I mean Activision went to shit in the late 80s and has had a few bright spots since, but when they hired Oliver North to consult on Black Ops 2 and also had a glamorized young version of him in the game to be seen as awesome for providing you with more weapons that kind of cemented that I would never give money to Activision ever again. And yeah technically you can hem and haw about what was intended or not with the game’s story, but at the end of the day they gave Oliver North money. Fuck Activision.
As for Sekiro itself though, I think I’m more hype for it than anything else that came out in the past year or two and anything coming out in the next year, it’s gonna own.
There is one thing I’m preemptively going to nitpick about it though, as Tsukasa Saitoh/etc. took a more direct role in their soundtracks, they’ve gotten a little more fantasy-esque. I kind of miss the harsher sort of industrial music he and others would put into FromSoftware’s games in say King’s Field II, and especially Otogi oh my God. It’s a crime that Otogi 1 and 2 are still Only On XBOX.
Here’s some weird crossover for industrial fans, one of FromSoftware’s main composers in the 90s, Koji Endo, would Collaborate with Chu Ishikawa (probably most known in the US for the Tetsuo: The Iron Man soundtrack). Check out some of the tracks in King’s Field 1 and some of the music for stuff they were both involved in like Dead or Alive and Full Metal Yakuza.