Ghost Of Tsushima – will it encourage future Japanese video games? (pic: Sony)
Japanese builders have voted samurai epic Ghost Of Tsushima as their favorite recreation of the yr, although it was made in Washington.
Recreation of the yr lists are presently piling up throughout the web (ours will likely be alongside shortly) however whereas it definitely wasn’t a nasty recreation Ghost Of Tsushima hasn’t been topping many lists made by Western shops. Nonetheless, it has been nominated as the most effective of the yr within the 2020 Famitsu awards.
Yearly, journal Famitsu asks a number of Japanese builders what their favorite recreation of the yr was they usually’re hardly ever what you would possibly anticipate, as though Hideo Kojima’s Demise Stranding received final yr the winner in 2018 was Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Clearly Ghost Of Tsushima’s historic setting is prone to catch the attention of any Japanese developer, nevertheless it was primarily developed by Washington-based developer Sucker Punch, who beforehand made the inFamous video games.
Regardless of what you may think samurai themed video games are fairly uncommon in Japan, particularly for giant finances titles, as publishers as an alternative consider video games that they contemplate have a wider world attraction.
Ghost Of Tsushima has been a shock success in every single place although and there’s already indicators that Sucker Punch have started work on a sequel.
The underlying gameplay of Ghost Of Tsushima is similar to the older Murderer’s Creed video games and but related open world titles are additionally uncommon from Japanese builders, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see if Ghost Of Tsushima finally ends up influencing future video games.
The opposite video games in Famitsu’s prime 5 are extra predictable decisions, though Fall Guys is one other attention-grabbing choose as whereas it’s well-liked worldwide it’s not one thing that’s actually been lauded for its recreation design.
Famitsu Video games of the Yr 2020
1. Ghost Of Tsushima (PS4)
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Change)
3. Remaining Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
4. Sakuna: Of Rice And Destroy (PS4, Change, and PC)
5. Fall Guys: Final Knockout (PS4 and PC)
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