Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - From Software and Hidetaka Miyazaki's new game for PS4, XBone, PC

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Things to know:

- No PVP, no multiplayer
- YOU CAN PAUSE!!!!!!1!!!
- Activision is publishing but there's no monetization in the works
- Stab a giant rooster in the head

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 20:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

- Stab a giant rooster in the head


sold

invited to an unexpected ninja presentation (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 20:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

preordered btw

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 20:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That game looks ... awesome. And fast. And hard. Be great if that was the real music.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

does it have dynamic horse testicles

ciderpress, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

- YOU CAN PAUSE!!!!!!1!!!

Not only that, you can SWIM.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Which boats well for aquatic duels in the next Soulslike game.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

boats = "bodes", but lol

I'm excited for this, despite the multiplayer having become my favorite part of From (or pretty much any) games.

Speaking of the music, I thought this was really cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9NpbnBaDPE

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i am okay and maybe even more than okay with this being single player only. i will miss the interactive qualities of messages and ghosts but i dunno how they would program combat with the water/grappling hook to not be buggy as fuck and HEY pausing!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 7 March 2019 02:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

apparently, no falling damage too!
I'm appreciative of the suggestion that there's an immense amount of nuance and difference from stage to stage; was a bit afeared it was all gonna be japanese villages. the verticality of it all looks superdope.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 7 March 2019 02:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

glad there's grains

ciderpress, Thursday, 7 March 2019 02:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's still fall damage iirc, it's just minimal

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

These motherfuckers...so apparently there's the resurrection mechanic to instantly come back from a death, but it's balanced out by a GUILT mechanic where using it makes your npc buddies get sick (and probably die).

https://youtu.be/SWIgpuVA2-U?t=846

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol i am into this though i will likely kill all my in game guys on my first run through
"Please for the love of god GIT GUD"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so i am getting pretty excited about this now
this is inessential viewing but it has a great bit at the end that hit my sweet spot: "every game by from software arrives like a sort of birthday present just for you"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4V8HAvZcS4

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:20 (five days ago) Permalink

Heh, that's pretty good. I am excited enough that when my partner said "I won't be home on Sunday, I have an all day continuing education seminar", um, I wasn't exactly dismayed.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:29 (five days ago) Permalink

having seen more footage now this looks very much not like dark souls other than being difficult. it's a stealth action game

ciderpress, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 19:18 (five days ago) Permalink

Seems like a riff on Souls concepts, playing against things they've done before? Like getting rid of the stamina bar but adding the 'posture' mechanic that forces you to parry.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:18 (five days ago) Permalink

most reviews seem to think this is significantly harder than dark souls

ciderpress, Thursday, 21 March 2019 15:59 (three days ago) Permalink

my copy is waiting for me at home

i am psyched

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:02 (three days ago) Permalink

mine is en route; I'm busy all weekend but will need to do some late night exploration. super psyched, may need to cancel some plans tbh!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:41 (three days ago) Permalink

the whole "Spider Souls" vibe i'm getting has me confounded and crazy curious

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:43 (three days ago) Permalink

Psyched for the difficulty curve and to be bad at a new game.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:47 (three days ago) Permalink

this seems v promising after the first hour of play - feels good to be blowing the dust off my parrying muscle memory

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:45 (three days ago) Permalink

where's my game mr azmazong mang

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 22 March 2019 18:09 (two days ago) Permalink

not cool amazon, get it fuckin sorted

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 March 2019 18:26 (two days ago) Permalink

I got the digital this time (mostly so I never have to take the DS3 disc out, lol), all downloaded and ready to go. My terrible internet appreciates the relatively small file size.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 22 March 2019 18:29 (two days ago) Permalink

sorted! Loading! Won't be able to play until late night but making sure it's installed and updated so i can actually have a go at it.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 22 March 2019 18:53 (two days ago) Permalink

i suppose a 2.5 gig patch day of release is sort of standard these days? this is why nintendo makes money you guys: plug and play.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 22 March 2019 18:54 (two days ago) Permalink

a lot of Nintendo games have patches now though it's mostly to add dlc or improve performance and not to fix game breaking bugs

ciderpress, Friday, 22 March 2019 19:00 (two days ago) Permalink

I picked myself up off the ground and rushed at him. He began an onslaught of attacks and, after six hours of learning his style and developing the muscle memory, I just started parrying on instinct. Each one of his swings and each arrow he fired was met with a perfectly timed raise of my sword. Every unblockable attack he lunged at me with was sidestepped or hopped immaculately. I watched as his Posture deplete, edging closer to the breaking point, and at the same time I could feel my breathing become more rapid, my thumbs beginning to tremble. I wore him down and delivered a Deathblow, backed away, and did it all over again, and a third time. In that final moment when I pierced through him with my katana, I was completely overcome with emotion. After six gruelling hours of failure, the winning battle lasted just six minutes. I'm not too proud to admit that I cried, and I'd do it all over again.

I will never play this game lol

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 22 March 2019 23:26 (two days ago) Permalink

It's not a deathblow if you have to do it three times imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 22 March 2019 23:33 (two days ago) Permalink

death-edging

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:18 (yesterday) Permalink

on a scale of 0 - 450, how important is parrying in this game?

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:12 (yesterday) Permalink

420

ciderpress, Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:14 (yesterday) Permalink

Only had time to go through the tutorial section, but it feels good so far! I like the new parry (deflect) mechanic. Died once.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 23 March 2019 02:57 (yesterday) Permalink

first mini boss killed me 25 times then suddenly i figured it out and slaughtered him w/out even needing a flask/gourd. resigned myself to an unstoppable dragonrot epidemic

adam, Saturday, 23 March 2019 13:47 (yesterday) Permalink

That guy took me awhile too. Seems like you need to be very aggressive and stay close, but also learn their attacks. I also realized that you can interrupt his special attacks, but I'm sure that's not true of all bosses.

Now I'm sword-fishing for carp.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 23 March 2019 14:42 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah kiting him did and trying to chip away with shurikens did me no good.

also if you throw a fistful of ash in his face you can get a few hits in, enough to trigger his posture-healing routine (which can be interrupted and punished).

tenchu vibes are strong here with the rooftops and the grappling hook and raining death upon unsuspecting mooks.

adam, Saturday, 23 March 2019 15:50 (yesterday) Permalink


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