ゴーストオブツシマは、まさに私が求めていたタイプの侍ゲームです。 Ghost of Tsushima is exactly the type of samurai game I’ve been waiting for.
超常的な要素、モンスター、過度に美化されたキャラクター、一人で５０人と一度に戦うような人はいません。 No supernatural stuff, no monsters, no overly beautified characters, no one guy battles fifty guys at once.
Just a realistic, stylish, down-to-earth samurai game. And it looks beautiful.
Ghost of Tsushima has “Kurosawa Mode”; You can play the game with black and white screen with lower audio bitrates just like old Kurosawa films.
Now, let’s focus on Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), the legendary samurai movie director, and see what actually great were in Kurosawa films!
白黒black and whitemonochromegood and evilright and wrongguilt and innocence
画面screen (of a TV, computer, etc.)image (on a screen)picturescenesurface of a painting (picture, drawing, etc.)
低いlow (rank, degree, value, content, quality, etc.)low (position)close to the groundshort (height)deep (voice)in a low keylow (volume)
遊ぶto play (games, sports)to enjoy oneselfto have a good timeto mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.)to be idleto do nothingto be unusedto meet up (with friends)to hang outto give oneself up (to gambling, drinking, etc.)to go to (for pleasure or for study)to tease (somebody)to play (with)to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter’s concentration
出来るto be able (in a position) to doto be up to the taskto be readyto be completedto be madeto be builtto be good atto be permitted (to do)to become intimateto take up (with somebody)to growto be raisedto become pregnant
何whathow manylarge number ofmanyyou-know-whatthatwhatsitwhat’s the expressionwhat do you call themwhat?hey!oh, no need to worrywhy, it’s nothing
見るto seeto lookto watchto viewto observeto examineto look overto assessto checkto judgeto look afterto attend toto take care ofto keep an eye onto experienceto meet with (misfortune, success, etc.)to try …to have a go at …to give … a tryto see (that) …to find (that) …
This is just a personal episode and opinions I have in Kurosawa films:
Very sadly, Kurosawa films are kind of underrated in Japan because young people don’t know old Japanese well and can’t get what people are speaking in Kurosawa films since characters speak in difficult old Japanese with poor audio quality. (It couldn’t be helped, though)
Outside Japan, people watch Kurosawa films with English or their own native language subtitles, but Japanese people watch Kurosawa films without subtitles, which makes them really hard to fully understand what characters are actually speaking.
When I was a student, I watched the first 15 mins of Seven Samurai DVD without subtitles (I guess the latest DVD/BD have Japanese subtitles too, but mine at that time didn’t have an option), but… I couldn’t catch well especially what the protagonist was speaking and quit watching it. The other day, thanks to Ghost of Tsushima, I finally enjoyed Seven Samurai with English subtitles!
I guess the audio problem has been (or will be?) basically solved thanks to the modern digital audio remaster technology and AI-based digital correction systems, though.
I also made a collage image with Toshiro Mifune in Kurosawa film with Ghost of Tsushima, lol.
(You can download it. If you like it, please visit this website again, hehe)
If you’re interested in Ghost of Tsushima, I recommend you this video for your first try!