Ghost of Tsushima
The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan — until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting — the way of the Ghost — as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.
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hard not to echo the general sentiment: incredible visuals, deeply satisfying combat and gameplay, but too little to do and too many foxes to chase.
majority of my playtime was easily spent in Photo Mode. probably the greatest innovation of the past generation (alongside RDR2's and, I assume, Death Stranding's).
Fun game, the fighting mechanics are great, it’s visually stunning (especially the lights) and seems to handle the culture depicted quite well, but unfortunately extremely weak story wise. Most of the characters being absolutely uninteresting despite having their own storyline for some, saying nothing substantial about its themes of honor and family. Also providing us with some quite repetitive activities (like taking mongol forts or running after foxes) and extremely forgettable side quests (except the mythic tales that were mostly very enjoyable).