sekiro thread

sekiro thread

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Killed the Shichimen at Fountainhead in my fresh playthrough.
    I don't want to continue.
    I don't want it to end.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its ok anon you could always try that wonderful thing called modding!
      there are two cool options
      >sekiro resurrection
      Its the only overhaul mod that isnt straight up autistic. Fights still look somewhat belieavable, enemies wont just go vergil mode. It doesnt overtune the ever living fuck of your moveset, but you still get new cool moves. Also all boss changes and new bossfights are lore-friendly
      >sekiro randomizer
      its fun, you can randomize the locations of nearly every item drop, forcing you to search a lot, be surprised, and get some really stupid enemy and boss/miniboss placements. I do not recommend using the option to scale mid-lategame bosses to have stats match the early gmae, because that shits boring

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Randomizers are autistic trash, have a nice day

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I like them. Eat shit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >sekiro randomizer
        Yeah that one can be fun. Used it 3 times thus far.
        That it gives you some rough guidelines where important items can be found without spoilers is nice as is the fact that you can start without grappling hook.
        Although I personally always check the files to make sure only boring bosses replace the tutorial and monkey ones.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ng+ anon.

      its ok anon you could always try that wonderful thing called modding!
      there are two cool options
      >sekiro resurrection
      Its the only overhaul mod that isnt straight up autistic. Fights still look somewhat belieavable, enemies wont just go vergil mode. It doesnt overtune the ever living fuck of your moveset, but you still get new cool moves. Also all boss changes and new bossfights are lore-friendly
      >sekiro randomizer
      its fun, you can randomize the locations of nearly every item drop, forcing you to search a lot, be surprised, and get some really stupid enemy and boss/miniboss placements. I do not recommend using the option to scale mid-lategame bosses to have stats match the early gmae, because that shits boring

      Thanks anon both mods seem pretty fun, but I like the idea of a lore friendly sprucing up.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just picked this game up... is there a downside to just mashing l1 in every fight? seems kind of broken

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah you're gonna miss the deflect window half the time and you're not gonna have fun playing the game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For most mob enemies sure, gonna have a bad time against bosses though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You will die a lot

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spamming ain't gonna work against main bosses and god forbid you try that shit against a Headless.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      L1 spam is mostly just a Ganker meme. It'll work sometimes but often you just miss the window. Eventually your posture builds and your stance breaks and you get fucked

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only thing it's actually good for is when two or more enemies are swinging at you similtaneously and you can't get away. Otherwise you'll just eventually get stance broken or miss a perilous sweep you have to jump anyway

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rapidly pressing L1 lowers the deflect frames on each one. You might get lucky and deflect some attacks but you'll end up blocking a lot more and thus get posture broken. Once you beat the game, you'll unlock the true difficulty that takes the training wheels off and cause you to take chip damage for each block. "Mashing" L1 is just a dumb thing shitposters try and say but no, it really doesn't work against anything that's actually threatening. Maybe against your basic Ashina mook it'll work but that's not saying much. Also, Sekiro is designed around back and forth sword clashing. Even with perfect deflect timing, your posture is always going up. This means as you continue to deflect large attack chains, the risk goes up substantially because one slight fuck-up and you'll get posture broken. Blindly mash and you'll likely fuck up.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >is there a downside to just mashing l1 in every fight?
      The parry window gets shorter if you spam it. Also your posture gets punished harder for it. You can spam it two or three times and get away with it, but more won't work with the bosses.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >haven't played the game in months
        >instant dopamine hit from the deflect sound
        Whoever is the sound engineer for this game is a fucking godsend, thank you Pavlov

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ?t=37
          >BIG DEFLECT

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based, big deflect makes my cock the big cock

            Shoutout to my boy guardian ape for giving me easy big deflects

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Absolutely, the sound is just great enough for the monkey brain to chase it for dopamine
          It encourages you to try and deflect nonsensical shit like a fucking laser too imo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My favorite thing to deflect in the game has gotta be Isshin's shockwave slashes

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Mine is Inner Isshin's new conbo where he does a sweep, uppercuts you while you're still in the air and then does either a thrust or charged slash. I feel like the game should have explored mid-air deflects more because they're so satisfying.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unless you're against a boss or enemy where being on the defensive is a must, just playing too defensive will make encounters way longer then they should be, despite deflections eating into enemy posture. It gets you through the game, but it will absolutely eat you alive on NG due to chip damage eating through block or bad deflection timing.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >want to 100%
    >do everything aside from the skill mastery
    >still need to farm ~15 levels

    what do I do? bosses dont even give a levels worth of exp and I risk dying between levels and losing half of my progress to the next one for the harder bosses.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      idk, buying sen pouches?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      During the night time invasion of Ashina Castle, if you head back to the idol at the watch tower close to the steps where you fought Chained Ogre, you can backstab around 4 soldiers easily then go back to the idol in about 30 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sekiro isnt very farming-friendly I think. I liked to farm the purple Okami spear warrior near the Feeding Grounds idol in Fountainhead Palace. She's on the broken bridge only about 10 feet away and gives a little over 1000xp a pop

      15 levels is still gonna take you at least a couple hours though, I decided to wait till NG+ when everything is worth more

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I finished my first playthrough this last Sunday night. Taking a little break to play battletech and 40k stuff instead. Should I do NG+ when I come back or try for the gauntlets first? Does gauntlet difficulty scale with your NG cycle?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I did the gauntlets last week and started my NG+ this week and when I went back to fight bosses from the gauntlet they were harder but probably because I'm doing a charmless demon bell run which is worth doing if youre not bad at the game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To my knowledge, the gauntlet difficulty scale is set regardless of what your in-game character stats are. To unlock the other two gauntlets, you'll need to get the Shura ending to fight Emma and Old Isshin, then the Purification ending to fight Owl at the Hirata Estate.
      Gauntlets are fun since you get harder versions of Genichiro, Owl, and Isshin.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >fighting inner genichiro
        >he does his lightning attack
        >heh i'll just reverse it
        >he reverses it as well

        I wish from would give bosses additional moves instead of bloated HP for ng+, because I was legit surprised

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >additional moves
          say no more.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am installing thanks friend

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Inner Isshin's face watching me run right at him as he charges up his mortal blade.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I just use Mist Raven for the inner circle
            Fuck trying to run away from that

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just killed genichiro, there are no bosses that I could find before killing him that I haven't killed (except the thing in the tunnel that terrors you).
    Found monkeys. Life is pain.
    Fun game tho

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does the Rot do again? NPC dies from this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Halts NPC quests and lowers your chance of Unseen Aid upon respawning. NPCs won't die from it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's mostly irrelevant except making you unable to advance certain quests, when you want to do those quests just pop a dragon blood droplet

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    New ritualpost?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not the anon but I was in that thread and I like the image

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im in the castle area after you defeat the fire bull and i can't fucking beat that guy in red heavy armor with the spear. I also found some assassin in the gutter area and i can't beat him either. I haven't played in months lol. you guys weren't joking about the difficulty.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does NG+ make the enemy have more HP?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Am I forced to go to NG+ to finish the other endings?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you can get every ending with a clean save iirc but ng+ allows you to keep your health and damage upgrades, arts and prothesis

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you have to play through the game 4 times for all the endings, either in ng+ or in a new save file
            or you can just use save states

            What's the best method to get all the costumes?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you need to do the boss rush dlc

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you have to play through the game 4 times for all the endings, either in ng+ or in a new save file
          or you can just use save states

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Posting the new mandatory pasta...ahem...

    >the parry system makes the game unnecessarily difficult upon first discovering / encountering enemies and the first playthrough. Once enemy move patterns are learned the game becomes piss easy and monotonous.

    >The parry system is overly praised, especially on Ganker, because it takes normies 5ish hours to become competent at, even though DMC's royal guard and ninja gaiden's parry/dodge/counter are both harder and more rewarding to master.

    >Furthermore, you'd arguably have more actual difficulty beating all bosses with a vanilla uchigatana in DS3 or elden ring

    >limiting ninja arts to only 1 equitable at a time, limiting sub weapon use behind spirit emblem consumption, and a single primary weapon makes gameplay repetitive and unnecessarily restrictive.

    >humanoid bosses are legitimately great, but again can be mastered / exploited pretty easily with minimal practice, and all can be outright cheesed. Also, Demon of Hatred, Divine Dragon, and Monkeys are obnoxious to fight, due to their mechanics being so out of place within the game.

    >2/3rds of the sub-bosses are re-skins which is ironic considering people shit talk elden ring for it, but don't bring it up for sekiro.

    >the world is by far the most dull of any souls game. Fountainhead palace is stunning however, it's a shame it's capped off with the worst boss in the game. Verticality was also a welcome change of pace.

    1/2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it feels like a slap in the face after your first playthrough when you tried to explore every nook and cranny, only to realize there was nothing of value to find besides worthless consumables

      >stealth was horribly implemented for a game where you play as a ninja...group enemy placement leads to the most efficient gameplay loop being jumping a single regular enemy, running away, resetting the AI, and repeating, as well as cheesing sub-bosses.

      >dragonrot is the dumbbest death penalty mechanic in any souls game, especially when considering that the overwhelming majority of deaths will be front loaded at the beginning of the game, making some of the most esoteric NPC questlines in any souls game even MORE missable.

      >Once you get all 4 endings and all bosses are experienced there's zero replayability. You're legitimately better off playing ninja gaiden.

      Overall still 7/10, and for reference...

      BB > ER > DS1 > DS3 > Sekiro > DeS > DS2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it feels like a slap in the face after your first playthrough when you tried to explore every nook and cranny, only to realize there was nothing of value to find besides worthless consumables

      >stealth was horribly implemented for a game where you play as a ninja...group enemy placement leads to the most efficient gameplay loop being jumping a single regular enemy, running away, resetting the AI, and repeating, as well as cheesing sub-bosses.

      >dragonrot is the dumbbest death penalty mechanic in any souls game, especially when considering that the overwhelming majority of deaths will be front loaded at the beginning of the game, making some of the most esoteric NPC questlines in any souls game even MORE missable.

      >Once you get all 4 endings and all bosses are experienced there's zero replayability. You're legitimately better off playing ninja gaiden.

      Overall still 7/10, and for reference...

      BB > ER > DS1 > DS3 > Sekiro > DeS > DS2

      Those who shit on Sekiro cannot appreciate simplicity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it feels like a slap in the face after your first playthrough when you tried to explore every nook and cranny, only to realize there was nothing of value to find besides worthless consumables

      >stealth was horribly implemented for a game where you play as a ninja...group enemy placement leads to the most efficient gameplay loop being jumping a single regular enemy, running away, resetting the AI, and repeating, as well as cheesing sub-bosses.

      >dragonrot is the dumbbest death penalty mechanic in any souls game, especially when considering that the overwhelming majority of deaths will be front loaded at the beginning of the game, making some of the most esoteric NPC questlines in any souls game even MORE missable.

      >Once you get all 4 endings and all bosses are experienced there's zero replayability. You're legitimately better off playing ninja gaiden.

      Overall still 7/10, and for reference...

      BB > ER > DS1 > DS3 > Sekiro > DeS > DS2

      Reminds me of that pathetic "journalist" who wrote about how he could only beat Sword Saint Isshin by cheating.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What? He's not that hard. Took me like 3 hours. DoH took me like 3 too. I'm not a great player by any means but the game is beatable. At the beginning of the game even the common enemies were killing me, but just by playing you get better.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly. I'd still put Genichiro as the boss that I had the hardest time with, but that was also where the game's mechanics eventually clicked for me and the rest of the bosses led to refining deflection timing. Genichiro's just also a fucking S-tier boss fight.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If I were to rank the bosses objectively, Genishiro would be probably third, but in context he's perhaps my favorite boss ever. Going from barely beating the first phase, to barely beating the second, to get fucked by the third, only to get so good that you beat him with one life and without taking almost any damage was the most satisfying experience I've had with a boss in any game.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I forgot to mention that after beating Genishiro I felt like I could beat absolutely anything, so by the time I made it to the end, it didn't matter that Ishin beat me the first time in 20 seconds, because I knew I was going to beat him eventually. Such a great game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm taking shit so I'll bite.

      >Once you know a game it becomes easy
      WOW no shit.
      >The parry system is overly praised,
      It's not "praised" anymore than anything else wtf.
      >Furthermore, you'd arguably have more actual difficulty beating all bosses with a vanilla uchigatana in DS3 or elden ring
      Untrue and irrelevant.
      >Limiting etc.
      If it doesn't work for you that's understandable but it works for me. Unironically I've lost motivation since now I have to wipe my ass but this bit caught my eye:
      >group enemy placement leads to the most efficient gameplay loop being jumping a single regular enemy, running away, resetting the AI, and repeating, as well as cheesing sub-bosses.
      Firecracker prosthetic, puppet ability, blood cloud ability. Eat shit.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SHE WON

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ez

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't leave
      The body will not disappear
      Inspect the body

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shitkiro

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shitkino.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Best boss track in the game.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Suckero is the most average from game.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lol
    I accidentally started this boss after searching the castle for a save point

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the fucking mikiri counter execution
      Ah, classic

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best from game I've played, really enjoyed it.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have literally masturbated to the deflection sounds in this game before

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    beat Isshin yesterday and started NG+ today. I never got the true ending which apparently has an owl rematch but that might have to wait until NG+ 2 because I want that badass shura skin

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Combat completely falls apart in 2vs1 due to the posture bullshit so you are encouraged to cheese with stealth
    Nobody will ever convince me that Shitkiro combat is good, now matter how many normalgays praise it
    Wo Long looks like a much better game already

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The combat system is definitely not meant for gank fights, but it’s doable. I beat the purple shinobi duo boss during my first playthrough.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I could enjoy it more. I keep dropping it because of lack of interest.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you guys haven't already and have the luxury of being on PC, play the mod called Sekiro: Resurrection. Some of the revamped boss moveset like Lady Butterfly and both versions of Owl Father make more sense

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *kills your waifu*

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Loses the best content
      Shura edgelords kneel to Waifuchads

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if there's a mod adding an high damage no posture weapon to make multi enemy fights bearable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I wonder if theres a mod to add an easy cheat mode
      Try getting good at the game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Retard

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Month 18 of trying to beat Ashina for the shura ending
    >No sign of improving
    >mfw

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just started today and I swear Isshin Ashina is harder than sword saint. Something about how slow and methodical he is throws me off compared to the fast pace of sword saint where you can go into a flow state and win

      Threw me off so bad I started losing to Emma and I get hard everytime she kills and says "I should've killed you sooner". It makes me want to go fap to femdom porn but I know if I do that I've already lost the battle spiritually

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've started dashing at him and backing off before he can counter. I give up. The year of the cheese has begun. We /Ninja Gaiden" noise

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't she fight you in just her socks too? Fuck she's hot

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