Ghost Of Tsushima showed off a lot of gameplay in the most recent episode of PlayStation’s State Of Play. It showed off the game’s fascinating take exploration. Calling a gust of wind and following birds and foxes to interesting locations around the map is quite unique.
Ghost Of Tsushima Lets You Play As A Samurai Or A Ninja
The game also showed off its combat mechanics. You can play one of two way – the honourable, disciplined samurai, or the dishonourable ghost. Essentially, one method is you heading into your enemy territory with your sword at the ready, while the other involves a lot of stealth.
One of the things that players noticed was that many of the enemies died fairly quickly. It took three or four hits at most to take them down, regardless of how you play. This led to some minor discussions as to whether the game’s combat would be too easy.
The Combat In Ghost Of Tsushima Will Be Punishing
However, in a recent interview with IGN, one of the developers on Ghost Of Tsushima gave more details about this gameplay demonstration. Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox, who is also Game Director on Ghost Of Tsushima, said the following:
“We are trying to make a grounded game in that sense, so a couple blows from the enemy will kill you. The game is very challenging. We have three words to describe the combat: Mud, blood and steel. We absolutely honor the lethality of the sword.”
Players Will Need To Get Used To Ghost Of Tsushima’s Challenge
The person playing through the game for the demonstration is very experienced in the game’s combat. First-time players are unlikely to find it as easy to clear an enemy camp. “Beating the Mongols in battle will be hard, but it’s that challenge that makes it feel alive and the victory rewarding. You can’t just run into a camp and fight 5 people at the same time, you will get overwhelmed and die,” said Fox.
So, Ghost Of Tsushima is definitely going to be no joke. I’m very interested in seeing how they’ve balanced the combat in this game. It should be challenging, but it still needs to be fun for the player. Not everyone has the patience of a Dark Souls player.
Ghost Of Tsushima is coming out on July 17, 2020, on PlayStation 4.