Ghost of Tsushima
|a game by||Sucker Punch Productions LLC|
|User Rating:||6.9/10 - 16 votes|
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|See also:||Open World Games, Sandbox Games, Dark Souls-like Games|
If you’ve been following the exploits of Playstation’s studios, then you’ve probably heard of Ghost of Tsushima. Before its announcement, the gaming industry voiced out its craving for a feudal Japanese linear story. Lucky for the vocal majority, two games that fit the bill were announced in the same year!
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game that managed to fulfill an adventurous fantasy in its own unique way, however, the linear story could have been something akin to Uncharted 4, The Last of Us and God of War 4 (2018). Instead, Sekiro is a solid FromSoftware story that focuses on the fantasy elements typically found in Japanese folklore. On the 17th of July 2020, you will finally get your hands on this epic tale of honor and duty.
If you’re looking for something to scratch the itch from old Japanese movies, Ghost of Tsushima will surely deliver. Set in a more grounded historical location, Ghost of Tsushima follows Samurai culture and the themes of serenity, duty and honor will be present throughout every aspect of the game.
The game takes place in the late 13th century. Within this setting, you’ll find a lot of traditional Japanese structures and lifestyle practices. With the lush and calm environment, it’s safe to say that Photo Mode will be your new best friend in this game. According to Nate Fox, the team decided early on to keep the game grounded in reality. A core focus of the game’s direction is to transport people to 1274 Japan. The game is inspired by historical events, however, the game does not aim to rebuild history stone by stone. The team originally thought about using some historical figures, however when consulting culturally aware groups on the matter, it was decided that it would be insensitive.
You’ll play as Jin Sakai, a Samurai warrior who has to defend his country from the invasion of Mongols. The main antagonist of the game is the ruthless general Khotun Khan of the Mongol Empire. During your adventure, Jin will have to question his honor as he transitions into the Ghost, an alternate identity who fights dirty but more effectively. In the course of the story, you will be joined by a female Samurai companion, Masako. Other characters that have been confirmed in the game include Onibaba, the High Priestess and Ippei the Monk. Expect to encounter numerous characters and unlikely allies while adventuring in Tsushima. Delivering an adventure
Ghost of Tsushima is a game that will helm the closing era of the PS4. The final Triple A title from Sony and Sucker Punch studios is a game that closes an important chapter in gaming history.
According to Nick Fox, the most important film to him personally is “Seven Samurai”, a 1954 classic by Akira Kurosawa that tells a number of personal stories within an overriding tale of mercenaries who are hired to keep a farming village safe. Ghost of Tsushima attempts to show the personal toll that such a life can hold over an individual. In the game, Jin will have to rethink what it means to be a samurai when he gets mixed up in all sorts of gruesome business as the odds are stacked against him. If Jin doesn’t do anything in order to protect his island, his people will die. But in the process, Jin will not be able to protect his concept of self. This solidifies the game as a story of self-sacrifice.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP