Ghost of Tsushima Legends Review
So, you defeated the Mongols and saved Japan while restoring your honor like a samurai. Now, what should you do with all this being accomplished? Luckily Sucker Punch Productions found a way to keep things going with the latest free update that came out last week Friday. Ghost of Tsushima Legends expands the world with a New Game + mode and of course a multiplayer mode.
Legends Will Rise:
We start off our journey with a new option on the title screen and our narrator who is voiced by Greg Baldwin. You may know him as new Iroh and Aku after the late Mako passed away during the final season of The Last Airbender. Legends start you off with a tutorial to give you an idea of all 4 ghosts that you will get to play as. You will have a Hunter, Samurai, Ronin, and Assassin.
You will build them up like any other character in a multiplayer setting. There will be two modes of play with 2 player Story mission and 4 player survival. 2 player Story pits you through a unique story mode which each chapter takes about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the difficulty. You will have Bronze, Silver, and Gold tiers of difficulty. Of course, you will get better rewards the higher you go.
Kuma has taken up the mantle of the Assassin because I always catered to the stealth aspect of the ghost abilities. This character will have a vanishing attack that with upgrades can also making anyone on your team invisible as long as they are next to you. While cloaked you can perform stealth kills, however, some enemies will take a bit more effort to take down. The more you grow the more abilities and gear you can unlock that also can be used in the story mode.
You will have the same move sets as in the based game with an added handicap. Your abilities will have a cooldown on them. Can’t spam as much as you please anymore, so use your skills wisely. As you go through each level you should pay attention to your surroundings. As you can hide in bushes, attack from the air, and use explosive barrels that you can plant in strategic areas. Also, you utilize more of your grappling hook to move around the map quicker.
Think of this as hardpoint or domination as you will have 3 areas to defend depending on which map you play on. When enemies invade an alarm sounds followed by fireworks in that area. If the enemies stand in the point for too long you can lose it and have to wait for the rest. During the waves, there will also be boss waves dealing with powerful brutes and Oni warlords.
Now, the incentive here within the rewards is points you accumulate on tasks you accomplish. There will be bonus objectives to do like perfect parry, kill enemies outside the circle or in the circle, and use ghost abilities to kill. There are time limits to each task so try to attempt them in that time limit for that bonus.
There will be 3 chapters in each story mission all have different puzzles you will have to figure out. Extra element abilities will be needed to tackle either enemies or task. Moon, Sun, and Thunder abilities can be added to your swords in one mission. Match the colors to enemies to affect damage.
Ghost of Tsushima Legends is just beautiful and takes a horror demonic tone in multiplayer just in time for Spook-tember. You go through the maps seeing floating beating hearts, faceless demonic enemies, and of course the Oni War Lords that pack a punch. Also, each ghost will have Gear customization and appearances to make it unique to you. Ghost of Tsushima Legends definitely went for the creepy aspect.
Daily challenges will unlock more appearance customization which is all in-game free vanities. This is how you do things with not just a free update, but in-game content that can be unlocked with no BS.
There will be other vanities to be unlocked through Nightmare challenges and I also assume raids that are planned.
It’s not all Clean:
There are some minor hiccups when it comes to weird animation situations where if go for an assassination my character will zip to another enemy. Weird jump pop-ups tend to happen where going from one roof, I just jump straight into the air out of nowhere. Little glitches nothing game-breaking.
Being that a game has repetitive tendencies it doesn’t bother most of us. It is an experience where you learn to get better each time. Even though you fail you can still get some rewards and just go back in again. The waves can last up to 30 minutes at a time, which is a great amount of fun to have. Even if there is no mic support which would help out a lot, you can still get a good footing of the game and succeed. This all leads up to a bigger challenge which is a great motivation for any gamer.
Ghost of Tsushima Legends gets a 5 out of 5 paws. A great addition to an already great single-player experience, but this multiplayer feels well thought of. It doesn’t feel like a simple add on just because there was some careful thought in the characters, the story mode. As well as unlockables that are unlocked freely through in-game progression.
Get your copy of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends which is available now as an add-on to the main game and will get a PS5 upgrade. Be sure to add your e-mail to our newsletter to stay up to date with our post. – Beast Out –