Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
Reviews and ratings: 87 %
Description Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The player controls Jin Sakai, a samurai on a quest to protect Tsushima Island during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. Jin must choose between his warrior code to fight honorably, and pragmatic but despicable ways that can repel the Mongols with minimal casualties. The game features a large open world which can be explored either on foot or on horseback. When facing enemies, the player can choose to engage in a direct confrontation with enemies using Jin’s katana, or become a legendary warrior known as “the Ghost” which use stealth tactics to assassinate opponents. A multiplayer mode titled Legends was introduced in October 2020 and made available separately in September 2021.
- Beautiful art direction
- Excellent sword fights
- Director’s Cut adds a wealth of content for new players
- Memorable story moments
- Some gripping main missions
- Excellent combat system
- Incredible atmosphere
- Beautifully crafted open world
- Iki Island expansion is top notch
- PS5 haptic feedback is great
- Sluggish pace
- You’re stuck with swords, sadly
- A little unpolished in places
- Some forced stealth sections
‘Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut’ review: more of that thing you like, but unlikely to win new fans
Ghost of Tsushima: Directors Cut builds on the entire Tsushima experience, good and bad. While the slower pacing and drip fed rewards work for me, some will find the pace sluggish and find their attention wandering elsewhere. Still, this is probably the best chance of living inside a Akira Kurosawa movie you’ll ever get. It’s an opportunity worth taking.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Review (PS5)
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut amplifies an already excellent open world game. The Iki Island expansion is worth the price of admission alone, providing another chunk of stunning Japanese landscape for Jin to explore, while also digging into the protagonist’s past. A fantastic range of story missions and side quests make for a memorable offshore excursion, and put alongside the main campaign, Ghost of Tsushima now stands as a PS4 and PS5 must-buy.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut (for PlayStation 5) Review
The Director’s Cut has many PS5-exclusive features. The most notable addition is DualSense haptic feedback. You’ll now feel left-trigger resistance when nocking arrows. The controller vibrates and emits a clanging noise when shields and swords deflect your katana. Even the simple act of walking over grass feels more immersive thanks to the subtle vibration the controller emits.
Japanese lip-syncing, something noticeably absent from the PS4 game, is a nice addition. Unfortunately, the lip movements don’t always perfectly match the words spoken. This isn’t a deal-breaker by any means, but the lip-syncing isn’t as precise as we expected.
Load times are faster than before—an impressive feat considering the load times were already snappy. PS5 has two 4K options that favor either resolution or frame rate. Both options look fantastic on 4K monitors and TVs. The game appears to run at 60 frames per second no matter the option you select. As a result, you’re better off sticking with resolution mode to get the crispest visuals possible.
The PS5 enhancements are nice, but they won’t blow you away. Playing vanilla Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 through backward compatibility alone gives you boosted visuals and framerates. The 4K graphics look better, but not by much. You can chalk that to the game already being a visual powerhouse.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is the definitive edition of Sucker Punch’s grand samurai epic. The core game is as engaging now as it was last year, offering one of the finest open-world experiences in recent memory. The Iki island expansion and various PS5-exclusive enhancements make an already exemplary game even better. Whether you’re a fan of the base game or a newcomer, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is a must-buy PS5 title.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Review – Take Two!
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut on the PS5 is THE best way to experience this game. Iki Island offers roughly 8-10 hours of content for you to explore and is perfect for those who wanted more Tsushima. However, if you were lukewarm on the base game, then I feel you might not find what you’re looking for here because it’s more of the same. That isn’t a bad thing because that is exactly what I wanted after I originally beat the game. There’s more to explore, more Mythic Tales to uncover, more gorgeous vistas to gaze upon, and most importantly, more foxes to pet AND give belly rubs to.
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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Review – The Final Verdict
Ghost of Tsushima Review
Ghost of Tsushima reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PlayStation 4 Pro. Ghost of Tsushima is an absolutely gorgeous open world action/adventure with incredible combat and clever solutions to longstanding issues in the genre, despite dropping the ball on the stealth side of its stealth/action split.
User ratings and reviews
A great game after a long time that got me hooked.
+ Great story
+ Tasks that definitely didn’t seem repetitive to me
+ A super combat system that also develops during the game