Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Wildly difficult ninja game doubles down on bloody combat.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 14+

Fun, but kinda merciless

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a really fun game. However, in order for the player to have fun, he will need to get used to the mechanics of the game. The most basic are deflection, stealth, and mobility. Deflecting is simple enough by itself, but most enemies have over-the-top attack animation which mess up the deflect timing quite significantly (Thankfully, the deflection window is quite large). The game also has stealth. Stealth is executed here like it's executed in most other games. However, enemies blend in with the environment, making them difficult to see, and thus you will get spotted very easily by an enemiy you didn't know was there. Fortunately, if you hide in a spot that the enemies cannot reach, they will lose interest in you, and you will have the chance to pick them off silently once again. Lastly, there is mobility. Sekiro has a grappling hook, with which he can reach rooftops or tree branches, jump over walls, and grapple onto certain enemies. USE IT! It is a life-saver, allowing you to get away from a fight, and giving you time to find out how you should approach it. Plus, it is really fun to use! Now, let's talk briefly about some other things. Gore is pretty much non existent. The only thing you will encounter is blood (which is not very realistic in the first place), and a severed head. Furthermore, although it doesn't need saying, the game is, overall, really violent, but I believe that an adolescent can handle it.

This title has:

Too much violence

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