FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a difficult game. I know this from personal experience as I spent an entire night desperately trying to master the deflect mechanic against one of the earlier bosses in the game “Lady Butterfly” whom I now call Lady “Bootyfly”. To me this was just a case of another typical “Souls” game, hard as hell but eh it is what it is. Little did I know the internet was using this game as kindle-wood to fuel the fire in the great gaming debate concerning “how hard is too hard?” and “should this game be more accessible?”.
Twitter user Fetusberry unknowingly would further set keyboards ablaze in a response to a story from PC Gamer using a mod to beat Sekiro’s final boss saying:
You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
You didn't grow.
You didn't improve.
You took a shortcut and gained nothing.
You experienced a hollow victory.
Nothing was risked and nothing was gained.
It's sad that you don't know the difference. https://t.co/upkhLSNQNO
— Fetusberry 「Irony Man」 Crunch (@Fetusberry) April 6, 2019
The Tweet took off with over 20,000 likes spawning quite a few memes out of it usually in video games where the player uses some form of shortcut to complete a task.
— The Secret World of Alex Yiik (@sebmal) April 8, 2019
Koopa the Quick only respects REAL gamers. pic.twitter.com/AtK0B9gUQ2
— 心の怪盗Don (@skittflash) April 7, 2019
Fetusberry couldn’t predict the explosion of memes or responses. Seems that at first he may have felt a way about it but now definitely doesn’t mind the attention.
Oh, I haven't said this yet
So the "you cheated" thing is how I actually feel PLUS melodrama
I was going for over-the-top and I got it
At first, y'know, I cared a bit
But I'm over that now and I'm enjoying the tweet's meme status
So if you see one out there, show me!
— Fetusberry 「Irony Man」 Crunch (@Fetusberry) April 8, 2019
While the heated debates will undoubtedly continue its nice to see people can still take the time to enjoy a good joke every now and then.