As a fan of the Dark Souls games and Bloodborne, I find Sekiro to be a bit of an oddity coming from FromSoftware. The narrative is more straightforward than I expected. Item descriptions help flesh out the world and story, but most do not contain some apocryphal bit of lore that you would never have found without reading that description. I’m only a few hours into the game so this could change. But as of right now, I’m finding this more focused narrative extremely refreshing.