Ghost of Tsushmia (PS4) - all I can say is WOW

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On sale right now for $39!


I got this for Xmas. I didn't want to buy any more PS4 games personally with PS5 looming, but gifts are A-OK :)

Anyway, I played for about 5 hours yesterday, on my old launch model PS4. Looks like today's football schedule is garbage, so might get some more in today.

WOW! Just WOW! How did Sucker Punch pull this off on a 7+ year old console? It looks AMAZING. And this is coming from a PCMR person. It just looks... alive. Everything flows with the wind and moves. The little foxes that pop up to show you where shrines are hidden. The combat. If you showed this to people who didn't know it was a PS4 game, they would surely think it's next gen. The story is good, the voice acting is good. Part of me wishes I had chosen to play in Japanese with subtitles, but I just didn't want to read subtitles all the time on a 20-40 hour game.

This is the first game I have played that really nails HDR. The sun rays, sunsets, the lighting at night, just super cool.

The combat is deceptively tough even on wimp mode (easy). I need to work on my block/dodge/parry better. You can't just jump into a crowd and start slashing, that is the path to repeat death.

Anyone who has a PS4 and hasn't seen this is missing out. Go get it. I typically don't love open world games, but so far it's all good.

If I have to gripe... it certainly seems like there is always "stuff" flying around. Leaves, etc. I mean like always. It looks cool but I find it a little odd. Who knows, maybe that's the way it was back in 500 AD or whenever. No one with leaf blowers cleaning up, LOL.

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A friend finished the game some months ago (he absolutely loved it), and gave me his copy to hold on to indefinitely not too long ago. I've only put a few hours into it myself. It's definitely a priority as far as games go, though. Thanks for the info on the game, sounding good so far. Quite the difference between their PS4 launch title Infamous: Second Son, and this game. They literally spent all 8th-generation pounding away on this game, and the efforts show. I originally got into Sucker Punch due to the Sly Cooper series on PS2, but I enjoyed the Infamous games too. 2 much more than 1. Second Son was okay. In 2013 I was over in Bellevue, WA for my lil bro's college graduation, and we visited Sucker Punch. Or tried to. They take up the entire second floor in their building, and the elevator won't even let you pick their floor unless you have a special access key or card or whatever.

If I have to gripe... it certainly seems like there is always "stuff" flying around. Leaves, etc. I mean like always. It looks cool but I find it a little odd. Who knows, maybe that's the way it was back in 500 AD or whenever. No one with leaf blowers cleaning up, LOL.
The problem was, fuel for the leaf blowers cost too much, so only the most powerful elite had access to them. Electric ones weren't available way back then.
 

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I really wanted to play this game but given its a PS4 exclusive and I don't have one, that's never going to happen. Hopefully it ends up on PC at some point.
 

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Hopefully it ends up on PC at some point.
Ever since HZD ended up on PC, I been wondering about that happening with more Sony-owned games. If I had known HZD was coming to PC 3 years later, I never would have played it on PS4 (where I struggled with the aiming and had to deal with 30fps). At least I played it for free, since I was borrowing the game (I did later buy it for $10 after I got my own PS4). Since I don't usually grab consoles until late in their lives, I'm hoping that gives me a chance to see if upcoming Sony exclusives end up coming to PC as the 9th-generation wears on. It would be awesome if I could still play games like God of War 5, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Horizon Forbidden West on PC, without needing to purchase a PS5.
 

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I really wanted to play this game but given its a PS4 exclusive and I don't have one, that's never going to happen. Hopefully it ends up on PC at some point.
If the PS5 ever becomes like... available for normal humans to purchase... I suspect you could pick up a used PS4 pretty cheap.

In the old debt laden ramen noodle days.... I would buy used last gen consoles on the cheap when the new ones came out. 360 got launched, got a used xbox. PS4 launched, got a PS3. etc. Great way to do it on the cheap and focus on the exclusive games you missed out on. And used games are cheap on gamefly sales, ebay, etc
 

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If the PS5 ever becomes like... available for normal humans to purchase... I suspect you could pick up a used PS4 pretty cheap.

In the old debt laden ramen noodle days.... I would buy used last gen consoles on the cheap when the new ones came out. 360 got launched, got a used xbox. PS4 launched, got a PS3. etc. Great way to do it on the cheap and focus on the exclusive games you missed out on. And used games are cheap on gamefly sales, ebay, etc
I like to buy consoles when they are first launched rather than late in their life span. It gives me the most time to get my money out of it. Additionally, I'm a graphics whore so I like things to look as good as they possibly can. While I want to play Ghost of SushiRoll, I am not about to spend the money on either a used PS4 or a new PS5. A console has to have a few games I'm interested in for me to want to buy one. That rarely happens. If there is a PC version of something, I tend to buy it over the console version for several reasons.
 

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I like to buy consoles when they are first launched rather than late in their life span. It gives me the most time to get my money out of it. Additionally, I'm a graphics whore so I like things to look as good as they possibly can. While I want to play Ghost of SushiRoll, I am not about to spend the money on either a used PS4 or a new PS5. A console has to have a few games I'm interested in for me to want to buy one. That rarely happens. If there is a PC version of something, I tend to buy it over the console version for several reasons.
Think of it like a rental. You buy a used PS4 for $200ish, buy and play the 20ish exclusives, then return it all to the ebay wilderness for someone else to enjoy... or keep it and use it as a netflix streamer or something
 

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Well I just finished the campaign. I cried like a child. I don't think I've had emotional attachments like that since Last Of Us. Sad face :(

One of the best 5 games I have played in my life EVER
 
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