It is not a coincidence that gamers pay attention to Ghost of Tsushima as soon as it is published. This game has special points that make people pay attention to.
Referring to the PlayStation, we will probably immediately think of the extremely exclusive titles that have made this gaming console’s name. PS4 is no exception since Sony has released many exclusive titles worth playing since many people choose this console. And now Sony continues to make fans restless with a brand new game brand, Ghost of Tsushima. So, what’s so special about this new game?
A Japanese context game from a western developer
So far, when talking about games set in Japan, almost all of them are made by Japanese game makers. It is only true that when that is where they live, they certainly understand their country, culture, and people more than anyone else.
Perhaps it is also because of the great cultural history between the East and the West that Western game makers have always sought to exploit the Japanese theme as much as possible. Recently notable Japanese context games such as Nioh 2 or Sekiro by Japanese studios like Team Ninja and FromSoftware show us how Japanese people make Japanese quality games. But Ghost of Tsushima is different when the game is developed by Sucker Punch Productions, a Western developer.
It can be said that Sucker Punch Productions is an experienced game company in the action game genre with the stealth platform game Sly Cooper and the open-world superhero series Infamous. But a game based on a real historical period in Japan will be a big challenge for this studio because of the difference in the culture of the two places or the fact that Western developers have not had any outstanding achievements. With Japanese context. This will also be Sucker Punch Productions’ first bloody war game for adults when its previous titles are too few brutal fighting scenes.
A unique historical moment in Japan
Japan has a huge cultural history, an endless source of inspiration for countless simulated game products. For game developers, feudal Japan was a fertile land that had not been fully exploited. Why has it not been fully exploited? Because throughout this country’s history, the game makers seem to be looking only towards the Sengoku war period. Because of the constant social changes, political intrigue, and military fighting between the 15th and 16th centuries, the Sengoku period could be considered Japan’s most remarkable historical period. Because of this, popular titles like Onimusha, Samurai Warriors, Nioh, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,… are all set in this historical context.
Perhaps gamers are also familiar with the image of historical figures such as Oda Nobunaga, Hattori Hanzo, Tokugawa Ieyasu,… the prominent figures of this period. Coming to Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Productions seemed to want to “change the wind” when exploiting Japan in the late 13th century during the first Nguyen-Mong invasion. Set on the island of Tsushima, the final separatist between the Mongols and the Japanese mainland, the protagonist Jin Sakai is the last surviving samurai to cast aside a samurai’s honor to become a battle ghost against the enemy. Such a unique and novel historical period would certainly be worth the wait.
It’s a “swan song” (goodbye) to PlayStation 4
Swan song, temporarily called the swan song, is understood as the last action before leaving, a goodbye. Of course, Ghost of Tsushima will not be the last game to be released on PS4 when many other games will also be on this system this year. But as we can see, the console, no matter how strong, has a stop, and the game industry is continually advancing. There will come a time when the powerful console will gradually become obsolete in the face of new gaming demands and make room for a more powerful new generation, so does PS4.
Since its debut in 2013, the PS4 has gone through countless ups and downs in the gaming industry and the Xbox One and became one of the best-selling consoles of all time (ranked No. 4 in the top 10). ), a great gaming machine. And now that it is near the end of its life cycle before the PS5 is officially launched, nothing is better than a super product to end a proud journey of PS4. PS2 ends with God of War II, PS3 ends with The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls, so which superhero will PS4 end with? Is it The Last of Us Part II or Ghost of Tsushima, the two highly anticipated games? We can hope that the Ghost of Tsushima will become a new super product of the current system, closing a glorious journey of PlayStation 4.