I’m diving into this again and LOVING it. Understanding that I have to stand toe to toe and trade blows–not dodge like a Souls game–is game-changing, and essential.
In 3 different attempts to play, each about 3 months apart, I’ve never beaten Lady Butterfly. This morning I did so on my first attempt of the day (having wailed on her for an hour and more over the last two nights) thanks to the help of this Youtuber, SoloVG. His Lady Butterfly Video is easily the best description of how to play the game, and how to approach this fight, that I’ve seen. I looked at a lot of ‘guides’ on how to beat her, and his is far and away the best.
I’ve always liked the exploration and combat puzzle aspect of FROM games more than the boss fights, so not being able to summon someone for help with one that’s giving me fits has held me back from fully loving Sekiro. SoloVG’s videos help bridge the gap in a lovely way. I’ve taken down Lady Butterfly, Seven Ashina Spears, and the Lone Shadow Longswordsman (Pit Guy) this morning without too much trouble, and it feels great. I’m still executing the fight and playing like a badass, but I’m not having to analyse the game in a way that doesn’t work that well for my brain.
Anyway, onward to the Ashina Depths, and upwards to Genichiro!