Video games are known for their amazing gameplay and graphics and sometimes, both. Some games thrive on gameplay and focus all their effort on challenging the player to learn how to fight a boss.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is a game that hails from the studio that created the Souls series, FromSoftware. The game is set in the Sengoku period in Japan and follows a warrior named Wolf. The game is combat-focused and the boss battles are the most interesting ones.
Given the design focus on the boss battles, here are the bosses, ranked from best to worst.
Owl is Wolf’s adoptive father, but this time, the hardest version of the Owl is in Wolf’s mind, as he remembers him in his prime. He is called Inner Father in this version. He is faster, hits stronger, and has an owl that also attacks you. If this boss battle isn’t a Dark Souls battle, then none of them are. It is a special fight that you can find in the Gauntlet of Strength mode, at the very end, so it is not a fight that you can find in the standard story mode.
Just like you would expect in a game of this setting, the main antagonist kills himself, summoning a stronger fighter, his own predecessor, Emperor Isshin, a fighter of skill who has no equal. He can one-hit kill you, which is about as much as you want in a hard battle. He also changes tactics frequently, so expect a gruesome battle, one that can last for a while, which is to be expected from the final boss battle in the story mode.
The Demon of Hatred
This is not a fight that players find unless they explore during the game’s final act. They will find a demon wearing orange rags and missing a hand, which will remind them of a character they knew. This is a hard battle and it makes for an epic one, given the emotional stakes involved due to the identity of the boss.
True Corrupted Monk
This reminds me of an earlier battle with a similar monk. However, this monk can make copies of herself. There is also an additional stage to fighting the monk, which involves her turning into a giant centipede. You cannot simply defeat a boss once, anymore.
The Folding Screen Monkeys
This is one of the easiest bosses in the game, each set to represent one of the senses. It is a different type of battle, but very easy, compared to the others.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has plenty of boss battles and these are some of them, ranked from best to worst. The difficulty depends on the player and their skill, of course, but some are simply harder than others.