GhostWire: Tokyo is simply mere weeks away from stepping into the palms of players in every single place and we just lately obtained an opportunity to sit down right down to play the primary two chapters of the sport. Solely time will inform if this would be the subsequent massive hit of 2022, however early returns are good.
Time to kick some ghost!
GhostWire drops gamers into Tokyo as a fog spreads by way of town, killing all these it touches. A rogue spirit known as KK hunts down anybody he can discover to own, touchdown into the physique of the sport’s lead Akito. Now it’s as much as each of them to determine who’s inflicting the disappearances and the way can they cease them. By means of the primary two chapters, the story is extraordinarily properly performed, with top-notch voice work and dialogue to match a very fascinating story and a fantastic setting. What actually works properly is that the story is instructed in a really direct method, which by no means feels prefer it overloads you with an excessive amount of data upfront, as an alternative permitting you to leap proper into the motion somewhat shortly.
Talking of the motion, that is one other space the place the sport actually shines early on. As you discover Tokyo you’ll run throughout many demons loitering round which you could both sneak previous or take care of. These vary from headless college ladies to umbrella-wielding baddies. Fight is completed within the first-person viewpoint, with Akito utilizing wind powers to wreck enemies, exposing their core, which may be extracted that will help you acquire life. The fight can get actually intense as every enemy has a really distinctive assault sample and on the typically tight streets of Tokyo, this will make fight troublesome however pleasing.
There have been just a few elements the place the primary particular person view trigger some annoying moments as I backed away from oncoming enemies solely to stumble into one thing I couldn’t see behind me. This was a minor factor as I used to be in a position to sidestep and get to a great place to assault once more, however a pace bump nonetheless. Should you run out of power to make use of your spells, you may also equip a bow to assault with and in addition Talismans, which have powers corresponding to surprising those that step onto them.
Should you aren’t feeling like taking anybody on proper at that second, the sport does offer you different avenues for enjoyable. Yow will discover roaming spirits who’ve missions so that you can deal with, corresponding to discovering a beloved one or retrieving one thing to allow them to go on. You may as well discover canine and cats across the metropolis who if fed, will lead you to some much-needed coin. Talking of coin, there are additionally shops across the metropolis inhabited by Nekomata’s the place you should buy completely different meals for the animals across the metropolis, therapeutic gadgets for your self, or additionally quests to tackle from them.
All the things within the sport may be performed at your individual tempo, as you possibly can both progress the story shortly or take your time, roaming town and cleaning shrines to unlock much more areas to discover. In these areas you may also discover numerous gadgets to gather and locations to wish at, supplying you with loads to do across the metropolis to go the time. Additionally, you will discover spirits to soak up and ship out of this hell gap, gaining you expertise which you could then use to improve you spells, arrows, and extra. You may as well discover and purchase new outfit gadgets on your character, which he exhibits off throughout lower scenes.
I’m solely two chapters in to date however actually loving every part GhostWire: Tokyo is throwing my method. From the characters and setting to the creepy as hell enemies and interesting fight, there actually is rather a lot to like within the package deal to date. I can’t wait to dive extra into the sport for our ultimate assessment.