EVERYTHING You Should Know Before You Buy Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Shared March 6, 2019

Recently Activision flew me and a few other lucky content creators to Japan to visit FROM SOFTWARE to play Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as well as interview game director, Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Even though I only spent 3 hours with the game, there’s a lot to unpack here. So for the bulk of the video I’m going to try to just stick to the facts for each topic with a light dusting of subjectivity here and there. And then at the end I’ll give you my overall opinion of Sekiro from the time I spent with it. But, I can assure there is a ton of new and useful information here. Alright, let’s jump right into it.

Here’s 11 Things You Need to Know About Sekiro.

We'll cover Story, Setting and Character, The Ninja Class of Shinobi, Combat, Posture and Deathblows, the Shinobi Prosthetic Arm, Various Upgrades, Stealth, Death, and finally the Dragonrot Mechanic.



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This game is going to drink the tears of the No-Hit runners.

4 months ago | [YT] | 687

Roman Draco

This is an actual historical reference of Japan...


4 months ago | [YT] | 320


Good grief. RIP every NPC in the temple on my first play through. Feelsbadman

4 months ago | [YT] | 313

Veiss seven

Wow, japanese people were really short back then. About the size of a chicken apparently. The giant was just a normal sized person.

4 months ago | [YT] | 292

Skeleton Warlord

Breaking News: Man literally too angry to die

4 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 957


This dude pronounced se-ki-ro like 12 different ways.

4 months ago | [YT] | 97


i couldnt resist watching this. Wanted to go in blind so badly. failed

4 months ago | [YT] | 177


"Fromsoftware is known for players in their games dying repeatedly but never before has a death mechanic been implemented in such a way that the player begins to experience the effects of ther immortality harm those around him" Demon's Souls: Am I a joke to you?

4 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 105

II Veathkyn II

Main character is just Dex build Guts.
Change my mind

4 months ago | [YT] | 174


> Dodging bad
> Time-parry heavy gameplay
Oh, I'm gonna get railed.

4 months ago | [YT] | 51


I have a feeling this game will be harder for souls veterans than new players.

4 months ago | [YT] | 50

Crimson Wolf

This is by FAR my personal most anticipated game of the year, and has been since the year past, I CANNOT WAIT 😱

4 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 87


Now thats game journalism.
I tought for sure i already knew best people at games talk on the internet but you sir deserve to sit among em! Perfect preview vídeo.

4 months ago | [YT] | 35

Nasser FireLord Arts

Sekiro: souls players die more than twice

4 months ago | [YT] | 609

Xavier Paquin


4 months ago | [YT] | 86


You had me at "Giant Snake", i'm sold.

4 months ago | [YT] | 36


Game is honestly probably way too hard for most casual players. I applaud all of the souls folk that will enjoy it. Trading my copy in as dying 15 times and playing for a few hours to make it into the first 30 minutes of gameplay isn’t fun atleast not for me. Wish I knew this before I wasted 60 bucks.

3 months ago | [YT] | 9


Sekiro: the game where first normal enemy is as tough as orphan of Kos

4 months ago | [YT] | 43

probo rahadianto

So you like to turtling behind a shield? Made Bloodborne to force you mastering evading. So you like to evade? Make Sekiro to force you to parry. I always suck at parry. It will be hard game for me.

4 months ago | [YT] | 644

Wew Lad

what I like about these games is how they give a meaningful in-universe explanation for the player's resistance to death
in demon's souls your own soul is bound to the nexus,
in dark souls you are cursed by god
in bloodborne you are sustained by dreaming,
in sekiro you are a shadow with dragon heritage

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