Currently Playing: Ghost of Tsushima
Synopsis: After Mongol invaders wipe out his entire clan, samurai Jin Sakai is forced to confront the fact that his rigid “code of honor” has become a liability; in order to save his homeland, he will need to adopt his enemies’ brutal and pragmatic tactics. But will the warrior’s newfound ruthlessness cost him his soul?
Engaging story that evokes such cinematic classics as Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran.
Gorgeous open world that encourages exploration without making traversal feel like a chore.
Compelling characters (especially the villainous Khotun Khan).
Silky smooth controls that are easy to learn, but challenging to master.
Unfortunately, Ghost of Tsushima is one of those games that requires you to be good if you want to win.
If you aren’t good, then you tend to die.
As a terrible player, I find this to be profoundly frustrating.