Showing posts with label Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Show all posts
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order combat system is "very similar" to From Software's latest title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

After much anticipation, fans got their long-awaited reveal of single-player action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts at E3 2019, which is set within Star Wars franchise.

Also, a 26-minute long gameplay walkthrough was presented to audience that involves using The Force and lightsaber. Respawn recently confirms to have drawn inspiration for its combat mechanics from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

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Although gameplay demo shown at E3 only gives an idea of how things will play out but not much on how things would feel. Then upon reveal of an extended clip, people started comparing it to From Software's latest release.

Then in a recent interview with Edge Magazine, lead combat designer Jason De Heras stated what Respawn is designing for Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay is very similar to what Sekiro allowed players to do, which was inspiring.

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About combat flow in the game, De Heras had the following to say about Fallen Order in his lengthy interview.

They let you attack, they let you roll, they do all this for free – and then the AI will tell you if you’re doing the correct thing. It just confirmed to us that you don’t have to limit everything the player does; let them have a little more agency, and then let the AI give them a slap on the wrist or a punch in the face. It was a positive thing for us to know there was a game that was similar to ours. Very similar.

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Sekiro is known for its punishing difficulty so much so than typical From Software games; it eventually sparked debate among critics, developers and players about whether or not it is keeping people from entirely enjoying the game.

However, it turns out to be less difficult than previous titles by same developer and gotten rid of stamina bar from Dark Souls series, which actually used to put a limit to how many actions player could perform before they need to take a break.

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From Software made it so that players could block and slash as much as they want in Sekiro or traverse relentlessly using grappling hook device without ever having to worry about a stamina gauge that would ran out and slow them down.

There are many games out there that tried and mostly failed at mimicking what developers have accomplished with Dark Souls series. Respawn is not looking to copy anything in particular but to take lessons and improvise on it.

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To make players feel powerful enough when wielding a lightsaber as Jedi Cal Kestis but still make things challenging for him, developers decided to add fodder enemies that will go down in a single hit, like blaster carrying basic Stormtroopers.

Then there are some baddies who can outright block your strikes and fight back pretty well, notably the Purge Troopers we have seen in demo. They will scale up in-game difficulty of facing enemies and will do better than regular troopers.

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De Heras continues saying, every enemy that you come across in Fallen Order that are capable of blocking has a guard meter, which is similar to Sekiro's guard system and once you manage to break it, you are in for an instant kill with a single hit.

Game director Stig Asmussen of Jedi: Fallen Order has also expressed his appreciation for From Software games even before from the days of making Demon's Souls and especially noting of his all-time personal favorite King's Field II.

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Here is a key-part of Jason De Heras talking about Fallen Order combat system with Game Informer.




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Despite drawing inspiration from and being "very similar" to Sekiro for having almost same-styled posture system, Fallen Order would not likely to be as tough as the former and even casual players will probably be able to have a good time.

Respawn Entertainment is eyeing towards releasing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order later this year during holiday season and is currently scheduled to launch on November 15, 2019 worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Mod Adds Easy Mode

Months after release, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice eventually gets an apparent easy mode, thanks to latest mod.

When developer From Software launched action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One teaming up with publisher Activision in early 2019, it received immense praise aside from criticism for extreme difficulty.

Though majority of players and hardcore gamers have embraced it, mainstream critics and game journalists were asking for an easy mode. Their prayers have finally been answered as a new mod has arrived to add an easy mode.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Mod Adds Easy Mode

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Currently available at Nexus Mods, Sekiro The Easy mod will not completely make the game easy but help people make more progress. Without altering enemy behavior or positions, it makes some simple changes to lower game difficulty.

It provides attack buffs to protagonist one-armed Wolf and thus, helps taking down enemies quicker. Players are also given infinite amount of in-game currency Spirit Emblem to access abilities and weapons while removing fall damage.

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Item drop rates and buff duration for weapons are increased along with timer of Puppeteer Ninjutsu technique to backstab opponents. There are other mods to balance out some features but Sekiro The Easy packs a couple of them into one.

Newcomers who are on the verge of giving up trying to get killed over and over again in Sekiro can at least try out this mod and receive significant perks to at least get a hold of things since the mod addresses more than a single issue.

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Players would still have to learn how to overcome every in-game challenges and tackle enemies since it doesn't affect any of their intelligence but offers you a better fighting chance against odds that seemed to be unconquerable until now.

It has only been months that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice came out and From Software is already in full swing with their upcoming project Elden Ring, which have Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki on board with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

A modder has come up with an enemy control feature hack that would allow you to play as enemies in Bloodborne.

Although modding is a fairly familiar concept to players on PC platform, sometime skilled modders find a way to hack into games on consoles and one such event has happened recently with 2015 PlayStation 4-exclusive title Bloodborne.

An Australian modder named Lance McDonald has hacked into the code of From Software game to find a backdoor that would allow him to take control over beastly creatures roaming in Yharnam to learn its behind-the-scene secrets.

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Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

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McDonald previously hacked into action RPG game Dark Souls III to unearth secrets like an early version of Consumed King, Oceiros holding his young boy Ocelotte during a fight and more that were eventually cut off from final release.

His latest mod will let player take over any enemy or even bosses just by locking on to them, thus enabling you to wander around your surroundings and having a completely different perspective of how those creatures work.

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In his first Tweet, McDonald displays how he swapped control of an enemy with The Hunter to practically test it out.



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Developers have deactivated such options before shipping their finished product but he used these functions from debug menu and though they were originally built for testing controls, it is fun to see them work in real-time.

However, one may never actually finish the entire Bloodborne game using his enemy control feature since they are unable to climb ladders or even hurt other monsters ad going too far away from player would cause them to despawn.

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He showed more usage of a debugging feature he found within in a follow-up Tweet to access more in-game enemies.



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With a plan to test out this interesting feature in other From Software games, McDonald added enemy control into action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then shared a video clip of his successful progress on Twitter as well.



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Instead of simply locking onto an enemy to immediately taking control of them, McDonald decided to come up with a special button combination that would require for players to press when they wished to control them and that is hard.

This perhaps is one of his most recent works but Lance McDonald has been working on mods for several From Software titles that he shares on his YouTube channel on a regular basis and enabling other content creators to work with those.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

There are people crying for an easy mode in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then there is Limitlessquad, who owns it.

Games developed by From Software have an inherited trait of being difficult than any other titles out there and their recent action-adventure release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no different if not a new staple on that line.

Ever since the game has come out on March 22, people who casually play video games couldn't seem to go ahead much further and kept complaining that it is even harder than Dark Souls III but then comes a player with disabilities, who proves them wrong.

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Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

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Outcry of a casual crowd in gaming community for adding an easy mode to Sekiro has been there since the game dropped and reached on a new level where they started claiming that people with disabilities are having a hard time playing it.

Then there comes a quadriplegic gamer who takes an issue with that claim and showed everyone by playing the game and defeating notorious boss Corrupted Monk to show everyone that players with limitations can adapt and conquer it too.

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Below is a video of YouTube gamer Limitlessquad with physical disabilities, showcasing his skills in Sekiro via a boss-fight.




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Of course he faces an extra layer of difficulties than most but his gameplay straight out proves that a simple easy mode band aid that ruins the core experience of the game is no actual solution rather than actually needing to "Git Gud".

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a latest game by From Software and Activision that is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone. Despite being punishingly difficult at times, it is designed to build up determination and perseverance within players.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

One YouTube gamer horheristo takes down all bosses of Sekiro in NG+2 with an aggressive play and by taking no-hit.

With their newest action-adventure release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software has defied every rule they taught players throughout their infamous Souls series but managed to set a new high with a defined gameplay.

Although some people are having a hard time getting past first few bosses and desperately begging for an easy mode, many have already beaten the game. Some even found their way with dreaded boss enemies like it is a walk in the park for them.

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Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

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Other than taking one single blow at the beginning of his journey that is essential for him becoming Sekiro (One-armed Wolf), he takes no other hit gameplay-wise and unleashes barrage of attacks on his unfortunate enemies by adapting an aggressive gameplay style.

Horheristo recorded this entire rundown on New Game Plus 2, which makes each opponent even more challenging than they are while using some wide range of skills and rare upgrades to display true potential of protagonist Wolf in battle.

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His confrontation with notoriously difficult boss Corrupted Monk and Lady Butterfly seemed way too easy like they were nothing. You can also witness some efficient use of Loaded Umbrella and Shinobi Firecrackers from his Shinobi Prosthetic.

He literally ends career of some of the toughest bosses of Sekiro like there is a recession going on in 16th century Japan and Ashina clan is unable to do anything at all to stop him but to make their futile attempts at stopping him, only to fall flat.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Watch how YouTube user horheristo masterfully demonstrates way of true shinobi warrior against Ashina clan.




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Published by Activision, the game has been out for only over a week and many already quit playing for frustration over difficulty level but seeing horheristo making a mess of his enemies only makes you wonder if this is how From Software intended you to play it.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone to play that offers more than what players in general think and instead of running around complaining, you can actually "Git Gud".

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

Latest action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is fourth most played game on Steam, making it the biggest platform launch of 2019.

Renowned for making Bloodborne and Dark Souls series in past developer From Software made a comeback with their newest action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that publisher Activision has brought to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Not only has it received a universal acclaim from critics and fans alike but PC version of the game has already sold over 100,000 copies within its first 24 hours of launch, making it one of the biggest release on Steam in 2019 so far.

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Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

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As a worthy successor of Souls series, Sekiro has successfully beaten down other contenders like Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake to climb on top of most-played games chart of Steam, currently sitting at number four spot of that list.

On Sunday, March 24, the title had a recorded peak of 124,334 numbers of concurrent players at Valve's digital distribution platform. Of course, this is not an actual number of sales as we need to account physical copies and other distribution channels to figure out overall sales number.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

By count, Sekiro is currently topping games like Grand Theft Auto V, Rainbow Six Siege and Team Fortress 2, which is truly a huge deal for a single-player game these days. It also is the third-largest Japanese game behind Dark Souls III and Monster Hunter: World.

To siege top spot, all it needs to do is to dethrone Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and DOTA 2 respectively. It would take another 800,000 players to become the most-played game on Steam.

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Sekiro is 4th on Steam Charts

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Sekiro sends players on a personal journey of a titular shinobi warrior to rescue his young lord from a samurai of Ashina clan using his ninja skills and a prosthetic arm. The game challenges you with a difficulty level that even rivals to games from infamous Dark Souls franchise.

Announced back at E3 2018, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice adapts to an evolved combat system inspired by aspects of both action and role-playing aspects of past From Software games on a medieval fantasy premise during Sengoku period of Japan.

Can You Beat First Boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro?

What really happens when you actually managed to defeat first boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?

Newly released action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has gained universal acclaim for its unique aesthetics that sets it apart from Dark Souls series.

Its initial quote unquote boss-battle has some lasting ramifications for our titular hero, which is supposed to end in his defeat and build pathway for a journey he takes later on but do we know, what would really happen if he happens to stand victorious?

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Can You Beat First Boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro?

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Immediately after release, Sekiro made a reputation of being brutally hard and has some punishing boss fights to deal with. People are dying more than twice in attempts to figure out a way to kill them or just simply getting used to gameplay mechanics.

From what early marketing campaign has fetched to us, it appears that lead protagonist Wolf had his arm severed by a samurai and later discovered it to have been replaced with a Shinobi prosthetic by an unknown sculptor who revived him.

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Genichiro Ashina Defeated

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So, our elder ninja is somewhat pre-destined to lose his left arm following an unfortunate battle with the samurai antagonist who is better known as, Genichiro Ashina because it is significantly important for rest of the story to progress on a certain path.

However, defeating Genichiro in combat is entirely possible if you are a master of swordplay but Sekiro is eventually fated to lose limb to him during that prologue fight. Only good takeaway we get from this is that From Software doesn't force you to submission.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

Below is a video from YouTube channel Boss Fight Database that displays the outcome of defeating the game's first boss.




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Sekiro losing his arm in a battle against Genchiro Ashina could have been easily played out through an in-game cut-scene. Yet developers have you played out the entire section by yourself and have the same outcome anyway.

This way, even an inevitable event gives you some sense of accomplishment when it is made playable and players can feel even more connected to the plot that is built over Sekiro's vengeance over Ashina clan for kidnapping his master.

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Ashina Strikes Back!

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According to global achievement list on Steam, only 46% of players have managed to defeat Genichiro Ashina so far. This is very much possible due to many casual players joining in for some fun and then quitting after a short while.

Those who have already given up shortly after beginning or have continued regardless should know that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice intends to test your ability to master new skills and getting good at them over time above all.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Out Now

Action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Fans of Soulsborne series rejoice as renowned Japanese developer From Software returns with a new action-adventure IP titled Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in association with publisher Activision, out now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sekiro will take players back to Sengoku period of feudal Japan and let them assume the role of a shinobi known as Wolf, who will go out on a personal quest for vengeance when his lord, the Divine Heir Kuro is kidnapped by a Samurai of Ashina clan.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Out Now

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Before he was defeated in battle, his left arm was severed and the valiant ninja warrior wakes up later to find it being replaced with a prosthetic given to him by a hermit monk named Busshi, who now dubs him as Sekiro, the one-armed wolf.

Driven by vengeance and his duty to his lord, he now sets out with a sharpened katana and armed in gadgets and weaponry within his prosthetic to lay a pile of bodies. On his way, Wolf comes across corrupt monks, deadly ogre and a giant snake.

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Action and Stealth

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Primary gameplay mechanics of combat revolves around attack and making counter but be ready to die a lot more than twice. Instead of constantly dodging attacks, parrying in pitched battles would pay off a lot more than one may think.

Other than engaging in frontal confrontation, covert methods of waging warfare are very effective. Though it's very unique resurrection system lets you get back to the fight almost immediately after you die once, it may make you cost everything.

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Strategize Your Moves

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For a simplified overview of what you are getting into while playing Sekiro, watch out the official launch trailer below.




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Players who mostly relates to Bloodborne or Dark Souls series would miss the role-playing aspect of those games in this title but it is good enough to live up to your expectation and you might even come to appreciate it after spending some time.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a bit less dark than previous titles by From Software but just as gritty as one expects it to be. What initially started as a potential Tenchu sequel has turned out to be an acclaimed game worthy of its own name.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

From Software drops another trailer featuring gameplay aspects and story highlights of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Although launch trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision is already dropped weeks before release, we are not done getting more peek into the title.

Before the game arrives for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, an overall tour of gameplay mechanics, progression, story and other aspects are jammed into an overview trailer to enlighten players about what Sekiro is.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Take a good look at the blessed five minutes of tour into the world the game is set in and witness never before seen footage.




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Nearing the end of Sengoku period, a young boy was found by the Owl who then took on the stray as an apprentice and raised him to be a shinobi. Known as the Wolf, he is tasked with protecting a young boy named Kuro, The Divine Heir.

Being last descendant of a legendary bloodline makes him a target and he is abducted by the Ashina clan. In an ensuing battle to protect his lord, the noble warrior loses his arm but is rescued by a hermit monk, who then armed him with a special ninja prosthetic.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

Using an arsenal of tools and weapons like flame vent, grappling hook, loaded axe or spear, Sekiro goes out seeking his master and wage war against his enemies by engage them in combat or tactically get the drop on them to complete his mission.

As one-armed wolf, he would either implement direct faceoff and silent takedowns depending on what the present situation demands. "Resurrection" plays a vital aspect of the game for players to use very carefully, because it allows a second chance with repercussions.

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Path to Vengeance

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Creating your own path to vengeance demands for a lot of patience and a handful of skills, mastering which would also be a major task. In order to survive in this unforgiving world, you have to go through bloodshed and face endless clash.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a completely different experience than of previous From Software games but it offers a new dimension of challenges anyone has ever faced on Bloodborne or Dark Souls series of titles.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Official launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice showcases a journey to restore honor and take revenge of the one-armed Wolf.

As we are slowly marching towards the launch of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, our excitement only grows for the game each passing day.

Curious players waiting for the heavily anticipated upcoming action-adventure are not getting any early reviews for a decision made by the publisher. However, you can always take a last-minute good look at the game through launch trailer.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

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Witness the one-armed Wolf out on his quest for revenge in the new official launch trailer of Sekiro, courtesy of From Software.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

The trailer opens up with new and unforeseen footage from the game where a wooden structure of some sorts is completely destroyed by a giant, raging bull that has a fiery log for horns as it approaches our ninja protagonist.

He parried an attack with his sword, jumped back even and when it still rushed towards him aggressively, the shinobi displays a new ability of vanishing in thin air and then reappearing on his position again, ready to strike again with a fire-attack.

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Then it cut backs to a prior time when he and his master, the Owl were in a conversation regarding the latter handing his apprentice a task of protecting a young boy of great importance and failure is not a choice.

Unfortunately, Sekiro gets a prosthetic after losing his arm in ensuing fight before that boy is taken. So, he declares war against Ashina clan and unleashes his deadly warrior spirit upon them to seek revenge and fulfill his mission.

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Going face-to-face with deadly enemies, hostile lands and gruesome boss-battles, a world of pain and suffering unveils ahead of the Wolf. Luckily, he came prepared by arming himself with powerful tools and awesome ninja abilities.

Fans of both Bloodborne and Dark Souls series may not find familiar aspects of those titles in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but regardless of much RPG elements, it still is a great action game with an intriguing back-story shrouded in mystery.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Publisher Activision is not sending out early review copies for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice before until it releases worldwide.

Upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision is only a few weeks away from releasing worldwide on March 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, unlike many other AAA-titles in the market, reviewer will not get a chance to have their early take on the game, because the publisher will not be sending out early copies for review before the game sees release.

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Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

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News came in first from video game reviewer Skill Up from YouTube, who Tweeted saying Activision will not send out early review codes until the game releases.



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Usually, when a publisher doesn't want to send out review copies early before official release of a game, the quality of the game becomes a matter of concern. However, we can rest assured considering From Software is behind development wheels for the game.

Skill Up also vouched up in this matter saying, the developers are definitely worthy of our benefit of the doubt about quality given their early track records with fan-favorite games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls trilogy in the past.

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Following a press event in London, the publisher actually confirmed to several parties that they are not giving away pre-release review codes anytime before launch and people have to wait until Sekiro finally releases within weeks.

Whatever early gameplay demo they released so far, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks a solid title with stunning visuals. Activision is most likely has done this to prevent players from getting any spoilers in advance and not because they doesn't have faith in the product.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

As the launch date draws near, developer From Software released a story trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Following their critical and commercial success on Bloodborne and games from Dark Souls series, Japanese game developer From Software has returned with their newest release from publisher Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Listed as one of our most anticipated video game of 2019, the upcoming action-adventure title has managed to raise enough curiosity among players but all it lacked so far is a backstory of the protagonist and oh Lawd, it is comin' this way.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

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Witness how the one-armed wolf started his journey in late 1500's Sengoku Japan as he eventually becomes a shinobi.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

In a vague way, the trailer opens up to a brutal period of Japan that was an era of bloody conflicts after the fall of their feudal system. It slightly sheds light on the origin of protagonist Wolf but still left many details covering in obscurity.

When the Owl found the boy amidst pile of corpses that was littered with blood and held his sword at him, the lad fearlessly grabbed the tip of it. Impressed by the fearless gesture of that stray, he took in his new apprentice who would later become a powerful ninja.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be launching on 22 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game does not have a multiplayer mode, single player campaign introduce a new level of challenge while gameplay mesh of parkour and stealth mechanics keeps it intriguing.

Not stepping too far from their previous releases, From Software has included acclaimed combat systems from the aforementioned video games into Sekiro. Boss battles you will get into are much more different than previous games as well.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019

New Year looks promising for gaming fans and we are here with our top 10 most anticipated video games of 2019 that are going to blow everyone away.

Along with numerous bumps in the road, 2018 went somewhat well in terms of video games released throughout the year mostly because of wonderful games like God of War (2018), Marvel's Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World and Red Dead Redemption 2.

We had few unfortunate stinkers like Fallout 76 and Metal Gear Survive but despite all that, 2019 is looking very promising with all the new and remake titles headed to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One all year long.

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019

Here are the top 10 most anticipated and long-awaited list of games players are waiting for in 2019 to launch on their favorite platforms.

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01. Resident Evil 2

01. Resident Evil 2 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Of course this one will be at the top. Fans have been waiting like crazy for this anticipated remake of the ageless survivor horror classic for the last few years and even though this is a reiteration of the original Resident Evil 2, people are still excited as hell!

Rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield finds them amidst a zombie apocalypse in Raccoon City and tries to fight their way out. Developer/publisher Capcom went back to the root of horror with RE2Make using their revolutionary RE Engine.

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02. Anthem

02. Anthem (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Although developer BioWare was not very successful in satisfying the fans with their last game Mass Effect: Andromeda, players are still willing to give them a chance with this one and admit it or not, it might actually course correct its way where Destiny 2 has failed.

This online multiplayer shooter avoids the typical norms of an open world environment and regardless of what some may think, it could really become a blockbuster hit. An Open Beta is currently scheduled for early February that you should take part in to see what they are offering.

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03. Kingdom Hearts III

03. Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Even though it basically is the twelfth installment from Kingdom Hearts series, it is the latest main entry coming on consoles from developer/publisher Square Enix, fourteen years after the release of Kingdom Hearts II as a worthy successor.

Series protagonist Sora is returning with his friends Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku to prevent the second Keyblade War. Popular Disney and Pixar characters will crossover during the journey alongside some familiar faces from Final Fantasy franchise.

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04. Crackdown 3

04. Crackdown 3 (PC, Xbox One)
Okay, if Microsoft Studios delays the game for some reason this year again, we are officially not interested in it anymore. Because, the title was all set to launch in 2016 which is then got pushed to next year and the next after it settled for February 2019.

Despite all the skepticism it has given us, we still believe that the game can be one of the most successful title of the year 2019 if it can manage to live up to the promises it made to fans. The sort of in-game destructive mechanism it is offering is essential for an addictive multiplayer mode.

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05. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

05. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
In past, developer From Software has worked on games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, which should give you an idea of the quality for their upcoming action-adventure title Sekiro and if you have seen any in-game footage so far, you know that we are not exaggerating.

However, the studio has no intention of making it anything like their past games at all. The game follows the chronicles of a fallen shinobi with a prosthetic arm who took it upon himself to go after a samurai for attacking him and kidnapping his lord.

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06. Devil May Cry 5

06. Devil May Cry 5 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
After a long departure following the commercial failure of DmC: Devil May Cry in 2013, developer/publisher Capcom brings back the action-adventure hack and slash game series with Devil May Cry 5 that is currently aiming at March 2019 release.

Both Dante and Nero are returning as playable characters in DMC5, which is set after the second game of the franchise. Aside from the signature combat system and photo-realistic graphics style, the game introduces The Void mode for extensive training.

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07. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

07. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
After the debacle of Star Wars Battlefront II, fans are not trusting Electronic Arts or EA DICE with the franchise anymore but with Respawn Entertainment on the development wheel, we have some hope that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will actually be good.

The game follows the narrative of a Padawan survived the Jedi purge after the events of Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The title is going to focus on an action-adventure gameplay from third-person perspective and we may get an exclusive reveal before E3 2019 as well.

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08. Days Gone

08. Days Gone (PlayStation 4)
Zombie apocalypse is quite a cliché in the world of video game now that except for a few established franchises, not everyone is making it exciting anymore but developer Bend Studio showed enough promise with their upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Days Gone that we were hooked.

The game took a different approach with the horde and making them fast runners like the ones from 28 Days Later but calling them "Freakers". Players will enter this journey of survival horror by assuming the role of bounty hunter Deacon St. John.

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09. The Division 2

09. The Division 2 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Although the original game died down after a time by losing players for not having engaging endgame content and due to lack of updates, developer Massive Entertainment assures that they will not repeat the mistake with the anticipated sequel that is offering Year One DLC for free.

The series arguably has one of the best core gameplay that can outshine many other AAA titles but coming up with a satisfying endgame experience is also crucial to its success. A better progressing system can keep the upcoming online action RPG alive in the long-run.

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10. Mortal Kombat 11

10. Mortal Kombat 11 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
For long, game director Ed Boon has been teasing the fans of Mortal Kombat series on the next release but each time they backed out of revealing it. Finally, developer NetherRealm Studios dropped an announcement trailer of MK11 during The Game Awards 2018.

The long-awaited game is going to release more details this month in a "Community Reveal" and will return in its gory glory within next four months with a possibility of introducing the Multiverse. The iconic brawler looks better and badass than ever.

To our deepest regrets, some of the top-notch game everyone has been looking for has not made it to the list because they do not have a definitive year of release officially announced yet, namely Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part II.

Depending on your taste and viewpoint, you may have a completely different list in mind and we believe that is perfectly normal, because so many titles have been keeping the fans hyped up for 2019 and it is too damn hard to pass most of them from including into the list.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Take a look at the extended gameplay and boss battle of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from Tokyo Game Show 2018.

From the very moment upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is revealed on the E3 2018 press conference, both developer From Software and publisher Activision knew that they got everyone hooked.

Through previous video footage, we had brief glances at in-game moments from the game where the shinobi warrior displayed his feats and fighting abilities against enemy, we never really had some continued gameplay that would at least lead to something.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

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Keeping that in mind, creators of the game have offered a first look at extended gameplay that leads the protagonist to Corrupted Monk and engaged in a boss-battle, straight out of TGS 2018.




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Courtesy of PlayStation Underground, the video focuses on a chapter from a journey for vengeance that the one-armed wolf has taken. It begins on a hilly area and Sekiro lands his first kill by stabbing an enemy on his throat that leads to a blood squirting.

He then jumps up from one location to another using his grappling hook before delivering a kill-shot to another enemy. Then came a mid-boss named Samurai General, who is strong, skilled and very patient to drop his blow in time.

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The game actually rewards the player for being aggressive in a fight but you have to be tricky about dodging into enemy attacks to hit them rather than running away from them and perfecting that feat may take time for some.

After finishing a few more weak enemies he takes a stealthy road to another angry adversary who is waiting to be unhinged and refills his healing bar by checking to a Sculpture's Idol. This crazy brute goes down with more stabbing and flame attacks as he is weak to fire.

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Where The Snake Rest

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Next up on his list is to reach to a castle on the other side of the rock but due to the bridge being broken, he had to take sideways. A monstrous white snake comes out making mountains rumble and hiding into a nearby cave was the best option at the moment.

Sliding through a trapdoor, the shinobi reaches to another checkpoint before confronting the Corrupted Monk boss. She is a tough cookie and this is where the death and resurrection mechanics come to play, which you can see for yourself.

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Corrupted Monk Boss Battle

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Scheduled to release on March 22, 2019, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will come out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-order for the game is already open now for both standard and collector's edition.

Although the game isn't as hard as hell like the Dark Souls series or turn out extremely punishing like Bloodborne but is surely doesn't shy away from some violent bloodbath either. In fact, it meshes so well with the gameplay mechanics that none of that will feel unnatural.