Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 1.0

A third-person sword-fighting game about revenge

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in a distant land and set back in the days when Japanese swords were the most powerful weapons on the planet. However, there are now monsters and magic to contend with as you carve your path through your enemies to take your revenge, so you must do it with your sword and your adjustable prosthetic arm..

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PROS

  • The spiritual sequel to Tenchu
  • A very vivid revenge story

CONS

  • Multi-directional combat is fluid but tricky to grasp
  • Getting lost is a little too easy

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in a distant land and set back in the days when Japanese swords were the most powerful weapons on the planet. However, there are now monsters and magic to contend with as you carve your path through your enemies to take your revenge, so you must do it with your sword and your adjustable prosthetic arm..

Amazing graphics and smooth fighting combinations

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in a mythical and magical time where monsters and magical fighters are able to summon dark energy to destroy you. Your job is to cut through them and stealthily destroy key enemies in order to get your revenge. You can set up fighting combinations to beat different enemies, and they are not too difficult or complicated. One of the things that separates this game from other sword games, be they older games such as Tenchu, or more advanced games like “Mount & Blade Warband,” is the blocking function. Your shield appears from nowhere, which means it doesn't hinder you when striking with your sword, and it pretty-much covers the direction you are facing, so you do not have to angle your character to make your block or shield effective. It sounds oversimplified, but is in-fact the perfect balance between a block and the use of a shield.

A game for today for players from the past

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was built for late 90s gamers who remember old games as being far better than they were. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is so closely based on Tenchu, and has fighting mechanics so similar to “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” that one may accuse the game of being a long-awaited amalgamated sequel to the games. The storytelling is definitely not Final Fantasy 7, but it has that mythic-Japanese edge without dipping its toe into the magical anime genre.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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