In Ghost of Tsushima, we can improve our character with a skill tree where we will unlock phantom skills with which we can attack from the shadows and cause panic among our rivals. However, the director of the game, Nate Fox, has announced that we can pass the game using only samurai techniques, although he warns that it will be complicated:
“With the skills you choose, you get the style of play that best suits you. You can be successful in the game by playing just like a samurai too, if you want. A couple of developers are actually doing this.
“A couple of hits from an enemy will kill you. The game is very challenging. We have three words to describe the combat: Mud, Blood and Steel. We do absolute honor to the lethality of the sword.”
We’ve seen samurai movies and people get defeated with one or two cuts, and that is embedded in combat. Defeating the Mongols in battle will be difficult, but it is this challenge that makes him feel alive and victory satisfying. You need to study your opponent and understand how they attack to win. “