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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%
 
Total:48

YEEEEEEEEESSSS!!

I did it! I beat Isshin! Managed to counter his lightning three times in a row. Was almost dead with no room to heal, and no stamina to block. I was just about to back off to heal (which probably would have gotten me killed), when he suddenly did his stab attack. I caught it and that was the end of his posture! God I love this game!



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I know im incredible slow with this game but just beat Lady Butterfly in 2 tries,first time i did not get to the second phaseand second try i just kept close to her, deflected the moment she attacked and in between you always have room to land a few attacks till she goes into offense again. When the red mark appears you just always jump and kick and you can shoot her out of the air with the shuriken. Second phase is almost the same and the npc beforehand lets us know how to get rid of the illusions,the butterflies dont really pose danger.



Cerebralbore101 said:
YEEEEEEEEESSSS!!

I did it! I beat Isshin! Managed to counter his lightning three times in a row. Was almost dead with no room to heal, and no stamina to block. I was just about to back off to heal (which probably would have gotten me killed), when he suddenly did his stab attack. I caught it and that was the end of his posture! God I love this game!

Gratz dude. How hard would you say you found him as oposed to other bosses? 



 

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Immersiveunreality said:
I know im incredible slow with this game but just beat Lady Butterfly in 2 tries,first time i did not get to the second phaseand second try i just kept close to her, deflected the moment she attacked and in between you always have room to land a few attacks till she goes into offense again. When the red mark appears you just always jump and kick and you can shoot her out of the air with the shuriken. Second phase is almost the same and the npc beforehand lets us know how to get rid of the illusions,the butterflies dont really pose danger.

Nice. You are rightto be taking it slow, I wish I had as it is so stressful and difficult I think the genre might be ruined for me or at least tarnished slightly. Taking it slow has the benifet of being able to sleep on bosses and have the added bonus of your brain working it all out for you. 

Do you think you will see it through? Where you at on thr main path?



 

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Continuing my slow pace, I'm now facing the first Owl. Managed to get one death blow on him my first try. Haven't fought him since. Didn't find much issue with the guardian apes or the fake monk battle.

I'm farming divine confetti right now and killing headless and shaman's.



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John2290 said:
Immersiveunreality said:
I know im incredible slow with this game but just beat Lady Butterfly in 2 tries,first time i did not get to the second phaseand second try i just kept close to her, deflected the moment she attacked and in between you always have room to land a few attacks till she goes into offense again. When the red mark appears you just always jump and kick and you can shoot her out of the air with the shuriken. Second phase is almost the same and the npc beforehand lets us know how to get rid of the illusions,the butterflies dont really pose danger.

Nice. You are rightto be taking it slow, I wish I had as it is so stressful and difficult I think the genre might be ruined for me or at least tarnished slightly. Taking it slow has the benifet of being able to sleep on bosses and have the added bonus of your brain working it all out for you. 

Do you think you will see it through? Where you at on thr main path?

I wish to beat genichiro today,did one try on him last week before i went exploring other areas.

I cleared senpai temple till the main hall idol with all those priest and the big golden statue and defeated both centipede thingies, also got down to the gun fort until i got stuck on a locked door so yeah now i really need to face geni since i stalled that long enough. By the look of it he does not give much room to think and almost asks for instinctive reaction and lots of deflecting while staying in his face so i best not try to attack him too much and focus on getting his posture down unlike Lady butterfly that had more room to attack her inbetween.

Oh yes i will finish this game,just taking my damn sweet time :p

Edit: Yes brain and reaction speed while trying to focus and not letting panic take over are key to this game.



Immersiveunreality said:
John2290 said:

Nice. You are rightto be taking it slow, I wish I had as it is so stressful and difficult I think the genre might be ruined for me or at least tarnished slightly. Taking it slow has the benifet of being able to sleep on bosses and have the added bonus of your brain working it all out for you. 

Do you think you will see it through? Where you at on thr main path?

I wish to beat genichiro today,did one try on him last week before i went exploring other areas.

I cleared senpai temple till the main hall idol with all those priest and the big golden statue and defeated both centipede thingies, also got down to the gun fort until i got stuck on a locked door so yeah now i really need to face geni since i stalled that long enough. By the look of it he does not give much room to think and almost asks for instinctive reaction and lots of deflecting while staying in his face so i best not try to attack him too much and focus on getting his posture down unlike Lady butterfly that had more room to attack her inbetween.

Oh yes i will finish this game,just taking my damn sweet time :p

Edit: Yes brain and reaction speed while trying to focus and not letting panic take over are key to this game.

Genichiro is the best, most balanced and enjoyable fight in the game. Have fun. 

Just a heads up, something a lot of people miss is there is golden flash whenyou get a perfect felect that allows you the get one quick blow in. I missed this mechanic until well after Genichiro and was using it on NG+ when I fought hin again. Using that mechanic is as key as, like you said, not loosing your shit. 



 

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John2290 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
YEEEEEEEEESSSS!!

I did it! I beat Isshin! Managed to counter his lightning three times in a row. Was almost dead with no room to heal, and no stamina to block. I was just about to back off to heal (which probably would have gotten me killed), when he suddenly did his stab attack. I caught it and that was the end of his posture! God I love this game!

Gratz dude. How hard would you say you found him as oposed to other bosses? 

He was medium difficulty, but only because he was an upgraded Genchiro, and only because I had fought old Isshin before to get the Shura ending. There are sooooooo many opportunities to just dodge his attacks in phase 1 and cut him up from the back. When he does the slow three swing combo, you can dodge on the last swing. When he does his sweep attack you can dodge all the way around that. When he does double ichimonji you can dodge that too. His phase 2 was the hardest, because that spear has serious range, and his mortal draw attacks are almost impossible to predict whether or not they are sweeps or uppercuts. His phase 3 just needs you to catch lightning, and miriki counter his delayed stab attack. 

Hardest boss in the game for me was Corrupted Monk the first time around. She blocks literally everything unless you get behind her, and her freaking mix up is insane. Her jumping downward slash looks identical to her jumping sweep. Honestly, without 5 confetti, and a chip damage approach, I don't see how anyone could beat her on the first try. 



Did give Genichiro about 6 tries and i was so wrong about the deflecting,he almost forces you to play offensive while leaving little room for errors.
Needed to relearn how i played the game to make some progression on him.



Immersiveunreality said:
Did give Genichiro about 6 tries and i was so wrong about the deflecting,he almost forces you to play offensive while leaving little room for errors.
Needed to relearn how i played the game to make some progression on him.

Yeah  you gotta be agressive and bring the fight to him. Should be getting into a 4 hits to 1 deflect melody at least, or higher if you can. You don't need to get around him but if you want to clip his health for easier posture damage you can sprint, tap circle and swing aroubd him. You'll get the hang of this technique on future bosses and it is very much needed for two in particular. 



 

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-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.