Is anyone else here playing this absolute masterpiece? I’ve always been a fan of Suckerpunch, and I was always going to get the game eventually, but the initial trailers and gameplay footage didn’t get me too excited for this at first. Fast forward to week of release and the reviews started coming in and everybody praised the game so the FOMO started kicking in. I spoke to my game sharing buddy and we decided to go for it. Am I glad we did that.
I am really enjoying this game. The combat looked off in the trailers but once the game is in your hands it feels SO good. The camera (and lack of lock on) can be a bit of an issue at times but it’s not that big of a deal. The Japanese voice over has some issues with lyp syncing but the performances are all very good.
The visuals are what’s really worth writing home about. It is absolutely gorgeous. The use of colour is just breathtaking, sunsets and sunrises look amazing. The leaves all over the ground that move about when you walk, the wind blowing the grass everywhere, leaves that fall everywhere, the moonlight shining through the bamboo, etc. It’s just simply amazing what SP have managed to do with this game’s art direction. I can only imagine what this looks like on a PS4 PRO on a big 4K TV.
It is also a technical marvel. Fast travel in this game is actually fast. I timed it and it clocked in at under 7 seconds to load to a new area on the map. They literally increased the loading times because it was too fast.
Overall this game is great and it deserves all the praise it is getting from the media as well as players. Sucker Punch have outdone themselves. It plays a lot like a (recent) Ubisoft AC game, but only it’s really good and not ruined by trying to make it too RPG like (dialogue choices, enemy levels, etc) and monetised to hell.
Check out the Jimpressions if you are so inclined: