Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wins top prize at Game of the Year awards
An incredibly difficult but extremely rewarding experience.
Video games can be tricky.
In some cases, they make you want to hurl your controller into the sun itself.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, released in March of 2019, is one such game.
If you're unfamiliar, you play as a battle-hardened and very stoic ninja who is blessed/cursed with the ability to resurrect himself.
That's handy, because you will die many, many, many times while playing Sekiro, given that the game comes from the creator of Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
In tandem with its punishing difficulty curve, the satisfaction you feel when you do finally take down bosses and mini-bosses is legitimately incredible.
Perhaps it was that element above all else that saw Sekiro rewarded with the honour of being named Game of the Year at the, er, Game of the Year Awards on Thursday.
There's Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez doing the honours below.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 13, 2019
In the end, Sekiro beat out competition from Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Control and The Outer Worlds to take the top prize.
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As for the other major winners at Thursday night's Game of the Year Awards, well, they look like this:
Best Action Game
Devil May Cry 5
Best Action/Adventure Game
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Best Independent Game
Best Mobile Game
Call of Duty: Mobile
Best Ongoing Game
Mads Mikkelsen - Death Stranding
Best Game Direction
Best Art Direction