Ghost Of Tsushima: 10 Reasons Why It's A Game Of The Year Contender

8. The Island Of Tsushima Looks Beautiful

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Although Photo Mode does ensemble players to create gorgeous images of their own, the island of Tsushima is so well crafted that it is almost guaranteed that no matter where you go there will always be somewhere that will take your breath away.

From the towns and beaches scarred by battle, to the untouched forests and grasslands, the island of Tsushima is one where you just want to ride around on your horse for hours on end as you explore its highest mountains and lowest valleys. The attention to detail can also be seen in the architecture of Tsushima as you travel between the island's many tranquil temples and its imposing castles.

Sucker Punch also cleverly designed elements of the game to help highlight the island's natural beauty. Birds and foxes will lead you to peacefully secluded points of interest, honouring Shinto Shrines will reward you with a brief cutscene of the landscape and writing a haiku will ask you to use the environment for inspiration in what to write.

It is clear from the presentation of Tsushima island alone that this was a game Sucker Punch put their hearts and souls into creating.


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