The standoff is one of the neatest mechanics in Ghost of Tsushima, as enemies feign attacks while you hold your nerve and pick the right moment to attack them. Reddit poster codmycave has kicked the immersion in these moments up a notch, however, by wielding his own headband and sword and… Well, give the video a watch.
The coolest thing about the standoffs is that they start out relatively straightforward, but escalate in complexity later on. Foes will test your nerve by twitching, and the window to attack becomes smaller and smaller. We wouldn’t like to face this guy in a duel, as apparently he’s still deadly without even looking at the screen.