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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:
John2290 said:

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! 

It's because you know the game and the bosses more than it is NG+ being easier. Are you playing with the charm or not? I'm saving it until I have trophies out of the way but I hear it is super difficult and require perfect deflects to stay alive. 

Also, I think Isshin might be everything in the game, combat wise combined into one boss. I found him easier than most other bosses because his posture doesn't lower very quickly so you can in turn take him down with aggression based play. 

That spear though is the reason he is so OP in phase 3 and 4. If you learn to deal with the spear (you can I frame it) while keeping up close to him and managing your own posture he can go down VERY quickly by just letting him wall on you while you return just one of the quick attacks that you get after a perfect deflect and you can take him down on phase 4 with just 2 counters of the lightning attack in phase 4 if you get lucky with the RNG.

He shouldn't pose too much of a threat now that you have learned all his move set and have it emmbeded in your mind, provided you get back to him in a timely manner. 

Dealing with the Owl requires i framing if you want to get his health down enough to get his posture up, particularly sprint attacks into him and I framing through his attacks to spin around his back and clip his health. It is hard to explain but after a bit of practice you'll know exactly where to clip past his attacks. He id tough no matter what you do but he is not invincible. Just have faith he will go down and you will beat him. 

Last edited by John2290 - on 07 April 2019

 

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Quick PSA.

Done some reaserch and I think it's pretty much confirmed that the save scum method to get all endings won't save you time if you have already used the mask to farm attack points. You will need to go on to new game plus 3 and 4 anyway to have a more timely farm for skill points. So it's best, or at least more time saving, to just go for the endings legit and keep Kuros charms while grinding that EXP. I gound method to use the ogre in late game in the Antechamber to kill some guards which seems to be the best reward for time with minimum effort.

Hope this helps.



 

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I must actually hate myself on some deep level beyond my grasp.

I fired up Bloodborne recently, mostly just so I can reclaim some of the glory of the genre, but it won't here. I'm going to continue onto some more impactful bosses and see if it is infant way satisfying or if I can get this shadow of Owl (father) that keeps hanging over my head to dissipate. Yes I take this shit way too seriously.

On a side note, been parrying attacks like an absolute pro, something I could only ever read and do on bosses in BB before. Also, the frame rate is absolute ads and the resolution could do with a remastering, already with just 4 years. Looks like a ps3 game after so many 4k 45-60fps titles recently it's super hard to adjust and I can't tell if it is an hindrance to my success.



 

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Cleric beast, first try only got hit once. Easy mode compared to Sekerio. I'm not completely sure what I am looking for here but the gameplay is still quite good bar the technical issues, it's satisfying and still has that punchy feel to it.



 

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Nate4Drake said:

""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 ... 

Yep, we know it's not a confirmation, and the guy in the video says it clearly.  It was a cool video though, and fascinating for me.

  I really hope BB2 will be a 1st gen PS5 Title ! :)



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I forgot to get the Dragonrot charm off of Emma and she is already in Kuros room. Is that me screwed for NPC quests or is there a way I can still get it?



 

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John2290 said:
I must actually hate myself on some deep level beyond my grasp.

I fired up Bloodborne recently, mostly just so I can reclaim some of the glory of the genre, but it won't here. I'm going to continue onto some more impactful bosses and see if it is infant way satisfying or if I can get this shadow of Owl (father) that keeps hanging over my head to dissipate. Yes I take this shit way too seriously.

On a side note, been parrying attacks like an absolute pro, something I could only ever read and do on bosses in BB before. Also, the frame rate is absolute ads and the resolution could do with a remastering, already with just 4 years. Looks like a ps3 game after so many 4k 45-60fps titles recently it's super hard to adjust and I can't tell if it is an hindrance to my success.

Haha, I did the same thing, but with DS3. I have it on PC though compared to Sekiro on PS4 Pro, so I actually noticed an upgrade in performance and resolution. It was very hard to get used to having such a small stamina bar, as opposed to being able to swing and run around as much as I liked. Not having a good jump mechanic was also difficult to get used to. It took a few encounters to get back into the habit of dodge rolling again.

But that was only very briefly (maybe an hour).

What I have actually been playing recently is Dragon Quest 11 and Octopath Traveler. I still have not beaten DQ11 yet, but I hit 127 hours of playtime, and am approaching the end of the game.

In Octopath, Chapter 1 was finished with every character last I picked it up, and I managed to finish my first two story arcs for the second chapter, as well as acquired three sub jobs.

I did download the Surge and I actually played for a few hours and got to the second area of the game. The combat is very clunky, and it doesn't help that I'm fighting robots. The weapons all feel fairly week, but I did appreciate the depth in terms of stats and character progression. It's odd because I enjoyed Lords of the Fallen enough to purchase it after first renting it, and I finished the entire game, but this game feels like a step back (it's very possible it's coming off the heels of Sekiro that makes it seem worse than it actually is, but I don't want to hate on it too much).

There's still a bit of a void after playing Sekiro; I hadn't enjoyed a game so much in a long time (well, since the last FromSoft game, really).



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

Yeah bloodborne ip is owned by sony so it is to be expected they will use it to boost console sales for next gen.

Bolded:Randomly met him while he was playing a lowlevel char in allodsonline mmo a good time ago,he seemed to be hyped for dark souls remastered back then.



@RaptorChris. Same. The surge feels very low budget and not worth the effort. Everything I've played after Sekerio feels that way tbh, Trying hard to get into Assassins creed, borrowed a copy as not to add to Activisions destruction of the industry but it feels very factory line with no love or care put in. Graphics and performance are ass too and it seems the HDR brings out it's flaws more.

It might be a gameless April until Days gone drops. :(



 

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Might as well go for the play on Sekerio Chris. Doesn't seem like there is anything until April 24th.



 

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