The proud do not endure.
Ghost of Tsushima has captured the hearts of many players, including myself and is a heavy favorite for Game of The Year. GoT has smashed records, in it’s first three days of sales the game sold more than 2.4 million copies, making it the PlayStation 4’s fastest-selling first-party original IP.
Besides the great combat mechanics of the game, Ghost of Tsushima does a masterful job of creating an immersive environment. The game offers players the chance to explore and take their time, doing so leads to seeing how visually breathtaking the game is. From temples, vast flower fields and waterfalls surrounded by statues of the Buddha, it is very easy to get lost in the world Sucker Punch has created. Below we will explore some of the other ways GoT has been able to capture its players.
Never knew I was a poet
Scattered across the island of Tsushima are scenic spots that host a haiku-composing mini game. This is a great way to relax from all the combat the game offers, giving players the chance to reflect on the story.
Players took approximately 15.5 million photos in Ghost of Tsushima in the game’s first 10 days of release alone. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram fans continue to share photos they’ve captured on their journey.
What does the fox say
Another very popular feature in the game is the ability to pet the playful foxes you encounter when discovering Inari shrines. Players have really enjoyed this feature, almost 10 million foxes have been petted in game.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends update
Just when we thought our experience with GoT was over, the games developer Sucker Punch, has released a huge DLC entitled, Legends. The best part about it? it’s free. Looking at the amount of content this DLC offers, the fact that is free can not go unstated. This update introduces Legends mode, a 2-4 player online cooperative experience where players are able to choose between 4 distinctive legendary warrior classes, the players then embark on missions based on Japanese mythology.
Here’s a breakdown of the four legendary warrior classes players can choose from.
Definitely the most offensive class of the group, the Samurai also serves as the tank, dealing high damage and staying in the midst of battle. This class will probably be most popular among players due to its accessibility and moveset.
Class ability: Hachiman’s Fury, attacks with a flurry of quick strikes. Great for crowd control when overwhelmed.
For players that want to strike hard and fast while sneaking across the battlefield. This class requires patience and the ability to react fast to enemy movement.
Class ability: Shadow Strike, allowing you to teleport across the battlefield to directly strike between 3-5 enemies
As I practice archery recreationally, choosing this class was a must for me. There is something unequivocally satisfying about being able to hit a target from across the map. The Hunter class focuses on proficiency with the bow, offering a difficult but rewarding playstyle compared to the other three classes.
Class ability: Eye of Uchitsune, allows players to unleash multiple arrows aimed towards the enemies head.
The Ronin is a supportive combat role that balances close range swordsmanship and healing allies. As missions progress and get harder, having a Ronin in your group is essential. Another added bonus in this class is you’re able to summon a spirit dog that will fight alongside you, players can also pet the spirit dog… guess you could say mans best friend?
Class ability: Breath of Izanami will revive any downed teammates when activated.
Something for everyone
For those that are not interested in Legends mode, Ghost of Tsushima also added a highly requested new game+ in which players can replay the campaign on a harder difficulty while keeping all learned techniques, gear items and cosmetics acquired in their previous playthrough. The new game+ also adds a new vendor for armour and new haiku’s players can compose.
What would be your pick for Game of the Year?
What class would you choose in Legends mode?
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Gerblick, J. (2020, August 1). The foxes in Ghost of Tsushima have been petted almost 10 million times. GamesRadar+. https://www.gamesradar.com/ghost-of-tsushima-foxes-petted/
New game+: unlocked upon completion of the game, allows the player to start a new game while carrying over things (skills, cosmetics, currency) from the previous playthrough
Playthrough: playing a game from start to finish.
GOTY: game of the year
GoT: acronym for Ghost of Tsushima
IP: intellectual property
DLC: downloadable content