Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

20 Aug 2021

PlayStation 5 PC (Microsoft Windows) PlayStation 4
9.2 rating
1796 want
4176 played
1311 playing
241 reviews
Developer
Sucker Punch Productions
Developer
Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Tags

Summary

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut Includes: - Full game. - Iki Island expansion: New story, mini-games, enemy types and more. - Legends online co-op mode. - Digital mini art book by Dark Horse. - Director’s commentary: The creative team sits down with a renowned Japanese historian to look at the world of Ghost of Tsushima and how it compares to the real-life events that inspired it. - One Technique Point. - Charm of Hachiman’s Favour. - Hero of Tsushima Skin Set: Golden Mask, Sword Kit, Horse, Saddle.

Played on: Playstation 5
Version: Playstation 5
Edition: Digital (Director's Cut)

Masterwork.

I have been taking my time on this one & just completed the main story & was invested every second of it. This open world is gorgeous, the characters are raw, & the emotions run through this effortlessly. It has easily earned its spot in my top 10 of all time. I will be working on this off & on exploring all of the side quests & even going for the platinum. I'm blown away.

Final verdict: Buy it
More
20 Jan 2023
Ghost of Tsushima
✪ {ᏚᏟᏫᏒᎬ : 5.9}
…   …………….
🝰 | 𝚁𝙰𝚃𝙸𝙽𝙶𝚂

• Story : 3.2
~ the story is your generic, predictable, and overstretched cat & mouse chase. it had some ok moments, a few cool dialogues and alot of cliche and pretentious ones. and overall it really failed to make me intrested in the smallest way. i think more than the stroy itself, it harshly failed at storytelling.
𐄁 Characters : 3.8
𐄁 Acting : 3.7
~ it's just SO soulless. it usually even fails to have a general tone and feels like it's voiced by ai.

• Atmosphere : 5.4
𐄁 Immersion : 2.3
𐄁 Intensity : 4.1

• Gameplay : 5.8
~ it's far from a perfect samurai game, and doesn't even try to be a ninja game (which is exactly what the story tried to be).
𐄁 Combat : 7.4
~ the combat has good animations and the stances are cool. but it gets very very repetitive, since it's so restrictive.
it also lacks that fluidity and lethality that I'd like my samurai game to have.
the ai abuses tf out of the unparriable attack too and your dodge just isn't effective enough.
just some examples tho, there's alot more where that came from.
𐄁 Stealth : 3.6
~ disappointingly simple, with a sad collection of tools and a very dumb ai.
𐄁 Bow : 4.4
𐄁 AI : 3.0
𐄁 Movement : 4.2
~ it both looks and feels very janky. it's a real shame.
𐄁 Traversal : 6.8
~ the horse riding isn't too bad. my problem is with navigation. the wind only shows you the general direction of your marker, and it doesn't give a damn about mountains, cliffs, water, or anything like that. it also needs a better map, and at least it should mark roads.
• Level Design : 4.7
~ repetitive, lackluster and disappointing.
𐄁 Pacing : 3.6
~ so it starts off pretty cool and sets a good tone, but immediately after that it just throws you into this loop of side-quest-like missions and just becomes your typical boring & repetitive open world game. i waited 20 hours for it to pick it back up but it never did.
• Side Content : 𝜘↓↓

• Visuals : 7.2
~ the graphics looked pretty bland and outdated. like a good remaster of a PS3 game, but not much more. still, it *can* look pretty gorgeous at times.
i like the kurosawa mode too.
𐄁 Textures : 3.9
𐄁 Lighting : 7.3
𐄁 Small Details : 2.9
• Environment Design : 6.4
~ although the open fields look good, open fields and copied assests is basically all it's got. it's very repetitive. and up-close, it fails to create a dense, detailed, lived in and immersive environment.
𐄁 Environmental Storytelling : 3.0
𐄁 Cinematography : 2.4
~ 99% of the cutscenes are absolutely fake. by that i mean people standing still and moving their mouths. which is SOO disappointing. the actual real cutscenes, are less than a handful, and I'm not even kidding. it was pretty cinematic when it actually tried, shame it never did.

• Animations : 4.7
𐄁 Movement Animations : 5.6
𐄁 Combat Animations : 8.7
𐄁 Facial Animations : 3.0
~ thank god for the mask.

⋆ SoundTrack : 8.8
• Sound Design : 7.0

• Multiplayer : 𝜘↓
𐄁 Servers : 〆
~ 1 hour, couldn't get a single lobby.
• DLC : 5.3

• Performance : ↑↑↑↓

⎆ 𝙾𝚃𝙷𝙴𝚁𝚂⬎
𐄁 Customization : 𝜘↑
𐄁 Replayability : 𝜘↓
~ can't skip cutscenes, fun!
𐄁 Innovation : -
𐄁 Accessibility : ⍟⍟
𐄁 Setting Options : ⍟⍟⍟
~ it has alot of good useful settings and a very cool photo mode. but i do wish it'd have button rebinding.
𐄁 UI/HUD : 7.9
𐄁 Extras : ✓
𐄁 Collectibles : 𝜘↓
𐄁 Trophies : 𝜘

…   ……………….
?| 𝚀𝚄𝙴𝚂𝚃𝙸𝙾𝙽𝚂

𐄁 Do i recommend this game? only if you LOVE ubisoft games.
𐄁 Did it make me take my time with it? not really.
𐄁 Did it meet my expectations? people are talking about this game like it's the perfect masterpiece while what i saw was SO far from that in every aspect, that I'm honestly doubting we even played the same game. it's still not a BAD game, just VERY mediocre and disappointing.

…    ……………………
〄 | 𝙸𝙽𝙵𝙾𝚁𝙼𝙰𝚃𝙸𝙾𝙽

- Platforms : PS4 Pro
- First Playthrough : 5.11.23
𐄁 Finished at : 8.11.23
𐄁 Playtime : 21h 35′
𐄁 Difficulty : Medium
𐄁 FPS Mode
- Beaten : 1 time
- Trophy Progress : 23℅⁴⁰'°
⟆⟅ | Won't Platinum ;<
More
07 Nov 2023
Gameplay 9/10
Story 9/10
World 8/10
Side quests 6/10
Graphics 9/10
More
29 Aug 2023
You have no honor, and you are slave to it
More
04 May 2023
feel like a samurai. epic. love it
More
23 Aug 2022
Fun game. Really enjoyed it
More
20 Apr 2024
Load more