The atmosphere in Tokyo is absolutely incredible
The atmosphere is a key element in any video game. It’s hard to create a world that is engaging, but those games that do it well are remembered. has been around for some time but I have only just recently had the chance to play Ghostwire Tokyo. This spooky, paranormal adventure by Bethesda & Tango Gameworks is a fantastic game.
Ghostwire has a lot to offer other than just its atmospherics. There’s a lot to like about the combat, which is interesting and unique. It’s refreshing to see a first-person shooter without guns that are getting bigger. The demon and enemy design is also excellent, with many virtual monsters that will give you nightmares – especially if your childhood was filled with films such as The Grudge.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is a game that stands out from the rest because of its general atmosphere and setting. In the story, 200,000 Tokyo residents around Shibuya disappear almost instantly. The main character Akito is saved by K.K. The spirit of K.K. fuses with Akito’s body. This is a bunch of silliness but the result creates an atmosphere that’s both unnerving and relaxing.
Ghostwire’s Tokyo is a place that feels trapped in a specific time because everyone just blinked. The once bustling city is completely dead. Akito, K.K., and their monsters are the only thing left. Ghostwire is a game that will leave you with a lot of free time.
Although there are arguably too many trash cans and objects littering the streets to earn such praise, Ghostwire’s Tokyo version makes you feel like you’re exploring a liminal city. Ghostwire: Tokyo’s lack of life is what makes it so unnerving. It also helps to scare the player when they begin getting attacked by the various monsters.
Ghostwire gives you a great deal of freedom to explore, and you can get much more vertical in this game than in most other open-world shooters. This is when the serene moments of the game occur, as you glide from one rooftop to another, saving spirits along your way. It shouldn’t be this serene, because the presence of the otherworldly adds some danger, but I love it.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is a great example of how empty cities can be captured in film. This effect becomes even more intense when it rains, which elevates the entire experience. All of this, plus the fact that Japanese streets are more exciting to discover than those in NYC or other cities makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
Ghostwire: Tokyo has a wide range of collectibles and enemies to discover. But playing it makes me crave more games where I can run through empty cities, stop to pet nice dogs, and fight monsters when the game demands. Ghostwire’s Tokyo has a unique atmosphere that makes it a great game.