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Sekiro: Shadow die twice, holds strong at 90 on Opencritic based on 111 reviewers. GotY?

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Sekerio, Your Game of the year?

Yes. 9 18.75%
 
No. 20 41.67%
 
Maybe, unsure just yet. 12 25.00%
 
/indifferent/not played/other in comments. 7 14.58%
 
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Runa216 said:
beat it. Still hate the end boss and I dread having to do it again.

Only took me an hour or so to get back to Genichiro, though

Gratz, and yeah, The NG+ doesn't start to get hard again until The owl, even The corrupted monk is a push over legit fighting him. I'm on the Owl currently and might go for the shura ending, get all bosses trophy and move onto another game, yet something tells me thst wkn't be so simple as Assassins creed Odessy, The surge and Yakuza all feel a generation old after playing a game of this high quality and artistic standard. Ass creed in particular feels like a mobile generic version of The witcher 3.



 

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People, who the fuck is Robertto?



 

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John2290 said:
JamesGarret said:
Just going a bit off topic but at this point I figure Sekiro is most likely From Software´s last "Souls-like" game for this generation, what do you guys hope their next game in this style will be like?...would you like a "sci-fi Souls"?..something else entirely?

Personally, Dead Space and Dark Souls were my favorite new IPs last gen, and what I´d really, and I mean REALLY, want is a 'Souls-like' game set on a huge derelict and creepy spaceship, its interior all interconnected, the type of level design From excels at, and with a lot of the aesthetic inspired by HR Giger and the original Alien movie.

What I expect them to do is Bloodborne 2 in early 2020 but what I want them to do is a choice driven Lovecraftian game in the vane of the most recent failures like Call of Cathulu but and this being the majour differing aspect, from soft bringing their combat style and Rpg/class mechanics to gameify the whole experience past a certain point in the story as the pace ramps up. In my mind it would be more horror based than say Bloodborne, more true to Lovecrafts novels, set character focused maybe told through the lens of a narrator as in HPLs novels, less RPG and combat focused to begin with and finding a good balance between the two to continue with mid game. I would want FromSoft to keep their minimal narrative stylings but up some aspects such as cutscenes, NPC exposition and dialogue options. I would also like them to diverge from any specific Lovecraft story but have the basic themes.

I think with Deracine, they have proven to have this in them, there is a lot more I want to say on the matter but I'm in a rush. Might update later. 

You think there´ll be a Bloodborne 2?...I really want it, but I remember a thread on Era about the Sekiro reveal at E3 last year and there was a verified insider who said that there were no plans for a BB sequel but didn´t rule out the possibility...that was June last year so who knows if things have changed or will change.



John2290 said:
People, who the fuck is Robertto?

I believe its the armor knight son.



Machiavellian said:
John2290 said:
People, who the fuck is Robertto?

I believe its the armor knight son.

I was half expecting him to be gay or something. 

Robbbbberrrrrtooooo. 



 

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JamesGarret said:
John2290 said:

What I expect them to do is Bloodborne 2 in early 2020 but what I want them to do is a choice driven Lovecraftian game in the vane of the most recent failures like Call of Cathulu but and this being the majour differing aspect, from soft bringing their combat style and Rpg/class mechanics to gameify the whole experience past a certain point in the story as the pace ramps up. In my mind it would be more horror based than say Bloodborne, more true to Lovecrafts novels, set character focused maybe told through the lens of a narrator as in HPLs novels, less RPG and combat focused to begin with and finding a good balance between the two to continue with mid game. I would want FromSoft to keep their minimal narrative stylings but up some aspects such as cutscenes, NPC exposition and dialogue options. I would also like them to diverge from any specific Lovecraft story but have the basic themes.

I think with Deracine, they have proven to have this in them, there is a lot more I want to say on the matter but I'm in a rush. Might update later. 

You think there´ll be a Bloodborne 2?...I really want it, but I remember a thread on Era about the Sekiro reveal at E3 last year and there was a verified insider who said that there were no plans for a BB sequel but didn´t rule out the possibility...that was June last year so who knows if things have changed or will change.

They'd be silly not to do BB2, Both Sony and From, perhaps they won't but with so many people asking for it and it a pretty much guaranteed 2mil +, I'd be very surprised if they aren't already half way done with the game.  



 

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John2290 said:
Runa216 said:
beat it. Still hate the end boss and I dread having to do it again.

Only took me an hour or so to get back to Genichiro, though

Gratz, and yeah, The NG+ doesn't start to get hard again until The owl, even The corrupted monk is a push over legit fighting him. I'm on the Owl currently and might go for the shura ending, get all bosses trophy and move onto another game, yet something tells me thst wkn't be so simple as Assassins creed Odessy, The surge and Yakuza all feel a generation old after playing a game of this high quality and artistic standard. Ass creed in particular feels like a mobile generic version of The witcher 3.

Yeah, after playing some games from the last few years I'm kinda shocked at how boring and simplistic so many AAA titles are most of the time. Why play something like Assassin's Creed - which has the same basic gameplay now as it did a decade ago - when I could be playing something with such an intricate, difficult battle system as Sekiro? Why play crap like Call of Duty when I could be playing Red Dead Redemption? There are certainly places for those bland, generic, cookie-cutter AAA games in the market, but there really is so goddamn much choice in the medium that I could never see a loot-box or microtransation and still never catch up with the games I wanna play. 

As for me, I'm almost disappointed in how easy the game is, now. I don't think the game is easy, persay, but after beating Isshin I started NG+ and I don't think I've died once. I haven't died on ANY of the bosses yet - miniboss or full boss - and while I think I did get knocked down a few times (died once), I came back and just returned to the idol. 

Despite dying 50+ times on Lady Butterfly on my first go-'round, I bet her first time with ease this time. Like, I killed her and Juzou in the same life without resting. I beat every miniboss without dying, including The Shinobi Hunter, Seven Blades Samurai, and Snake Eyes Shirahagi - each on my first try, and I even beat Gyobu, Lady Butterfly, and Genichiro on my first attempts. Oh, and I absolutely WRECKED the blazing Bull and Centipede Giraffe without getting hit. Now that I think about it, the only boss I've died at so far was headless. Fuck headless. I will be avoiding HEadless in the future, but as it turns out I did in fact die a handfull of times on NG+.

My first time through was your basic Immortal Severance playthrough. I got all of the gourd seeds, all but two of the prayer beads, all of the Lapis Lazuli I could (allowing me to upgrade 2/4 of the final prosthetic upgrades), and did basically everything I could. My plan is to do this NG+, get to right before the owl and make a save-copy so I can do the Shura ending, get the missable boss trophy (Emma), as well as the Shura ending trophy, then reload the save and go through to the Purification ending where I'll get the lapis Lazuli for making the final upgrades, the final two prayer beads, and Owl (Father) Trophies. I figure by the end of this playthrough I'll get the 'get all skill unlocks' trophy while I'm at it.

I intend to platinum this, so by this point all I'll have left is the 'dragon' ending, which is apparently BY FAR the hardest ending to get. Won't be too hard knowing I'm just playing through quickly, though. 

I am still scared as fuck for my spirit when I have to fight Owl, Owl(Father), and Isshin on NG+ though. However, on the other hand, I'm finding the game so much easier this time around maybe it won't be all bad? I haven't even USED the new memories to increase my strength since starting NG+, got 3 banked and can't be arsed to use them since I'm still wrecking everything. 

The game is luring me into a false sense of security, I know it.

Still love it, even if I absolutely HAAAATE that last boss. Like, I genuinely don't like it; unlike other bosses that I thought were brilliant in retrospect, I still hate Isshin; maybe I'm just not good enough? I don't think it's a poorly designed boss, but I do think it's way too much andI just can't learn in that fight, unlike the others. LAdy Butterfly taught me timing, dodging, proper Shuriken use, deflection, and kiting, The Shinobi hunter taught me Mikiri, Blazing Bull and Gyobu taight me arena combat and beast fighting, etc. I am redoing them all, learning how to adapt, and it feels good because it's clear I've learned. I love it, but at the same time I do fear Isshin. 

Someone hold me and tell me I'm a good burd! 



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PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

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Bloodborne, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III

John2290 said:
JamesGarret said:

You think there´ll be a Bloodborne 2?...I really want it, but I remember a thread on Era about the Sekiro reveal at E3 last year and there was a verified insider who said that there were no plans for a BB sequel but didn´t rule out the possibility...that was June last year so who knows if things have changed or will change.

They'd be silly not to do BB2, Both Sony and From, perhaps they won't but with so many people asking for it and it a pretty much guaranteed 2mil +, I'd be very surprised if they aren't already half way done with the game.  

""In a new video posted by the excellent VaatiVidya, the YouTube star and big Souls fan suggests that From Software could be readying a sequel or prequel to Bloodborne.

As previously reported, From Software PSVR title Deracine features an item referred to as the Fiona Doll, which contains an interesting nod to Bloodborne.

The item description reads: "A doll of the stone girl Fiona, who appears in the unfinished tale. When a person has a bad dream, Fiona appears and helps them flee."

The doll is also performing the 'Make Contact' gesture, which suggests that the Bloodborne tale isn't over.""

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1053320/PS5-release-news-Bloodborne-2-theory-PlayStation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmG3BYTyCjo

If you have 10 min, watch it, very well done and fascinating.

 I can see Bloodborne2 as a first generation PS5 Game :D

Last edited by Nate4Drake - on 07 April 2019

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Nate4Drake said:
John2290 said:

They'd be silly not to do BB2, Both Sony and From, perhaps they won't but with so many people asking for it and it a pretty much guaranteed 2mil +, I'd be very surprised if they aren't already half way done with the game.  

""In a new video posted by the excellent VaatiVidya, the YouTube star and big Souls fan suggests that From Software could be readying a sequel or prequel to Bloodborne.

As previously reported, From Software PSVR title Deracine features an item referred to as the Fiona Doll, which contains an interesting nod to Bloodborne.

The item description reads: "A doll of the stone girl Fiona, who appears in the unfinished tale. When a person has a bad dream, Fiona appears and helps them flee."

The doll is also performing the 'Make Contact' gesture, which suggests that the Bloodborne tale isn't over.""

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1053320/PS5-release-news-Bloodborne-2-theory-PlayStation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmG3BYTyCjo

If you have 10 min, watch it, very well done and fascinating.

 I can see Bloodborne2 as a first generation PS5 Game :D

I don't think we need to read that deeply into it. It's cool and all but it's like the destiny symbol in Halo 3, it may or may never have happened regardless of that Easter egg. Here, I think it is a no brainer either way, BB2 will happen from the outcry of support alone. 



 

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Nate4Drake said:
John2290 said:

They'd be silly not to do BB2, Both Sony and From, perhaps they won't but with so many people asking for it and it a pretty much guaranteed 2mil +, I'd be very surprised if they aren't already half way done with the game.  

""In a new video posted by the excellent VaatiVidya, the YouTube star and big Souls fan suggests that From Software could be readying a sequel or prequel to Bloodborne.

As previously reported, From Software PSVR title Deracine features an item referred to as the Fiona Doll, which contains an interesting nod to Bloodborne.

The item description reads: "A doll of the stone girl Fiona, who appears in the unfinished tale. When a person has a bad dream, Fiona appears and helps them flee."

The doll is also performing the 'Make Contact' gesture, which suggests that the Bloodborne tale isn't over.""

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1053320/PS5-release-news-Bloodborne-2-theory-PlayStation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmG3BYTyCjo

If you have 10 min, watch it, very well done and fascinating.

 I can see Bloodborne2 as a first generation PS5 Game :D

They already said many times that they were sorry for even putting that easter egg in because you guys keep demanding that it be confirmation of BB2 ...