Coinciding with its release on Xbox Series X|S consoles, Ghostwire: Tokyo has been updated on PS5 to include new content and modes. Named the Spider's Thread, there's a new rogue-lite mode that takes you through 30 stages of combat tests, new side quests in the main game, extended story cutscenes, and Photo Mode enhancements. Get it downloading now on PS5, or start the full game via PS Plus Extra.
The rogue-lite mode is where you'll want to put upgraded combat abilities to the test against a few new enemy types. In addition, one of the new optional missions adds another location to the map: a haunted school where students are going missing. "Uncover the secrets behind the strange phenomena occurring in the haunted school, including an eerie science mannequin, a paranormal sighting in the bathroom and even the legend of Hananko-san," the PlayStation Blog teases. Then, another side quest tasks you with locating 25 photographs.
In our Ghostwire: Tokyo PS5 review, we awarded the game a 6/10 and praised its combat system and DualSense controller support. Repetition sets in quite quickly in the base game, though, so hopefully this new update adds some variety. It's all free, so you need not pay anything to give it a chance. "Excellent PS5 DualSense controller support, haunting elements, and nice visuals aside, Ghostwire: Tokyo will have to go down as a miss."
I've been playing through this on PS+ Extra and having a good time, but it isn't as spooky as I wished it was. Wonder if those extended story cutscenes alter anything I've already seen.
Been playing a few hours and actually enjoying the new content. The school side quest is really good imo. But unfortunately new story content is just more of the same which made the standard game dull very fast. But the Rogue-lite mode is actually a good challenge. Its still cool to see them releasing a rather big DLC for free.
Just in time to add to the discussion of parity.
What I personally find interesting is that this is the second game now (other being deathloop) that has come to gamepass a couple of weeks after it’s been placed on psplus subs. Obviously these being now MS owned IP we can probably assume that them coming to plus first was part of the contract. What will be interesting is if Sony have added this to all their 3rd party contracts - we already know that games they have marketing for prevent them going onto gamepass day 1. I wonder if 3rd party timed exclusive deals they’ve done and 3rd party games they have marketing for, have it in the contract that they have to be on plus first before gamepass… that would be quite an impressive move by Sony as they’ve secured marketing to all the big AAA games…
@Mintie I was thinking the same, they even have a toggle to reduce the horror elements.
I enjoyed this game more than most. Its the most alive a dead city ever felt. I will definitely be revisiting this soon.
I never understood why this game was received, for the most part, so poorly by critics and gamers. I really liked this game and will be enjoying the new DLC for what its worth.
Think I'll dust off the disc again. Best virtual rendition of Tokyo I've seen 😁 such a cool game.
So far I’ve been enjoying my time with it. I think expectations being set low by reviews helped me play it for what it is and not what people thought a Tango game should be
I adored this game and spent 35 hours my first run and still hadn't completed all the side quests, some which had really interesting story bits to them. Really beautiful world even in performance mode, going to definitely dive back in for a second playthrough.
I'll have to jump back into Ghostwire Tokyo soon now this is out. I liked the game when I started playing it but after 10 hours things began feeling repetitive. Which is a shame because it's a really nice looking game and has great usage of the DualSense
It's most likely due to Deathloop and Ghostwire having deals with Sony for 1 year exclusivity, which was inked prior to Microsoft's acquisition so it had to be honored. And once the exclusivity was up, since they are now first party Microsoft games they went to game pass ASAP. Sony likely put them on PS Plus because they already squeezed what they could out of the games so no reason not to. I wouldn't look any further into it with other 3rd party games.
I get why Bethesda did it but now I have to go back at some to Ghostwire and Deathloop for the updates XD curse you Golden Loop and Spiders Thread for undoing my 100% trophies lol
Started this game today after waiting for this update. So far im enjoying it, but im not that far in. Will keep me busy till SW Jedi drops.
oh man. this is why i always say that you need to wait before buying a triple A game at launch. 6 months or a year later, they always get these big updates & lots of polish like this.
There is too much games and so little time to go back at a huge AAA a second time to try an update.
@grapetrap i feel this was probably too "left field" for critics. People expected this to be an Evil Within FPS, but instead got a Supernatural Yakuza-like FPS. SONY fans hit it with the "Microsoft/Zenimax" tax. Sometimes its good to disconnect from "gaming politics" and just have fun and play some damn games.
This game was certainly good but not 'GREAT'. Since the update is free and I still have my copy I'll definitely be going back to it and getting 100% completion.
I’ve enjoyed it so far but I will say that it’s so Ubisoft like that it hurts.
Like more Ubisoft than Horizon is. It’s a Ubisoft game with a cool combat system and a very unique story. That’s what has kept me interested. The combat and the story are really good.
But it’s one of those games where I think it would have been better as a linear level to level experience. There’s a ton of annoying busy body work in the open world.
@OrtadragoonX I can't disagree with the UBISOFT elements LOL. I also find linear games more refreshing these days, but it would've taken away from the side quest structure, which was the game's biggest strength for me personally.
I really dug this game, but felt the plot was pretty underwhelming. I plan on giving this another go, so fingers crossed the new side quests and extended cutscenes help alleviate that critique.
Always looked like a game to me that would be awesome in VR. A PSVR2 would be fantastic.
I really enjoyed my time with the game. Wasn't groundbreaking but I found it fun and enjoyed the story. Got like 80% of the souls.
Ya. I would agree. As fun as discussing (arguing) about the game industry can be it really digs people into an unswayable stance that provides zero room to just let it go. The hate we still have for CD Project Red, the wizard game that shall not be named, Microsoft/Sony battle over publishers. It's all just dumb crap that we have zero control over. I guess negativity is a way for people to get attention on the internet so I cannot see it changing any time soon.
Yes Yes Yes. The side quests are so good story/lore-wise. The motivations and histories of the various Yokai are just so entertaining. Baiting a Kappa to steal its soul, chasing after bouncing umbrellas, or the creepy ghost woman trying to have you follow her down ally ways. I had never played a game quite like it. Not sure if you can tell but I am really wanting more people to enjoy this game. It's not perfect but it's still a lot of fun.
Anyone experiencing a LOT of crashing since the update? Don’t think it crashed once in the 15 hrs I played prior, but has crashed thrice in 20 minutes since booting it up after
Apart from the collectibles this was a really enjoyable platinum. Any new trophies?
For me this is an 8/10. Tokyo looks great on HFR Quality (Vsync On), which seems to lock the game at 60fps. It's creepy without being horrific (which stresses me out). There's lots of "busy work," but I enjoy collectables. You can probably just stick to the main missions on Easy mode, if you prefer just sticking to the story. Combat can be challenging. A variety of enemies, some of which attack with Kung Fu moves. And it's full of Japanese culture and weird paranormal stuff. Plus it's free on PS+ Extra and XB Game Pass. What's not to love?
@grapetrap it's new trend and it's stupid, i encounter people attacking me for giving them solution for what they asked and complaining about and then i realized that many don't have new consoles or maybe they are not playing games at all.
TROPHY AND ACHIEVEMENT UPDATES
Scary Stories to Tell at School – ???
Spirit Photographer – ???
Further Liberation – Cleanse all newly-added torii gates
On-The-Job Training – Unlock all newly-added Spirit Skills
Unparalleled Talismaniac – Acquire all newly-added talismans
Unexpected Visitors – Defeat at least one of every newly-added type of Visitor
Figure Aficionado – Try your luck at capsule machines at least 50 times
Views from the Abyss – Complete "The Spider's Thread" mode
Catalog Conqueror – Complete all Nekomata jobs in "The Spider's Thread" mode
Welcome to Shibuya – ???
Bought this for full price when it came out. Played for 2 or 3 hours. Deleted.
@Mojoba Haha thank you guess i will go back
My take is the same as most.
Love the gameplay and atmosphere, but story was severely lacking and felt like it was missing chunks.
Plot idea was sound, but it felt like it was edited wrong and cut forward too quickly.
But gameplay is always the most important and this played so smooth and natural feeling (far as button placement and how you do everything) I did every side quest and collectable, which I rarely do.
If they fixed up the story, then they'd have a masterpiece. Fingers crossed, maybe they did.
Thanks for the reminder that I have this thru PS+ Extra, may finally give the game a try during slow months later.
This game is unplayable for me. I can’t run it for more than two minutes without it crashing since the update. No other game crashes this hard on my ps5. I tried clearing console cache and reinstalling the game and nothing seems to fix it, anyone experiencing anything similar or have tips on resolving it?
@Mojoba thank you i will go back now i have plat res4
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