If you’ve been sitting on the fence over whether or not you should pick up Ghost of Tsushima, maybe a 31% discount will help sweeten the deal for you? Amazon are currently selling for $69, which will save you a nice $30.95 off the RRP. Even compared to the places flogging it for cheaper than RRP, like Big W and JB Hifi, you’ll still be saving $10.
Set in 13th Century Japan, you play as Lord Jin Sakai, a samurai who loses everything when Mongol’s invade his home, the island of Tsushima. Thought dead, Sakai is secretly nursed back to health and takes it upon himself to avenge his family lands by riding them of the Mongol invaders. He becomes a “ghost”, a warrior of the people who silently strikes fear into the hearts of the invading forces.
Ghost of Tsushima is pretty damn great. A phenomenal combination of gameplay and world-building, this game is the hottest thing right now and for good reason.
What I’m most impressed by is the game’s combat system. It’s split over two styles: the traditional one-on-one sword duels of the samurai and the stealthy, underhanded tactics of Sakai’s new role as the Ghost of Tsushima. There’s a nice flow to these two styles. It never feels awkward to swap between them, and they’re both satisfying to experiment with.
The game’s wide open world is also something behold. You’re able to explore the entire island of Tsushima, which is gorgeously rendered. From the snowy mountain ranges to bamboo forests to misty springs, is easy to find yourself wandering without a purpose, just soaking up the environment. If you’re someone who likes to squeeze as much content as possible from their games, there’s a decent amount of side quest you can dive into as well.
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