Regarding this, I wouldn’t necessarily claim that a video game’s visuals can make or break it. But does it really matter when a game is pleasing to the eye?
What’s this amazing game?
Action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima was created by Sucker Punch Productions and released by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2020. During the first Mongol invasion of Japan, the player takes control of Jin Sakai, a samurai on a mission to defend Tsushima Island.
Jin must decide whether to uphold the warrior code and fight honorably or to use effective but dishonorable strategies to drive back the Mongols with the fewest number of deaths. There is a sizable open area in the game that may be explored on foot or on horseback.
When meeting foes, the player has the option of wielding Jin’s katana in direct combat or adopting the assassination techniques of the renowned warrior known as “the Ghost.” In October 2020 and separately in September 2021, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, a multiplayer mode, were made accessible.
Sucker Punch began developing the game after the release of Infamous: First Light in 2014, as the studio wanted to move on from the Infamous franchise to create a game with a heavy emphasis on melee combat.
The studio collaborated with Japan Studio and visited Tsushima Island twice to ensure that the game was as culturally and historically authentic as possible.
The team was heavily inspired by samurai cinema, particularly films directed by Akira Kurosawa, as well as the comic book series Usagi Yojimbo.
What makes it beautiful?
Even if they looked like dogshit, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last Of Us Part II, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would still be fantastic video games. The fact that they don’t is only the cherry on top.
Many gamers on the PlayStation subreddit appear to have decided that Sucker Punch’s 2020 classic Ghost Of Tsushima takes the title of the most visually stunning game of all time, while I’m not sure what I personally think the most beautiful game of all time is.
I’ll confess it took me a while to warm up to Ghost Of Tsushima (I still believe it suffers from tedious side missions and bland open-world checklist crap), but I’d never argue that it’s anything less than a stunning piece of work.
One user posted a snapshot of the game’s unquestionably magnificent opening sequence along with the comment, “Probably the most beautiful game I’ve played.”
Another admirer stated, “Played this at launch on Playstation 4.” I would happily do it again since it was so fantastic that I looked for the Playstation 5 upgrade during the deal.
When I saw this on my brand-new OLED TV and sophisticated sound system, I felt like a young person seeing a movie for the first time once more. Everything from the sights, to the environmental noises, etc., blew me away.
Nobody disputes the fact that Ghost Of Tsushima is very stunning, despite some remarks claiming that it can be a touch dull (again, that’s up for discussion). When Ghost Of Tsushima 2 finally comes on the Playstation 5, I’m not even sure what it will look like.