In a surprising turn of events, From Software and Activision‘s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice took the big prize of the night by winning Game of the Year against many favorites. The Game Awards 2019 was indeed full of surprise announcements this time.
Without a doubt, Microsoft gave us the surprise of the night by announcing Xbox Series X. Together with the world premiere of Senua’s Saga Hellblade II (which looks stunning), which is coming for Xbox Series X. However, Sekiro winning Game of the Year was a close first place in the scale of “Well, I didn’t see this coming.”
The acclaimed title from Hidetaka Miyazaki and Kazuhiro Hamatani won the biggest award of the night against Resident Evil 2, The Outer Worlds, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and the favorites of the night Control and Kojima’s Death Stranding.
Yet, despite Sekiro taking the win home surprised everyone (even Sekiro Developers), in no means, does this signify that its win is not well deserved. Even with the whole “Sekiro is way to hard” controversy and it not being everyone’s cup of tea, Sekiro: Shadows Dies Twice is a high-quality game; few can doubt that. Yes, Sekiro is brutally difficult, and its gameplay is not forgiving at all. With all of this into account, Sekiro is still a favorite among critics and gamers this year. If you haven’t tried it yet, you might want to check out our Sekiro: Shadow Dies Twice review. You can also check out one of our writer’s personal experiences with Sekiro and his anxiety.
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