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Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review: New Souls-Like Game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a new game from the Japanese FROMSOFTWARE studio that will be released on 22 March. The studio is famous for its games (Bloodborne, Dark Souls, Demon Souls, and other games of such a genre). These games are so popular that even a new genre was created - souls-like games. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game that has a lot in common with souls-like games. But on the other hand, the game differs from other FROMSOFTWARE masterpieces.

Graphics

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a long-awaited game. Many players were surprised by the fact that developers decided to create this game, instead of Bloodborne 2. So now the gaming community have high expectations about graphics and plot. From what we have seen in official Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice trailers, the graphics in this game look colorful and nicely detailed, so we cannot call it mediocre. Buildings and trees look realistic, so you will surely enjoy playing the game. It should also be mentioned that the graphics in cutscenes look different. In cutscenes, you will see perfectly detailed characters and objects, so it surely will be gripping.

Gameplay

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a soul-like game, but it has unique gameplay and new game mechanics. First of all, there is no stamina in this game. So now you can dodge, jump, run, and even swim as much as you want. The main character moves faster, comparing to the characters in previous games. Now it is going to be much easier to perform all of these actions.

The main character has one useful weapon in his arsenal  - his iron hand. Developers promise that you will be able to upgrade it and use it in many possible ways. For example, you can use your hand as a grappling hook and pull-up to the different objects. However, you can do this only in marked places. This feature will allow you to move faster. With its help, you can perform stealth kills (backstabs). Move behind the enemy so he couldn't see you and then tap the attack button. The combats here are much faster, comparing to other FROMSOFTWARE games.

Controls

Controls are surely going to be similar to other FROMSOFTWARE studio games. You will be able to change the controls on PC. To make the game more comfortable, you can connect your gamepad and play with its help. Developers know how to make the proper controls because they have great experience in making souls-like games.

In-game purchases

There is not much info about in-game purchases. But most likely developers will add to the game some microtransactions, for example, unique weapons or costumes. It should be mentioned that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be the first game from FROMSOFTWARE studio with microtransactions.

Replay value

You will surely play this game for the second time if you are a fan of the souls-like genre. As a bonus, many games have the NEW GAME + mode, in which you launch a new game with all the upgraded equipment from the previous campaign mode.

Good

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available for download on PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One. We recommend you to play this game especially if you are a fan of souls-like games. Developers improved the game, and it is surely going to be gripping.

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics, judging by gameplay trailers
  • Controls suit the genre of the game
  • New features

Cons:

  • We don't know much about in-game purchases
  • Some unique features will be known only when the game releases
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Graphics and Sound
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Controls
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Gameplay
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Lasting Appeal

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