Ghost of Tsushima has been out for about a week now, and it's likely that players have already begun to digest the game's ending. Sucker Punch's rousing samurai epic boasts an amazing story, and the finale is sure to raise plenty of questions, not least of which will relate to whether or not the studio plan on making a follow up within a few years' time.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR GHOST OF TSUSHIMA. LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE GAME!
At its core, Ghost of Tsushima is a tragedy, but it would also be patently inaccurate to describe Jin Sakai's transformation from noble samurai to the Ghost of legend as purely just a downfall, or decline.
Yes, in the grand scheme of things he does abandon his code of honour, his uncle and his clan, but in doing so he embraces new allies, exposes the naivety of the samurai, and the ignorance of the shogun.
Jin's journey is fascinating to experience but occasionally painful to sit through. Not in the sense that it fails at different points, but rather because it's so emotionally investing. He does some horrific things and witnesses plenty more, and when the time comes for the player to partake in that final showdown, after having likely already agonised over their approach to combat long before, chances are they'll be just as crushed by it all as Jin is.