Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredibly challenging game, and a lot of the time you have to either upgrade skills or purchase items from vendors. However, the most difficult part of the title has to be the boss battles. A lot of the enemies attack without much force, but sometimes you run into exceptions like Guardian Ape.
The Guardian Ape has two sequences so don't breathe a sigh of relief as you decapitate him. There isn't really a great way to beat the Guardian Ape, only tips and tricks. You have to essentially hit him once and run away, but during the second portion of the fight, you have to learn how to deflect at the right minute.
It should only take you a few minutes to do this. Holding down the block button is the only strategy here which stops almost all of the damage.
- Keep on holding the block button to avoid taking damage.
- You can even block his projectiles by holding down the block button as you're hit.
- Use Firecrackers to distract the Guardian Ape and get some damage in.
- Grapple onto his head if the opportunity presents itself to get in even more hits.
Headless Guardian Ape
It'll take you roughly 10 minutes to get through this part. This is by far one of the longest fights in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
- You have to deflect one or two of his attacks to make him do a powerful upright attack.
- Deflecting the powerful upright attack will make him fall down, that's when you get in damage.
- Repeat this process until he's dead.
- Run away if he screams because you accumulate Terror.
It took us quite a while to figure out how to beat this boss, but once we did, it was rather easy. Hopefully this walkthrough will help you just as it helped us.
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In our review, we said, "It's definitely harder than Dark Souls, but the sense of satisfaction you feel after defeating powerful titans is a reward in itself. The more you play, the stronger you become. The story and gameplay take you in new directions, but Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's difficulty may limit its appeal. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, it lacks multiplayer so you can't summon allies to help you."
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In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on the perilous quest, not even death itself.
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