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For those interested, a trope page for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is here. Arguably too early to create, but there is enough for it to not get cutlisted.
I can't access a higher resolution display at the moment, but did the main character's hair become more gray after that encounter with the samurai dude?
Ohhh, I really like the mobility they are seemingly giving us here.
Nice to see the "souls combat" evolve into something new.
I hope the protagonist in the trailer is just a placeholder for a custom PC. I love character customization.
Grappling hooks make everything inherently better, as the E3 showings of Just Cause 4 and Devil May Cry 5 can attest to.
Soulsborne combat's twitch heavy combat and high level of lethality lend themselves very well thematically to a samurai game, something From Software was not the first to realize.
So yeah this game is looking pretty slick so far. The question is if it can stave off Ni-Oh and Ghost of Tsushima.
Holy Shit, where did you come from? I haven't seen you on here in a while.
Yeah, its the year of Samurai gaming announcements. This, Ghosts Of Tsushima, and Nioh 2 were all shown off immensely this year.
So Jim Sterling did a vid on the trailer:
Jim's feelings are...mixed, to put it lightly. He loves From Software but hates Activision.
edited 12th Jun '18 8:43:19 AM by M84
He must have forgot about Tenchu, Which was also a from software Activision collab.
My guess is that we're stuck with that guy, honestly. The character model is so detailed and exposed that the sort of anonymous armored PC we got in Souls doesn't really seem indicated.
Yeah, if customization was the case that and they would show off some more armors in the trailer clips. Though armors will prob be in the game.
And honestly, I don't mind. I love the look of the main character.
edited 12th Jun '18 9:46:29 AM by UltraWanker
He looks cool, I'm just not sure if going head-to-head-to-head with Tsushima and Nioh for 'grizzled haunted man with special powers fights monsters in wavy wheat field' is what From really wants to do. Not that they have much of a choice, it seems.
Nioh 2 seems to be shifting from William and focusing more on being able to become a yokai this time around.
So far, Tsushima has no supernatural elements yet, either.
Ghost of Tsushima still focuses on his special powers, but apparently in this case it's his ability to swallow his samurai pride and utilize stealth hence the title.
edited 12th Jun '18 10:36:58 AM by ShirowShirow
@Wanker: It's hard to say from what we've seen so far; it might be (fingers crossed) that they actually have a pretty kickass character creation system planned this time around, enough that helmet hiding might be a thing. That'd be pretty sweet IMO.
Edit: nevermind, we have apparent confirmation that the game has no character customization or multiplayer. https://www.pcgamesn.com/sekiro-shadows-die-twice/sekiro-shadows-die-twice-multiplayer
Kinda eh on the lack of multiplayer; that's always been one of the strongest aspects of souls games for me, but it still looks fun.
Edit2: Actually rumor mill from a so far very accurate 4chan leak on this game has it that there is character customization, but not multiple classes like in Dark Souls, CO-OP play only in Chalice dungeon like areas, and PVP via possessing enemies. Interesting if true.
edited 12th Jun '18 10:52:52 AM by CaptainCapsase
Not trusting that leak. All sources reporting the game say singleplayer only, and the leak claims you were disfigured when the guy that cut off your arm clearly didn't touch your face. The leak also claimed it takes place in a Dark Fantasy that resembles Japan when this is quite literally feudal Japan.
From what it seems like, the leak had a couple of flukes. Nothing more.
edited 12th Jun '18 11:17:42 AM by UltraWanker
Yeah, I'm seeing those sources now; at first it seemed like it might be translation issues but now that more press has started reporting on the game it's increasingly clear it was a fake.
This being the clincher https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/sekiro-shadows-die-twice-interview-1202840322/
edited 12th Jun '18 11:21:23 AM by CaptainCapsase
You really think Activision will let them ship a game without multiplayer? Ha!
Why would From, known for a franchise that has a beloved multiplayer, lie about it?
That's just about the only reason to think there might be actually be MP elements in the game at this point.
Right now the main source on the game seems to be a translated interview with a Japanese gaming site; bad translations maybe?
edited 12th Jun '18 11:26:36 AM by CaptainCapsase
The headline for the Japanese article has 「マルチプレイなし」 in its headline, and running that through Google Translate outright says "No Multiplayer."
edited 12th Jun '18 11:30:50 AM by UltraWanker
I'm not saying you're wrong, 99% is your right, just playing devil's advocate. I'd advise against google translate though, even for relatively short phrases, plus its important to actually get the meat of the article due to the prevalence of clickbait headlines in all stripes of journalism these days.
That's fair, I just generally advise against taking these kind of 4chan leaks at face value. For every one that is rather accurate two seem to just be lucky guesses that turn out to be bogus once the game comes out.
edited 12th Jun '18 11:39:40 AM by UltraWanker
That does mean "No Multiplayer". Whatever they mean by that.
A PC GamesN new post, which was posted earlier than Variety, says:
There should be some more E3 coverage, so things shall become clearer soon.
edited 12th Jun '18 11:49:44 AM by UltraWanker
Double post, but here goes some previews
HG has this to say:
On Kotaku's preview, we have:
edited 12th Jun '18 1:27:00 PM by UltraWanker
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