Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (topic now 200% easier to find)

Nope, just overlooked that technicality :-)

I think I missed some bosses. I don’t feel like I’ve fought that many. I’ve been to Ashina Outskirts, Ashina Castle, Abandoned Dungeon, Senpou Temple and Hirata Estate.

The only Reflection of Strength I have is Gyoubu Oniwa. Lasy Butterfly kicked my butt. I feel like I should have encountered more bosses by now. I did kill a bunch of mini bosses.

So @tomchick while I was able to beat Wo Long, I don’t think I’m going to be able to beat this. I made it much further than I did my first attempt, but man, I don’t think I can get good enough for this. I remember even when I was a kid, if there was too much going on I was just no good at some video games. When they introduced Defender II, my brain melted due to the extra button(s).

Some of you people who beat this are around my age, right? I’m 53.

Oh, I saw that you beat Wo Long in the other thread! And while you may not be a Tim James or even someone who can get through Sekiro, you’ve got plenty of brawler/Souls-like cred with me. I think I bailed out of Sekiro after the first miniboss. It wasn’t even a real boss!

Yep, i knew you knew I beat Wo, I just figured I’d also let you know I can’t beat this :-)

What are you stuck on? Are you finding and applying health and attack power upgrades? Looks like you’d only have one of the latter so far.

LOL @robc04 we must share some gamer dna, because I bounced off of Sekiro hard tonight after being all gung ho yesterday. I got to an area where I had to continually clear a courtyard full of minions to attack (and die) to a mini boss one too many times…It bugs me that there is a From Software game in the world I can’t get into but… there it is.

I’ve been banging my head against Lady Butterfly for a couple hours. I probably made it through 75% of the fight at my best. I also went through the castle and somehow missed the boss and gat into the temple well past that and hit a dead end. I was doing OK but got stuck.

yeah, I like the game but I just don’t think I’ve got the skills to beat it. I’m not sure what I missed in the castle to not find the boss. I’d like to give them a try. There may have been a locked door or something. And Lady Butterfly…she is a pain

I hate to break it to you guys but you had no chance at mastering Sekiro, coming into this thread like ‘hey I just finished this other game and think I will give this a go again!’ this thread is littered with people who announce such a valiant attempt and then nope out a few days later. I am one of them.

To beat Sekiro you have to be willing to conquer yourself as much as any boss, I am pretty sure @roguefrog grew a third eye in the process.

Im joking of course, don’t let me dissuade you from keep trying. I really really really wanted to get 100% achievements for Sekiro, as last year I 100%d all three dark souls games as well as Elden Ring. Sekiro is the only one left, whenever my eyes meet its icon in the Steam library it taunts me. I got up until this high narrow mountain pass where I just got ganked by unseen archers fifty times while trying to traverse it. I was weak, I folded.

Hmm, maybe I should try again…

I forgot to answer…
I have 2 of those upgrades so my vitality is 12 and attack 2

I just beat Lady Butterfly. I barely had any health left. Relief.

Lady Butterfly is the first of many tough fights ahead. Well done.

I think this video captures some what Sekiro demands.

Great work!

I also realized I didn’t proceed in a certain direction in the castle, so I have a new place to go to - which will hopefully lead to the boss.

When you reach a certain point there will be several branching paths to follow. The game’s story “call to action” path progression is bit weird though.

It’s funny, I made it to the castle before, but apparently I never went into the castle. I detoured to the left and totally forgot about coming back to it. On a positive note a beat the general guarding it in one shot :-)

Edit: Phew, made it to the next idol save point high up in the castle. Enough for tonight.

Did you try a stealthy approach, attacking those guys from behind? Helps to thin out the ranks.

That was a PITA, I skipped that for the longest time.

If you can beat the next major boss, you can beat the game. This game is much more about rhythm so sometimes you just need to put the time in to learn a boss fight, like learning a song. It’s the normal process. You can’t roll into them and win on the first try like Wo Long.

Thanks for posting this life-advisor-game-guide-video! Now I am not sure if I should install Sekiro or start learning the guitar, suddenly it looks the same :-)