Ghost of Tsushima Legends DLC Review
Ghosts of Tsushima, by Sucker Punch productions, has been around since July of this year, and we’ve had lots of fun slicing down invading Mongols. However, there’s only so much third-person adventure-steal we can do solo before we want to start playing with other players.
Ghosts of Tsushima Is Gorgeous
If you haven’t played through Ghost of Tsushima yet, then you’re in for a real treat. The enemy AI might not be the best, but the developers put a lot of time and effort into making one of the best-selling games of 2020 an environmental spectacle. Ghost of Tsushima may have missed the mark when it comes to what players can do in the open world, but that’s why the ghost of Tsushima multiplayer DLC was released.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends
The multiplayer expansion, or DLC, for Ghost of Tsushima was properly titled “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.” The DLC goes into more Japanese folklore with some supernatural elements than the base game. Players can also play through the new game plus feature where they can try for some new trophies.
However, the most exciting addition of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends was the multiplayer update. While the new game plus mode can be played solo, it’s better with up to four players. You can dive into levels of the game you completely already, or you can do random missions. You can team up with a premade party of friends or join a matchmaking lobby. If you want to do the new story plus mode, you can go with a second person.
In the multiplayer mode, you can choose to be a Hunter, Ronin, Samurai, or Assassin. Each class has its own abilities and feels relatively balanced. It’s tough trying to get into matchmaking lobbies with players who don’t use microphones. Other than stance-dancing, the base game translates really well into multiplayer with Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. Each class has unique mechanical differences and aesthetic differences. Even though there are notable differences between the classes, the gameplay (minus focusing on stances) is relatively the same.
Survival Mode Is Where The Classes Really Shine
Instead of having the same story missions over-and-over while trying to hide in the grass to ambush enemies, the survival mode is easily the best part of Legends because it combines everything you’ve experienced in the game in one insanely challenging mode. There are different difficulties, and you can’t make it to the higher difficulty levels unless you have enough KI. Your teammates earn KI by obtaining higher level gear. The limited number of healing drums and ammo stations per round is almost something important to note. Survival mode requires a lot of coordination, that’s why it’s important to pick up a cheap microphone if you don’t have one, or else players will end up moving on to someone else they can coordinate with.
The fact that Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is free with the content it provides is surprising. It’s worth looking at if you want an enhanced experience with the game while we wait for a next-generation console port.
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