I beat this game on Monday. I was stuck on the last boss for a long time. Then I came back and steamrolled it, and NG+ up until Genichiro, and also spent some time on a fresh first playthrough, where I just made absolute mincemeat of every single encounter that had me in tears the first time through.
It felt very good and reaffirmed my suspicion that most folks will come around and see that this game isn’t that absurdly hard (much like the Souls games) but also I don’t blame anyone for bailing on it cuz it takes some fuckin’ time to learn this shit. I also checked the trophies afterwards and was surprised by how the completion rate was. There’s lotsa talk about how every game should have multiple difficulties and blah blah blah but I seriously think A) who gives a shit, there’s lots of stuff I wish I could do and play but I’m never gonna be good enough/willing to put in the time to actually do it and B) would be against From’s best interests cuz the rep for “extreme” difficulty is probably the biggest draw their games have.
Anyway I was gonna replay it a few times but then I saw the resale price is tanking so I dumped it on eBay and Sekiro is now out of my life. I miss it dearly. Now what do I do with my free time? Read a book? Watch films? Play other games? Fuck that. This was the first entertainment I loved in what feels like forever.