Ghost of Tsushima (PS exclusive)

Colonel Sanders

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Game is good so far, not sure how far into it I am. Seems like a collect-a-thon, though.
It very much is a direct ripoff of recent Ubisoft-style open world games... which I find amusing because people around here shit on Ubisoft games endlessly. I think it's an enjoyable style, you just have to pace yourself to focus on story missions as much as the side activities or you'll get bored.
 

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rumor is that a Ghost of Tsushima standalone expansion called Ghost of Ikishima is planned for late 2021...
 
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I think I'm like 15-ish hours in and the collecting is already getting a bit old. I was having fun with the fox shrines, then I looked in the collectibles section and realized there are almost fucking FIFTY of them.
 

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https://www.engadget.com/ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-ps4-ps5-release-date-171132171.html

Awesome news. Director's Cut with what's essentially an expansion pack.

I still think this game is a classic in this day and age or as close as we get to one. That doesn't mean it's perfect.

I think I'm like 15-ish hours in and the collecting is already getting a bit old. I was having fun with the fox shrines, then I looked in the collectibles section and realized there are almost fucking FIFTY of them.

You will just get them as you go along. Play, explore... you will just things done. You don't have to get real OCD about any of it.

I beef and max out the traveler's attire as fast as I can because that helps finds things easily and uncovers the map more efficiently. The game lets you swap in and out pretty generously when you pause it. Even during cutscenes. I constantly do this, back and forth.
 
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I don't what makes this game so special. I got about 20 hours into it and meh. It is a good game and so far I am enjoying it but it not deserving of such high praise it been getting
 

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I don't what makes this game so special. I got about 20 hours into it and meh. It is a good game and so far I am enjoying it but it not deserving of such high praise it been getting

Story, characters, gameplay, and production values all just come together well for me.

People can get what they want out of this by being able to dial the difficulty up to Sekiro/almost Dark Souls or down to cakewalk and everywhere in between. It's just a tight, polished package. Obviously YMMV.
 

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I think I am about 30 hours in, still enjoying it enough although it does start to get repetitive. Most of the encounters go the same way, and the Ubisoft-style camp clearing gets a little old. I still want to see where the stories go, though.
 

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I think I am about 30 hours in, still enjoying it enough although it does start to get repetitive. Most of the encounters go the same way, and the Ubisoft-style camp clearing gets a little old. I still want to see where the stories go, though.
one of my biggest beefs with the game (minor though it is) is the animations for starting a duel or challenge or whatever they call them.. it's always the shot of flicking the sword out an inch from the scabbard... like damn, they couldn't have come up with 2 or 3 additional animations to randomly cycle through? really adds to the feeling of repetition and doing the exact same thing over and over.
 

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one of my biggest beefs with the game (minor though it is) is the animations for starting a duel or challenge or whatever they call them.. it's always the shot of flicking the sword out an inch from the scabbard... like damn, they couldn't have come up with 2 or 3 additional animations to randomly cycle through? really adds to the feeling of repetition and doing the exact same thing over and over.
Yeah I REALLY wish you could skip some of the cutscenes. You end up seeing basically the same ones over and over again.
 

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Just finished up the game. Did all of the "main" collectibles like shrines and hot springs, not going to bother with all of the records and artifacts. I think I came in around 60 hours or so. Overall good game, though I am not sure I can honestly say I enjoyed cleaning up the last few collectibles, it started to get pretty tedious. Really liked the main quests though, good story and atmosphere. The island is beautiful.
 

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I have been slowly chipping away at this. I am deep into act 2 and the repetition of it is getting to me. My problem is that my OCC really kicks in these kinds of games. I have to get everything on the map. I am so over powered at this point combat is becoming a chore.
 

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I have been slowly chipping away at this. I am deep into act 2 and the repetition of it is getting to me. My problem is that my OCC really kicks in these kinds of games. I have to get everything on the map. I am so over powered at this point combat is becoming a chore.
I never felt too OP as far as actual combat strength, but using maxed-out Ghost armor, or the one that lets you kill up to 5 enemies in standoffs, are pretty OP. You can just annihilate an entire camp with very little risk. I didn't even go into bow stuff much, but I assume that can get pretty OP as well.
 

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I have been slowly chipping away at this. I am deep into act 2 and the repetition of it is getting to me. My problem is that my OCC really kicks in these kinds of games. I have to get everything on the map. I am so over powered at this point combat is becoming a chore.
Same here, I’m getting fatigued and not sure I’ll finish the game. It’s a fun game, just a lot of the same.
 

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The same happened with me honestly.. I stopped around 15 hours played, veeeeery repetitive game. I still think it's a great game overall but that is a big flaw.
 
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