What Is Ghost of Tsushima?
Ghost of Tsushima is an upcoming release for the PS4. Its existence has been known for some time, but its recent presentation at E3 has managed to push it to the forefront of things. Of course, there is no real way to evaluate the finished product until it has been released, but so far, what we know suggests that Ghost of Tsushima will be something spectacular.
Why Should You Play Ghost of Tsushima For The PS4?
For instance, Ghost of Tsushima is rather unusual in that it is set during the First Mongol Invasion of Japan. This is the 13th century conflict that produced the concept of the kamikaze, which refers to an out-of-season typhoon that smashed the Mongol fleet. However, it is important to note that this famous incident didn’t happen until the end of the First Mongol Invasion, meaning that there is plenty of material for the game.
With that said, it should be mentioned that Ghost of Tsushima is going for the semblance of historical accuracy rather than actual historical accuracy. This is because it is based on the premise of playing a samurai, which was a caste that underwent continuous evolution over the course of centuries.
As a result, samurai from certain periods are much more iconic than their counterparts from other periods, which is why Ghost of Tsushima is going for a look from the 15th and 16th centuries rather than the 13th century. For proof, look no further than the fact that the protagonist will be carrying a katana, which is something that rose to prominence following the First Mongol Invasion because the Japanese found the tachi to be inadequate for their purposes.
Regardless, the protagonist of Ghost of Tsushima is supposed to be the last surviving samurai following the Battle of Tsushima, which in real life, featured the destruction of a small unit of samurai against a much greater Mongol force. As a result, the protagonist is forced to learn a new way of fighting, thus explaining the “Ghost” in the name of the game.
Based on this, it should come as no surprise to learn that Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world action-adventure game that will be featuring both open combat and stealth combat. Something that might have been predicted by people who are familiar with its developer Sucker Punch Productions’s Infamous series.
So far, the footage that has been released for Ghost of Tsushima suggests that its actual game-play will be both swift and smooth, which are critical qualities for a game in its particular genre. However, its graphics merit a mention as well. In particular, the landscapes of Ghost of Tsushima look stunning, particularly when they are contrasted with the brutality of the action that is happening in the foreground.
On the whole, Ghost of Tsushima is looking very good indeed. Should it manage to live up to the expectations that its E3 presentation has created, there can be no doubt that it will be something to remember for a long, long time to come.