>>223091>Sekiro had long travels to get to bosses
Boss 1: Planned loss fight
Boss 2: 3 grapples, takes like 10 seconds to get there (oniwa)
Boss 3: Lady Butterfly, idol right in front of the boss room with one inept guard there to give you your extra resurrect back
Boss 4: Genichiro, run past an enemy out the window, grapple to roof. fight.
Boss 5: Folding Screen monkeys. Do I even have to? it's a puzzle and you can get there immediately.
Boss 6: Guardian Ape, jump down into his arena from the idol immediately.
Boss 7: Corrupted Monk, run past O'Rin's arena, across the bridge, grapple and hug left side past enemies (if you skip her you can argue there's a small run) (small argument for a tiny runback here)
Boss 8: Emma/Isshin Ashina, same as Genichiro, right out the window grapple up and talk to Father, begin.
Boss 9: Great Shinobi Owl, same as above.
Boss 10: True Corrupted Monk, Idol's right in front of the arena.
Boss 11: Divine Dragon, another idol near the arena teleport, 7 second run.
Boss 12: Owl Father, same as Lady Butterfly.
Boss 13: Demon of Hatred, idol's literally in the arena
Boss 14: Isshin the Sword Saint, Idol's in front of the arena, maybe another 7 second run
Inner Boss variants are only in the Gauntlet runs.
Please show me a long runback in Sekiro because I don't see a single one outside of 'maybe' False Corrupted Monk (if you skip O'rin of the Ocean Man)>grinding shit like sen/xp to level before a boss
that's leveling up and you can make the argument that some of these games are too linear since you can't skip bosses and explore like Elden Ring so this is a fair point and I agree with you.>Same with grinding the confetti to kill apparitions
This is a fair argument, I never needed the divine confetti for these fights but yes, you are completely correct here as you do have to farm/buy this item and I didn't use it a ton until late game so I'm not sure how tedious it is, but again this is a good point.>>223093
I'm not saying it's "worse" in bloodborne, I'm just criticizing the mechanics in general. I already criticized it for Dark Souls 1-3. Main reason I'm not playing BB is due to loading screens and frame rate dude.