Ghost of Tsushima was a bit of a hit with Japanese developers back when it released in 2020. Most notably, former Yakuza / Like a Dragon director Toshihiro Nagoshi was blown away by Sucker Punch's open world epic, while Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida said it was the most impressive game he played that year.
And now, legendary ex-Capcom developer Shinji Mikami has praised the adventures of Jin Sakai. "It's been quite a while since it was released, but I completed Ghost of Tsushima," Mikami writes on Twitter. "It was a lot of fun, the last part was great."
Okay, so it's not quite the same level of praise as previous examples, but it's still cool to know that the man who helped craft some of the most iconic titles in gaming history enjoyed Ghost of Tsushima.
All of this is obviously a talking point because Ghost of Tsushima's developer, Sucker Punch, is headquartered in the US. The game itself is based on the Mongol's attempted invasions of Japan, which took place in the 1200s.
Are you happy to see that Ghost of Tsushima is still receiving praise from industry icons? become the Ghost in the comments section below.
One of my all time favourite games love it sooooooooooo much can't wait for the inevitable sequel ^__^
It can often be more interesting to see an outsider's perspective on a culture. I always enjoy seeing American or Japanese interpretations of the UK.
Japanese developers do it all the time. Like Capcom's weird versions of the United States and Europe in the Resident Evil games.
This is one of the games I need to get around to playing, for sure. I dipped a toe in a few months back, was pleased with the hour I played
This game and day gone made me not trust Metacritic anymore because it’s no way ghost is a 83.
One of my favourite open worlds of previous generation. I like it that the map was not that busy with things to do (question marks everywhere in some games). Same reason why I am currently replaying Zelda BOTW (third time it clicked for me)
Wonder what he's doing now since leaving Tango. If he's on a break I hope it's not to long, a mind like his needs to be creating unless he's retired from developing
My favorite PS exclusive. And the only open world game I have played fully 3 times, it’s that good.
Good for him, its an exquisite game, it's DLC even more so, of course he had fun.
What I wanna see is an announcement about Ghost of Tsushima 2 at Sony's upcoming event - that would really make my day.
Just finished the game for a second time, but this time with the Iki Island expansion and PS5 upgrade. Such a satisfying game to play.
@Beerheadgamer82 Apparently, playing GoT, lol
I imagine he'll be back at some point, but I do think he's mostly retired. He left on a high note after releasing his game (Ghostwire) before getting into another 5+ year dev cycle, and after one of the younger directors delivered their highest rated game (HiFiRush), so it was a good time to pick between retiring early or getting involved in another long dev cycle. I bet he'll do a smaller indie project at some point though.
Maybe he can work at Sucker Punch!
Some of the reactions from the Japanese development community to GoT was pretty interesting. I got the impression that they were quite envious of Sucker Punch, one Dev even said "we don't get to make games like that here" and I think he was referring to how GoT was presented which was very grounded.
I know right?!??!....its at least a 90
Is there still an upgrade path to get the director's cut on PS5 without having to pay the full game price? I have the original game on PS4, on disc.
I tried to have a look on PSN for a directors cut upgrade item, but was only able to find the PS4 version and that only refers to being able to buy the expansion, no reference to a PS5 upgrade. Do I need to buy that first to be able to 'see' the PS5 upgrade?
Edit: I'm only on PS+ Essential too. I'd rather just buy the upgrade, if that's possible.
One of my rare platinums on ps4. Went back and got the PS5 plat with the director's cut. It may not be "groundbreaking" in terms of open-world design but it has a great story, fantastic characters, and the combat <chefs kiss>
I think the Director's cut is still on PS+ Extra.
Edit: Just checked the store and yes... it's still on the Extra tier
Ghost of Tsushima is a great game, I give it a 5/7
@grapetrap that’s pretty much it. Plus you missed that amazing detail and care they crafted the island with and also the music
It was a great game but holy ***** the devs padded the game out with fox dens which kind of ruined the discovery aspect.
Ghost of tsushima wasn't just a bit of a hit.its one of the best games ever made.word up son
I'll be fair, if it wasn't such a beautiful game (and it really is stunning), it wouldn't have got as much praise. The story is quite good and the characters are quite good, but the gameplay loop (and combat) is repetitive and, although I platted it, I had to do so in short bursts so not to burn out. Inevitably in the minority though.
Love this game, I got to the 3rd chapter and had to put it down for a while.
So started a new game and I've again spent hours doing stuff before the castle invasion.
Such a beautiful game, one of the best looking games I've ever played. I remember my ps4 Pro sounded like it was going to take off! The combat, atmosphere and characters really immersed me in the world. looking forward to the next one.
Yeah, I have so many screenshots of this game. It is stunning.
"The Art of Ghost of Tsushima" is also a fantastic book. You can really appreciate how much talent went into this "game"
@grapetrap I'm still an Essential Tier scrub! Buuut... they keep making it more and more tempting to upgrade! XD
"Are you happy to see that Ghost of Tsushima is still receiving praise from industry icons?"
I could't care less if someone else, no matter who, likes something or not. What would it change for me?
GoT is my favorite Sony exclusive by a mile and a half, so it's always nice to hear about Japanese creators I respect enjoying it.
One of the best games of all time Sucker Punch could do great things with a sequel.
I need to get back and finish this, too much open world busywork, I fell off after about fox shrine #15. What I played I liked but was just overly padded with map markers galore and cut and paste side quests
I am impressed with the game and I am not even into open world games
I rescued the uncle, I am doing side stories and I've got some surprises in the story. I should know it better but still surprised me with some missions. I can't wait to receive those final side stories later on.
I think reviewers were initially expected it to be a lot more like Breath of the Wild and were disappointed to see that it played like a much, much better Assassin's Creed.
When the Director's Cut came out, that version got an 87, which seems more in line with its quality.
Top 5 games from the PS4 era, I think. And the PS5 version is even better.
@Grimwood it makes sense that you clicked on the article then.
@Sanquine I'm glad that it's not just me who didn't originally click with BoTW. I'm going to give a third go too and hopefully I'll get into it this time.
I own the Director's Cut on PS5 but haven't played it yet. I love the Ninja Garden series. Is it anything like that in terms of combat?
I really love the expansion so many cool small details in the game.
Bored the hell outta me, personally. Super repetitive and unrewarding. Don't understand the love for this one.
Fantastic game. Got the plat.
Amazing game. Doing a second playthrough with the directors cut edition. I'm not sure too much what I would change in the sequel. Maybe more contextual animations and better cut scenes, other than that I truly wouldn't change much else
Ghost of Tsushima definitely deserves all the praise!
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