I bought this game. Someone tried to cheat me out of a buncha money I don’t have so I did the sensible thing and ran out and blew the last of my cash on a video game. I wanted Super Robot Wars T but it turns out they don’t sell that at Gamestop. Have you been in one of those things lately? Nowadays they’re like Spencers Gifts but with a few racks devoted to $3 copies of FIFA 2015. Not many games up in there. But they did have this, and I love it. I thought it would be too stressful for me in my current state but there’s so much going on I never have time to think about troubles. I bet if I’d gotten Super Robot Wars I woulda had so much time to think about troubles, what with all the animations and unit movement and stat placement and whatnot.
Think I made the right choice.
I was initially trying to marathon this thing so I could sell it ASAP but now I’m marathoning it cuz I just fucking love it. All I’ve done since Saturday is work and play this and that’s a good balance, to me. I’ll seriously miss it when I’m finished. No, I won’t play NG+. Even though I want to. This is a Danger Game.
Replace “dota” with “sekiro” ok.
I came in here to post this. Sekiro’s rhythm is the closest I’ve seen to a 3D Punch-Out.
This dawned on my yesterday when I finally realized I should be running a whole lot more in combat. Yes, dodging and parrying and jumping and poking to provoke counterattacks are key but running is too as it makes some fights way easier and it should have been covered in the fucking tutorial. I didn’t know you could do it until I was pretty deep into the game! It was one of the first things I tried and it didn’t work! The tutorial guy never mentions it! I just saw it during a loading screen and went “what”.
I had a hard time adjusting to Dark Souls and Bloodborne when they came out. When I heard folks were struggling with this I figured it was a similar deal. But I didn’t have much of an issue with Sekiro’s very early game. I did hit a wall later though. My experience was pretty similar to Physical’s and there was a point where I was like “Holy shit I understand why folks would not want to put up with this bullshit.” But now I have a handle on things and I can actually pinpoint all the moments where I learned something new and overcame an obstacle and I feel a little bit of pride over it so I think this is a masterpiece.
I just wish I’d gotten a handle on things a little earlier. I made some wrong assumptions or learned the wrong lessons and while I think the tutorial dude is fine there should be a fucking manual. Just put all those tooltips in a fucking manual.
Also yeah the camera often sucks but the fact that these games still drop inputs blows my fucking mind. I’m not the only one who experiences this, right?