Ghost of Tsushima Review
Posted: 4 weeks ago, last updated 2 days ago.
It has a large open world that can be explored by foot or horseback. It embraces the feeling of space and getting lost, as there are no navigation waypoints apart from guiding gusts of wind. Combat is detailed, with brutal swordplay and archery. You choose between strategies of "noble" face-to-face attacks or "foul-play" stealth kills.
It's a world of beautiful scenery, contrasted with very violent and bloody action. The story is emotional and reflects the world in the protagonist's troubled moral conflicts about war, mercy and revenge.
The game has an extensive Photo Mode where you can get creative with lots of options for framing shots.
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 17/07/2020
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online. A free co-operative multiplayer mode, titled Legends and inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology,
is set to be released in late 2020. It will be a free download for owners of the game, but will require a PlayStation Plus subscription.
Ghost of Tsushima: Digital Deluxe Edition (or Upgrade) provides the following:
- One technique point
- Charm of Hachiman's Favour
- Hero of Tsushima Skin Set: Golden Mask, Body Armour, Sword Kit, Horse, Saddle
- Digital mini artbook
- Director's commentary
- Samurai PS4™ theme
Rated ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Partial Nudity. Players use samurai swords, poisoned darts, and bows to battle enemies in melee-style combat. Some attacks result in dismemberment and/or decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g., neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man's head held up towards the screen. The game also depicts a man's exposed buttocks as he bathes in a hot spring. The word "sh*t" can be heard in the game.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Turn Off Blood: Reduce or disable graphic content of blood and gore.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings... read more about system accessibility settings.
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