What Ghost of Tsushima Gets Right and Wrong About Japan’s Past

Video games based on real-life historical events are big business these days. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which drew on real-life figures from ancient Greek history to craft a fictional narrative, is one of my favorite recent games. When I saw Ghost of Tsushima called “Assassin’s Creed, but in feudal Japan,” I knew I had to check it out.It did not disappoint.The game takes place in the year 1274 during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. You play as Jin Sakai, a samurai lord of Tsushima Island, who lives to protect his lands and people from the Mongol horde. But just how much of this fascinating…

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