SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice
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Content Rating: Mature
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on a perilous quest to regain your honor, not even death itself.
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a worthy entry into FromSoftware’s repertoire. It’s different, to be sure, and players won’t find any of the interesting multiplayer options present in the developer's other games. That isn’t a detractor at all. Instead, there’s a pure experience to behold, unimpeded by optimized builds, distracting player invasions, and the ability to ask for help from cooperative partners. It’s a game that asks you to succeed on your own and creates an intimate, engaging experience as a result.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a truly new expression of the design philosophy that FromSoftware has spent years refining. Shifting gears a bit in the setting, story, and gameplay, the spirit of Dark Souls is still clearly the driving factor here. Fans will eat up every single second of tense combat, lore-rich environments, challenging and puzzle-like boss battles, and stealth-killing enemies from above.
Sekiro is quite simply outstanding. It’s stunning, it’s deep, it’s diverse, and it’s wholly engaging across all aspects of play. However, what truly speaks volumes is the developer’s ability to constantly encourage its players’ capacity for improvement. Here, in Shadows Die Twice, due to its punishing difficulty alone, you’re either all in or you’re all out. If you’re of the latter, you’re missing out on what may well be one of the best games of 2019.