Creators of the Dark Souls series have created another amazing game. On March 24, 2019, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was released to critical acclaim. Sekrio deserves this praise, as it is an amazing game and one of FromSoftware’s best games.
Sekiro takes place during the Sengoku era in Japan in the land of Ashina, where you play as a shinobi, the protector of the royal heir. When the royal heir Kuro, your master, is taken and your arm is cut off by the evil Genichiro Ashina, it is your job to get him back. That is all the story I can go into without getting into spoilers but I must say that Sekiro has a larger emphasis on story than FromSoftware’s previous games.
The presentation of Sekiro is beautiful, there are many breathtaking landscapes and beautiful areas, such as Fountainhead Palace. The music, as per usual with FromSoftware, is amazing. There are so many epic tracks that pump you up to play the game.
The gameplay of Sekiro is amazing. There is a large emphasis on blocking and deflecting enemy attacks in order to build up their posture and finish them with a deathblow. It is super satisfying to get better at the combat system and learning enemy patterns in order to be able to defeat them. As said before, Genichiro cuts off your arm at the beginning of the game, but it is replaced by a prosthetic arm. This arm has a grappling hook, letting you navigate all over the world, it is very fun to just swing around like Spider-Man.
Overall, Sekiro is an amazing game with tons of replay value and very deep gameplay that is super fun to learn.
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