Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by From Software and distributed by Activison. The game was released on March 22nd, 2019. The game follows a shinobi from the Sengoku Period, known as Lobo, who tries to take revenge on a clan of samurai that attacked and kidnapped his master.
SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE
Available: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, Xbox One
Players: One player
Launch date: 22 March 2019
Trailer of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice + Game Pictures
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure game played from a third-person vision. Compared to the Souls saga, created by the same company, the game is characterized by having less role-playing elements, no character customization and no ability to level up, in addition to no multiplayer elements. Below is the official trailer for the game so you can get an overview of the game‘s storyline:
The main facet of gameplay in this game is combat. Sekiro uses techniques such as Posture, Kanji Sense and Resurrection. Here are some images from the game to help you get familiar with it.
Tips & Tricks for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Although you may think it’s a very easy and intuitive game, it’s quite different from the other FromSoftware sagas. In this game there are small points that you must take into account to be better. At first glance they may seem unimportant, but you must take them into account if you want to win. Below we explain the 4 most important tricks for the game.
First he watches and then he attacks
Although it seems like obvious advice, it’s very important to keep it in mind in this game. You’re going to get better at your strategy, so try not to attack too hard. Examine all the roofs and ledges to reach hidden areas and learn how to make stealthy attacks from the ledges so you can return to the shadows after each attack.
Pay attention to your experience, skill and money points
When you gain experience, you earn skill points that you can use to gain new skills. These skills will be very relevant to progress in the game. When you have enough skill points, invest in tools that allow you to deflect or parry your enemies’ attacks.
On the other hand, you will get sen (money), which can be spent on the merchants, called Bidders, you will find throughout your adventure. You can spend your money on really useful items like pumpkin seeds that will give you more life or better materials that will allow you to improve your tools.
Parry and Counterattack
Posture is one of the most important mechanics to understand when we talk about combat in Sekiro. It basically tells you how many more sword strikes an enemy can receive when you are in a duel. Stance has a significant impact on the pace of combat.
If you press the defense button just before you are hit by your enemy’s attack, it will allow you to block him, and immediately afterwards you will have the option of replaying. The counterattack will cause some damage, but be careful if your enemy prepares another attack, as he will catch you up.
If you die, be careful when you resurrect
The game is called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice because if you die, you have the chance to come back to life. If you die again after coming back to life, you will lose half of your money and skill points. That’s why the best thing to do when you come back to life is to stop fighting and use the Return Idol offered by the game to return to a rest area and recover.
Here is a video explaining some tricks for this wonderful game.
How to get the best improvement materials at Sekiro
As you play Sekiro, you’ll want to make the most of your arm prosthesis. You should keep in mind that the improvement materials you need for that are progressively rarer as well. That is why, below, we will explain how to get the most important special materials: Lapis lazuli and Mercury Fulminate
Location of Lapis Lazuli
This resource can be obtained in different ways. Here are some tips to make it easier for you:
- The demon of hate gives us a couple of fragments.
- You get one by killing a Shichimen warrior in the Spring Palace.
- The noble merchants of the jars, Harunaga and Koremori, sell a couple of fragments. They also give us one if we give their valuable bait to the big colored tent. The first of these merchants is at Hacienda Hirata, and the second is at the Palace of the Spring (just like the tent).
Location of Mercury Fulminate
To get this material we go back to the end of the game. There you can defeat the soldiers of the ministry that protect the surroundings of Ashina with firearms.
If you want to get your hands on the mercury fulminate a little earlier, your alternative is to go to the Canyon Fortress in the Submerged Valley and the Depths of Ashina to take out enemies equipped with firearms until they end up dropping this material.
Guide to getting the upgrade materials
Although we have told you how to get the two most important improvement materials, there are also some less relevant ones. Here is a guide to how to get all those materials.
Basic guide to playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The game of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is very strategic and dynamic. You have to take into account a lot of points to play this game because if you play crazy, you will die very fast. Here is a tutorial on how to play this game.
Sekiro Analysis: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game that hasn’t disappointed because of its style. This game captivated Miyazaki fans with its graphics and storyline. However, there are some negative aspects that we have to take into account. Now that you have a broader view of the game, we will provide you with an analysis of the game:
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