Badass Way to End a Duel
Ghost of Tsushima looks like the open-world dream of all fans of Samurai movies. The absolutely beautiful setting, immersive gameplay, and a deep customization system already has me drooling at the mouth, but we can’t forget the brutally cinematic combat the game seems to possess. If you checked out their gameplay trailer, you probably noticed that Jin flicks off the blood on his katana before sheating it. The cool thing is, apparently this badass move is something that is completely in your control.
According to VG247’s interview with Ghost of Tsushima developer Jason Connell, there is a button to control the whole thing.
“It can be done in a couple of different ways,” Connell said. “There’s actually a function or a button that lets you just stow and draw the sword, and if there’s blood on the sword, he’ll do one of the cool, flick-like actions. I believe he did that one inside the State of Play demo, where he actually just pressed the button. There’s also an automatic one if you’re standing around for quite a while, he’ll automatically stow it. So, we have kind of both. I think there’s actually even in some of the flourishes of melee combat, he’ll just do a quick one.”
I’m super hyped for this Ghost of Tsushima. I find that the biggest want for me in open-world games is their lack of amazing cinematic moments. Of course, there are forced cutscenes, but I dream of a game where I could replicate badass movie moments live on a living, changing world in a unexpected way. So far this game feels like the only thing that might come close to that.
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