Robert Conkey Producer at Activision took to the PlayStation Blog to give excited Sekrio: Shadows Die Twice fans some new helpful tips and tricks for the game that will help players on their first run.
FromSoftware is notoriously known for making difficult games that may or may not break your controller from absolute rage, but there is something about the mechanics and gameplay at hand that never makes you feel at a disadvantage. All players have the same skill while entering the game for the first time and FromSoftware allows you to slowly build that skill up by repetition.
However, Shadows Die Twice is said to be significantly harder than the Souls and Bloodborne titles. That is primarily due to the fact that Sekiro is filled with new mechanics such as a mechanical arm, verticality, and stealth. Thankfully, Robert Conkey Producer at Activision detailed some helpful tips and tricks for the game.
Check out the some of the helpful tips and tricks you should know before heading into the game blindly down below:
Deflection: Deflect is critical, and mixing consecutive deflects with aggressive attacks is the key to success in battle. If you don’t deflect an enemy’s attacks and try to rely on just dodges, you’re going to have a hard time winning against tougher bosses. This takes practice and is one of the toughest parts of the learning curve. Remember that you may have to deflect multiple times in rapid succession depending on the move your opponent uses, so learning what your opponent is capable of is a big advantage.
Mikiri: Unlock Mikiri Counter within your first two or three skill unlocks. Not only does it look cool to step on an enemy’s weapon, it’s just too good to not have and makes dealing with powerful stabby enemies much easier.
Heed Perilous Attacks: Learn how to deal with all the different Perilous attacks early. Recommend finding Hanbei the Undying on the Dilapidated Temple grounds, and doing all of his training (even the stuff you think you already know), it will be a big help. Also, doing all of his basic training unlocks a “free combat” option. Talking to him again after you’ve faced the first Samurai General in Ashina Outskirts unlocks advanced training options.
Revisit Enemies: If you’re getting destroyed by a boss or a midboss, don’t be afraid to leave, explore elsewhere, gain a few skills and stats and come back later.
Try New Skills and Combos: Experiment and make liberal use of the jump-kick for repositioning/interrupts and prosthetic follow-up attacks such as Chasing Slice for gap closing. These moves are extremely helpful for controlling the flow of combat.
Strategize: Much of the strategy in the game is based on how good your initiate is and if you’re bringing the right tools to the party. If you’re traversing a stage with a lot of regular enemies in it, look to stealth engage with Bloodsmoke, get a few quick stealth kills, and then it’s all about tactics.
In related news, reviews for the highly anticipated title has now surfaced the internet and from the look of it, it seems that FromSoftware managed to create another masterpiece. Check out our review roundup for the game right here!
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set to release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow, March 22. Are you planning on picking up the game? Let us know in the comments below!