Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has finally arrived today - 22 March 2019 and it's safe to say that the majority of gaming critics and players are enjoying FromSoftware's new game. Scores on Metacritic are overwhelmingly positive at the moment.
The much-anticipated action adventure Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has finally released today, and by the looks of it, the majority of gaming critics have fallen in love with FromSoftware's ninja flavoured follow-up to Dark Souls and Bloodborne franchises.
FromSoftware's signature combat style with the addition of great stealth mechanics and several new features like the grappling hook are just some of the reasons why Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a proper hit among the players and critics.
At the time of writing, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Metascore on Metacritic currently stands at 89 out of 100, based on 15 reviews. All of the scored reviews are positive and the highest score comes from IGN's Brandin Tyrrel who gave the game 95 out of 100.
Tyrrel says that Sekiro evolves FromSoftware's formula into a stylish stealth-action adventure that emphasizes high skill and precision in its combat. He praises Sekiro's "incredible environments" that regularly overshadow the game's story, but in a welcome, compensatory way. When compared to previous FromSoftware games, Sekiro is more straightforward with linear paths and generally has a more forgiving nature.
Its new feature, the grappling hook allows for advantageous positioning, silent assassinations, quick escape from dangers or just exploration of varied grounded and mythical environments.
The lowest positive score comes from Hardcore Gamer who gave Sekiro 80 out of 100. They say that Sekiro's gameplay feels satisfying, though there are moments where it's hard to figure out what attack types can and can't be dodged or deflected. According to Hardcore Gamer, FromSoftware's title offers a well-designed world and gameplay that rewards risk and experimentation.
As for the user reviews, Sekiro's score currently stands at 8.6 with 197 ratings. 20 user reviews are positive and players are praising the game for its atmosphere, graphics and story. However, there are some that are criticising poor performance on PC and lack of RPG elements.