The release of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends proves that there still developers who value gamers more than money.
Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima probably is my GOTY for 2020 and honestly the best game we reviewed this year. It was a masterpiece that combined story, gameplay and music to provide a lasting experience. I spent so many hours on it; completing every objective, collecting every headband and even obtaining the Platinum trophy for the game. And just as all things must end, so did the game too.
Or so I thought until news of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends update got revealed.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is more than just free content.
After much anticipation, Sucker Punch has finally released its update for the game and the best part is that it’s completely free. However, you’ll still have to own a copy Ghost of Tsushima first to enjoy this but trust me it’s worth it.
The update consists of three major components: New Game +, Legends mode and other quality life upgrades that enriches the overall base game. On the surface of things, it looks like the update is pretty regular, but once you get into the Legends mode, you’ll be baffled as I was.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends mode feels and plays like a massive DLC content that Sucker Punch could have made us pay for but chose not to. Heck, I won’t even have minded if I had to pay this because it’s so good and it also expands on the original game’s story with mysticism.
The game starts by giving you introduction gameplay to all four character classes: the Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, and Assassin. You can only choose one of these classes in the beginning and unlock the rest as you progress through.
The fun begins when you dive into the various game modes such as Story and Survival. Sal and I started by playing Hunter and Assassin respectively in story mode over the weekends, and we had a blast! Both classes played differently to their specific talents, and the more you play, you’ll realise that teamwork is a crucial element in completing these stages because the enemies are a lot tougher than you are.
While the story mode is designed for two-players, survival mode uses up to four-players to fight waves of enemies that become increasingly difficult over time. And if you manage to overcome these challenges, you’ll be rewarded with awesome loot to upgrade your characters.
If this wasn’t already good enough, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is going to be introducing raids at a later day, and it’s still going to be free! Sucker Punch just earned a permanent spot in my book of great developers.