Ghost of Tsushima is based on a historical Japanese setting, and developer Sucker Punch has invested extra effort into representing the backdrop accurately. The Seattle-based team collaborated with Sony’s Japan Studio to work on a full localisation, and you can choose whether to play the title in English or Japanese. In addition, the firm worked alongside the Kurosawa estate to produce a black-and-white filter inspired by the legendary director’s films.
All of that effort clearly appealed to Japanese gaming bible Famitsu, as it’s been awarded a perfect score by the magazine. This makes it the third Western game ever to receive a 40/40 from the publication, following The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto V. It’s also the second Sony funded title in a row to receive the accolade, after Death Stranding scooped the score late last year. Of course, the legitimacy of the mag’s scoring remains very much under question.
Fortunately, we also loved the samurai open worlder in our Ghost of Tsushima review, and so did other websites it seems.
[source ryokutya2089.com, via gematsu.com]
don't know if would it would still be worth it considering the game comes out tomorrow night,but can you guys and girls maybe make a Q&A article for GOT? you have been doing this for most PS exclusives. unless there is one and i have missed it somehow?
This carries about as much importance as a random youtuber saying GOAT.
@jdv95 What sort of things would you like to know?
@get2sammyb Is the Khan an interesting antagonist or p bland? Or is that something you guys can't really answer?
Yeah I don't know. Nintendogs got a 40/40 as well. And even the notoriously bad Paper Mario Sticker Star got a 36/40. Their scoring system is completely random it seems, favouring games that are either made in Japan, or feature Japanese culture it seems.
I don't care about Famitsu but oh boy am I excited for this one! Friday can't come soon enough
@get2sammyb just the usual questions i have seen some people have on reddit like do side quests have to be completed before a specific story mission,is there post story open world access,is there water traveral other than swiming etc. i know some of these questions can be found in reviews,but it would be easier to have them answered in a single article than having to go over multible reviews just to find 1 specific answer to a question.
We do you and your sister site give so much time to this joke of a site, they are awful they give nearly everything great scores, gave great scores to dynasty warriors 9 the site is a joke
N.i.c.e this game is doing really good.cant believe this is the last major ps4 exclusive .and the g.o.a.t gta 5 is in there.word up son
That's impressive, congrats to SP
@get2sammyb Are there missable trophies and side quest in the game? After I finished it, can I keep playing to collect items and trophies that I miss?
Most scores are pretty pointless in my opinion, and the fact that I can't read Japanese makes the review really irrelevant to me. It's pretty cool for Sucker Punch though, I'm glad they're getting a lot of praise for this one. It looks amazing!
My copy was shipped on Tuesday, hoping it will arrive by Thursday👍
I imagine most outlets won't give it a 10 because they just gave a 10 to the last of us
@Constable_What a perfect score probably isn't the 'most' of your pretty pointless scorings, they're saying it's very very good and probably one of the top few games to play on ps4
It’s worth noting that this was a WESTERN game that completely nailed the look, feel and spirit of JAPANESE culture so well.
Whilst some may not view Famitsu in the same light as yesteryear, there has to be something said about the achievement of the studio in garnering such high praise from this Japanese establishment and it will likely result in an uptick on sales in Japan.
To get praise from the culture you are trying to replicate and to do it so well should be something the studio is praised for. And it also helps counter the falsehood of “cultural appropriation”. It’s okay to enjoy other cultures, people!
Witcher got 72/100...
That all you need to know.. It atleast 90+
@Ridwaano NO it didn't. Witcher 3 got 37/40 or 9/9/9/10 from 4 separate reviewers which is a very good score for a western RPG in Japan. That equates to 92.5% in western numbers.
I read it here
But I see it's the players feedback now
@mini_piekarnik Even perfect scores, especially perfect scores, are pointless to me. Scores for media in general are pointless.
@Ridwaano Fair enough, easy mistake to make
Whatever Famitsu's agenda is I'm happy Sucker punch gets a little more great press, they poured everything into this game and I hope it pays off big time.
In Japan, this is still a big deal. I live in Tokyo and I tried preordering Online yesterday and the game is sold out everywhere.
Now I see why.....
@Constable_What that's a really well thought out elaboration of your point, thank you
@get2sammyb How loud does the fan noise get with this game?
Ive been playing it for 6 hours now and it’s fun but it’s certainly not groundbreaking in any way. Graphically it’s beautiful. Combat is like a dumbed down sekiro.
@__jamiie on the Pro I didn’t notice the fan being really loud like it is on say Shadow of Tomb Raider.
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