Sucker Punch’s samurai epic isn’t always the most inventive game, but it does some really interesting things with open world design.
The game is the most perfect end for Ps4 (i almost start to feel nostalgia for its games) If the game had corrected some very very minor things could have literally dethroned any Ps4 exclusive and be an all time classic ....some things to correct for example are: some quests and characters (the annoying story of Masako s at the end i really wanted to kill her myself.. what annoying character!)or to buff up the reward of the bit monotonous "uncharted" charm / inari shrines (for example to give new blades) or even better to include Zelda.like completely free climbing everywhere....though these are really very insignificant dents in front of the marvelous environment statisfying gameplayand addictive story they created
For me it HAS dethroned every other PS4 exclusive, including my beloved God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn. And it's one of my favorite games of all time, so it's definitely going to be an all time classic in my eyes. In addition to the things they mention in the article I also appreciate other things about its design, such as how quick your horse comes to you when you whistle and the fact that objects don't disappear or turn transparent when they pass in front of the camera. I hate when games do that. I like games like Horizon and Red Dead Redemption 2 that don't do that. It makes the world feel much more solid and believable. I'm very glad Ghost of Tsushima took that approach too. And even though it's one of my favorite games of all time and also one of the very best looking games of all time there are still things I think could be improved with an update for PS5. I would flip out if they did an expansion for Ghost of Tsushima like they did for Infamous Second Son in the form of First Light. If they released this expansion after the PS5 comes out and also improve the visuals it would be amazing. I would like to see things like improved shadow resolution and filtering, higher pixel resolution, and 60fps or an unlocked framerate for variable refresh rate displays. Maybe improve some of the animations and clipping if possible. But I'll take whatever I can get. The game is already a masterpiece in my book.
Yeah agree it is a great game, but not without flaws. I think the biggest thing for me is the lack of physics. To me, physics are just as, if not more important, than graphics. I think this is one of the only ps4 games I remember playing that doesn't have physics implemented. Things like body physics, cloth and material physics, and environmental interaction are completely lacking. I don't remember seeing bodies levitating off cliffs since last gen, but sucker punch still haven't figured this out in their games. It doesn't kill the game for me or anything, but iy definitely loses points that would have helped make it close to perfect.
I have to admit the loading is pretty decent in this, soon as you fast travel or die, it gets you back in the game. Only nitpick about it so far is I wish I could move bodies around to hide them for other enemies,
..or the arrows to stay visble on any hit target (either broken either intact ) and be able to recover them from the dead bodies /target
Hopefully nxt gen for that kinda stuff 😊
Dragging bodies should always be an option in a stealth game. It's one of my peeves. I would also love to be able to use the grappling hook anywhere not just on certain locations but I understand this could impact the game design and progression. Tenchu did it and it made you feel so free
Yeah a lot of stealth games do it and I don’t understand why they left it out. I want to hide in the tall grass or around a corner then drag them in. However Jinn will assassinate them standing up so others will see. Then bodies being left around alerts everyone. I hope embracing these Ghost he’ll learn more stealth for the next game. I agree about the rope we should be able to use it anywhere especially jumping off cliffs or something
[email protected] Sure but Ghost isn't an actual stealth game. It's an action game with some stealth elements here and there.
It's a stealth game if you play it as a stealth game. Farcry is a stealth game to me.
Combat should have made the list.
I love how fast fast travel is.
It was often too quick to read the tip screen. I feel like this isn't being praise enough
I REALLY don't know how they pulled that off, i was literally dumbfounded when i first fast traveled
Before I read the article I always thought the loading speeds should be commended. Compare the fast travel of this to horizon zd and its very noticeable.
Compare it to AC:O their fast travel is the worst...anywhere from 45/60 secs to 2 mins.
I agree with everything especially the last point about loading time. My only gripe is I wish the map was in 3D so that I can see my way around mountain ranges.
it's topographic. Lighter areas are higher up.
It was made that way, so it resembles canvas drawings. It has to do with the art direction of the game.
It along with Spiderman have much better gameplay than most if not all the open world game Game is a blast to play and the story and side missions are so great
Really interesting and engaging characters with side quest stories with awesome varied combat. Gem of a game. Game of the gen for me
Fast travel systems, rewards for taking in the sites, the sites themselves, wind guiding you(beautiful compass), stand-offs with rando “oppressors” along your ride, also fun horse mechanics. Those are things I noted open-world wise that this does better than MOST(not every and all) in the genre. Loving this game still! Still working towards my platinum.
The horse is the biggest thing this game has over any open world game. There are no gimmicks, you don't need to pet your horse for 14 hours to "bond" with it, no awful horse AI that ends up running into trees ever 5 seconds. Simple you call it comes, you ride it goes in the direction you point the stick. I felt more of a bond with this horse than any horse from the entire generation, with RDR2 being the biggest culprit of terrible mounts, and all because the horse actually worked properly. I'm playing a video game, I don't care if the horse has stamina to sprint from one end of the island to the other without stopping. Realism more often than not hurts games more than helps.
Preach. It was a damn fine horse!
@FlavorLav01 "was"?, oh no say it ain't so.
I like aspects of both, but it's much more appreciated here cause games rarely take that approach of making everything snappy and responsive to keep you and the gameplay moving these days.
I have to wonder if they were testing the best possible load times for HDD, so the have a benchmark for PS5's SSD to compare to. In any event, the loading time for fast traveling is the best I've ever seen.
I just realized that the standard Ps4 can do HDR on my recently purchased 4k TV. Wow! An already gorgeous game just got prettier!
HDR is more impressive than resolution and frame rate in my opinion. I wonder why no one ever talks about it
They used to talk about it. But HDR in itself has been such a very hard thing to tackle with cheap uhd TVs. A TV will say: HDR but it there's HDR 10, 10+, then some TVs dont get bright enough to really make HDR worth it, some add horrible artifacts and then some ad mudder or actually lose color. Add in confusing stuff like DolbyVision and then you basically have no standardized way of making sure most consumers have a good setup or TV for HDR so praising HDR for gaming kind of disappeared commercially. TV Manufacturers should be ashamed of their stupid approach to HDR. It's literally all over the place and should have been much more standardized. Plus, they wanna be able to sell us Raytracing so that's kind of the new thing. Now I'd imagine Raytracing on a proper LG B9 or C9, that would truly be beautiful.
Yeah well my first introduction to 4k and HDR was my LG OLED so I kind of started at the top.
That is a high start. This game doesn't have a fixed hud so screen burn retention shouldn't be a thing. Be careful with oleds though. Lg have put a lot of effort into minimising screen issues on their newer models but you have to be mindful. My friends lg oled has banding and burn. The YouTube logo is a permanent ghost on his panel. I wanted the cx so badly but I'm more worried about other household members causing issues than myself especially they little ones.
The quick loading is definitely a win for me.
I'm about to start Act 2 of the campaign and already this game is close to toppling the mighty Spider-Man, as my Ps4 game of the generation.
This game is so good. There is so much to do that I feel it's going to take forever to get the platinum.
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