fresh, demanding combat system for anyone who wants to push their limits and be challenged! No longer you can fall back to always safe methods like spamming rolls, or cower behind the shield. In the spirit of samurai classics like Go Rin No
    Fantastic, spectacular, amazing, difficult, crisp, fresh, electrifying, superb!

    The game is everything I hoped it will be, but above all, it bring a fresh, demanding combat system for anyone who wants to push their limits and be challenged! No longer you can fall back to always safe methods like spamming rolls, or cower behind the shield. In the spirit of samurai classics like Go Rin No Sho or Hagakure, Sekiro wants you to face the danger head on - unflinching, with straight body and alert mind, depending on your well honed defensive reflexes to push on attack until you break the enemy's posture and score a deathblow, brushing aside attacks and tricks of your foes as you go. The feeling of accomplishment after defeating a boss in this game is unrivaled.

    Compared to tired, formulaic "triple A" games-as-service like Anthem or Assassin's Creed that offer only ego pampering and boring routine sprinkled with a few trinkets from lootboxes, Sekiro does not want to scam you for extra money with lootbox lottery, does not want to hook you up for boredom shifts that resemble work, no, Sekiro is a honest, purely single player game cooked with raw difficulty, solid, well thought design and thick, immersive atmosphere we know from the Souls games.

    Congrats, From Software, you have conquered the gaming world again!
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  28. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action game that strong mix-up of Tenchu and Nioh.
    The plot takes place of the fantastic sengoku era of Japan. Controlling a sole protagonist one-armed ninja who fight against demons and their minions. The main character “Okami” will be facing with numerous strong enemies, such as: giant snake, golem-like undead samurai warriors, ogres, kunoichis and lots
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action game that strong mix-up of Tenchu and Nioh.
    The plot takes place of the fantastic sengoku era of Japan. Controlling a sole protagonist one-armed ninja who fight against demons and their minions. The main character “Okami” will be facing with numerous strong enemies, such as: giant snake, golem-like undead samurai warriors, ogres, kunoichis and lots of inhuman beings throughout the game.

    Comparing to Dark Souls series, Sekiro is a quite different game. You can either finish off your opponents by full stealth technique or one vs all melee combat style. You can sneak on the ledges, roofs, hills or hiding in the bushes, inside of the walls (just like Tenchu series). Our main character can learn new techniques and collect many new items, power-ups in addition to to his sub-weapons. The combat is heavily based on “sword on sword” gameplay. You can also use your “grappling hook” a lot along with the other gears you have. Unlike the Souls series, you have to be capable with one single character and his skills. Battle and dodge system is perfect despite some difficulties you have to struggle with, at the beginning.

    I can clearly say that boss battles so tough yet super fascinating (sometimes frustrating). So therefore, game gives you a ressurrection option whenever you beaten up. Not to mention this is a fast paced game.

    There are some similarity between the Souls game and Sekiro since it’s the spiritual successor of Souls games. Boss fights, bonfires and estus-like potions just some of them. The campaign has influenced by Souls/Bloodborne theme. The atmosphere is so epic, especially during the boss battles. Surprisingly some clashes are harder then any normal boss battle.

    Visuals are gorgeous but i can’t say the same for the frame-rates. Even PS4 Pro and Xbox One X can’t handle with the stable frame rate at lower resolutions (it barely hits 45fps). This is a big flaw of the game unfortunately, i hope they fixed it with a proper patch soon. Sounds, voices, soundtrack, they all awesome and you can feel the heat!

    From Software did a great job on this game. Along with DMC 5, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twices is one of the best action-adventure game of 2019. Highly recommending this game for all DS and epic journey fans. Play on.
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  29. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    Great game all around, 20 hours in I found myself googling the actual story length, I just don't want it to end anytime soon.
    Combat system is truly revolutionary in its complexity and variability. Exploring for new tools adds a new kind of character building level, when missing single one of many prosthetics means missing a whole new mechanic you can utilize in your combat and therefore
    Great game all around, 20 hours in I found myself googling the actual story length, I just don't want it to end anytime soon.
    Combat system is truly revolutionary in its complexity and variability. Exploring for new tools adds a new kind of character building level, when missing single one of many prosthetics means missing a whole new mechanic you can utilize in your combat and therefore you just can't allow yourself to go past any kind of tiny secret path on your way.

    To mention some minor letdowns for me so far:
    1) OST is not that atmospheric and haunting, especially compared to previous From's titles;
    2) level design is a bit too open for my taste - with this much of options to proceed I feel lost out of story progression sometimes and stressed with guessing things like "should I even be here fighting this thing at this point?". Having 2-3 paths to move on is fine, but currently I have like 5 different ways to go further at once and I am not a big fan of this simultaneous levels availability, I'll probably forget about 2 of them by the time I finish writing this.

    Other than that I am so happy with how things turned out with Sekiro. Can't wait for DLC announcement
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  30. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    GAME of the YEAR!!!!!!! Maybe the best PS4 Game. Thank you so much 4 this Game.
  31. Mar 29, 2019
    5
    this is not the kind of game from FS that we would like to see, it's a curve slasher that you get tired of, removed the old mechanics by adding slasher elements...
  32. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Jogo do ano! Ação e combates excelentes com uma jogabilidade fluida. Ninja Gaiden, Tenchu e Soulsborne, combinação perfeita!
  33. Mar 26, 2019
    9
    yes the game hard even harder than the souls series .. but it is balanced and very rewarding and require skills and passion , i love it and i don;t want it to end but everything good has an end
  34. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Didn't know that i would enjoy this game, boy was i wrong I'm having a blast playing this masterpiece definitely 10/10
  35. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    When you first start the game you might be thinking "oh wow this combat is excellent what a unique and excellent experience.....however eventually the game fights back it introduces nearly one hit kill enemies and attacks from groups. I would honestly rather jerk off with some barbed wire then torture myself anymore with this experience. But can't let the game.....can't let it win...... IWhen you first start the game you might be thinking "oh wow this combat is excellent what a unique and excellent experience.....however eventually the game fights back it introduces nearly one hit kill enemies and attacks from groups. I would honestly rather jerk off with some barbed wire then torture myself anymore with this experience. But can't let the game.....can't let it win...... I haven't seen my family since this game released *sobbing* 10/10 would suffer again Expand
  36. Mar 26, 2019
    9
    This is the worst game, not just by Fromsoft but in the history of games.
    There's no depth and skill involved in the combat, you just mash two buttons, unlike in Dark Souls where you mash one.
    Its just a **** rhythm game with no actual gameplay involved and you have to actually learn the bosses' patterns to defeat them. This is just a bad copy of Nioh and Soulsborne games. You can only
    This is the worst game, not just by Fromsoft but in the history of games.
    There's no depth and skill involved in the combat, you just mash two buttons, unlike in Dark Souls where you mash one.
    Its just a **** rhythm game with no actual gameplay involved and you have to actually learn the bosses' patterns to defeat them.
    This is just a bad copy of Nioh and Soulsborne games.
    You can only use one main weapon to beat the game and that's bad because having lots of weapons and using five of them was much better.
    You have to play in the way that was intended by the developers, because breaking the game with unintended methods is clearly evidence of good game design.
    You're just fighting the same enemies and minibosses over and over again and of course them being placed in different environments changes nothing about the way you fight them.
    The only reason why this game is being praised is because its made by Fromsoft and if you disagree with me, your opinion is WRONG and you are a From fangay as well.
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  37. Apr 10, 2019
    4
    I find the world in this game very exciting and beautiful that is till I hit my first brick wall of a boss. This is not my first from software game, I have been with them since Demon's Souls and I had hit brick walls back then, but the bosses were fun and even dying after a few times I felt like if I kept trying I could eventually come out victorious. Not here, some of the bosses in thisI find the world in this game very exciting and beautiful that is till I hit my first brick wall of a boss. This is not my first from software game, I have been with them since Demon's Souls and I had hit brick walls back then, but the bosses were fun and even dying after a few times I felt like if I kept trying I could eventually come out victorious. Not here, some of the bosses in this game will just kill you in matter of seconds if you make even the slightest mistake.

    As I have gotten older my reflexes are not quite what they use to be and this game punishes me for that over and over again. You can really feel the Activision in this with them always wanting everything to be super-fast paced. Which is weird, because it is only that way with the bosses and some of the mini bosses, but the open world is on the other side of that? You can slowly go around and stealth kill enemies and take as much time as you want to clear out an area before going to the next.

    The biggest difference with this and souls games are that in souls, you can build a character to fit YOUR fighting style. Playing as a cool shinobi is pretty fun, but if it’s not your style this game will suck for you. Also in Souls games when you hit a brick wall you could go back and level some or try to upgrade your gear in some way and take on the encounter again. In Sekiro you hit a wall you are pretty much SOL, because the only way to get stronger is to kill bosses or mini bosses. So if you were like me when you would hit a brick wall, you would go try to upgrade somehow and go back. This may not be the game for you; because I have fought one boss so many times I lost count. Sometimes I would get them to the secret third phase (no surprise there), I would be all out of gourds (flasks) and would be struck down in seconds.

    On the bright side of things, this games open world is awesome, it’s beautiful, the stealth is neat and counter system is pretty fun. It just not enough to fun for when you hit a brick wall and can't get passed it. So if you really want to try it, I would suggest buying it used somewhere or wait for a sale at the very least. It is worth trying to see if it is something you may like or not, because to each their own. My last side note is the first 10 hours or so you will have you ups and downs, it’s not till later you will hit the brick walls.

    With that said, this is not the From Software I know and love; this is something I won't even bother to beat. I purchased this game digitally, because I thought "oh it’s From Software, I'm sure I will love it." To tell you the truth, if I had a psychical copy, the game would already be returned or sold off.
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  38. Apr 1, 2019
    10
    Stands alongside Dark Souls 1 and Bloodborne as the best Fromsoftware is capable of and one of the best games of the modern era. No other studio working today is as effortlessly confident and successful at making new IPs, and as much as I enjoyed Dark Souls 3 and, yes, even Dark Souls 2, I think I'm not alone in hoping that their next game will be another fresh IP because they haveStands alongside Dark Souls 1 and Bloodborne as the best Fromsoftware is capable of and one of the best games of the modern era. No other studio working today is as effortlessly confident and successful at making new IPs, and as much as I enjoyed Dark Souls 3 and, yes, even Dark Souls 2, I think I'm not alone in hoping that their next game will be another fresh IP because they have demonstrated three times in a row that they are not only incapable of failing at it, but that it's when they do their most profound and impressive work. Expand
  39. Mar 25, 2019
    8
    While I can't exactly say it's as substantial or as replayable as Souls and Bloodborne, what Sekiro does offer is a well-polished, incredibly challenging action-adventure game with an intuitive combat system, lots of risk, and solid (albeit minimal) stealth mechanics. It is Dark Souls meets Tenchu, and if you're a fan of both, you shouldn't be disappointed.
  40. Mar 25, 2019
    9
    For me, this game is a love letter for adult gamers.
    From Software got the essence of video games with this gem, and made it for the real gamers. Those who put hours on developing skills and trying to overcame what the game offers to you. It is a very HARD game, maybe the hardest I ever played, but is possible to beat it, you just gotta put some heart in it, and the game will stick with
    For me, this game is a love letter for adult gamers.
    From Software got the essence of video games with this gem, and made it for the real gamers. Those who put hours on developing skills and trying to overcame what the game offers to you. It is a very HARD game, maybe the hardest I ever played, but is possible to beat it, you just gotta put some heart in it, and the game will stick with you for a very long time. Mark my words: the game will go how in history as a classic. Thank you From Software! You guys have courage, and we salute you!
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  41. Apr 5, 2019
    9
    by far my favorite fromsoftware game truly great but if you don't like a challenge don't buy this game
  42. Mar 25, 2019
    8
    The game embodies the "break you down, then build you up" mantra often adopted by military boot camps. It is relentless, punishing, and unfeeling. It forces you to adapt. You will be very angry and may feel like quitting. But, once you do adapt, you will feel rewarded. Less for the items, loot, and abilities you receive upon triumph, and more for the knowledge that through the tribulationThe game embodies the "break you down, then build you up" mantra often adopted by military boot camps. It is relentless, punishing, and unfeeling. It forces you to adapt. You will be very angry and may feel like quitting. But, once you do adapt, you will feel rewarded. Less for the items, loot, and abilities you receive upon triumph, and more for the knowledge that through the tribulation you have become better. Man, does the game make you feel good about being better.

    Not perfect by any means, though. A few bugs here and there, not the most visually stunning in today's climate, camera can be clunky.
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  43. JGY
    Mar 26, 2019
    10
    I am writing a review from the perspective of someone who has very little experience with the Dark Souls/BloodBorne series. So from this perspective I can tell all who fall into this boat that Sekiro is a game of contradictions. It is difficult, challenging, and certainly NOT a game you play just to relax. That being said, if you play it, there is something about this game that keeps youI am writing a review from the perspective of someone who has very little experience with the Dark Souls/BloodBorne series. So from this perspective I can tell all who fall into this boat that Sekiro is a game of contradictions. It is difficult, challenging, and certainly NOT a game you play just to relax. That being said, if you play it, there is something about this game that keeps you wanting to come back.
    The world itself, set in feudal Japan, is absolutely breathtaking. It is authentic, regal, mature, taking aspects of Japanese history/mythology and highly immersive. I found myself sometimes just standing in one spot and moving the camera around just to admire the design. By the way, do this often in the game, there are many hidden areas that can be overlooked if you aren't aware of your surroundings. The story is equally engaging, and you begin to really take a liking for the character you play as you progress in the game.

    But the greatest factor of this game is its controls. I've played lots of games in my lifetime, but I have never played a game whose controls were so fluid and perfect. After five minutes of playtime I was surprised how organic the controls were. And, by extension, this drastically elevates the combat system. Suffice it to say you actually feel like you are holding the katana when fighting NPCs. It will take some time to learn the combat, however. The enemies in the game aren't messing around, they are just as skilled if not more skilled than you are. With practice and PATIENCE you'll become the Shinobi the game requires you to be.
    All-in-all this game is beautiful, challenging, brutal, and so rewarding to play. It challenges the gamer to become precise in combat, aware of surrounding and, in a nutshell, gain an intelligence that not many games offer. In terms of warnings, be prepared to die A LOT. If you can get through this game with minimal causalities you are a god. But if you are a vanilla mortal like the rest of us, you will certainly enjoy getting your ass kicked in a stunningly beautiful way :P
    Thus far this is the best game of 2019 and actually has made it to my top ten best games I have ever played easily.
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  44. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    If not the best, one of most addicting games of this year!
    Despite some personal issues with the game, consistent with the game's level design, it's another great piece of art made by Hidetaka Miyazaki. Although, I found the lack of Bakhshi's appearance disturbing, it's definitely worth the time.
  45. Apr 2, 2019
    10
    Brilliant game.I
    m amazed how much different this game is compared to other Fromsoftware I was definitely sure it would be a great game
    Thank you FromSoftware once again ! You're the best in the world
  46. Apr 1, 2019
    7
    A good game with interesitn combat mechanics. Unlike FromSoftware predecesors, Sekiro is build arround one single build: shinobi. Parry and counters are key to victory, and rolling out of attacks is not as a good move like it was in Bloodborne or the Souls Games, meaning here agresion and parry are the keys to achieve victory.

    The problem i have with this is that removes plenty of
    A good game with interesitn combat mechanics. Unlike FromSoftware predecesors, Sekiro is build arround one single build: shinobi. Parry and counters are key to victory, and rolling out of attacks is not as a good move like it was in Bloodborne or the Souls Games, meaning here agresion and parry are the keys to achieve victory.

    The problem i have with this is that removes plenty of options for diferent playthoughs, since experimentation is way smaller than any other games, and it sometimes feels like the game cracked the dificulty dial way to high. Unlike the other games, whenever i defeated some bosses in Sekiro i did not felt accomplished, but more on the lines of "finally getting rid of that guy", insted of feeling victorious, i felt the pain finaly came to an end, which is the wrong kind of relief in my book.

    Most of the bosses felt uninspired, except for 3 grand ones that will stick in my memory for years to come: Divine Dragon, Lord Genishiro and "The Saint Sword", being the last one the greatest boss ever developed by FromSoftware.

    In the end, even tough i think this is a good game, i don't see myself returning to it in the near future, hence why i cant give it a higher score. I wanted to love this game, but i could not.
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  47. Apr 8, 2019
    8
    this games are supposed to be challenging. Thats why they are great pieces of art. However throughout the game there are moments where it gets from hard to f*cking bullsh*t. Especially the last boss! I was expecting to conclude my experience by facing off with a worthy opponent but i was forced to fight against a guy with four phases (its third one being the hardest off all game). Afterthis games are supposed to be challenging. Thats why they are great pieces of art. However throughout the game there are moments where it gets from hard to f*cking bullsh*t. Especially the last boss! I was expecting to conclude my experience by facing off with a worthy opponent but i was forced to fight against a guy with four phases (its third one being the hardest off all game). After numerous tries when I defeated Ishhin there wasnt the feeling of triumph but just relief that the game was finally over. All in all Sekiro is a fine and polished game however at some parts it takes its difficulty to extremes therefore ruining the games memory. Expand
  48. Apr 1, 2019
    10
    Sekiro is so far the best game from FromSoftware in terms of the combat system, art design, and overall atmosphere. Some players would probably have a harsh time to get used to ist new combat system, but once you get it right, the satisfaction is beyond words. Plus, this is almost the only game you can find which successfully created a Japanese chambara (or Chinese swordman) sort of world,Sekiro is so far the best game from FromSoftware in terms of the combat system, art design, and overall atmosphere. Some players would probably have a harsh time to get used to ist new combat system, but once you get it right, the satisfaction is beyond words. Plus, this is almost the only game you can find which successfully created a Japanese chambara (or Chinese swordman) sort of world, so if you are a fan of chambara (or Chinese swordman) film, this is the right one for you. Expand
  49. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    What can I say... From Software did it again. Distancing themselves miles away from all other devs, creating another masterpiece that is absolutely unparalleled in everything, be it graphics, story, immersion, and specially (man, specially) that gameplay. No games ever made are as challenging and as rewarding to PLAY (not just watch). I mean, the combat is just perfect. Even more complexWhat can I say... From Software did it again. Distancing themselves miles away from all other devs, creating another masterpiece that is absolutely unparalleled in everything, be it graphics, story, immersion, and specially (man, specially) that gameplay. No games ever made are as challenging and as rewarding to PLAY (not just watch). I mean, the combat is just perfect. Even more complex and rewardng than in the other souls games. And there's no artificial difficulty - this is not freaking Nioh, where everything one shots you. There are no one-shots, yet the skill cap is nearly limitless, unlike Souls games where after a while you realize you just gotta dodge and attack once, dodge and attack once.

    In short, absolute masterpiece, would call it the best game ever if it wasn't for me preferring Western medieval settings (maybe it's in my blood).
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  50. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    The swordsmanship in Sekiro feels swift and powerful. The game gives the player immediate feedback using visual and audio cues. Winning a duel is always well-deserved and never just lucky. Deflecting attacks, jumping over sweeps, and quick-stepping into thrusts will reward the player appropriately. The large enemies aren't stacked with health points like in other games. They are dangerousThe swordsmanship in Sekiro feels swift and powerful. The game gives the player immediate feedback using visual and audio cues. Winning a duel is always well-deserved and never just lucky. Deflecting attacks, jumping over sweeps, and quick-stepping into thrusts will reward the player appropriately. The large enemies aren't stacked with health points like in other games. They are dangerous yet vulnerable. Stealth killing some of the tougher enemies is also possible if you prefer ninjas over samurai. Plus, the traversal around the diverse, beautiful world is fun thanks to the wall jump and grappling hook. Expand
  51. Apr 20, 2019
    10
    Great game but not for mainstream players. No power leveling, no summoning, you need actual raw skill and reflexes to complete this game which many will find it so challenging even more than other From Software games. I give it 10/10.
  52. Apr 1, 2019
    9
    I've played Dark Souls, Dark Souls 3, and Bloodbourne and they all have one thing in common: I've never finished any of them. I simply get bored of the combat which comes down to three tactics: Block and poke, dodge and poke, or circle the enemy and poke in the rear. Sekiro trims away the dross and option anxiety of upgrading the character, upgrading the armor, blah blah, and instead givesI've played Dark Souls, Dark Souls 3, and Bloodbourne and they all have one thing in common: I've never finished any of them. I simply get bored of the combat which comes down to three tactics: Block and poke, dodge and poke, or circle the enemy and poke in the rear. Sekiro trims away the dross and option anxiety of upgrading the character, upgrading the armor, blah blah, and instead gives you robust combat system where enemy knowledge is essential. My only criticism is that the engine and graphics are a little tired. Simply put, it's the one From Software game that stays compelling.

    P.S. One reviewer below claims that no game can be a 0 or a 10. Sez who?
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  53. Apr 4, 2019
    10
    AMAZING but very very HARD ! .. if you arent ready to rage and yell you wont enjoy this game , i for one loved it a lot , its different from the DS & BB series and much more adventure oriented , Bosses are great and challenging even mini-bosses are fun, areas are beautiful and the lore is rich .. i loved more than anything the abilities you have or gain , didn't even think they'd make itAMAZING but very very HARD ! .. if you arent ready to rage and yell you wont enjoy this game , i for one loved it a lot , its different from the DS & BB series and much more adventure oriented , Bosses are great and challenging even mini-bosses are fun, areas are beautiful and the lore is rich .. i loved more than anything the abilities you have or gain , didn't even think they'd make it this detailed and complex , the least thing i liked was the main character tho , its the first time we get one that is fully written and we cant make .. the rest is perfect IMO .. 10/10 i have high expectations from FS but this game was a sweet surprise ! Expand
  54. Mar 28, 2019
    7
    Fun game with balance issues.
    Posture gimmick defeats the purpose of a health bar. Build it up and watch 100% of their life drop to zero in a devastating death blow attack.
    You're going to need to get used to this as your sword is inferior to plastic knives in terms of damage. When it comes to dealing damage enemies might as well have lightsabers. You can do a 10 hit combo and if
    Fun game with balance issues.
    Posture gimmick defeats the purpose of a health bar. Build it up and watch 100% of their life drop to zero in a devastating death blow attack.
    You're going to need to get used to this as your sword is inferior to plastic knives in terms of damage.
    When it comes to dealing damage enemies might as well have lightsabers.
    You can do a 10 hit combo and if you're lucky the enemy MIGHT notice a slight itch going on only to find you struggling to do any kind of damage.
    Why the player has a posture gauge is beyond me.
    Attack the enemy 50 times you'll get about 50% of the job done.
    Get hit once by the enemy and you'll slip into a small seizure party.

    If you're looking for a hardcore blocking simulator this game is for you.
    It's a fun game but hardly in the same league as Bloodborne or any other souls game for that matter.
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  55. Apr 8, 2019
    10
    Game of the year!!!!! a masterpiece from From Software. Its difficult in a beginning, but when you understand the mechanic of the game, its just another souls games. I love it.
  56. Apr 9, 2019
    7
    The most annoying game, I have ever played. And the controls are most uncomfortable.
    And at the same time, it's good.
    But return my nerves.
  57. Apr 1, 2019
    9
    It took a while for me to understand and appreciate the combat. At first I was not enjoying it but once I got it down, it was off to the races. I think most of the negative reviews are from those who still havn’t figured it out and play it like its a soulsborne game. You are a ninja, and ninja use tools so dont be shy in using all the items and abilities. A lot of the difficulties can beIt took a while for me to understand and appreciate the combat. At first I was not enjoying it but once I got it down, it was off to the races. I think most of the negative reviews are from those who still havn’t figured it out and play it like its a soulsborne game. You are a ninja, and ninja use tools so dont be shy in using all the items and abilities. A lot of the difficulties can be avoiding using the right gameplan. However, i do recommend getting the rounds in with pure combat because the learning curve is high. Once you feel you mastered it then you feel like a real bad ass. So the cambat is up there with Nioh in terms of depth imo. Exploring in the game is really fun due to the rope swing. Unlike soulsborne, platforming plays a big role.

    All in all, its another great game by FromSoftware. I would have liked it to have more RPG elements like character customization, making builds ect. Also multiplayer would have been fun as well. So the game may not have the replayability as a soulsborne, but it is a nice change of pace and I am sure FromSoftware will take with them a lot of the good mechanics of this game and add it to their next soulsborne title.
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  58. Mar 31, 2019
    10
    Sekiro это не игра, это искуство и отсееватель казуалов из Dark Souls. Это доказательство что хардкор жив и актуален!
  59. Apr 2, 2019
    9
    Satisfying and challenging combat. Great Boss encounters , tremendous atmosphere and a stellar Art Design , Classic From Sofware. Some ugly texture work and a not so great enemy variety don't ruin the overall experience. Absolutely recommended
  60. Mar 30, 2019
    10
    Sekiro > Bloodborne > Dark Souls 2 SOTFS > Dark Souls 3 > Dark Souls 1 > Demon's Souls
    The reasons why scubs review this low:
    Can't cheese bosses with max range caster.
    Can't outgear bosses and watch netflixs while you turtle shield.
    Can't get carried through bosses in a single player game.
  61. Apr 10, 2019
    5
    It was great until Genechiro Ashina. I fought him 103 times. I can't get past him. I consider myself great at Demon/Dark Souls, Bloodbourne, and Nioh. This has gotten obonixious.

    The great thing about FromSoftware is that they have always made their games EXTREMELY challenge, but never punished the player. There was always a feeling of accomplishment what FS games when you finally
    It was great until Genechiro Ashina. I fought him 103 times. I can't get past him. I consider myself great at Demon/Dark Souls, Bloodbourne, and Nioh. This has gotten obonixious.

    The great thing about FromSoftware is that they have always made their games EXTREMELY challenge, but never punished the player. There was always a feeling of accomplishment what FS games when you finally beat that boss you really had to work toward beating. THAT HAS CHANGED. If you get better and defending, you get punished. They speed up the patterns. You learn that, and they give a delay in your reaction times when buttons are pressed. I thought this was all in my head. Apparently, I'm not the only one that has figured this out.

    I'm severely disappointed in this one. I feel like its a giant MIDDLE finger to devoted fans. There is so much potential, but please don't punish devoted fans. I love FS games of past because they break up the monotony of the same ol' same ol', but come on.

    The only reason I give it a 5 and not lower is because there are moments of greatness, but they need to balance out some of the boss battles.
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  62. Mar 29, 2019
    7
    Let me start by saying that if you're a die hard fan of Dank Souls and I Wanna Be The Guy, Sekiro might be a 9 if not a 10 for you. I am not such a fan, so I grant it a 7. Generously.

    Sekiro looks gorgeous, that much is true. It just lacks free roam content that is there for viewing only. Everything is functional, sadly, so you don't get to just look in awe. However, gameplay-wise it
    Let me start by saying that if you're a die hard fan of Dank Souls and I Wanna Be The Guy, Sekiro might be a 9 if not a 10 for you. I am not such a fan, so I grant it a 7. Generously.

    Sekiro looks gorgeous, that much is true. It just lacks free roam content that is there for viewing only. Everything is functional, sadly, so you don't get to just look in awe.

    However, gameplay-wise it feels like a DS game turned to 11. As if the designer listened to the fans chanting "hardcore, so hard, so fun, so elite, truly Dark Souls is the Dark Souls of gaming", shrugged and said "well, if that is the only thing you care about..." and then just pushed every other concern aside.

    Despite what was promised early on, the "Shinobi" part is pretty bleak. Stealth and subterfuge are not really Wolf's strong suit and most enemies are placed in such ways that killing them stealthily takes time and doesn't pay extra. Skipping entire groups of enemies means depriving yourself of experience, money and items. Besides that, many grapple points are placed just far enough apart that you won't be able to spiderman your way through, forcing you to crouch and creep around between grappling, breaking any tempo you might have had.

    Then there's the combat. It comes with a major problem - normal enemies are fast, come in groups and have no friendly fire whatsoever. You let go of the block button once and take a flaming arrow to the face, said arrow coming straight through three or four enemies. Annoying, isn't it? Also, nothing staggers, unlike you. So you can take an axe to the face with no warning or prior parry, just because the enemy decided to swing it and there's nothing you could do. Parry is the name of the game but it doesn't add depth, just width. You can only git gud mechanically, but not strategically, sadly.

    The worst offender is the camera. While it's nice of the developers to try and help the player ever so slightly, the target lock and camera reset are on the same button and target lock has a mind of its own and shifts around if you try to move the camera because... you guessed it. "Switch target" is on the same four buttons as "rotate camera". There's a setting for targeting aid when not locked on, but the game doesn't seem to aid me even slightly - without target lock enemies just sidestep while Wolf keeps moving forward even if I rotate the camera mid-combo.

    And while I am all for understanding that Sekiro is not a slasher like DmC V, I can't help noticing that Wolf moves so fast and jumps so high his physics are much more fit for an arcade rather than a "hardcore" swordfighting game.
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  63. Mar 29, 2019
    5
    For their sake I hope they don't do another game like this as the next round won't have the sales to go with it if user response is any indication and they have a loyal and good fanbase from Soulsborne and I didn't think anything could make Bloodborne look even better than it is but this game does just that. The combat and systems in Soulsbourne are deliberate and Bloodborne has theFor their sake I hope they don't do another game like this as the next round won't have the sales to go with it if user response is any indication and they have a loyal and good fanbase from Soulsborne and I didn't think anything could make Bloodborne look even better than it is but this game does just that. The combat and systems in Soulsbourne are deliberate and Bloodborne has the perfect mixture of SP, co op, PVP, story, combat, etc. That's the formula they should stick to and as long as they do those these one offs shouldn't be a big deal but it's going to get the review it deserves regardless of past games. Expand
  64. Mar 28, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. From Software has downgraded "player choice" (a sword , an axe , a flame thing and useless shurikens and i can't progress orge keeps throwing me over cliff as circle block doesn't work properly sometimes) , Downgraded " Customisation " the lack of no characterisation and the slow grinding need to acquire a very limited skill tree (currenty 2 the starting one and unlockable prothetis one) added mechanics that a player cannot 100% rely on e.g you can't do the game purely with hit run and escape to stealth mechanics as bosses/mini bosses such as chain orge heal. This is punishing , devoid of fun and my absolute worst purchase of 2019 so far considering devil may cry 5 is better as is the first nioh game. Why show off stealth mechanics if they don't work for bigger enemies and the death mechanic to revive to take down enemies doesn't work either so there is no dying and killing like i saw else where its basically false advertising . Jumping is nice accept when trying to grab ledge as it won't always register your trying to grab ledge. Grappling hook is nice but has no use in combat even through i took the grappling hook skill. Orge kills me with grab again turns back walks 5-10 steps but yet some how knows i have revived???. wtf is this?. The story is better than dark souls/demon souls but i cannot progress in any form due to shobi items costing in game currency, they don't even give you a set amount for free. The lack of stat system means no gaining health, no gaining attack power that's all done with items now and beating mini bosses by trying to beat poorly designed crap for hours on end, the souls games where doable for disabled people this garbage isn't. The posture system is load of bull to its basically there to justify boss armor or artifical health. Considering that videos i saw showed players dying then combing back to life to do stealth hit i feel i was lied too by promotional materials. Expand
  65. Apr 26, 2019
    7
    Fico triste em dar uma nota 7 para um jogo da From, porém é o maximo que o Sekiro merece de mim...Zerei o game..Esse jogo foi bem frustante. Esperava algo épico como um darksouls ou Blood, porém o jogo se resume em você ser o Rei do Parry. Me desanimou, ou vc mata os chefes sendo o Rei do parry ou não tem outra opção... Se você gosta de ficar dando parrys todo tempo, vá em frente, agora seFico triste em dar uma nota 7 para um jogo da From, porém é o maximo que o Sekiro merece de mim...Zerei o game..Esse jogo foi bem frustante. Esperava algo épico como um darksouls ou Blood, porém o jogo se resume em você ser o Rei do Parry. Me desanimou, ou vc mata os chefes sendo o Rei do parry ou não tem outra opção... Se você gosta de ficar dando parrys todo tempo, vá em frente, agora se espera algo equilibrado como jogos Souls, esqueça, Sekiro será bem frustante, o jogo se resume em dar parrys perfeitos seguidos na velocidade da luz.. Frustrante, com sérios problemas na camera, desequilibrado, injusto e punitivo, prazer isso é Sekiro.. o ultimo chefe tem 4 fases, algo irritante e injusto, surreal, estressante.. vc perderá hrs nels, ou talvez dias.. Sou amante da franquia SoulsBorne, Demons...mas nao serei de Sekiro. PSN do Game play: Edgard_ 1986 Expand
  66. Apr 5, 2019
    9
    Sekiro is a challenging game, and as such isn’t a game for everyone. If you think you’ll fly through this game because you're a Soulsborne veteran, or if you think the combat is something easy to pick up, I advise you to readjust your expectations. This is a brutal game, one that will be challenging for veterans and newbies alike. However, if you have the motivation to persist, I thinkSekiro is a challenging game, and as such isn’t a game for everyone. If you think you’ll fly through this game because you're a Soulsborne veteran, or if you think the combat is something easy to pick up, I advise you to readjust your expectations. This is a brutal game, one that will be challenging for veterans and newbies alike. However, if you have the motivation to persist, I think you'll find that Sekiro offers one of the most fulfilling and diverse gameplay experiences in modern times.
    The area design of Sekiro is absolutely brilliant. The world can be broken down into central hubs that each interconnect and branch out into other areas. There is a vast world to be explored, and each distinct area is equipped with its own atmosphere, level layout and enemy types. Moreover, there is a new dimension of verticality introduced into the area design, meaning players can not only explore on a planar level, but also can move upwards and explore that way as well. All this creates an exploration experience that is quite engaging.
    Sekiro boasts a new combat style focused on aggressive gameplay and deflecting enemy attacks. I’ll say it now: if you play the game like Dark Souls, you won’t get far. This is a new system, and that’s perfectly ok because this game isn’t Dark Souls and doesn’t want to be. Truth be told, when I started out the game I was frustrated that I couldn’t get a handle on this combat system. I was ready to put down the game and call it quits. But after my second or third boss, the combat finally clicked and I started to have fun with the system. And it’s quite an intricate and fun combat system, probably as good as Bloodborne’s combat in my eyes.
    To top it all off, bosses and minibosses are the most engaging they’ve been. Some of these bosses have become my all time favorite bosses in gaming history. Although there is the occasional cheap fight, I’m impressed by how the game from start to finish is able to churn out incredibly different and challenging bosses.
    Sekiro is a VERY strong 9/10. I can’t really consider it a 10/10 because it does have its fair share of flaws. One of these flaws is the storytelling; Sekiro attempts to tell a more structured narrative than that of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, but unfortunately it fails to be coherent. It seems those involved with the storywriting couldn’t tell if they wanted the story to be more ambiguous like in DS/BB or if it should be clear-cut, so they just opted for both; as such, the story feels somewhat befuddled and confusing at times, with no rhyme or reason to why events occur or why we should care.
    Another flaw would be the lack of diversity in the skill trees. A lot of these skills, maybe half, don’t really help that much in combat. Out of all the skill trees, only one has skills that all are useful; the rest have maybe 2-3 useful skills and then 7-8 useless skills.

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is quite an achievement. It had a lot to live up to, and boy did it surpass expectations. This is a game that takes some of the best aspects of the Soulsborne series and revitalizes it in a refreshing, innovative way. Those who invest in the game will find an incredibly rewarding and fun journey, but unfortunately there are those who don't want to invest the time and would rather criticize the game as unfair and a 0/10 without understanding how the game and its underlying combat mechanics work. Sekiro is a strong 9/10, and since FromSoft has never disappointed with its DLC, I expect in the near future we’ll get some more great Sekiro content that will elevate the game to 10/10.
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  67. Apr 27, 2019
    9
    Fantastic experiance with really great controls that only from soft would have the balls to let users mess around with, its difficult, like really difficult but by the end of the game you really do feel like youve gotten so much better and can breeze through the earlier levels that took you so long the first time, a lot of people will complain that there is only 1 way you can play the gameFantastic experiance with really great controls that only from soft would have the balls to let users mess around with, its difficult, like really difficult but by the end of the game you really do feel like youve gotten so much better and can breeze through the earlier levels that took you so long the first time, a lot of people will complain that there is only 1 way you can play the game unlike other souls games, but i think its fine for them to hone you down to this style so that you can only focus on getting good at parrying and knowing your timing windows. In this it succeds. Although i will admit there isnt really much in replay value once youve mastered its controls as it starts to become really easy to fly through the earlier stages. But im fine with a just a one time experiance that was captivating from beginning to end Expand
  68. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    Game with an interesting story, it is true that the weapons and style of clothing are the same and that the enemies are almost repetitive, but with a great difficulty of game as well as history, if you only look for a game where you would like to have a character cute without anything deep in their environment Sekiro is not for you (players who only look for meaningless complaints), inGame with an interesting story, it is true that the weapons and style of clothing are the same and that the enemies are almost repetitive, but with a great difficulty of game as well as history, if you only look for a game where you would like to have a character cute without anything deep in their environment Sekiro is not for you (players who only look for meaningless complaints), in short an increibe game. Expand
  69. Apr 2, 2019
    7
    So, quick information bout me to classify my review:
    - played other From Games before (started with Bloodborne, DarkSouls 2, DarkSolus 1, DarkSouls 3) and enjoyed them all
    - about 1-2 hours of time for video games under the week Review: I really hoped to get teased for a Bloodborne2, so I was slightly disappointed when I heard about a game Shadows Die Twice instead. Nevertheless I
    So, quick information bout me to classify my review:
    - played other From Games before (started with Bloodborne, DarkSouls 2, DarkSolus 1, DarkSouls 3) and enjoyed them all
    - about 1-2 hours of time for video games under the week

    Review:
    I really hoped to get teased for a Bloodborne2, so I was slightly disappointed when I heard about a game Shadows Die Twice instead. Nevertheless I was hyped for Sekiro and tried to spoil me as less as I can bout the game. After buying it together with my mates, I found out about the biggest disappointment so far: nur Coop / PVP.
    Two of my mates directly sold the game, I thought that I still would want to try it.

    Now, about 40 hours in the game, I am happy that I did not sell it but I have to admit that I don't quite enjoy it as it did with SoulsBorne. The game is good, graphic + story + scenery + bosses + difficulty, but you always feel like you are doing the same thing as everybody else.. No individual skilling-options, no individual stats to higher, no armory, no weapons..
    So yeah, your hyped like in the games before, to finally beat a boss after hours of trying and learning their movesets. But at the same time it is disappointing because the game forces you to beat it that one way, no options to create your own unique style of playing, beating the bosses or just dressing your character.

    I know now, that it was never meant to be a game like the Souls series, but importing so much stuff from the other games and than taking away so much from it feels weird.

    Don't get me wrong, I like playing it and I would buy it again, but other than the Souls games, I will probably not play NG+ / NG++ / ... / NG+49 because it would be the exact same over and over again...

    I like the try and I hope this gave From Studios a good increase in their player-base, but I hope that they will get back to their original concept.
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  70. Apr 24, 2019
    7
    The game is good, beautiful truth, bagannaya bit.

    But this does not negate the fact that it is very atmospheric. And hardcore is only deeper, plunges into the world of the game. This is something else between Dark Souls and the bloodborne. Very fit! But for now I’ll give her a grade of 7/10 because I didn’t play it but I’ll play soon, I assure you. Well, do not forget that this
    The game is good, beautiful truth, bagannaya bit.

    But this does not negate the fact that it is very atmospheric.
    And hardcore is only deeper, plunges into the world of the game.

    This is something else between Dark Souls and the bloodborne. Very fit!
    But for now I’ll give her a grade of 7/10 because I didn’t play it but I’ll play soon, I assure you.

    Well, do not forget that this is an example.
    And so the game can be at all 10/10
    Believe me!!!
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  71. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    This is a placeholder review and I'll update as I sink more hours into the game. Five to six hours in and it is just incredible so far. It oozes atmosphere all over, sounds great and looks up there wirh the best of games on PRO, qlmost looks 4k 60fps, almost. The game is less difficult and less punishing in some ways to souls but miles and miles more difficult in other ways, the ways thatThis is a placeholder review and I'll update as I sink more hours into the game. Five to six hours in and it is just incredible so far. It oozes atmosphere all over, sounds great and looks up there wirh the best of games on PRO, qlmost looks 4k 60fps, almost. The game is less difficult and less punishing in some ways to souls but miles and miles more difficult in other ways, the ways that count like combat and Boss fight, you can't cheese things here or pwerlevel your way through and on top there is no back up online, it reminds me of playing Dark souls one again and not having any idea what is coming, constantly keeping me on edge and a style of play more conservative than I have in as long as I can remember playing DS.

    The comparisons to DS stop fairly early on though, it's mostly surface stuff here as the game has more in common with Ps2 era Ninja games, one in particular being Tenchu, it screams nostalgia but holds it's own and blends in DS to perfection.

    I'd recommend playing in the default Japanese as the dub feels a lot less refined but you can still play in English if you choose.
    I'm currently so happy with this game thst it's a ten for me and worth the asking price for the time I have spent, I do wish Activison weren't involved however but hopefully this will provide success and take them away from their horrible misteps in the industry.

    Will update as I beat out more bosses. Tl;Dr. Looks, sounds and plays grwat, a game of the year contendor no doubt.
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  72. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Amazing game. A brilliant combat system, a beautiful game art and an innovative game design. Thank you from software!
  73. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    Just like bloodborne, this game is another From Software masterpiece! I wish all games could be this polished and be created with this level of passion!
  74. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    Just awesome.
    I love Souls series. But this is something else.
    When Dark SOuls meets Tenchu & Ninja Gaiden.
    Incredible level design.

    No more words. Just play this game.
  75. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    FromSoftware have grown into one of those studios whose game releases are big events. And I'm really glad as they are one of the few companies out there devoted to strong singleplayer games and the Soulsbourne games are one of the reasons I got into gaming.

    That being said, Sekiro is a masterpiece. Its a natural evolution on the soulsbourne games and is different in all the right ways.
    FromSoftware have grown into one of those studios whose game releases are big events. And I'm really glad as they are one of the few companies out there devoted to strong singleplayer games and the Soulsbourne games are one of the reasons I got into gaming.

    That being said, Sekiro is a masterpiece. Its a natural evolution on the soulsbourne games and is different in all the right ways. I bestow my highest praises on FromSoftware, they are true masters of the art of making videogames, and while I play Sekiro, I eagerly await their next game no matter how long it takes.
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  76. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Sekiro Fantastic!!!!
    Following Bloodbone, created a masterpiece.
    But the difficulty is really difficult.
    FromSoftware g.o.d!
  77. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    My expectations were high, and Sekiro managed to exceed them. FromSoftware, once again, delivers the best level design in video games. However, this time around they have included a combat engine with a greater degree of dynamism, allowing for intense skirmishes based on parrying, deflecting, and good 'ol maneuvering. Honestly, combat is the best a FromSoftware game has ever been. ItMy expectations were high, and Sekiro managed to exceed them. FromSoftware, once again, delivers the best level design in video games. However, this time around they have included a combat engine with a greater degree of dynamism, allowing for intense skirmishes based on parrying, deflecting, and good 'ol maneuvering. Honestly, combat is the best a FromSoftware game has ever been. It stands among the best in the entire art form. The world is rich and beautiful and well realized. The leveling system has been dramatically simplified, but in its place is a fantastic system for developing, and upgrading, your shinobi prosthetic (which essentially acts as a sub-weapon). The traversal in this game is shockingly satisfying. I was not expecting that. I figured we would get something along the line of the grappling hook in the Arkham games (which I always found a little cumbersome), but instead the grappling hook feels fast and fluid. The traversal in this game feels like it mixes the best elements of the traditional Souls level design/progression, with BotW's emphasis on verticality and freedom. The balance it strikes is extremely satisfying, providing an end result that makes the traversal feel incredible, but without undermining the tight level design. Sekiro is a marvel. It is going to be brought down by the barrier of entry (which forces people to play Sekiro in a thoughtful manner), as frustrated gamers are bound to lash out, but don't pay them any mind. Sekiro is one of the best games ever made. Quite possibly the best game of this generation. Expand
  78. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    I have not finished the game yet, but so far the story, atmosphere and artwork are outstanding. Bravo From Software. It's remarkable how fresh, new and good this game feels. It's like trying on a pair of shoes that feel absolutely comfortable without needing to break them in.
  79. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Great combat system, intriguing characters, and beautiful level design. MASTAPEECE
  80. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    Just couple of hours in and I'm already sold. So far the game has been fun and challenging, and it invites me to play more. Being a true Souls-series fan (started with Demon's Souls at 2010, now completed all of them multiple times), here are my first impressions of this game so far:

    The combat: ------------------ You play as shinobi augmented with an arm prosthesis. Katana is your
    Just couple of hours in and I'm already sold. So far the game has been fun and challenging, and it invites me to play more. Being a true Souls-series fan (started with Demon's Souls at 2010, now completed all of them multiple times), here are my first impressions of this game so far:

    The combat:
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    You play as shinobi augmented with an arm prosthesis. Katana is your primary weapon and your main defense. The core mechanics are simple: Attack or deflect enemies attacks to degrade your opponent's posture. Once the opponent's posture is broken you may execute an deathblow attack to deal plenty of damage. You may block or deflect enemies attacks with your katana. Beware of your timing and posture though... You also need to master techniques such as jumping, mid-air kicking, dodging and counter attacking to become skilled shinobi. Certain enemies needs specific strategies and skill. Arm prosthesis can be augmented with different tools to aid you in the fight. There is no stamina, but swinging blind means dead. Despite being faster-paced and utilizing more mobility, the combat feels natural for Souls-fans with it's familiar control scheme, lock-on system and tight response.

    The stealth:
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    There is an enjoyable stealth aspect to this game. You can crouch beneath the vegetation, hug walls and hang on edges to sneak past enemies and eavesdrop their conversations. You fling around the roofs and cliffs with your prosthesis. The game doesn't force this but gives you freedom instead. Utilizing the stealth and mobility feels natural and rewarding.

    Exploration:
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    So far I have discovered some cleverly hidden or well guarded items familiar to Souls-series. The fling ability adds a completely new dimension to typical Souls-esque exploration. You can loot sen (money) and items from fallen enemies. So far the areas haven't felt dull (I'm still at first area), but I'm hoping to see mighty pagodas and unique architectures during the journey.

    The world & lore
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    Where as Soulsborne games are medieval- and Victorian-era fantasies borrowing elements from the European culture, Sekiro is Sengoku-era fantasy borrowing elements from the Japanese culture. The characteristic "Souls feel" is still very present in the mystical lore, symbolism, hidden events and the general look and feel of the game. I'm still at the very beginning of the journey waiting to see how they managed to balance the diversity and coherence of the world.

    Summary
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    For Souls-series fan the first impressions of this game (after reaching Sculptor) was like returning home. On the other hand, it feels like playing Demon's Souls for the first time back then, thanks to fresh new elements. I will update this review once I have completed the game.
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  81. Mar 23, 2019
    7
    Not a bad game, just don't understand what the hype is about.

    Given all the hype that was surrounding this game, I was really looking forward to it, and in all honest I have enjoyed playing it. I just don't get what everyone is so up in arms with it about. For starters, the game's story is really good, honestly, with a character you can really sink your time into in Sekiro. It's
    Not a bad game, just don't understand what the hype is about.

    Given all the hype that was surrounding this game, I was really looking forward to it, and in all honest I have enjoyed playing it. I just don't get what everyone is so up in arms with it about.

    For starters, the game's story is really good, honestly, with a character you can really sink your time into in Sekiro. It's FromSoftware's first protagonist that you can actually develop with in terms of character. Sekiro is a pure bad-ass for sure. While the grappling hook is a clear steal from a well known Nintendo franchise, it is used very well in this game in for the stealth aspect. The action overall action isn't bad either.

    Thank you for finally adding a freaking jump button. That may not seem like much of a concern to others, but a jump button really helps me manuaver through a battle better than simply rolling/dodging. That's just me. Also, I love the "no stamina" gauge idea. Personally, I always felt that games that featured a stamina gauge steered the advantage towards enemies/bosses because it always seemed like they had unlimited stamina (even if they had a gauge).

    So why the mediocre 7/10 score? To put it simply, this game doesn't really add anything new to the genre for me. Let's be real, if this wasn't a FromSoftware game, would you even care? Let's take off the rose-colored glasses for a second.

    First off, as mentioned by others, the only main weapon in this game is a katana (and some shuriken). While it may not seem like a big deal, it really is. It makes every battle the same. Either you stealth stab someone with your sword, or you rush an cut them with your sword. In ancient history, ninjas (shinobi included) used various weapons such as blowguns, caltrops, hook swords, chigiriki (flail), kusari-gama (chained-blade), polearms, and even some bows. So, why the lack of variety in this game? Even the most basic of action games gave the player a bit of variety in order to help them decide how to approach battles. Even the 8 bit Zelda games gave you a bow and a hammer.

    The graphics leave a bit to be desired (especially from a 2019), however, that doesn't bother me quite as much as others. As long as the game doesn't break, I'm OK with it.

    Going back to combat, it feels really weird that the game is based off of breaking enemy guard and parrying, and yet, there is no stamina. It sort of makes you sit back and say, "Well, what't the difference?" because, well, what is the difference? Isn't that a stamina thing? Fights are more fast-paced, but it given you essentially have to use the same patience as other FromSoftware titles, it can make harder battles (particularly boss battles) feel like "hurry up and wait" kind of strategy.

    Also, for a game that is getting such praise, I expected something...different. Pretty much every mechanic from this game has been used before in wide variety. The grappling hook, as mentioned, was used in the Zelda games, the parrying/guard-break mechanic was used in many games including previous FromSoftware titles, the cinematic death-dealing blows have been used by God of War since the beginning, reviving on the spot or at previous checkpoints has been used in pretty much every game, the ninja stealth mechanic was the basis of the entire Shinobido series (hell Sekiro even looks like Goh from that game), even the revenge story in this game is pretty copy and paste from various other revenge story games.

    I think that because this is a FromSoftware title, its getting quite a bit more accolade than it deserves. That's not to say this is a bad game because its not. In terms of action games, it should satisfy anyone who has an itch for it with FS's trademark difficulty. However, as far as anything special or new to the genre, I would argue that Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is more original than Sekiro.

    TL;DR: Not a bad game, just over-hyped.
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  82. Mar 31, 2019
    6
    As a long time fan of FromSoftware games I was really looking forward to this, especially given everything that Bloodborne brought to the series which was a welcome change, Sekiro has disappointed me. The game is hard, yes, but it’s made harder through the new levelling system where you collect prayer beads for vitality increase and memories for attack from bosses and mini-bosses. ThatAs a long time fan of FromSoftware games I was really looking forward to this, especially given everything that Bloodborne brought to the series which was a welcome change, Sekiro has disappointed me. The game is hard, yes, but it’s made harder through the new levelling system where you collect prayer beads for vitality increase and memories for attack from bosses and mini-bosses. That means there’s no longer the ability to farm xp and develop a build to suit the players style and work to have a balance to deal with everything the game throws at you. Instead there is a skill tree, which is pretty decent, but without getting to invest into attack, healthy, stamina, or defence, you still have the same attack power and health until the bosses are dealt with. Rather than take chances, there is a tendency to play with caution and not use the abilities in the same manner you would in other games. Unfortunately the enemy design is pretty bland, meaning you will encounter the same enemies time and time again and use the same technique of block, parry, counter with a deathblow, instead of relying on the skills learned.

    Sekiro introduces a new stealth mechanic but it’s underwhelming. Facing multiple enemies head on is sure to get you killed, so instead you’re to watch, wait and take enemies out silently. The problem is in the takedowns; they aren’t very stealthy and will alert nearby enemies in a second. Leaping from above will yield the same results, and the is no option to drop down silently. Instead, you have to pick a direction and leap forward. It’s clunky, and feels thrown on at the end as it doesn’t differ from the DSBB drop attacks and backstabs. Obviously it’s a problem on the ground too with not being able to silently move from cover to cover of traverse objects. It’s only truly effective when moving in tall grass. Cheesing enemies is possibly but it means that you stealth one, run and hide and repeat.

    I wish I could like this a lot more, but sadly I’m not enjoying my time with it and I rarely play for more than 90 minutes and I start getting tired of it. The boss fights are different and you have to pay attention. It’s required to take some time and defend to learn the attacks and each is refreshing but the key is always parry and counter. Unfortunately after dealing with much of the enemies in the same was there is a loss of excitement when makes moments fall a bit flat; the ending fight (I think I got worst ending) is really anti-climactic

    I cant see myself coming back to it again. It’s a shame, as I really wanted to like this, but at times it felt like an effort to preserve when the same type of enemies are ahead. Yes, people will say that if you don’t like it you’re a causal and don’t deserve the game, but that’s not a tight argument, and I don’t believe the game should have an easy mode. The problems with Sekiro are towards the mechanics and the game design which relies too heavily on repetition. If you enjoy this, and like your games to be Sisyphean then you will probably get something here, but if not, you may find it to be an uneventful slog
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  83. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    Arguably the best action game ever in terms of "action". The combat in this game is soooo good if you understand the mechanics and play like how the devs want you to. it's so much better than Dark Souls or Blood Borne though I loved them and spend like 5000 hours in total. I feel like people who think this combat is boring or too difficult are those who don't understand the mechanics andArguably the best action game ever in terms of "action". The combat in this game is soooo good if you understand the mechanics and play like how the devs want you to. it's so much better than Dark Souls or Blood Borne though I loved them and spend like 5000 hours in total. I feel like people who think this combat is boring or too difficult are those who don't understand the mechanics and play it like Dark Souls or something. When you understand the mechanics of the game and play wisely this game can't never be boring. I thought parrying would be difficult before I actually played it but it's actually easy and, most importantly, satisfying and fun. Parrying all of enemies attack is so fun and sick. Expand
  84. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    I play in PC.

    GRAPHICS: The optimitzation is simply perfect and the game looks really well. Of course is not top graphic master race but enought. The ambience and effects of light are superb. GAMEPLAY: This is not a game for all people, this game is just for masochists. It's a game made for fans of SOULS style that love to suffer. FROM SOFTWARE knows what his fans want and in this
    I play in PC.

    GRAPHICS: The optimitzation is simply perfect and the game looks really well. Of course is not top graphic master race but enought. The ambience and effects of light are superb.

    GAMEPLAY: This is not a game for all people, this game is just for masochists. It's a game made for fans of SOULS style that love to suffer. FROM SOFTWARE knows what his fans want and in this game you have all you wish. I played all SOULS and BLOODBORNE, I completed DARSOULS 3 without dying and after that for my BLOODBORNE seems very easy (for take an idea of my skill in that genere). But in Sekiro... OMFG... This is madness. The level of "trial and error" reminds me a 80*s game and I love it. So for me this game mix DAR SOULS difficult + BLOODBORNE fast combat and give to us an unforgettable experience highly recomended.

    If you love this kind of games I'm sure that you enjoy it, if not... Try first SOULS or BLOODBORNE or you end mad playing this cos I'm sure that you'll die a lot... who forewarned is forearmed

    xD
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  85. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    First game I've played in the Dark Souls / Bloodbourne category. The combat is so fantastic that I farmed enemies in the same area for 10 hours straight. This is coming from someone who hates grindy games. (You don't have to, I was just having a blast and wanted to practice)
    This gives me the same feelings I got whenever I played through Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when I was a kid.
    First game I've played in the Dark Souls / Bloodbourne category. The combat is so fantastic that I farmed enemies in the same area for 10 hours straight. This is coming from someone who hates grindy games. (You don't have to, I was just having a blast and wanted to practice)
    This gives me the same feelings I got whenever I played through Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when I was a kid. The way they nail the era they set this in is just perfect. Absolutely GORGEOUS visuals playing on PC @ 4096x2160 with HDR running at 60 FPS on a 2080TI.
    The sound position is incredible and the music is very memorable. I'll definitely be buying the OST.
    Really surprised at how well this game is crafted and want to thank From Software for keeping it DRM Free and not selling out to the Epic Games Store. THANK YOU!!!
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  86. Mar 31, 2019
    7
    I've been all over the place with Sekiro. When I started it, I was hooked. The combat was interesting as were the story and characters; just what I've come to expect from Fromsoft. Then I hit a couple brick walls that made me wonder if the game was for me. Several bosses felt way overpowered while my own options were lacking. Make a couple mistakes and you die. I was very close the puttingI've been all over the place with Sekiro. When I started it, I was hooked. The combat was interesting as were the story and characters; just what I've come to expect from Fromsoft. Then I hit a couple brick walls that made me wonder if the game was for me. Several bosses felt way overpowered while my own options were lacking. Make a couple mistakes and you die. I was very close the putting the game down and chocking it up to it "not being for me."

    I decided I would trudge through, and I'm glad that I did. The game has some really special moments and the story does a great job at motivating you to see them all. My combat abilities were expanding as quickly as my shinobi arsenal, and I finally got into the groove. I'm glad I stuck it out because I started to have a lot of fun...but

    Then I hit a few more brick walls and the process began anew. Another ridiculously hard boss here or there that I eventually overcame after immense mental fatigue. Once I got through, the game gave me more areas to explore in its final act than what I'm used to in a Fromsoft game which was very cool. What wasn't very cool was fighting 4-5 of the sub/bosses again but either palette swapped or in greater numbers...lame. I really hate padding in my games and soulsborne games usually do a pretty good job of avoiding that..

    Once I worked my way to the end the hardest boss I've ever fought was in my way of seeing the credits roll. This guy killed me countless times and the game forces you to LIGHT SPOILERS fight each of its forms every time you retry. I was getting really exhausted by the end of it, and when I finally hit the killing blow and the credits rolled I thought to myself "Damn that was barely worth the effort"

    This is a solid, quality video game to be sure, but it's really held back by how ridiculously difficult it is. Better telegraphed unblockable moves, snappier inputs (sekiro sometimes just doesn't register button presses which is very irksome in a game that requires so much precision), a better battle camera, and a little trimming of the fat and this game would be a strong 9. As it stands now, I have to give it a 7.5. It just felt like the game didn't want me to enjoy it. It just wanted to dump on me at every opportunity.
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  87. Mar 25, 2019
    10
    Awesome game. Like dark souls and bloodborne. Diffuculty is hard. Bosses are tough. Skills and upgrades are very innovative. 100+ hours playing time!
  88. Apr 3, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's amazing! Game of the year.
    I'm happy to see Hidetaka Miyazaki and his Fromsoftware is becomeing stronger and stronger !
    I want to take an example.——The boss"white python"!
    It's giant and never appear in past games. This boss Imitate from Santa Monica Studio!

    Hidetaka Miyazaki is one of the best Game Designers in the world!
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  89. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    First: Ignore all red ratings. This reviews are made from stupid fanboys of the other games or from people which posted the review before even playing it. It’s a shame that a lot journalists can’t see what level of game this, rating it like Dmc5 what a joke enough. The worldbuilding, combat and story are clever interesting and absolut genius like always when FS makes a game. It’s harderFirst: Ignore all red ratings. This reviews are made from stupid fanboys of the other games or from people which posted the review before even playing it. It’s a shame that a lot journalists can’t see what level of game this, rating it like Dmc5 what a joke enough. The worldbuilding, combat and story are clever interesting and absolut genius like always when FS makes a game. It’s harder yes but never unfair. And nooo, the Second Life is not random^^. It’s the third life which depends on % chance Expand
  90. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    People who are complaining about this game, especially in regards to it's difficulty are either bad at games in general, or are young and unable to remember a time when video games were heartless and unforgiving towards the player. I personally think that Sekiro is extremely difficult. This is not a bad thing. Simply put, Git Gud
  91. Mar 23, 2019
    5
    3 a.m. here and i am giving up.

    First impression: Nioh in a DS shell. Story is ok. Then the game system. I won't say it is difficult or something, I survived until lady butterfly. The real problem is, The game is hard is not because of trap/skill or anything the same in Dark soul series. The game is hard because you have 0 skills(Deflect and Attack with a sword to the end), 3
    3 a.m. here and i am giving up.

    First impression: Nioh in a DS shell.
    Story is ok.
    Then the game system.

    I won't say it is difficult or something, I survived until lady butterfly.
    The real problem is,
    The game is hard is not because of trap/skill or anything the same in Dark soul series.
    The game is hard because you have
    0 skills(Deflect and Attack with a sword to the end),
    3 HP(any enemy can kill you in two hit)
    And your enemies, "supernatural", "space-magic", etc

    I will say it is super fun at the beginning,
    soon you will found everything is same,
    and you are not getting strong when you win a boss fight or anything
    and you don't really care about the story....
    And nothing to explore or discover...

    Luckily I bought game stop pre-order return service....
    Yeah, I want my money back
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  92. Apr 4, 2019
    10
    Utterly amazing. At some point the combat clicks in your head, and the joy of deflection and careful negotiation of space provides an unparalleled feeling of satisfaction. I learned to watch the screen in a whole new way from playing this game.
  93. Mar 29, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sekiro is a beautiful game with great soundtrack and sound effects. The story is scarce, the questlines boring, and the NPC forgettable (can't even kill them this time). There is little incentive to play this after the first run.

    It is ALSO let down by the combat
    With each iteration, From Software wants the player to stop doing what they are doing and "parry". That was the case in Dark Souls, where some enemies are easily taken out by properly learning this technique. Makes sense! Then in Bloodborne, they took out the player's shield and gave it a gun for parrying enemies (you can't parry most Bosses, but the safe distance of the gun was balanced).
    Then in Sekiro, they want you to do nothing but parry / deflect. Block-spamming, or block dancing, for most players, is the most boring combat engine I've seen in a recent game..

    Did you not deflect a flurry of attacks perfectly? Well, you are going to eat an attack! Where you not at full health? Well, you'll probably die. Oh, and while you are rolling on the floor after being punished for not playing perfectly, all that posture damage you managed to make will go away because you didn't deal any actual damage to the Boss. So, you either play perfectly and don't press any buttons so you can press block / deflect from the barrage of attacks the Bosses do (that take at least 1/2 your life, while you do 1/32 or even less).. or you run around waiting for that ONE hit you can make without being hit back, lowering the Boss's vitality making your posture damage worthwhile.

    I'm also very disappointed with the Controls and hit-boxes.. They should not be a problem for such a company. The lack of interesting items, weapons and the short duration of this game is also a negative.

    The Unseen Aid and Dragonrot mechanic is also nothing but an annoyance. Players, instead of risking moving forward when low in resources will now, due to fear of the unexplained mechanic (and the probability of NPCs dying), return to the closes Sculptor Idol. It's fabricated length.
    Also, I would have been fine with dying a lot, but losing SKILL points and money? Because seriously.. who is going to walk around with skill or money that they wouldn't rather FARM and SPEND as needed? It doesn't really tie-in the theme of the game..
    And speaking of that, this is a Shinobi or Ninja we are playing as.. but the little stealth / deathblow mechanic is relegated to common enemies.. There is NO Boss battle where anything akin to Ninja skills are required. Instead, you fight like an honorable Samurai each time (without mentioning the "Shinobi Execution" message, that makes no sense).

    Finally, Ninjas are known for strictly following the rules.. So when it comes to decide which ending you are going to pursue, not listening to your number 1 rule is out of character. Also, 2 immediate fights and a lazy twist where you become "Shura" is one of the worse things of the game. It seems like they ran out of time or creativity.

    ** And a personal issue : They had the Sculptor's Idol right in front of the optional Demon of Hatred Boss, but for Genichiro + Isshin, you have to wait for the LONG load times + go up the stairs + skip a cutscene every time. The fact that this is such a long battle, and Isshin's Phase 2 and 3 don't give you that much time to heal when you are learning the strategy doesn't help, and Dragonrot messages + Useless unseen aid makes repeating this process utterly annoying after a while. If you are going to make your Boss a minimum of 5 minutes (with basically 4 life-bars), you could at least make it easier on the casual player, if they are to repeat this for days.

    Played it, finished it, didn't really enjoy any aspect of it and will not return to it.
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  94. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    Different enough from From Software's last few releases to feel fresh, but similar enough to keep us crawling back for more. I don't want to spoil any game mechanics or progression like some of the other reviewers, but don't go into this expecting the exact same Dark Souls formula. It is very much a different game as far as progression is concerned. This game is focused primarily on combatDifferent enough from From Software's last few releases to feel fresh, but similar enough to keep us crawling back for more. I don't want to spoil any game mechanics or progression like some of the other reviewers, but don't go into this expecting the exact same Dark Souls formula. It is very much a different game as far as progression is concerned. This game is focused primarily on combat and exploration. You don't have to worry about finding sets of armor, new weapons, etc. You do however need to practice your combat skills until you feel comfortable navigating this treacherous world filled with supernatural creatures inspired by Japanese myths and lore. One aspect that I like is the removal of any online features. I always felt like summoning was a crutch for players that were too lazy to study each boss and figure out a proper strategy in order to defeat them. Bottom line, it is a great game. Expand
  95. Apr 9, 2019
    2
    Версия для PS4 крайне ужасная. Множество игроков данной консоли по окончанию моего отзыва могут сказать: "Не знаю о чем ты говоришь, у нас такого не было". А все просто, они не видели и не играли в версию на PC. Игра строится полностью на таймингах, даже если ты увернулся по анимации, но не попал в тайминг, то противник тебе все-равно нанесет урон. И я не говорю об автонаводке, об огре иВерсия для PS4 крайне ужасная. Множество игроков данной консоли по окончанию моего отзыва могут сказать: "Не знаю о чем ты говоришь, у нас такого не было". А все просто, они не видели и не играли в версию на PC. Игра строится полностью на таймингах, даже если ты увернулся по анимации, но не попал в тайминг, то противник тебе все-равно нанесет урон. И я не говорю об автонаводке, об огре и сломанных хитбоксах. Я говорю о таймингах. Не успел нажать нужную кнопку в отведенные пол секунды, значит ты проиграл. Так вот, представьте. В вас летит катана, вы нажимаете на парирование и тут фпс дропается. На немного, но этого достаточно, чтобы игра не засчитала нажатия. Я два дня пытался вынести финального босса на PS4 и не выходило. И после десятков попыток полных ненависти к импут лагу в этой игре, я решил поставить на PC. И в итоге я вынес финального босса на компе с пятой попытки
    А теперь кратко о минусах и плюсах данной игры, и да оценка 2/10 - это только на PS4, игре в целом я бы дал 7/10.
    Плюсы:
    1. Атмосфера. Играть только с японской озвучкой. Иначе атмосфера будет слабее.
    2. Боевка, да она однообразная и сложная пока ее не освоишь, но от нее получаешь удовольствие.
    3. Последняя открываемая локация при не казуальных концовках великолепна.
    4. Геометрия уровней, их хочется изучать, но..
    Минусы.
    1. Изучать их смысла нет, игра не дает интересных предметов, элементов одежды, которые бы раскрывали игру, как это было в других играх мастера. Ты будешь получать лишь бусты и камешки...
    2. Музыкальное сопровождение однообразное и не запоминается.
    3. Нет эпичности, лишь один босс удивил.
    4. Крайне мало боссов
    5. Минимальная грань между боссами и минибоссами. Вначале игры минибосы намного сложнее боссов
    6. Фарм, я не понимаю почему в этой игре нет микротранзакций с ресурсами для улучшений и деньгами. Ибо баланс идеально построен под фарм. Если хочешь открыть все навыки и протезы, добро пожаловать в часы зачистки тех же самых локаций.
    7. Протез, его применение - это дело вкуса. Но его минус в другом. Эмблемы духа могут закончиться на финальных боссах и тогда нужно возвращаться к 6 пункту.
    8. Навыки, из них полезные для перового прохождения лишь 1/3 остальные дают минимальный прирост к полезности, либо его можно вообще не заметить.
    9. Лор - он минимальный. Эту игру точно фромсофтвере делали?
    10. Сюжет. Лютая банальщина.
    11. Камера. Шел 2019 год, товарищи японцы не знают, что при приближении к стене персонажа, ее надо делать прозрачной, а не переводить игру с третьего лица в "первое".
    И знаете, при том сколько я перечислил минусов, данной игре на PC я бы поставил 7/10. Так как от игры можно получить удовольствие и насладиться ею.
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  96. Apr 1, 2019
    10
    One of the best games of this generation long side with God of War, Zelda BOTH, The Witcher 3, Bloodborne. Love it from start to finish.
  97. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    I played every soulsborne game from ds1 onward and this is the best next to Bloodborne in my opinion. It's really fast pace and doesn't allow you to roll through attacks anymore as much as its predecessors did, but instead forces you to get good at the game. I died about 20 times to the first boss(ogre) and was about to get angry, but then realized you really have to change your playstyleI played every soulsborne game from ds1 onward and this is the best next to Bloodborne in my opinion. It's really fast pace and doesn't allow you to roll through attacks anymore as much as its predecessors did, but instead forces you to get good at the game. I died about 20 times to the first boss(ogre) and was about to get angry, but then realized you really have to change your playstyle (which is a good thing as its not dark souls anymore). Furthermore the graphics are great for this kind of game and the scenery is breathtaking at times. If you're a fan of difficult games, that reward you for good reflexes and observation go for it. It has to be said tho, for this kind of game don't be ashamed to look up guides if you struggles some enemies are a bit tricky. My complaint is, that you can't customize your charakter as much, I'd like to at least see some cosmetic la changes or new blades. Expand
  98. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    Game of the year!!
    A perfect accompaniment to the SoulsBorne series, with plenty of unique ideas of its own and some of the best combat of the generation.
  99. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    From Software can’t cease to impress! Thank you very much team From Software for this gem, clearly a lot of work and passion went to it. And the business model is exemplary, great job on this amazing entry and definitely looking forward to your continuation!
    Pros:
    - Amazing artwork, lore and graphics. - The combat is really innovative and challenging, perfecting it requires skill,
    From Software can’t cease to impress! Thank you very much team From Software for this gem, clearly a lot of work and passion went to it. And the business model is exemplary, great job on this amazing entry and definitely looking forward to your continuation!
    Pros:
    - Amazing artwork, lore and graphics.
    - The combat is really innovative and challenging, perfecting it requires skill, practice and patience.
    - Top notch world and character design accompanied with a compelling story.
    - Amazing voice acting in both Japanese and English and a top soundtrack to compliment this amazingly executed game.
    Cons:
    None.

    I put a score of 10 and it is a deserved 10 for me, not to counter the pathetic 0.. I fully recommend this masterpiece to anyone up for the difficulty.
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  100. Mar 31, 2019
    4
    I have completed Dark Souls 1-3 including DLC for each one, I beat Bloodborn and loved getting my behind kicked by all of them, but I DO Not like Sekiro. Sekiro is in my book not a 9/10 game there is simply to much repetetion and those quicktime inspired ripostes are horrible. I would imagine that the pc version runs much better than the night ps4 and I even have the pro, it is aboutI have completed Dark Souls 1-3 including DLC for each one, I beat Bloodborn and loved getting my behind kicked by all of them, but I DO Not like Sekiro. Sekiro is in my book not a 9/10 game there is simply to much repetetion and those quicktime inspired ripostes are horrible. I would imagine that the pc version runs much better than the night ps4 and I even have the pro, it is about time the fromsoft puts out a game that runs smooth either in 30 or 60+ fps, but without frame pacing issues and highly variable refreshrate. I played through the first two bosses, and I was done with the game I do not like the timings, the mechanics or the riposte annimations. I am sorry that I will never expeirience the story of the game, but it simply does not appeal to me, and I have an assumption that many have given in to the fromsoft hype, and given the game 10/10 wich is generally higher than DS1. Give me Bloodborn 2 cheers. Expand
  101. Mar 30, 2019
    6
    Say goodbye to armor, primary weapons, varied and complex builds, emotes and any other roleplaying elements, coop, and pvp. This is not a soulsborne game and fans of the soulsborne franchises should not be misled into believing that the gameplay is similar. Virtually every system has been overhauled, for better or worse.
    In some ways this title is more friendly to new players than
    Say goodbye to armor, primary weapons, varied and complex builds, emotes and any other roleplaying elements, coop, and pvp. This is not a soulsborne game and fans of the soulsborne franchises should not be misled into believing that the gameplay is similar. Virtually every system has been overhauled, for better or worse.
    In some ways this title is more friendly to new players than previous ones because you'll never have to look at wall of stats that you'd have to dig around online to make sense of and you won't have the training scars from playing earlier titles. But in another way, it's much more hostile to new players because the difficulty scaling is unprecedented even for a From Software game.
    Grinding is mostly ineffectual as the only reward you get for grinding is Sen (the primary currency, which can be used to purchase consumables and in some cases prosthetic attachments) and Skill Points, which are used to purchase new acrobatic abilities for your character (only one of which can be slotted at a time). You cannot increase your HP pool or Posture by grinding and you cannot summon friendly NPCs to assist you in boss fights, meaning that when you get stuck on a boss your only option is to continue slamming your head against that wall until you win or quit the game.
    Many returning FromSoft fans that are hostile to new players, casuals, and the notion of accessibility in game design will see these changes as improvements, however I generally see them as a step backwards. I don't think it's good game design for the basic narrative elements to be inaccessible to many players (even some who are willing to spend countless hours trying to 'git gud').
    My single biggest complaint with the game is the reductive nature of the new combat system. Many players seem to feel that the combat system is more complex than ever, but I disagree and I will enumerate my reasons why: Poise has been all but removed from the game, weapon arts have been replaced by acrobatic skills, stamina management was replaced by posture, spirit emblems effectively replaced FP, the prosthetic replaced spell attunement, and the jump mechanic replaced the kick. The vast array of sorceries, miracles, and pyromancies (96 total in dark souls 3) have been replaced by 11 prosthetic attachments. In Dark Souls or Bloodborne there are a wide variety of different play styles and approaches that are equally viable for completing the PVE content. You can be a strong dude with heavy armor, a giant, slow weapon, and tons of poise that just knocks bosses on their asses and manages damage trades. You can use spellcasting as your primary strategy for virtually every boss in the game. You can use a dex character with high mobility and fast weapons that inflict status effects like bleed on enemies. They all do the job, and this fantastic variety makes for excellent replay value (even for the players that aren't interested in challenge runs).
    That's just not the case in Sekiro. You have one weapon, one basic play style, and bosses only have one or sometimes two different basic strategies that are viable to beat them. To make things worse, many of the acrobatic skills that can be acquired that are supposed to make the player feel like they're making progress and getting deeper gameplay are completely nullified by certain bosses. For example, unblockable thrust weapon attacks and some kicks can be countered with a skill called the mikiri counter and unblockable sweep attacks can be jumped over, followed by a swift kick to the face that deals a lot of posture damage. Certain bosses, like Genichiro Ashina (a required boss for story progression), for example, can completely nullify these abilities and punish the player for trying to take advantage of them. This removes depth from the combat and this tactic the developers use to increase the difficulty of the game is equally artificial as tactics like making a boss' attacks deal so much damage they're all one-shot kills or tripling the HP pool of the boss to make it harder.
    It certainly feels like the central principal of this game's design was to make it extremely difficult without regard for making the gameplay feel fair, varied, or balanced.
    These drawbacks are such an intrusive impediment to enjoying the game that they overshadow many pleasant qualities in the game. I like that they tried to challenge returning hardcore players by removing I-frames from dodges. I like the new grappling mechanic and how this frees up the artists who designed the maps to add an entirely new dimension to the areas you play in. The visuals and voice acting are superb, and there appears to be just as much effort put into developing the lore of this game universe as previous titles. There are tons of different boss fights to be had in this game with 15 bosses and 29 Mini-bosses, although some of them are effectively just re-skins. I love FromSoft and their games, but I think this one was simply a step in the wrong direction. 6/10
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Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 76 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 76
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 76
  3. Negative: 1 out of 76
  1. May 15, 2019
    90
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an enjoyable, yet deeply challenging game. It's not really a Dark Souls with samurais game, but whether or not you enjoyed the difficulty level of the battles in Dark Souls will be a good benchmark in gauging how much you'll like Sekiro. If you're persistent, up for a challenge, and don't become frustrated easily, then Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an easy game to recommend.
  2. 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.
  3. Apr 27, 2019
    78
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice succeeds in its incredibly visceral combat and stealth all while being set in an engaging game world. However, its linear character growth options and repetitive combat begin to dull the experience after you get over the initial hump.