Finally beat the big dumbass drunk fuck. Easiest way to do it is to cheese him. You go around the back left through a building, and slowly just kill all the mobs. Eventually just the drunk guy will be left, and because he's moved forward you can actually get a free stealth hit on him which leaves only the final deathblow. Then you go talk to the stupid NPC while lardass is chasing you, and just start smacking the shit out of lardass while he's focused on the NPC.
IMO, not a fan of winning via this method, but i'd have to spend the next year trying to beat him otherwise.
Don't even get me started with the stupid Ninja guarding the treasure in that same level.
that Drunk boss was brutal...I didn't use the NPC...but I also cheesed him...there's a tree in that area...I kept running around it and he kept getting stuck in it for a bit before getting free...so I got a lot of good shots on him while he was stuck...I'm so used to playing From Software games a certain way (even Bloodborne basically was the same except faster)...but with Sekiro it seems stealth is almost mandatory and you need to use a lot of the consumables to make some of these fights more manageable
even though reviews for the game were all basically 90+ I think it's closer to 95+...this is next level gameplay...I'm not even sure I'm doing things in the right order...lots of twisty paths after the first few bosses and I'm pretty lost...I accidentally fell in the water one time expecting to die but I discovered that I can swim in it and discovered some new things...