Ghost Writer is a haunted party game mixture of Mysterium and Decrypto from Mechanica creators
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Communicate with spirits to discover their secrets in Ghost Writer, an upcoming board game that combines elements of Mysterium and Decrypto.
In Ghost Writer, players become competing mediums both looking to uncover the mysteries of the afterlife by communing with the dead. However, as is often the case, the spirits work in strange ways and won’t tell the other players the answer outright. Instead, each ghost must use a word pad and a series of clues to help their assigned medium to guess what it is they’re trying to tell them. The first medium to successfully figure out what their ghost’s secret object is earns the prestige and fame of a gifted spiritualist.
A party game for four to eight players, Ghost Writer begins with players splitting into two equal teams, with one player on each team choosing to be the ghost. The ghostly players then select one of the objects on a secret word card, with both teams needing to guess the exact same object. Teams then take turns to ask their ghost questions about the secret object and, in a similar fashion to the use of abstract art in Mysterium, the ghost player must then write a roundabout answer to the question to help their team guess.
Whilst the questions players ask their ghost remain a secret to the opposing team, the ghost’s answers are available for everyone to see. This means that - comparable to Decrypto’s mechanic of teams having to share their answers and results with one another - all players can use the information shared by the opposing ghost to help with guessing. If players can figure out what they think their ghost is writing before they finish they can shout “silencio” to stop them, in the hopes of providing their opponents with less information
Each team is able to ask a total of six questions before they must attempt to guess what they think the object is by writing it on the back of the ghost’s writing pad. Whichever team successfully guesses the object is named the winner.
Ghost Writer was co-created by Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman, who have both previously worked together on co-designing several titles including horror board game Visitor in Blackwood Grove - a board game where players split into teams as the Visitor and Kid verses the Agents - fantasy card game Monarch and last year’s Mechanica, all of which were released by the studio responsible for publishing Ghost Writer, Resonym.
The Kickstarter campaign for Ghost Writer is live until April 16th, with a pledge of $25 (£18) getting backers of a copy of the core game estimated to arrive in August. Alternatively, backers can get a print-and-play version of the game for $3 (£3).
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MMG Rapper Chino Claims The Game Has a Ghostwriter
The Meek Mill camp is throwing out some more ghostwriting allegations. Maybach Music Group rapper Chino claimed that he knows The Game has a ghostwriter.
"I kno THE GAME ghost writer btw he from Chicago he ran wit some good Baltimore dudes!" Chino wrote on Sunday (Sept. 18).
The allegation comes over a year after Meek Mill famously accused Drake of using Quentin Miller as a ghostwriter. Chino continued to assert that The Game uses a ghostwriter on Twitter today (Sept. 20). Chino said this unidentified person penned The Game's new diss track called "Pest Control" which dropped earlier in the day.
"Can someone tell the game stop it," Chino wrote. "It's public an it's always been in the streets ain't no telling over here wit the chasers homie! Btw 'Marcus black' wrote that . . . Time to expose ya writer ! #oooooouuuuuuu. That's a fact!"
The Game and Meek Mill's beef has pulled in a variety of people since it began last week. Beanie Sigel , Sean Kingston , Omelly and The Game's longtime rival 40 Glocc have all become involved in some way.
The issue first emerged when The Game told a Miami audience that he wanted to beat Meek Mill up. Soon after, the Compton MC dropped a scathing diss track called "92 Bars." The song included allegations of Meek snitching on The Game. Meek fired back at The Game by releasing his own diss track which featured Beanie Sigel, Omelly and Takbar.
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The Convergence of AI and Creativity: Introducing Ghostwriter
As games grow bigger in scope, writers are facing the ratcheting challenge of keeping NPCs individually interesting and realistic. How do you keep each interaction with them - especially if there are hundreds of them - distinct? This is where Ghostwriter, an in-house AI tool created by Ubisoft's R&D department, La Forge, comes in.
Ghostwriter isn't replacing the video game writer, but instead, alleviating one of the video game writer's most laborious tasks: writing barks. Ghostwriter effectively generates first drafts of barks - phrases or sounds made by NPCs during a triggered event - which gives scriptwriters more time to polish the narrative elsewhere. Ben Swanson, R&D Scientist at La Forge Montreal, is the creator of Ghostwriter, and remembers the early seeds of it ahead of his presentation of the tech at GDC this year.
The Beginnings of Ghostwriter
Ben's interest in creative applications of Natural Language Processing began while studying his PhD in Computer Science at Brown University, where he took a class with two creative writers from Brown and Rhode Island School of Design on Digital Literature. In this class, Ben was introduced to the idea of creating art using generative models and has since been exploring the possibilities of combining this technology and creative writing. This interest followed him to Google where he worked at Stadia Games and Entertainment in 2019, and then Latitude at AIDungeon, where he furthered his research in machine learning and published a paper on the subject in 2021.
In 2021, Ben became interested in joining Ubisoft, as he was intrigued by a GDC talk from the Watch Dogs team. "I actually saw a talk on the narrative design of Watch Dogs: Legion, and I was very impressed," he explains. "I thought to myself, 'I wish I was working on something like that with teams of professional scriptwriters,' so, I applied."
This fortuitous timing allowed Ben to connect with Ubisoft La Forge who had already been scoping for a solution to some of their technological questions. "It was perfect timing because they wanted someone to do exactly what I wanted to do."
Ben's wish to work with professional and like-minded teams became a reality as he began collaborating with members of the La Forge team in China, whose expertise in UX/UI and web application development resulted in a now operational tool: Ghostwriter.
Ghost of AI Present
Ghostwriter is the result of conversations with narrative designers who revealed a challenge, one that Ben identified could be solved with an AI tool. Crowd chatter and barks are central features of player immersion in games - NPCs speaking to each other, enemy dialogue during combat, or an exchange triggered when entering an area all provide a more realistic world experience and make the player feel like the game around them exists outside of their actions. However, both require time and creative effort from scriptwriters that could be spent on other core plot items. Ghostwriter frees up that time, but still allows the scriptwriters a degree of creative control.
"Rather than writing first draft versions themselves, Ghostwriter lets scriptwriters select and polish the samples generated," Ben explains. This way, the tech is a tool used by the teams to support them in their creative journey, with every interaction and feedback originating from the members who use it.
As a summary of its process, scriptwriters first create a character and a type of interaction or utterance they would like to generate. Ghostwriter then proposes a select number of variations which the scriptwriter can then choose and edit freely to fit their needs. This process uses pairwise comparison as a method of evaluation and improvement. This means that, for each variation generated, Ghostwriter provides two choices which will be compared and chosen by the scriptwriter. Once one is selected, the tool learns from the preferred choice and, after thousands of selections made by humans, it becomes more effective and accurate.
Challenges and Global Support
Teaming up with Ubisoft La Forge with this state-of-the-art tech did not come without challenges. AI in video games is not a new concept, with most associating this technology with NPC behaviors. Yet, this concept of machine learning is restrictive to its actual implications, as the industry now sees a place and need for not just AI tools, but machines that can learn through human feedback. Ben's research and work on Ghostwriter and his collaborations with teams across the globe have resulted in an AI infrastructure at Ubisoft that takes into account this potential, while working hand-in-hand with narrative designers to help kickstart their creative stories and games.
However, working with like-minded teams and getting the tool from conception to Ubisoft was only half the battle, as Ben says the focus has now shifted to supporting adoption by productions. By collaborating closely with scriptwriters, the team can learn their needs in order to better fit the tool into the unique worlds of each game. A tech like Ghostwriter requires scriptwriters to learn how to not only use the tool, but also integrate it in their video game production process.
The team's ambition is to give this AI power to narrative designers, who will be able to eventually create their own AI system themselves, tailored to their own design needs. To do this, they created a user-friendly back-end tool website called Ernestine, which allows anyone to create their own machine learning models used in Ghostwriter. Their hope is that teams consider Ghostwriter before they start their narrative process and create their models with a vision in mind, effectively making the tech an integral part of the production pipeline.
Future of Ghostwriter
Ben is very optimistic about Ghostwriter's later implementation in video games and believes in its role in the future of our games. Through its user-friendly interface and processes and its powerful AI infrastructure, scriptwriters who decide to include the tech in their production will eventually be able to scale up their games, be more ambitious in their narrative designs, all while having full control over their work.
Ben spoke more about this tool at GDC this year with his session titled "Machine Learning Summit: Natural Language Generation for Games Writing" on March 21 in San Francisco.
If you're interested in the future of tech at Ubisoft and want to have an impact like Ben did, you can find our open positions at jobs.ubisoft.com!
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Ubisoft Introduces AI Ghostwriter Tool, 'Isn't Replacing the Video Game Writer'
The new ai program will save game writers time to create lines for npcs..
Ubisoft has introduced a new AI scriptwriting tool called Ghostwriter, saying it will help game writers develop better dialogue for NPCs.
According to a blog post published by Ubisoft on Tuesday, Ghostwriter, created by Ubisoft's R&D department, La Forge, "isn't replacing the video game writer." Quite the opposite, Ubisoft claims. It is actually saving game writers time coming up with the best lines, or barks, to give NPCs.
Ghostwriter generates first drafts of barks and gives writers room to flesh them out to better fit the game's narrative. Ben Swanson, an R&D scientist at La Forge Montreal, said he created Ghostwriter to solve the issue of writing barks that would be triggered by certain situations, especially when there's a crowd full of NPCs.
"Rather than writing first draft versions themselves, Ghostwriter lets scriptwriters select and polish the samples generated," he said.
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Swanson demonstrated the use of Ghostwriter at GDC, showing bark trees that show up for an NPC character confronting a certain topic, such as speeding or being hungry. The program generates lines for either situation, then the writer selects the most suitable line and combines it with their own input to better fit it with the game's narrative design.
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AI tools have gained increased attention as creators grapple with the consequences of tools like ChatGPT. In the games industry, Ubisoft's Ghostwriter tool is one of many AI tools designed to streamline the often painstaking work that goes into writing basic dialogue or cleaning up environmental assets.
Ubisoft currently has several games in development , including multiple Assassin's Creed releases, and Ghostwriter will no doubt be used to streamline their development as much as possible.
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Destiny 2: How to Get Ghost Writer Title
Festival of the Lost has a title that Destiny 2 players can earn called Ghost Writer. Here is how players can claim this title for themselves.
Titles are a highly sought after cosmetic in Destiny 2 . While they don't provide any gameplay benefits, titles are a great way for players to show off where they spend their time in the game. In order to get a title players will need to complete a series of Triumphs (essentially in-game achievements) listed on the sub menu for that particular title. Now there is a title associated with each of the four holiday events in Destiny 2 . One example of these holiday themed titles is Ghost Writer which can only be obtained during Festival of the Lost. This guide will show players what they need to do to obtain the Ghost Writer title.
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Triumphs Needed For Ghost Writer
In order to get the Ghost Writer title, players will need to complete the 16 Triumphs that are listed on the Ghost Writer Seal. These Triumphs can also be seen on the event page for Festival of the Lost. The Triumphs that players need to complete are as follows.
This lengthy list of Triumphs can take some time to complete, but luckily there are some ways to efficiently work on several of these Triumphs at once. Working on several triumphs at the same time is highly recommended since Festival of the Lost is only available for a limited time . Destiny 2 players only have from October 18th to November 8th. After that, Ghost Writer will be unobtainable until next year when Festival of the Lost returns.
What is an Efficient Way to Obtain Ghost Writer?
Luckily for Destiny 2 players, a lot of the Triumphs are designed in a way where players can earn multitask and work on several Triumphs at once. It is recommended that players farm Core Playlists like Strikes and Crucible to get as many Spectral Pages as possible. These activities don't take long, and players will have no trouble stocking up on Spectral Pages which are required for Haunted Sectors. While players are farming Spectral Pages, they should also have a Sniper Rifle and either an Auto Rifle or Pulse Rifle equipped. Finally, players should make sure they have a mask equipped along with an Arc subclass.
By doing all of this, Destiny 2 players can be earning progress toward Candy Corner, two of the weapon Triumphs, Shocking Conclusion, and Occult Ritual at the same time. Not only will they be earning progress on up to five Triumphs at once, but also they will be getting the Spectral Pages they need. Spectral Pages cap out at 75, so eventually players will need to go do some Haunted Sectors and kill Headless Ones so that the Spectral Pages will be converted into Manifested Pages.
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Players will need to get as many Manifested Pages as possible. While earlier chapters in Book of the Forgotten require five or less Manifested Pages to restore , later chapters will require nine Manifested Pages. Destiny 2 players can get a maximum of 15 Manifested Pages in a single run of a Haunted Sector. So it will take many Haunted Sector Runs to complete all three Bookworm triumphs. This also progresses the Happy Haunting Ground Triumph as well.
The Happy Haunting Ground Triumph does not require players to have Spectral Pages in their inventory, so it is possible to just jump into the Haunted Sector Playlist and complete this triumph within a couple of hours.
Finish Up Any Remaining Triumphs
By the time that Destiny 2 players have completed Book Worm III, players will have completed the majority of the other Triumphs required for Ghost Writer. If players have made sure to get kills with Auto Rifles, Pulse Rifles, and Sniper Rifles while using an Arc subclass, those Triumphs will be finished if not close to finished. It is possible that players will still need to finish the Candy Corner triumph, but Candy is easily farmed so that Triumph doesn't take long.
The only Triumph that might be tricky is Local Haunts. Since there is no way to go to a specific Haunted Sector, players are at the mercy of wherever the Haunted Sector playlist sends them. But if Destiny 2 players have played efficiently enough, they will have no trouble unlocking the Ghost Writer title before the event ends.
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How to get the Ghost Writer Title in Destiny 2: All Triumphs, explained
Ghost Writer is a returning Title in Destiny 2 that comes around every year during Festival of the Lost. It resets every time the Halloween event starts, and you can gild the Title if you’ve gotten it before. Doing so changes the color and symbol to show other Guardians how into the annual Halloween even you are. Here is how to complete the Ghost Writer Title in Destiny 2.
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All Ghost Writer Title Triumphs in Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2023 and how to complete them
To earn the Ghost Writer Title in Destiny 2, you need to be active during Festival of the Lost 2023 and complete Triumphs. Once Festival of the Lost ends, your chance to earn the Ghost Writer Title will have to wait until next year.
The Ghost Writer Title has five Triumphs you need to complete before it can be acquired. Last year, there were 16 Triumphs you needed to complete to get the Ghost Writer Title, so this year is a lot more achievable. Here are the five Triumphs:
- Ghost Writer – Complete all Event Challenges during Festival of the Lost.
- One of Many – Defeat all the Headless Ones in a single run of Haunted Sector.
- Masked Mayhem – While wearing the Masquerader’s Hood, complete dungeons, raids, Master or Grandmaster Nightfalls, or win rounds in the Trials of Osiris.
- Deathless One – Complete Haunted Sectors without dying.
- Sweet Tooth – Collect 30,000 Candy.
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Sweet Tooth isn’t too hard of a Triumph since you’ll be collecting lots of Candy while trying to complete the Event Challenges and other Triumphs.
One of Many and Deathless One are both easy — the normal Haunted Sectors aren’t difficult. It’s easy to not die and defeat every Headless One you summon. Do that on all four Haunted Sectors in rotation to check those off the list.
The hardest Triumphs you need to complete to get the Ghost Writer Title are Ghost Writer and Masked Mayhem . If you are a semi-casual player like me, you don’t have anyone to play dungeons, raids, challenging Nightfalls, or Trials of Osiris with.
Though you may ruin someone’s Flawless Trials of Osiris attempt, I recommend earning Masked Mayhem by winning Trials of Osiris . It’s a difficult PvP experience, but in my opinion, it’s the only doable activity in the bunch since it has matchmaking.
For the Ghost Writer Triumph, you need to complete all 17 Festival of the Lost 2023 Event Challenges which isn’t an easy feat. I recommend checking the Event Challenges often and doing activities that allow you to knock out two or three at once. For instance, you can play Crucible matches while wearing your Festival mask to make progress on the Occult Ritual and Masked Bandit Event Challenges.
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Destiny 2 has multiple seasonal events that pop up throughout the year. For example, the Festival of the Lost is the celebration of Halloween and remembering the Guardians that are no longer with them. For the Festival of the Lost 2022 event, the Ghost Writer title will be available for players who participate in it before time runs out. Here’s what you need to know about how to get the Ghost Writer title in Destiny 2.
How to unlock the Ghost Writer title in Destiny 2
The Ghost Writer title will go to players who complete the challenges available during the Festival of the Lost 2022 event. You can view the challenges in the Festival of the Lost event card, which you will get when you speak with Eva. She is waiting for everyone to visit her in the tower courtyard. After speaking with her, and going through the primary event, the Gone But Not Forgotten quest , the Event Card will be available. It contains 17 challenges you need to finish before Festival of the Lost 2022 ends on November 2.
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While there are 17 challenges listed, there are really only 16. Those 16 are the ones you need to finish before you can unlock the Ghost Writer title, which is the final challenge in this year’s event card. All the challenges involve completing activities for the Festival of the Lost, so you will need to acquire Spectral Pages and Candy, and run through Haunted Sectors, where you will fight against Headless Ones, large enemies that you summon into the area and defeat.
You can always refer to your event card in your quest menu if you have any questions. We recommend swapping out your loadout to use Festival of the Lost weapons to earn additional progress for specific challenges.
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Destiny 2: How To Gild The Ghost Writer Title
Complete these Triumphs to gild Festival of the Lost's Ghost Writer title.
One of many, masked mayhem, deathless one, sweet tooth.
Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost brought a new title this year. Ghost Writer is an easy title to obtain , requiring you to play core activities with a Festival mask and complete Haunted Lost Sectors. As with the Solstice title, Ghost Writer may also be gilded.
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Fortunately, gilding this title is an easy if tedious process. Only four Triumphs stand in your way, one of which is quite time-intensive. This short guide will cover what each Triumph requires, and we'll provide tips on how to complete them most effectively. Here is a complete guide to gilding Destiny 2's Ghost Writer title.
Updated October 21, 2023, by Charles Burgar: The Ghost Writer title may be gilded once again during this year's Festival of the Lost event. While the Triumphs themselves haven't changed from last year, the addition of Legend Haunted Sectors and some sandbox tweaks have adjusted our recommendations slightly. We've updated this guide to include new tips on how to complete each title Triumph as quickly as possible.
One of Many: Defeat all the Headless Ones in a single run of a Haunted Sector.
One of Many requires you to defeat ten Headless Ones in each Haunted Sector during Festival of the Lost. There are four Haunted Sectors in total: EDZ, Europa, Moon, and Nessus. The Haunted Sector you get is random, so you'll need to queue up the playlist multiple times until you get all four.
You do not have to kill all five Headless Ones during the boss fight to make progress. You just need to kill the ten Headless Ones at the start of the Haunted Sector to make progress.
Since the difficulty of the Haunted Sector doesn't matter, we recommend farming Normal Haunted Sectors for this challenge. Legend is quite difficult and doesn't offer additional progress for this Triumph, so you might as well play on the easier difficulty. As for general tips, use an ability-centric build to kill the Knights quickly. Hunters with Combination Blow, Titans with Throwing Hammers, and Warlocks using Sunbracers can melt the Headless Ones with little issue.
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Masked Mayhem: While wearing a Festival mask, complete dungeons, raids, Master or Grandmaster Nightfalls, or win rounds in the Trials of Osiris.
Complete three of the listed activities to finish this Triumph. We recommend rounds in Trials of Osiris if you have a group. If you're a solo player, give Master Nightfalls a try. You'll need a good build to solo a Master Nightfall, but it's more than doable. Hunters can play Arcstrider with Assassin's Cowl, Warlocks can play a Devour Voidwalker, and Titans can rock Berserker with Banner of War.
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Deathless One: Complete Haunted Sectors without dying.
Deathless One requires you to finish every Haunted Sector without dying. There's a Haunted Sector in the EDZ, Moon, Europa, and Nessus, so four in total. Complete each Haunted Sector flawlessly to finish this challenge. Allies dying does not void your progress. As for staying alive, spec for 100 Resilience and play a Solar subclass to access Cure and Restoration.
Sweet Tooth: Collect Candy by completing activities and defeating combatants while wearing a Festival mask.
You must acquire 30,000 Candy during Festival of the Lost to finish this Triumph. That's a tall order, but you should have at least 17,500 saved up from earning the standard Ghost Writer title. The remaining 12,500 can be earned by farming Vanguard Ops, Heroic Public Events, or any seasonal activities you enjoy. Be sure a Festival mask is equipped to gain progress.
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Ubisoft Announces ‘Ubisoft Ghostwriter’
Following Ubisoft Ghosterwriter’s announcement and the controversy surrounding its implementation Game Developer sat down with the tool’s creator Ben Swanson to talk about the tool’s implementation. Swanson clarified that Ghostwriter’s primary focus is to make bigger “bark trees.” You can read our summary of the interview here .
AI seems to be evolving every day now and Ubisoft is aiming to implement AI tools into future games. Ubisoft today announced ‘Ubisoft Ghostwriter,’ an in-house AI tool created by Ubisoft’s R&D department, La Forge. Ghostwriter is set to “generate first drafts of barks – phrases or sounds made by NPCs during a triggered event.” Ubisoft was quick to clarify at the beginning of its statement that “Ghostwriter isn’t replacing the video game writer.” Instead, Ubisoft hopes that the new AI tool will be able to alleviate writers to focus on more important elements of dialogue creation and drastically reduce the focus on repetitive and minor aspects of gameplay dialogue. The tool is set to allow writers more time to “polish the narrative elsewhere.”
The above trailer’s description reads: “Introducing Ubisoft Ghostwriter, an AI tool developed in-house that aims to support our scriptwriters by generating the first draft of our NPC barks – the phrases or sounds made by NPCs when players interact with the game world. This tool was created hand-in-hand with scriptwriters to create more realistic NPC interactions by generating variations on a piece of dialogue See how our teams will use AI to handle repetitive tasks, and free up time to work on other core game elements.”
While it’s still yet unclear what the general consensus from writers in the industry is about this new tool Liz England, Game Director at Possibility Space, who previously worked on Watch Dogs Legion noted in a tweet: “My gamedev mutuals, please, I love you but don’t love your immediate knee jerk reactions to this. I attended this talk. It was fantastic. Gold standard of how to integrate this tech into your development, in direct collaboration with writers and using their own datasets.” She followed this on by saying “this is not ‘we will replace writers with this tech’ this is ‘writers tell us what they want with this tech.'”
The creator of Ghostwriter, Ben Swanson said that Ghostwriter would allow writers to “rather than writing first draft versions themselves, Ghostwriter lets scriptwriters select and polish the samples generated.” Whether this will prove to be of benefit to writers at Ubisoft will have to wait to be seen.
Ben is set to speak more about the tool at GDC on March 21st, 2023 in his session titled “Machine Learning Summit: Natural Language Generation for Games Writing”
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Ghostwriter AI Tool for Game Development Announced by Ubisoft
At the Game Developers Conference 2023, now in full swing at San Francisco's Moscone Center, Ubisoft La Forge unveiled the Ghostwriter AI tool, which aims to save the precious time of scriptwriters by creating a first draft of the so-called NPC barks.
The chatter of crowds and triggered NPC lines known as barks are essential to player immersion and behind every line of speech is a narrative team that writes it. Ghostwriter is an in-house AI tool created by Ubisoft La Forge.
It helps narrative designers and scriptwriters generate a first draft of these barks. Scriptwriters first create a character and a variable input, an event or situation for a character to experience.
Ghostwriter can then generate new versions of the line depending on the mode selected. These modes vary in style depending on the needs of the scriptwriter. The scriptwriter selects the lines to keep and edits them freely until they're ready for voice recording.
When scriptwriters accept or regenerate line options, the machine learning model learns from each selection, effectively creating a more accurate tool with use.
Ghostwriter was created hand in hand with narrative teams to help them complete a repetitive task more quickly and effectively, giving them more time and creative freedom to work on the game's narrative, characters, and cutscenes and ensuring players encounter NPCs that are interesting, consistent, and just chatty enough.
The creator of Ghostwriter is Ben Swanson, who first unveiled the tool during yesterday's GDC 2023 session called 'Machine Learning Summit: Natural Language Generation for Games Writing' .
He also shared some insights in a blog post on Ubisoft's website . After a stint at the now-defunct Google Stadia Games and Entertainment division, Swanson worked at Latitude on AIDungeon before joining Ubisoft La Forge in 2021. Therefore, he developed Ghostwriter, which he believes will be implemented in future Ubisoft titles thanks to the user-friendly interface that should make it easy for developers to take advantage of its AI capabilities.
Ubisoft La Forge previously worked on AI and deep learning to squash bugs through the Commit Assistant . Generally, the rise of AI is a major topic at this year's GDC. Yesterday, during NVIDIA's conference, the GeForce company announced AI Foundations , a suite of generative AI tools available through the cloud. This includes tools for game developers such as the Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) and Omniverse Audio2Face , which is being used to create facial animations from audio files in games like STALKER 2 from GSC Game World and Fort Solis from Fallen Leaf.
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Which Rappers Use Ghostwriters? (Info on 30+ Rappers)
Many rappers use ghostwriters to compose their lyrics.
A rap ghostwriter is someone who writes songs for a rapper but is not credited on the finished product, so as not to steal glory from the star.
Which rappers use ghostwriters?
Let’s look at a comprehensive list of which rappers use ghostwriters and which do not.
Rappers Who Use Ghostwriters
Ghostwriters are generally anonymous, but some rappers have gone public with their use of them.
One of the best-known examples of this phenomenon may be Diddy’s, “I’ll Be Missing You,” a tribute song to Biggie Smalls.
His verse was ghostwritten by one of Jay-Z’s associates named Sauce Money.
Some other notable examples include:
- Tung Twista (Used Ernest Wilson, aka “Slow Jammin’” Eddie Sermon)
- Outsidaz (Aspiring rapper Young Noble outed his group for using ghostwriters)
- Biz Markie (Teamed up with MF DOOM to write lyrics for Biz’s album, All Samples Cleared! )
These are just a few examples. The use of ghostwriters is nothing new: artists have been using them since way before hip hop even started.
Many rappers write some or most of their first albums, but then hire ghostwriters for future albums.
Almost all artists eventually hire ghostwriters.
For example, Motown songs were mostly written by the studio musicians at Berry Gordy’s “hit factory.” Even further back than that, people like Cole Porter used ghostwriters.
Let’s get into some of today’s well-known rappers who have been accused of using ghostwriters, and some who have openly admitted to using them.
Here is a YouTube video by HipHop Madness about the ghostwriters behind your favorite rappers:
What Famous Rappers Have Ghostwriters? (All the Answers)
Most artists use ghostwriters at some point in their career. Rappers are no different.
Here is information about what rappers use ghostwriters.
Does Drake Use Ghostwriters?
No, according to Drake.
But, yes, according to other sources and rappers who have called him out.
It has been reported that Drake uses ghostwriters, and his friend Quentin Miller claimed he wrote many songs for Drake’s album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late .
However, Drake has (for the most part) always credited his writers, which means they do not fall into the ghostwriter category.
Does Kayne Have Ghostwriters?
Yes. Kanye does not write many of his songs.
Most of his lyrics are written through a collaboration between himself and ghostwriters.
CyHi (CyHi Da Prynce), Cons (Consequence), and Pardi (Pardison Fontaine) are a few ghostwriters that Kanye has used in the past.
There is also Rhymefest who wrote Kanye’s infamous song, “Jesus Walks.”
Some of his songs are completely ghostwritten, but he retains creative control throughout the writing process.
Does Future Have Ghostwriters?
No. Future does not use ghostwriters.
In fact, Future has ghostwritten for other rappers. He has openly appeared in interviews confirming that he has written for YC.
He also wrote Beyonce’s, “Drunk in Love,” and is not credited on the track.
Does NF Have Ghostwriters?
No. There are no claims that Nathan Feuerstein, better known as NF, had a ghostwriter.
There is no solid evidence that NF has in the past or currently uses a ghostwriter to help him with his tracks.
It’s no surprise that he doesn’t since one of his biggest influences is Eminem.
Does Kendrick Lamar Use Ghostwriters?
No. Kendrick Lamar has never used a ghostwriter, nor will he ever consider it.
He has a very close-knit circle of collaborators, who help him produce his music.
His main collaborator is Punch from TDE, and he also mentions Terrence Martin as a great songwriter on “Control” (he also wrote the hook of “Complexion”).
Does Eminem Use Ghostwriters?
Yes, but he has never used a ghostwriter on his albums.
Eminem is very open about using ghostwriters for his mixtape/street album, Infinite (he even says it on the intro of “D12 World”).
However, he does not use ghostwriters for his main projects.
Eminem has served as a ghostwriter himself for several other artists.
Does Cardi B Use Ghostwriters?
No. Although she has been accused of using ghostwriters, she denies using them.
Cardi B has weighed in on the debate of whether her long-time co-writer Pardison is actually a ghostwriter.
According to Cardi, he is not because he recieves credit for everything he works on for the rapper.
Does Nicki Minaj Use Ghostwriters?
This is still up for debate.
Nicki says no, but Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend claims otherwise. He has openly stated that he ghostwrote on The Pinkprint . For example, he says that he wrote lyrics for the album in his song,”Lifeline.”
In the track, Samuels raps: “My bars on The Pinkprint no one will ever match.”
Does Post Malone Use Ghostwriters?
Yes, he uses ghostwriters.
Post Malone used a ghostwriter for “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage).
Joey Badass and T-Pain have claimed to be the ghostwriters for the song. Joey openly posted this claim on his Twitter account.
Does Jay Z Have Ghostwriters?
Yes, Jay Z uses ghostwriters.
Many people credit J.Cole for helping Jay Z with his 4:44 album, but it was actually Memphis Bleek who wrote most of the songs (with help from No I.D.).
Jay Z has also used many other ghostwriters throughout the year.
Writers like Nas, Talib Kweli, and Mr. Porter have been credited for their contributions.
Does Chris Brown Have Ghostwriters?
Yes. There are many reports of Chris Brown using ghostwriters, but the main writer has always been Eric Bellinger.
This is because they used to be in a group together called “Bar Society” before it disbanded.
Many of Breezy’s songs like “Loyal” and “Don’t Judge Me” were ghostwritten by Bellinger.
He is also responsible for songs like “Liquor,“ “Roses,” and many more.
Does Playboi Carti Have Ghostwriters?
No. There is no evidence that Playboi Carti has a ghostwriter.
However, Playboi Carti has been accused of ghostwriting for Drake. He’s also been accused of having his own ghostwriters.
Does J Cole Have Ghostwriters?
Like Nicki Minaj, this is still up for debate.
There have been claims that J Cole uses his close friend and Dreamville artist, Bas, as a ghostwriter.
However, they have denied these claims on Twitter.
Does Snoop Dogg Have Ghostwriters?
Yes, Snoop Dogg uses ghostwriters.
A writer named Problem has openly confirmed that he wrote for The Doggfather in a 2013 interview.
Although he didn’t name anyone specifically, in a 2009 interview, Snoop also said Malice In Wonderland was written by others.
Does Polo G Have Ghostwriters?
Yes. Polo G has said in an interview that he writes his own lyrics, but others write the melodies for him.
This is because he has trouble coming up with catchy hooks on his own.
Polo still manages to rap over these beats, however, showcasing his talent.
Does Juice World Have Ghostwriters?
No. Juice World has said many times that he writes his own lyrics but doesn’t plan anything beforehand.
He prefers to freestyle everything so it comes off more natural.
Juice has used a co-writer though. Justin Strawn has helped him with songs like “I Like Girls” and “My Last Love.”
Does Lil Uzi Have Ghostwriters?
Yes. Even though he hasn’t been open about it, many of his old songs had lyrics written by others.
He has since hired Charlie Heat as a writer for his music, and credits him on the song, “XO Tour Llif3.”
There are also rumors that Don Cannon helps with his music too.
Does NBA Youngboy Have Ghostwriters?
No. NBA Youngboy has stated that he writes his own lyrics and doesn’t use ghostwriters for anything.
He does, however, get help from other producers like MexikoDro and Dubba-AA.
Like many other rappers, NBA Youngboy has been accused of using ghostwriters to help him write his songs.
Does Lil Nas X Have Ghostwriters?
No. In an interview Lil Nas bluntly confirmed that he never uses ghostwriters.
He says the inspiration for his songs comes exclusively from his friends, family, and the streets.
Does Will Smith Use Ghostwriters?
Yes, Will Smith uses ghostwriters.
Will Smith has often borrowed the talents of another famous rapper, Nas, to help him with the writing process of some of his biggest tracks.
Nas has stated that he helped write the song, “Getting Jiggy Wit It.”
Nas also takes credit for other tracks on Big Willie’s Yes, Yes Y’all , Miami , and Chasing Forever .
Does Dre. Dre Use Ghostwriters?
Yes. There are many reports of Dr. Dre using ghostwriters throughout his career.
One of his most infamous ghostwriters is Jay-Z.
The rap superstar was responsible for Dr. Dre’s hit, “Still Dre.” Another rapper who has written for Dre is Eminem on the hit song, “Forgot About Dre.”
Which Rappers Use Ghostwriters (Table)
Here is a table that shows which rappers use or have used ghostwriters:
Rappers Who Don’t Use Ghostwriters
All the rappers listed above have been accused of using ghostwriters. However, many other famous rappers have never used one before.
We’ve mentioned artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and J Cole where there is debate about whether or not they hire ghostwriters.
Then there are rappers who have a good reputation for not using a ghostwriter include:
Why Do Rappers Use Ghostwriters?
Ghostwriters help rappers who want assistance in executing hit songs.
There are a number of reasons why rappers use ghostwriters:
- Ghostwriters are talented artists
- The rappers get too busy with other priorities
- The rapper may not write good lyrics
After an artist becomes popular, recording music and touring often takes priority over creating original lyrics.
Some rap ghostwriters are also famous rappers themselves. For example, Jay-Z and Nas.
Ghostwriters are often hired by artists, who give them an outline of how they want the song to go and what kind of lyrics they want in it.
Some ghostwriters are also “freelancers,” which means their tone or style can be suited for different rappers who require a ghostwriter.
However, not every rapper uses ghostwriters.
Final Thoughts : Which Rappers Use Ghostwriters?
When it all comes down to it, whether or not to hire ghostwriters is up to the artist.
Using a ghostwriter does not take away from the talent, hard work, or artistry involved in producing and performing hit songs.
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Ubisoft's "Ghostwriter" aims to make life easier for video game writers
Generative AI is coming to video games with a new tool from Ubisoft to help writers create dialogue for non-playable characters (NPCs).
Ubisoft, known for hit games like the Assassin's Creed series, Watch Dogs and Far Cry, has revealed that it is using an AI tool called "Ghostwriter" to create dialog for non-playable characters (NPCs) in its games.
These are characters that populate the video game but aren't part of the central narrative. Other Hogwarts students in the Harry Potter video games or passersby on the street in the sprawling landscapes of Grand Theft Auto V. The tool, developed in-house, is currently being tested as of April 2023.
Easing the Burden on Scriptwriters
The goal is to make NPCs more engaging and lifelike while reducing the workload for writers. Ubisoft emphasizes that Ghostwriter is not meant to replace writers, but to assist them in creating what are known as barks.
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A bark is a phrase or sound made by NPCs during triggered events, such as if you start a dialogue with them or intentionally punch them. The idea is this allows authors to concentrate on the broader narrative.
Ghostwriter will not be used to create dialog or storylines that are central to the plot. Instead, it is regarded as a productivity tool to help free up time for writers to focus on the elements of the game that matter.
Ghostwriter's Learning Process
The Ghostwriter process begins with scriptwriters defining a character and the desired interaction or utterance. The AI tool then generates variations for the writers to choose from and modify as needed.
Using pairwise comparison for evaluation and improvement, Ghostwriter offers two choices for each generated variation, with the writer selecting the preferred option. Over time, as the AI tool accumulates thousands of author choices, it becomes increasingly accurate and effective.
Interestingly, Ghostwriter is not built on ChatGPT or GPT-4 , and Ben Swanson, a research scientist at Ubisoft, advised game developers not to use these pre-existing deep language learning models, but to build their own.
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He cites the pitfalls of relying on third-party companies with little transparency about the data they use to train their models. He also worries about the legal gray area of using dialog based on other data and potential lawsuits down the line.
Following Ubisoft's announcement, some game developers criticized the company on social media, urging it to invest in human writers. Other writers suggested that editing ghostwritten NPC dialog would take longer than writing their own.
I have played too many AMAZING games with top notch creative soundtracks, gameplay and visuals that honestly almost ruin the experience with bad writing/dialogue. Publishers, PLEASE spend money on solid writers. It’s worth it. https://t.co/xQJEqi0qjb — Keahu Kahuanui (@KeahuKahuanui) March 22, 2023
Ubisoft responded via tweet, emphasizing that Ghostwriter was developed together with writers and is designed to generate additional variations for short NPC lines. In short, writers should use it to create first drafts of NPC dialog, not just copy and paste the final product.
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There were some games designed for the Ghostwriter television series .
- 1 Puzzles with VHS Tapes
- 2 Magazine Board Game
- 4 Mystery Game
- 6 References
Puzzles with VHS Tapes [ ]
The Ghostwriter VHS tapes were released with puzzles with each casette box. This feature was mentioned in an advertisement found in some of the books in the Ghostwriter book series , such as in Doubletalk: Codes, Signs, and Symbols .
Magazine Board Game [ ]
There was a magazine board game in the Ghostwriter magazine volume two, number one . The objective was to get three clues for who had stolen the Zonkoid computer game from school , and then reach the finishing Rally ! space first before the other players.
Software [ ]
There was a 1994 game for Creative Writer to include Ghostwriter, developed by Microsoft and the Children's Television Workshop, which was to cost twenty dollars in November of that year. The edition was called "Ghostwriter Mysteries for Creative Writer- The Case of the Blue Makva", for MS-DOS, Windows, and Macintosh, and was to be the first Creative Writer and Ghostwriter combination game. The game required either the floppy disk or the CD-ROM version of the software Creative Writer in order to run.
The game had ten cases for the person to solve, including ways such as secret codes and invisible ink. The team members included were the last seven: Jamal , Lenni , Alex , Gaby , Tina , Hector , and Casey .
In the program, there was trouble caused by someone calling themself "The Blue Makva ", on a movie set while a movie called " Galaxy Girl Meets Hoodman " was being filmed. The player was to discover the criminal's true identity. The Blue Makva had left a note with the claim that they would leave a clue when they comitted a crime.
The note read:
Galaxy Girl may rule in space But here on Earth, she's got no place. Hoodman will try, but he can't help. When I'm finished, he'll scream and yelp. For every crime, I'll leave a clue But you will fail and you'll be blue Who am I? Well, this will shock ya. I am none other than The Blue Makva!
The program also included a casebook for the player to fill out with the clues.
Mystery Game [ ]
There was a Ghostwriter mystery game released in 1995, also featuring the last seven members of the team. The game was for two to four players, but could also be played with just one player. There were sixty mysteries for the players to solve about individual team members.
The game included sixty small boards with the mysteries, instructions, four wipe-off casebooks, four wipe-off black crayons, a white sand hourglass timer for sixty seconds, and blank scramble chips.
Gallery [ ]
References [ ]
- Ghostwriter on the Sesame Workshop website (from the Wayback Machine on archive.org)
- New York Times article about the software
- Techmonitor article about the software
- Pictures of the Ghostwriter Software Case
- Troutner, Joanne. "Software Review." Emergency Librarian . Nov./Dec. 1995, Vol. 23, Issue 2.
- "New and Improved." Electronic Entertainment . January 1995, page 37.
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Golden Globes Winners 2024: The Complete List
The winning films, TV shows, actors and production teams at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards.
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By Shivani Gonzalez
Tuning into the Golden Globes this year meant more than catching a glimpse of the stars or getting an idea of what the Oscars might have in store.
After the ethics, finance and diversity scandal within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association led to the cancellation of the 2022 broadcast , the Golden Globes were sold in 2023 and the Hollywood Foreign Press dissolved . So the looming question seemed to be: What impact would the show have this year under new ownership?
In the end, some things went exactly as expected, others not so much.
“Succession,” which was up for the most awards on the television side, tied a record (with “Mad Men” and “The X-Files”) for the most wins in the best drama category — the series won for its second and third season in 2020 and 2022. And three of the show’s actors, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen, took home awards.
“The Bear” and “Only Murders in the Building” were each nominated for five awards — “The Bear” received three and “Only Murders” was left empty-handed.
On the movies side, “Oppenheimer,” which received eight nominations, ended up with five awards, including for the top prize in drama. Additionally, Cillian Murphy won best actor in a drama, while Christopher Nolan won best director.
“Barbie,” which had the most movie nominations, only ended up with two awards — but it did beat out “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” in the new cinematic and box office achievement category.
See below for the full list of winners.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Motion Picture, Animated
“The Boy and the Heron”
Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
Best motion picture, non-english language.
“Anatomy of a Fall”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Emma Stone, “Poor Things”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”
Best Director, Motion Picture
Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, “Anatomy of a Fall”
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Ludwig Göransson, “Oppenheimer”
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“What Was I Made For?,” from “Barbie”
Best Television Series, Drama
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Best limited series, anthology series or a motion picture made for television, best performance by an actress in a television series, drama.
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Movie
Ali Wong, “Beef”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Steven Yeun, “Beef”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role
Elizabeth Debicki, “The Crown”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role
Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television
Ricky Gervais, “Ricky Gervais: Armageddon”
Kellina Moore contributed reporting.
Shivani Gonzalez is a news assistant at The Times who writes a weekly TV column and contributes to a variety of sections. More about Shivani Gonzalez
5 games to play if you like The Last Of Us Part 2
Posted: January 12, 2024 | Last updated: January 12, 2024
The Last Of Us Part 2 is a survival horror game that focuses on the adventure of Ellie Williams, who is on a journey for revenge. The game has witnessed success, and the accolades clearly back that. However, several fans have reacted differently to its gameplay approach since its release because it allegedly focuses heavily on the storyline and takes a step back from several other game aspects.
Despite fans having a love-and-hate relationship with the game, it is truly remarkable. It has some shortcomings but has garnered praise and appreciation for its narrative-driven experience with time. Similarly, there are many such games that provide a parallel experience as that of The Last Of Us Part 2. On that note, let us look at five such games you should try if you're a fan of TLOU 2.
Note: This article is subjective and solely reflects the writer's views.
Play Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, and more if you like The Last Of Us Part 2
1) red dead redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably the best game to start your new story-driven journey if you find The Last Of Us Part 2 captivating. The feeling you get from RDR2 is similar to that of a latter, but it's more fun since you are more eager to explore the story and what it has stored for you.
The more you enter this immersing business, the more you fall in love with it. The explanation is that the game is one of the Rockstar's masterpieces where you play as Arthur Morgan in the American Wild West world.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a survival game released in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows, and it is still by far the most fantastic game to enjoy for The Last Of Us Part 2 fans . RDR2 seems fit for this list because it features a lawless land, an epic storyline, and remarkable characters, and it is evidence of what the next-generation titles can be in the future.
2) Ghost Of Tsushima
The developer of Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Productions, is highly regarded for creating different genres of titles, and Infamous 2 is allegedly viewed as its second-best game of all time. This action-adventure RPG game is set in a world where you play as Jin Sakai, a samurai whose job is to safeguard an island from misfortune - an invasion from the Mongols.
Before this greatly admired game was released, the studio took a long break after collaborating with Sony Interactive Entertainment to release the Infamous Second Son. The break paid off as Ghost of Tsushima became a title with a top-notch storyline, and the years of the developer's disappearance did not go in vain. So, try this game; it has elements similar to The Last Of Us Part 2.
3) A Plague Tale: Innocence
You can start your A Plague Tale: Innocence journey if you want to shift your attention from The Last of Us Part 2 to something incredibly horrifying yet exciting video game. It is a survival-horror video title set in 14th-century France, where your purpose is to find a way out while surviving in the unapologetic world.
This game has a unique narrative and gameplay, and the experience you get from it reminds you of The Last of Us Part 2. Here, you are a vulnerable protagonist whose life is on the line, and you must ensure you see tomorrow's light.
Additionally, the overworld, the storyline, and the challenges you face keep you hooked to the game. The dark medieval mystery, the plague-spreading rats, and the in-game audio and visuals make you appreciate the game even more.
4) God of War
Before turning Kratos into a father and taking the series to new heights, the popular God Of War title was a true hack-and-slash power fantasy game. It was semi-rebooted in 2018. The game is a must-try one because of its storyline: a broken man gets a second chance to make things right.
That said, you traverse in the semi-open world where you engage in ruthless battles. You can easily lose if you do not apply strategies while fighting. Moreover, unprepared ones will never know what's coming their way.
There are many things in the game that can rival The Last Of Us Part 2; one example is its cinematic experience. God Of War explores the relationship between a father and a son. Their story resonates on a deeper level, much like Joel and Elle's relationship from TLOU.
5) Uncharted 4
Developers Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is one of the most highly praised games ever. You can enjoy this title on PS4, PS5, and Microsoft Windows if you are itching for something other than The Last of Us Part 2.
First things first, this critically acclaimed game is challenging, but if you like challenges, you need not worry. You will like the game when you get into its immersive storyline, narrative, visuals, and character development.
You can also check out the Uncharted series after enjoying this fourth installment. Although it is suggested you beat the initial entries and then progressively come to play other series, we included Uncharted 4 as it is similar to The Last Of Us Part 2.
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