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Should You Play Ghost of Tsushima in Japanese or English?

Back when Sucker Punch put out Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 in 2020, many folks were divided on whether you should try playing the game using Japanese voice-over (to fit the game’s world) or stick to the English VO. Some people ended up having issues with the way characters’ lips didn’t sync properly with the dialogue, but thankfully, the PC version of GoT: Director’s Cut fixes that problem, offering players a more authentic experience for those going with the Japanese voiceover option. According to the Steam listing, this is made possible by “cinematics being rendered in real-time” by your computer.




Still, some people who are playing Ghost of Tsushima for the first time on PC might have a hard time deciding which option to choose. Hopefully, this post can help you figure out which is best.


Should You Play Ghost of Tsushima in English or Japanese?

Which VO Option is Best for Jin Sakai?

Jin Sakai From Ghost of Tsushima

To get right to it, while Ghost of Tsushima is developed by a team of US-based developers at Sucker Punch, the entirety of games-set-in-japan/”>the game is set in Japan during the first Mongol invasion, and players are put into the shoes of Jin Sakai, a samurai that’s fighting to protect his homeland of Tsushima. It’s all a very authentic experience, and Sucker Punch has put in a lot of work to ensure the historical information presented to players is as factual as possible (with a little bit of fiction thrown in, of course, to spice things up).


With that said, playing Ghost of Tsushima with Japanese voiceover turned on might be the best thing to do if you want to experience the game in its purest form (it’ll really make you feel like you’re in Japan). That being said, some people don’t like having to read the English subtitles while playing a game and watching cutscenes, so if that’s you, leaving the game in English (or your spoken language) is a good way to go. Jin Sakai (and the rest of the main cast) have outstanding English VO performances and will definitely draw you into the world and compel you to keep progressing through the story and its three acts.

Whichever option you end up picking, just know that Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most critically acclaimed first-party PlayStation titles, so you’re bound to have a good time regardless of how you’re taking in the dialogue.

Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Released
August 20, 2021

Publisher(s)
Sony Interactive Entertainment

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