Ghost of Tsushima, also known as Little Death, is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. The game is the prequel to their well-received Ghost Of Mightiness. The game’s storyline revolves around the island of Tsushima, where two special forces fight to defend it against an onslaught of terrorists led by Ohara. In this game, the player controls Jin, a powerful warrior on a mission to protect Tsushima from Ohara and his allies, who want to destroy the island.
One can argue that Ghost of Tsushima has a lot in common with its predecessors – it’s an action game, has good visuals, great music, and has interesting characters. However, the only major difference with the gameplay is that it offers more than just hack-and-slash action. Rather, it offers interesting twists on established gameplay mechanics, such as traversing environments and using objects to overcome opponents. Combined with outstanding original music and voice-overs, Ghost of Tsushima manages to make itself a very fun game to play.
Ghost of Tsushima follows in the footsteps of the earlier Ninja Gaiden video games, where the player assumes the role of a powerful warrior-princess and learns how to control a powerful supernatural being. However, in contrast to Ninja Gaiden, you do not have to fight your way through enemies or hack into computer systems to accomplish things. Instead, you are sent on a mission to defeat the invaders, with the assistance of a mysterious warrior-princess who has herself become an intruder to the Japanese realm.
Unlike Ninja Gaiden, Ghost of Tsushima includes player-controlled movements rather than on-screen action. Although this is not a bad thing since the lack of interactive experience tends to take away from the overall package. However, using the stealth tactics and other special abilities available, you can overcome the challenges presented by this video game.
One of the best things about Ghost of Tsushima, in my opinion, is its excellent visual quality. Graphics are typically a notch below the average, but they are still quite impressive. Characters, on the other hand, are a bit duller. They are usually made up of two or three colors, which can blend together nicely to form a basic design. Some of the more complex animations is present, but it is not something you would expect to find in a budget game. The one notable exception is when the player character is briefly seen kicking an enemy in the groin.
The majority of the game is played in first person view, although some third person is occasionally used and the ability to zoom in and out. Ghost of Tsushima has four different game modes, including the all-action photo mode. In this mode, you can utilize the provided camera to take photos of the enemies and other objects in the environment. You can also unleash powerful jets of water at your opponents, although this takes longer to prepare. When in first-person view, you can see your characters’ movements through the perspective of their camera. The only drawback to this style of gameplay is that you are often forced to look behind to see where your enemies are firing their weapons at you.
The four different game modes all have the same basic set of features. For example, in the first person view, you can see your characters as they perform their attacks on the enemies. However, if you want to increase the intensity of the experience, try using the provided Samurai statue that can transform you into a powerful warrior during mid-battle. While in the warrior statue, pressing the attack button will cause your ghost to transform into a powerful samurai that will do extra damage and can block more attacks than normal.
The graphics and sounds are both quite solid. The game’s interface, which is similar to that of other Ninja Sword games, includes the usual onscreen prompts, with each being used to indicate a new icon that can be used for additional gameplay. In addition, there is a menu that will provide you with details about each stage and the total score you will earn for that stage. The game also includes animated cut scenes. The overall effect of Ghost of Tsushima demonstrates that its creators, Tamei Maru, really put a lot of effort and love into recreating this classic Japanese story.