“Ghost of Tsushima” is an open-world adventure game that takes place in Japan during the Mongolian invasion. The writers at Sucker Punch Productions (The development company) paint a picture of a fictional story during the historic invasion of the Mongol empire. The story takes place on Tsushima island from the point of view of Jin Sakai, the leader of the Sakai clan, whose goal is to protect the island from being conquered by the ruthless Mongols.
Ghost of Tsushima does a great job of emerging the player into the game with great graphics and amazing voice acting. Not only are the graphics impressive, but the game’s combat system is unlike any I experienced before in other games. With smooth combos and sword animations as well as defensive moves, this game really gives a great experience and helps paint a picture of how a samurai would fight in that time period.
The game’s open-world is very realistic compared to the actual island of Tsushima. Alexandra Sakellariou from ScreenRant says that “Many of the locations in Ghost of Tsushima are real places that can be visited in person. One of the main tourist attractions of Tsushima Island is Komoda Beach, making it fitting that the game starts at the historic location. Komoda was the site of the initial invasion of Tsushima in real life, and now visitors can find a memorial dedicated to those lost in the battle while defending the island.” Not only does it have locations based on the real-life island, but it also has plenty of beautiful locations that are easily accessible early in the story. One of my favorite locations on the map is Benkei’s Fall which is a beautiful mountain with a peaceful waterfall that shows how much work the developers put into this game.
If you are looking for a game that has great graphics and an interesting storyline, Ghost of Tsushima is an excellent game for you.