Google Stadia was targeted as being the future of gaming. Being able to stream games with online connectivity as opposed to spending hundreds on a new console had its appeal for many.
Unfortunately, Google Stadia hasn’t had the largest library of games. That could be changing very soon, at least according to the recent Stadia Connect presentation. Google took time to provide an update on the platform, which is now free for anyone that has a Gmail address.
They announced a couple of new exclusives and also some major AAA titles coming to the platform. One of these is the beloved action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from FromSoftware. It’s definitely a welcomed addition to a library that has been a bit lacking since launch.
Can this game and others help Stadia gain traction as it tries to compete with titans like the PS5 and Xbox Series X? That remains to be seen, but it’s reassuring to see Google not throwing in the towel just yet. Those that haven’t yet experienced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice can check it out on the Stadia and not have to worry about spending hundreds on new consoles and hardware.
The entry price isn’t so bad for one of the best games of 2019. If you’ve played any Dark Souls or Bloodborne game, you enjoy similar elements in this game from a difficulty standpoint. Even if you fancy yourself a skilled gamer, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will throw a lot at you from start to finish.
Just as you start finding your rhythm and figuring out difficult enemies, there are a lot of random elements that stop your pursuits on a dime. You’ll then have to pick up your sword and go at it again with added motivation. It may take you hundreds of times to get past certain sections.
That’s part of the appeal of this game. It could be considered torturous at times, but the payoff is oh so worth it in the end. This action-adventure game also has a unique world with a story that’s easy to get behind. That hasn’t always been the case for games from FromSoftware.
You don’t have to wrap yourself in deep lore trying to figure out what’s happening. You know the main character’s motivation from the very start and that puts a lot of emphasis on great combat.
This is just one of many great games that Google has planed for the Stadia. If it can continue receiving these heavy-hitters, then there just might be some hope left for this streaming platform.