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Learn your button timing and reading the enemies attack and the ways you can counter it. Sekiro is a dance, fast paced and you know immediately when you mess up but immensely satisfying when you get it down perfectly.
Re: Sekiro

Okay so...I’m trying to take this slow and not be bitter that there is no “easy” mode. Hell, in the spirit of all things Samurai, the game, similar to their world:

You are either perfect or you die.

That said, I obviously got killed as soon as I encountered my first enemy. Now I just want to swing the sword for a bit and practice some; I’ve learned that dying too many times gives everyone in the village crotch rot or some shit. (They stop helping you?)

Google Fu say I need to find the Dilapidated Temple so that I can spar with Hanbei the Undying.

Sadly I cannot find a map to the temple, do I need to get to a certain part of the game before I am able to get there?

i accept that the game is stupid hard, but can I at least take a few practice swings with my sword before I face my first enemy?

To add - no “quick save” makes things all that much more interesting
 

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You do have to progress to a certain point before you can get to the Dilapidated Temple. If the first handful of enemies are too difficult, just run. Sounds lame but yu can either spend the time to learn how to block and counterattack (which will be 100% necessary later on) or you can simply sprint past everyone to progress. This game is definitely trial by fire. It no kidding took me a good month of practice (intermittently) to get through the first few minibosses, and I played the Dark Souls games extensively. Just be patient and adapt to the speed of attacks, you'll pick it up.
 

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Re: Sekiro

Okay so...I’m trying to take this slow and not be bitter that there is no “easy” mode. Hell, in the spirit of all things Samurai, the game, similar to their world:

You are either perfect or you die.

That said, I obviously got killed as soon as I encountered my first enemy. Now I just want to swing the sword for a bit and practice some; I’ve learned that dying too many times gives everyone in the village crotch rot or some shit. (They stop helping you?)

Google Fu say I need to find the Dilapidated Temple so that I can spar with Hanbei the Undying.

Sadly I cannot find a map to the temple, do I need to get to a certain part of the game before I am able to get there?

i accept that the game is stupid hard, but can I at least take a few practice swings with my sword before I face my first enemy?

To add - no “quick save” makes things all that much more interesting


When you first launch the story, you should start of in the initial tutorial area, think almost like Skyrim when you start escaping after the dragon shows up or the Souls games if you've played them. It's teaching you movement, basic attacks and how to defend yourself. Once you reach the prince (I think he's a prince It's been a while since I've played it, he's important to the story) is when you have to escape with him. You'll be fighting trash until you get to a sort of mini boss, he's going to be your first "real" challenge of the game and if I remember you can't progress if you don't beat him.

You need to be aggressive, attack whenever possible to fill up his posture (this works on any enemy, minus some specific ones you'll encounter later) meter to break his posture. But you need to be aware of when they are attacking you as well, get your block timing down so right as the attack is about to hit you, you deflect the strike and his posture is immediately broken. Be aware though, if an enemy has a bright red flash occur above them you need to try and get out of the way you can not deflect it and it will hit like a truck if it connects.

My advice for the beginning is look for alternate routes, and only take fights if you need to at first until you start getting the combat down. Once you beat the miniboss, there is a bridge if I remember correctly you can walk on the beams below it to avoid a lot of enemies.

Once you get to the exit area of the tutorial, you're going to be confronted by the main antagonist, YOU WILL DIE. Trust me, I only lasted about 5 minutes against him and I was trying my ass off, but he is fun to put your skills to the test and see how much damage you can do. Plus it's in a beautiful field of flowers, don't worry about dying just have fun with it.

Once you get passed that boss is when you will get a cut scene and you wake up at the Dilapidated Temple, this will be your main hub from the "outside world" so to speak. Hanbei is outside the temple and up the hill (?), there's a clear path to him.

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Don't worry about the Dragonrot (aka crotch rot) at this time, you should just focus on getting combat down. If you need to delete your game save to not get super penalized once you figure things out then by all means do that.

As @Stretcher Jockey said, you can avoid many of the initial combat by taking alternate routes, however you will not progress whatsoever in this game if you don't learn how to deflect. I'd say just practice with the individual mobs in the starter area, they're not as fast as the enemies you'll face later on, and the attacks are heavily telegraphed nor are they the fastest.

It took me about 3 tries to get the first miniboss in the area, and around 20 to get a General that's also pretty early on (another mini).

Biggest advice would be to reflect about what happened in the fight, and what you can do to avoid it next time. It's a trial by fire game that likes to throw you in the deep end and fast, but as I've said if you can figure out how to swim the game becomes so much more.


If you have more questions or my word vomit was to directionless then let me know and I'd be happy to help.
 

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man!

This is so much fun!!!

I still have not passed the first mini boss, but I do not even care.

I’m feeling like I’m getting the timing down on the blocks, I’ve accepted the fact that this will be a game of patience versus frustration, just because it is as hard as it is, makes it that much more “samurai“ to me.

I suck at this, but I don’t care.

LOL
 

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Re: Sekiro

Starting to get the hang of this game. Keeping mainly to rooftop stealth kills and working my way thru the village to the next idol...

I look around...nobody to see other than a few stray dogs....

A few stray dogs....

Jump down and start walking toward the gate and the next idol. The ‘stray dogs’ eat me.

Ummm...that never happened in RedDead or SkyRim when I saw a dog!?!?

LOL

Back to the undying guy for some more practice.
 

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See this cock?

similar to the dogs in this stupid game, these are not tame either. Finally kill a mini-boss, pause for a moment to catch my breath, and this damn things comes out of nowhere and tears the shit out of me.

#ain’t_RedDead

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I suck at this, I suck more than anyone has ever sucked before.

At this point, I’m just going to go back to sparring with the “can’t die” guy for a while, venture out to the cliffs every once in a while to kill a few guys, and then go back to the hut.

Rinse and repeat until I can defeat the undead guy pretty handily.

ETA:

Plus you lose half your skill points every time you die?
Fuck that.
 
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I suck at this, I suck more than anyone has ever sucked before.

At this point, I’m just going to go back to sparring with the “can’t die” guy for a while, venture out to the cliffs every once in a while to kill a few guys, and then go back to the hut.

Rinse and repeat until I can defeat the undead guy pretty handily.

ETA:

Plus you lose half your skill points every time you die?
Fuck that.

#gitgudordietryin
 

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Just about every tutorial and video I can find says the first thing you should grind through to get is the “MIKIRI counter” move.

I did, and I’ve been practicing it, and I may just live in this training village for a while; feeding off of the Samurai I’ve learned to kill without too much effort.

Eventually I will fill up my skill tree enough to where I should be able to take on the initial mini boss and main boss with at least a fighting chance of beating them.
 

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You do have to progress to a certain point before you can get to the Dilapidated Temple. If the first handful of enemies are too difficult, just run. Sounds lame but yu can either spend the time to learn how to block and counterattack (which will be 100% necessary later on) or you can simply sprint past everyone to progress. This game is definitely trial by fire. It no kidding took me a good month of practice (intermittently) to get through the first few minibosses, and I played the Dark Souls games extensively. Just be patient and adapt to the speed of attacks, you'll pick it up.
I found a way to ’sneak up’ and get 1 free deathblow on the red-eyed restrained giant (or whatever they call him), and now I am exploring Hirata Estate. I’ve mined just about everything there is to find, and now I am trying to get to the next save point. (Bamboo: Thicket Slope Idol).

But....you have to travel a bit from the last idol to get to the Shinobi Hunter and you cannot go around him and ‘rest’ at the idol until he is dispatched. That’s fine, I’ve died so much I think my mom has Dragon Rot, but it SUCKS that you have to retrace so much distance just to fight him again. At least with the tied up giant, there was an Idol just a few feet away and only 2 dudes to easily dispatch to trigger that fight again.

I don’t mind the game being hard, but this is silly. The Internet says that the purists want it to remain hard, and I get that....but not all of us are 23 year olds living in our basement and having nothing to do all day but game. I’ve got a few hours a day, (maybe) and it sucks that I’ve been trying to kill the same boss for a week....sucks to the point of just not being fun anymore.

I bought the book (it’s over 500 pages and reminds me of a school textbook) and see that coming up soon is an area where there is some crazy snake that is going to take a significant amount of luck to dispatch....I don’t know.

Thinking maybe I might pause and reconsider buying a PS4 so that I can play Ghost of Tsushima instead.

My 17 year old is reading this over my shoulder and said, “dad you don’t sound like a very committed Shinobi!”

LOL, God I love that kid!
 
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