Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game in a medieval-fantastic universe in the Sengoku era. Developed by FromSoftware, the developers of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, and published by Activision, this video game is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC tomorrow!
It seems that death doesn’t want you, not yet…
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you play Sekiro, or Crippled Wolf, a Shinobi, or more commonly called Ninja. Your objective is to protect a young lord at the risk of your life. One day, he was kidnapped by the samurai Ashina who tried to take over his legacy. You woke up in a dilapidated temple where a mysterious sculptor tells you that it is not yet time for you to die. He also explains that your crippled arm has been replaced by a prosthetic arm that will help you a lot in your adventure. Indeed, it will be able to be transformed into a grapple, axe, torch, firearm…
You have understood it, a katana in your left hand and a personalized tool in your right arm, you will have to beat many powerful enemies to rescue your master and avenge him!
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you’ll have to alternate between exploring the open world and fighting hard! To do this, you will have the opportunity to use both the deadly weapons at your disposal and the Ninja abilities that you will unlock as you progress through the game.
You will also have to stealthily infiltrate enemy buildings, hide in vegetation or quietly murder enemies. Sekiro’s universe is also very vertical and can be explored with your grapple.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: never forget the Shinobi code…
What about this video game!
It is true that the theme of Japan-medieval is very little (too little?) exploited in video games, so it is with pleasure that we discover this universe!
First of all, the artistic choice of the game is magnificent ! landscapes to fall, castles in the time of medieval Japan, scary enemies one more than the other, in short we love this dark and strange universe !
The VF version of the game is of good quality even if we advise you to keep the Japanese version for more immersion.
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice we find elements from the previous games of the FromSoftware studio. Indeed, Sekiro is inspired a little bit by the mechanics of Dark Souls’ gameplay and Bloodborne’s speed. But also the extensive infiltration of Tenchu, the first video game in the studio’s feudal Japan.
However, unlike Dark Souls, when you die in battle, your body regenerates because, as the title of the game indicates, the shadows die twice. Death may therefore be part of an enemy’s strategy of surprise attack, who will think they have finished with you.
In short Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the perfect video game for lovers of Japanese culture, but also of medieval-fantastic worlds! If you like video games of fighting and adventure, you will be served!
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