- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
- Release Date: Mar 25, 2022
- Also On: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Generally favorable reviews- based on 1067 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 887 out of 1067
Mixed: 65 out of 1067
Negative: 115 out of 1067
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Apr 5, 2022Ghost Boring Tokyo
I like TEW franchise so I expected good game, but in fact I even regret about playing this game and see good concept with raw mechanics. Visual (6/10) Graphic is average, but it's not AAA, so I can say even good. Tokyo, ghost designs are really interesting and great, but after 4 hours your eyes are really tired of the same streets, subways, buildings and ghosts. IGhost Boring Tokyo
I like TEW franchise so I expected good game, but in fact I even regret about playing this game and see good concept with raw mechanics.
Visual (6/10) Graphic is average, but it's not AAA, so I can say even good. Tokyo, ghost designs are really interesting and great, but after 4 hours your eyes are really tired of the same streets, subways, buildings and ghosts. I feel I returned back in 2010th with nearly open world games like prototype, true crime and saints raw. You can see all designers gaps and how they masked same levels and buildings and it brakes the whole atmosphere at least for me. Music another thing that I totally don't like in this game. Music doesn't work at all in this game, forget that music can scare you, or encourage for dynamic battles. You have near 10 trial melodies that repeats whole game. I think if they would add internet radio it would be much better.
Gameplay(5/10) Mechanics - simply this game is pure shooter. You have universal rifle(Green/wind spells), shotgun(Water/blue spells) for group of enemies or enemies with shields and rocketgun(Orange/fire spells) for bosses and mini bosses and for fun a bit. That's all folks. You will run through the city and kill enemies just to farm upgrades for your weapons. And all upgrades are.... just stats or passive things. That's why I regret that I even play this game it's god damn antic shooter with all bad mechanics that you can imagine. Bosses are very straightforward, enemy types are also bad - melee, melee sprinter, rifler, tanks, healers, some flying enemies and that's all. For game that should be at least near 8-10 hours(main story just 4 hours). Another stupid thing is greending extra activities. Yeah sometimes you can find interesting legend but in 90% cases you will enter arena and need to kill all enemies. You can hook up onto the building but just only to get some souls from 250k to complete quest... I am confused why not make good linear game without all this unnecessary stuff to prolong game. Only good point that at list this raw mechanics works without significant bugs. I hardly imagine why this game has so many positive reviews. The only answer I have game industry is badly injured by big empty not working titles, so people are glad to play something that at least works.
Story(3/10) No story here. You are random guy who have some powers and... at the end of the game you are the same guy. Really no story. I thought it would be at least interesting to understand who is the bad guy but plot in hentai written more professionally than here. Characters - two main characters, that almost don't have anything to say each other. Who is KK I don't know - cop? yakudza? manga writer? it doesn't matter because still no story. I've add one point here only because I found some interesting extra story that explains some Japaneze legends. And I really like that here you can see mix of different city legends and traditional believes.
All in all if you like Tokyo and want 3D tour you can play the game. If you like pets - just go get one and chill. If you like city legend - I think it's better to go on book forum and read some books than playing this game. It's bad game, but good demo for future, maybe. Because I like setting of the game, but not the game itself.… Expand
Mar 30, 2022This is without a doubt the most disappointing game I've played this year. First off, I went into this game with the perfect mindset. I wasn't expecting some Elden Ring style open world and I also wasn't expecting it to be particularly scary. I came in thinking that it would at least be a fun action game to kill time. What I didn't know is that this game makes Ubisoft games look good. IThis is without a doubt the most disappointing game I've played this year. First off, I went into this game with the perfect mindset. I wasn't expecting some Elden Ring style open world and I also wasn't expecting it to be particularly scary. I came in thinking that it would at least be a fun action game to kill time. What I didn't know is that this game makes Ubisoft games look good. I would rather play AC Valhalla than this and I'd rather play all the Evil Within 10 times than to 100% this game. I played this game for 11 hours and can't help but quit. I have played much longer games and had way more fun than this, I stopped playing AC Valhalla at hour 20 because I was feeling the repetition while this game takes it to a whole other level. There is so much wrong in this game that I can't understand how someone could give this anything above a 5. There is not a single pinch of love put into this game that I can feel. It feels like the only person that really wanted to make the game was Ikumi Nakamura (the ex creative director of the game) and when she left, the other devs were forced to finish this game which created this cesspool of a video game.
COMBAT & PROGRESSION
When I saw the combat through the gameplay trailers, I was excited. It looks great and the animations are badass then I saw the amount of elements and I was like "Wow, can't wait to see what other badass attacks I can throw at my enemies". WHAT I DIDN'T EXPECT was the fact that there are only 3 ELEMENTS and each of them only has 2 attacks, light and heavy. THAT IS IT. For a 16 hour game, this is pathetic. The skill tree is a joke. Even with there being only 3 elements, I was still somewhat optimistic. At the 5 hour mark, I was grinding to get skill points and maybe unlock something that would be cool. Maybe you can throw tornadoes with the air element or something, but no. The upgrades are boring and dreadful. "Increase the width of your water element attack from 1m to 2m" WOW so fun. There's also nothing for the melee department. There isn't anything like summoning a fire sword that you can use against enemies. This is creatively bankrupt and it shocks me that the man who made this studio was Shinji Mikami. It is embarrassing that his name is now put into this game.
The combat also doesn't improve with the poor array of enemy types. The enemies have cool designs even tho most of them look identical. The way their attacks are choreographed are all quite different. The flaw here is that 95% of enemies require the same way to kill which is by spamming everything you have at it. Only one enemy that actually forced me to change elements and that is the fat shield guys because you gotta use the water elements since it's like shotgun. There isn't any dynamic weapon switches like in Doom Eternal where you constantly change weapons depending on the enemies. This just makes combat way more bland than it already is. It also doesn't help that in the 8 hour mark, it had already gotten stale which is insanely quick.
OPEN WORLD & ACTIVITIES
This world is the definition of empty. The map screen is so cluttered with **** There are telephone booths everywhere in this game, why did the developers have the need to place all of them on the map screen? Same goes for the flying dudes. They felt like they need to show everything on the map, no matter how badly it effects the experience as a whole. The worst aspects of this open world is definitely collecting spirits. There are a total of 240 000 spirits you need to collect. How do you collect spirits you may ask? Well, you hold the right mouse button. You do this for every single spirit you find, HOW IS THIS FUN!!!.
And then there's the side quest which I gave them a chance. I tried to be compelled but Christ almighty this is worse than Death Stranding. In this game, you talk to random souls that all have the exact same design. There is absolutely no way for anyone to be interested in whatever is happening to these people. It got so bad that I just skipped every single side quest and just look for the rewards it gave me
95% of buildings in this game you cannot enter and when there are, it is stopped by a loading screen and you're teleported into the building. What year is this? Am I back in 2012? Even Yakuza Kiwami fixed this problem long ago. What a joke.
The most generic anime plot to ever exist. Blank protagonist who cares for his blank of a sister who is working with a blank detective to save Tokyo from a blank villain. That's the best way I can put this story. The acting is also weak, the amount of overacting in this one is hilarious and no scene will even touch your emotions.
With all the problems that exist in this game, I'm starting to think that it's quite generous that I gave this game a 3. But I hope Tango games learn from this. I think they should stop making open world games and just stick to what they're good at since The Evil Within was great.… Expand
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Apr 15, 2022There are tech demos more entertaining than this. Yes, the game introduces a slightly new kind of combat, but that's it, the overall gameplay design is simply boring. And by the way, the visuals are not that good.
Mar 26, 2022Bought because of sting. But apart from the setting, there is nothing good in this game. Boring story and gameplay. I do not recommend.
Mar 31, 2022It's like an indie game with a good Tokyo city. They managed to make a really bad game with ordinary action sequences and a boring story.
Mar 27, 2022only weebs and fanboys will like this trash the worst combat i have ever played in ant game
Apr 3, 2022How could Shinji Mikami be involved in thus game, this world, this story@!! This game is so bland, it vanilla icecream the game,it's white paint, nothing stands out, nothing excites the player to entice a sale...This is why sex apoeal use to be mixed with horror. The mix of the good with the bad drew you in , hot woman and gore , sex and violence, it peaks interest...This game has 2 ofHow could Shinji Mikami be involved in thus game, this world, this story@!! This game is so bland, it vanilla icecream the game,it's white paint, nothing stands out, nothing excites the player to entice a sale...This is why sex apoeal use to be mixed with horror. The mix of the good with the bad drew you in , hot woman and gore , sex and violence, it peaks interest...This game has 2 of the most generic looking Asian guys as characters, a pretty environment and a bunch of genericly creepy monsters,. But no sexy lead, no Heather, no sexy nurse creatures , no 7 foot vampire woman with her sexy witch daughters no fit wife that chops you hand off, or slim wierdo southern teen.. Horror games devs use to get how to do horror but now with every game being made for the Anita Sarkesians of the world every game is dull and Vanilla.… Expand
Mar 27, 2022Не интересная игра, прохождение занимает 5 часов и этого слишком мало . Ожидал большего . Всех разочаровало , что игрок в маске Ханья не главный
Apr 1, 2022If you are curious about this game I highly recommend checking it out.
This game is 3 parts story driven walking simulator and 1 part action game. The level of depth this game dives into the lore, mythos, and culture of Japan is absolutely amazing. Combat in this game is pretty interesting but remains largely the same throughout the whole experience so your mileage may vary. IIf you are curious about this game I highly recommend checking it out.
This game is 3 parts story driven walking simulator and 1 part action game.
The level of depth this game dives into the lore, mythos, and culture of Japan is absolutely amazing.
Combat in this game is pretty interesting but remains largely the same throughout the whole experience so your mileage may vary. I personally had a great time in the combat system all the way through the final boss.
This game just oozes creativity, story, action and engaging content.
Unreal engine 4 is great here and the options to tweak to your PCs limits are quite nice including resolution scaling with TSR. FSR and DLSS.
As far as cons: To me there are a few side quests that felt unnecessary and the skill tree could have been a little more engaging.… Expand
Mar 28, 2022It's your call but for now it's not recommended.
1/10 this game at that stage.
Feb 4, 2023FPS É UMA MERDA, SHOOTER É UMA MERDA, PRIMEIRA PESSOA É UMA MERDA, SÓ TEM FPS/SHOOTER/PRIMEIRA PESSOA NESSA MERDA
Sep 23, 2022Its a lower quality version of far cry. On one hand i didnt like it, but on the other hand it made me appreciate other ubisoft games a lot more.
Aug 31, 2022Lo único bueno los gráficos. Ni las misión principal ni las secundarias tienen un mínimo interés. Mundo abierto mal llevado.
No engancha. Aburre.
Sep 16, 2022Repetitive. Mediocre looking, best looking thing is combat effects. Combat is very limited and not engaging enough, shoot shoot shoot rip glowing thingy out.
Story is forgettable, boring and cut scenes are annoying.
Collectibles, ridiculous amount, some of them are really useful and I hated the annoying hunt for them.
Awards & Rankings
Apr 20, 2023Just about my only complaint about going back to Ghostwire: Tokyo was that the game doesn’t look quite as nice on the Steam Deck as it did when I played it on PS5 last year. When it rained, it made everything look a little more washed out, and it made it tougher to tell when you were entering a foggy area that was off-limits. You realize quickly enough when you’re somewhere you’re not supposed to be, but it was still a little disappointing. Overall, though, I’ll reiterate what I wrote up top: Spider’s Thread makes a great game even better. Ghostwire: Tokyo didn’t get nearly the level of attention it deserved on its initial release last year, and now that the game is free for Game Pass and PS+ subscribers (and generally inexpensive enough to buy on PC), there’s even less reason why it should be slept on. Do yourself a favour and get it now.
Apr 12, 2022This isn’t the first game to offer a dense, incredibly detailed rendering of Tokyo, but maybe it’s the first to make you feel like all of that work isn’t window dressing.
Apr 8, 2022The unique setting really helps to lift Ghostwire: Tokyo from myriad of problems such as a plain open-world design and lackluster combat. If you love Japan and mystical powers, then Ghostwire can be just the game you're looking for.