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Ghost of Tsushima: The Tale of a Samurai

Ghost of Tsushima is an iconic game developed by the staunch admirers of the Japanese Samurai culture. Sucker Punch Productions presents a free world in this game adapted from the world of Akira Kurosawa. This game is a much-awaited masterpiece depicting the early 13th-century era during the Mongol invasion of Japan.

The game hit PlayStation consoles on July 17, 2020. If you wish to play only the story mode, it will take up to 25 hours. Sucker Punch Productions are the developers of this game, and the game is only available on the PlayStation 4.

The Story of Ghost of Tsushima Game

Although Ghost of Tsushima is based on a fictional tale that revolves around fictional characters. However, the story is real and set in the timeline when the Mongols invaded Japan in 1274 by attacking the island of Tsushima.

Gamers get to play Jin Sakai, who is a samurai. The honorable samurai loses in battle, and it puts his belief into question whether or not the old honorable way of the Samurais is the way to deal with the looming threat of an invasion. Gamers get to live and experience Jin’s inner conflicts, with his teachings on one side and the will to save his homeland no matter what on the other.

Ghost of Tsushima Colors and Graphics

The game is full of bold, saturated colors. The details of the leaves and how they move with the wind make everything feel so alive and realistic. Details to shadows and the plantation clearly show what type of weather the game is set in. However, the main highlight in graphics is the red and yellow forests that dominate most of the scenes and cut scenes in the game. Ghost of Tsushima does its best to absorb the gamer into its colorful world of sword fights and breathtaking cutscenes of sunsets.

The Gameplay and Sound

Firstly, the sounds in this game are praise-worthy. The music playing through the vintage instruments of japan is a nod towards the ancient music that was very famous in old times. The game has two audio profiles, English and Japanese. If you can understand Japanese, an option to convert to it is available. This provides a much more authentic experience of Japanese history and heritage.

The Kurosawa Mode in the game provides a black and white tone to the game. The basic function of this feature is to provide a classic cinematic vibe which it has done very well. This feature has been receiving a lot of compliments, as the gamers love the innovation. The rest of the gameplay and the aesthetics in the game are very accurate and similar to any typical samurai film. The high definition, slow-motion fight scenes provide a very immersive experience to gamers. Moreover, scenes such as little details like the drop of blood shining on the leaves when the protagonist delivers the killing blow to the reflection of the full moon in the lake make this game such outclass. 

Likewise, every character’s attire is spot on with the clothes that people wore at that time. Similarly, the attention and details to the hand-held combat are what makes the game better than most. Additionally, the mixture of techniques and unique names shows how much research and time the developers spend. All in all, Ghost of Tsushima is an escape to 13th century Japan. The color-accurate depiction and immersive sword fights have left gamers itching to play some more.

Written by Erica Smith

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