The best samurai game in a long time and a great fun for all, who love action. Love for Japan and its history is a big plus, but its knowledge is not necessary to enjoy every minute of this beautiful game. [Issue#305]
The world is enormous, filled to the brim with rich content to explore. It can be a bit much sometimes with the number of artefacts you can find or haikus to sit and devise bloating things a little bit, but players will be blown away by the deep storytelling and unbelievable style and personality that Ghost of Tsushima brings to the table.
Ghost of Tsushima ends the current generation of consoles on a high note. A fantastically gorgeous world sets the stage for high-stakes close quarters combat, with multiple enthralling stories told over many chapters that keep the player moving across the island. Core combat is rewarding, and while enemy AI is disappointing outside of combat, all other aspects of Ghost of Tsushima have been lovingly crafted, and will be thoroughly enjoyed by players of all types. It’s not Sekiro or Dark Souls/Bloodborne difficult, but challenge can be found for those who seek it. Ultimately, Ghost of Tsushima allows you to pick up a sword and become one badass samurai, and have fun while avenging your fallen brethren.
A smattering of small niggles ultimately prevents Ghost of Tsushima from reaching the upper echelons of PS4 folklore, but it's still an absolute must for your game collection, and a fitting end to the PS4's line of exclusives. Ghost of Tsushima is a fantastic journey through the trouble and strife of 13th Century Japan and is complimented perfectly by a set of great characters, a likable main character, and a loathsome villain. Some repetition in the game's side-missions and a lack of polish in some areas just bring the score down a tad, but these issues can be overlooked in favor of the jaw-dropping visual dessert that will keep you coming back for more.
I was hoping for an original take on the open-world genre, but I got Assassin’s Creed in samurai drag. If that sounds like a blast to you, it will be, especially if you go into it with the knowledge of the game’s design missteps. It’s not that it’s bad - it’s just bad for me.
As appropriate as it would be to knock Tsushima for being the same sort of boilerplate open-worlder that Ubisoft tosses out every few months, the truth is that I still got some entertainment out of roaming the pretty landscape and engaging in repetitive tasks at my own pace. That said, every time Tsushima subjected me to its dreadful story and the tedious critical path missions, my patience wore thin. Ghost of Tsushima is positioned as PlayStation 4’s last hurrah, and while it’s an underwhelming note to end on, perhaps a game that pushes technological boundaries while taking zero creative risks is a fitting bookend for this generation.
A great example of great visuals and aesthetics not equaling great gameplay. The gameplay is lackluster and the missions are all the same. The map is filled with a ton of the same repetitive side activities. Combat and story are good, but cannot carry the game on their own through 3 acts as the missions are structured identically.
Small premise: I didn’t play the Dlc and I played for a short time the multiplayer so they were excluded from this review.
Open world- 3/10
+The wind mechanics are interesting.
+A good artistic side.
+A nice setting.
+Good combat system.
-Combat system that soon becomes repetitive and boring.
-A decent story but nothing exceptional for me.
- A very bad enemy artificial intelligence.
- Secondary missions almost all identical and repetitive where you will find yourself doing almost always the exact same thing but in no particular order what to follow the npc, check the footprints and kill the Mongols.
-Secondary activities that quickly become repetitive and boring
-Decent facial animations.
-Little variety of enemies.
-An empty and lifeless open world.
-A bad camera in confined spaces.
In my opinion Ghost of Tsushima is a "good game" but nothing as great as it is described by people,for me Ghost of Tsushima except its positive sides is a totally forgettable game. P.S. I think people rate this game positively because it is an Playstation exclusive, a samurai game with Japanese setting, it has a beautiful setting, an excellent combat system and excellent artistic direction.
SummaryThe year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan -- until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won't lead you to victory. You must move beyond...