Hi guys! Today I will talk about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.
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When it comes to the storyline Sekiro is far superior. In my opinion, it has the best story out of all the other FromSoftware games that I have played (those include everything from Demon’s Souls and after, except Bloodborne). The characters in the story have interesting personalities and the game makes you care for what is going on. The game also has four different endings based on your actions throughout the game.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has the kind of story you would expect from a Dark Souls game. I don’t really enjoy story-driven plots since they rarely make me care about what’s going on story-wise. Maybe you have a different opinion about this but if you want my opinion then pick Sekiro if you want a game with an amazing story that will keep you interested.
The combat systems of both games have a lot of differences. Sekiro has only one weapon that your character can use and that is the katana, some may find this a bad thing but I think it was a smart choice since they could optimize the enemies and the entire game for that matter to make a unique combat system and they did just that.
Sekiro’s has the most fluid combat system I have ever seen in a game. The combat is fast-paced and requires skill and precise timing. Making perfect counters one after the other gives you a feeling of accomplishment and that isn’t seen often in most games.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin also has a very good combat system and what I mean precisely is the dual-wielding system that the game offers. I think it has the best dual-wielding system compared to the other Dark Souls games. Personally, I think Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has the best combat system out of all the Dark Souls games.
As you can see, both games are amazing in their own way. Another aspect that you need to consider is the enemies that you will face in the different areas of those games and the bosses
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has more main bosses for the players to fight but when you count all the bosses, main plus optional that there are available in both games then you will find out that both games have around the same number of bosses.
There is a lot of variety in normal enemies and bosses in both games so the players won’t be disappointed. I know an important question is how challenging both games are compared to one another. I believe Sekiro is more challenging than Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, especially in the second playthrough if you don’t take Kuro’s charm. Though I have to say both games are very close when it comes to how challenging they are. As for the content, both games have around the same content if someone chooses to do all the four endings in Sekiro, if you compare both game’s content on a single playthrough then Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has more content.
Dark Souls: Scholar of the First Sin also has PvP and co-op modes available so that may be a plus for some people.
When it comes to visuals then Sekiro wins effortlessly. Sekiro has the most beautiful world and graphics by far compared to the other Dark Souls games. Some locations will make you wonder if you play a FromSoftware game since until Sekiro all their games were dark and gloomy.
When it comes to customization, then Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has more options for clothes to wear but all those clothes and armors have stats that are bound to them so whatever you wear you have to consider the stats and if looks are worth worse stats in many cases.
Sekiro has four outfits for the player to wears(the original and three more) although they are unlocked through challenges and they aren’t available from the beginning.
Let me summarize what you should keep from this article.
First, when it comes to story Sekiro win by far in my opinion.
Gameplay-wise, I prefer Sekiro since it has more fluid combat but the dual-wielding system of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is amazing as well. Both games have around the same content and bosses but Sekiro is a little more challenging. Also Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin has co-op and PvP modes.
Visually Sekiro is breathtaking and the only choice if you want awesome graphics.
Whichever game you choose I would recommend waiting for sale though even if you don’t wait I don’t think you will be disappointed.
This is it, guys. I hope you found the article informative and that I helped you decide which is the best game for you.
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