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‘Ghost Of Tsushima’ Has PS4’s Highest Ever User Score On Metacritic

Ghost of Tsushima is currently rocking a 9.3/10 as its Metacritic user score, the first game to test out the site’s new “you must wait 36 hours before posting a user review” system that was implemented after thousands of negative reviews of TLOU2 came in after the first few hours.

For comparison, very few games end up getting above a 9/10 at all in total. Breath of the Wild is an 8.6, Red Dead 2 is an 8.4. But the ones that are closest to Ghost are all-time greats like God of War (9.2), The Last of Us 1 (9.2) or The Witcher 3 (9.2). I can’t check literally every game on the site, but Ghost’s 9.3 is the highest I can find…anywhere.

Is Ghost of Tsushima really the best game of all time? I mean, probably not, but it is extremely good, and shows at least some level of disconnect between critics and players here, this time in a reverse direction. Ghost of Tsushima’s 83 Metascore is certainly solid, but that makes it only the 17th highest rated PlayStation exclusive of all time. Meanwhile, players seem to be calling it one of the best games of this generation, at the very least.

I’m somewhere in the middle. While I do not personally think Tsushima is better than the likes of God of War or The Witcher 3, I do think it’s absolutely one of the best PS4 games of the generation. I haven’t done my official review yet, but as a sneak preview, I think I landed on a 9.5/10, the same score I game The Last of Us Part 2, even though the games are dissimilar lots of ways. I don’t need to extol all the virtues of Ghost here, but the visuals, the combat and the story all combine for a truly epic experience, and I am glad to see the game both selling well and being embraced by fans.
 

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New patch with new difficulty and text scaling options out today:




This patch includes the following new updates:

New difficulty level: Lethal

  • Enemy weapons are more deadly, but Jin’s katana is also more deadly
  • Enemies are more aggressive in combat
  • Enemies detect you faster
  • Tighter Parry and Dodge windows
Patch 1.05 will also include the following new options in the accessibility menu:

Lower Intensity Combat

Lower intensity mode is meant to maintain the heart and feel of Ghost of Tsushima combat while relaxing several timing-specific elements. Combat is less intense, giving you more time to react. Stealth settings are more forgiving, and enemies take longer to detect you.


  • Most enemy attacks which are normally unblockable become blockable when Lower Intensity is enabled. Blocking with L1 will keep you safe from more attacks than standard combat, though some attacks must still be dodged.
  • Enemies break off their attack combos after damaging you, giving you a chance to recover before the next wave of attacks. In addition, your heavy attacks will interrupt attacks from Brutes, giving you another way to stop their combos.
  • Enemies will not attack you while you’re using Resolve to heal
  • Enemy awareness builds more slowly, giving you more time to recover after being spotted
Text changes


  • Large Text option: Increases text size of subtitles, mission objectives and interact prompts by 150% when enabled
  • Added option to turn speaker name off when subtitles are enabled
  • New subtitle text color options in addition to white: Yellow, Blue, Red, Green
Patch 1.05 also includes additional bug fixes.
 

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Not sure if this is my TV's fault or what but turning off the in-game HDR made the game look much much better as compered to when it was on. I have my TV's picture mode set to HDR + and the In-game HDR option is off. Tried the vice-versa approach and the IQ just felt awful.

Has anyone else encountered the same issue ?
 
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Not sure if this is my TV's fault or what but turning off the in-game HDR made the game look much much better as compered to when it was on. I have my TV's picture mode set to HDR + and the In-game HDR option is off. Tried the vice-versa approach and the IQ just felt awful.

Has anyone else encountered the same issue?
Yep, I've been playing with HDR off mostly because I encountered this in TLoU II, Days Gone, and Tsushima. Try to recalibrate the HDR settings from PS4 dashboard. It helped me a bit but the problem persists. I have a 4k TCL TV.
 

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GOOD GOD this game is absolutely stunning to look at... Probably the best looking game that I have ever come across. Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn, the color palette of this game is absolutely a stunner to look at.

Word of advise to people who have just started the game, look for 2 Charms in the very beginning. 1 that increases loot and the second that helps make perfect parry windows somewhat easier.
 

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Jin Sakai, Following the golden birds for the sauna and rare stuff, The side quests like the Heavenly Strike which feels like the main quest and that freaking Stand Off is amazing stuff. Currently binge watching TheRadBrad and on the 15th playthrough and not even slightly bored yet.

I like the little details where the animations of the bear throwing you off is so unique.
 

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Jin Sakai, Following the golden birds for the sauna and rare stuff, The side quests like the Heavenly Strike which feels like the main quest and that freaking Stand Off is amazing stuff. Currently binge watching TheRadBrad and on the 15th playthrough and not even slightly bored yet.

I like the little details where the animations of the bear throwing you off is so unique.
i feel this is chandoo 2.0 back in the time when he didn't had a ps3 :p
 

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i feel this is chandoo 2.0 back in the time when he didn't had a ps3 :p
bass karo yar itni bezti na karo :p

just be happy Jin isn't a gay samurai out for revenge, he's a straight samurai out for revenge .. otherwise Leon's response would be very different :p
 
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bass karo yar itni bezti na karo :p

just be happy Jin isn't a gay samurai out for revenge, he's a straight samurai out for revenge .. otherwise Leon's response would be very different :p
Senior members derail karain thread to koi masla nahi bas juniors ko nahi karna chahiyye, :p

If I hated GoT I would have been a PC/Witcher fanboy but now I am a homophobe, nice to know :p
 
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Look at this fabulous Samurai :p






edit: removed quote and post.

nvm, not worth it.
 
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"The Ghost".

The lead up to the Khan is pretty exciting in Act 1. Should have seen the betrayal coming idk? Loved all the character development before Jin goes on the exact same path again but faster and stronger this time around. I wonder how his uncle would react to what Jin has become kind of against the Samurai Code.

Shoji Assassination, Assassinating through the door is pretty cool!
 

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PG-favorite Alanah Pearce has a great video detailing reasons GoT should be applauded for the things it does better than most generic AC-style open world games.

 

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One of the best shots in the game just Jin chilling with his horse lol.

Damn that first unnatural death in the game though..
 

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^ there are multiple unique post-mission animations with your horse, it's endearing to see Jin's relationship with his horse increasing as the game goes on.
 

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Right I saw one where Lord Sakai is even talking to his horse(Made me remind of Geralt and Roach). I think another one is him facepalming and then getting interrupted by his horse.

Anyone here realize they can also pet the fox when they follow it to the Fox Den.
 
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I think I've only got one main mission left on the final island. Finished almost everything on the side except a couple of Mongol camps. What an absolute treat this game is. Best open-world exploration and navigation hands down.
 
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  • Necrokiller Necrokiller:
    Chandoo said:
    man, they really fucked up the TGS demos
    Hahahahahaha coming from someone replaying abysmal zombie shooter AI multiple times, thats rich :ROFLMAO:
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    especially because of the visual and AI glitches
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    i wonder if its a close to release build or what
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    everything out of it has been a riot
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    man, they really fucked up the TGS demos
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  • CerebralTiger CerebralTiger:
    Poor guy makes an effort to bullet sponge across to the player, only to fall victim to yet another strafe of death :ROFLMAO:
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    Haha yeah, I didn't revisit Part 1's single-player after my Grounded run. I wonder what upgrades ND is planning for the PS5. Might just wait if it'll happen at launch.
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  • Chandoo Chandoo:
    But it's a real fun and thrilling experience, a whole different way to enjoy the title. Though one I won't revisit after getting that damn trophy :p
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  • Chandoo Chandoo:
    Abby not having a permanent knife and needing shivs is also an added hassle because I really don't want to be wasting supplies crafting shivs for just one enemy type
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  • Chandoo Chandoo:
    Yeah, once you get used to dodging enemies from three sides, one lumbering enemy is actually easier.
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    Chandoo said:
    Fights with higher number of weaker enemies are much harder than bigger enemies one on one
    Yeah, I can imagine, especially with the low health and enemies being more aggressive
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  • Chandoo Chandoo:
    Should have saved the fight with share, forgot about saving it on the heat of the moment.
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  • Chandoo Chandoo:
    Fights with higher number of weaker enemies are much harder than bigger enemies one on one
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  • Chandoo Chandoo:
    I was just as shocked :p
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    First try?! 😮
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    CerebralTiger said:
    Damn dude, was it tough? Is it still possible to find ammo in that area?
    I have literally been avoiding combat at all costs to save as many supplies I could horde, I had enough to use the six bombs and make a few more, and have gotten really good at last second dodging. Actually i beat it on the first try, the big house fight in The Forest chapter as abby was the hardest thing so far, died a dozen or more times there.
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    Chandoo said:
    I have no idea what I'm looking at there
    This :ROFLMAO:
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    Chandoo said:
    and just beat the Rat King (grounded) Fuuuuck you rat !
    Damn dude, was it tough? Is it still possible to find ammo in that area?
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    I have no idea what I'm looking at there
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    @Chandoo Forget Trumps taxes, can you make sense of this? https://abload.de/img/xcvbcvdfg234idjus.gif
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    and just beat the Rat King (grounded) Fuuuuck you rat !
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    trumps tax got leaked lol
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    megaton ll
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    Even Chandoo can't defend this shit if he was forced to lol
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