I love ninjas, and I will not lie I am actually taking lessons in the arts of the ninja where I live from a real ninja, far fetched sounding I know but true none the less. Anyway, as someone who loves beat em ups and ninjas and wanted to expand my wii u game collection, I definately made sure it was on my Q. I got it and tried it out, while a button masher that only fans of such could enjoy, it does have some technique to it, some button combinations required and precise timing, so that's something positive. The graphics are gorgeous, something I don't focus on, not like the hardcore gamers of the PS3/PS4 or the Xbox 360/One, but I do have an appreciation for it. It also includes Ayane from the fighting game Dead or Alive as a playable character, and as a fan of fighting games including Dead or Alive I find that awesome. Like all previous Ninja Gaiden games by Team Ninja, this game is quite bloody, this updated version also has the gore aspect of Ninja Gaiden 2, according to what I've read as this is the first modern Ninja Gaiden I've played. The fighting seems more samurai style than what a ninja would do, as samurai hacked down their enemies in the open while ninja tried to keep a low profile with espionage and less mess. For you heartless/soulless blood and gore fans this is definitely a good buy for you. I personally fear of being desensitized and not care about death or whatnot, but at least the story itself is not heartless. I will not give away the story as that is your job. Let me just say that it is a pretty enjoyable game and I do recommend it, but not too much.
posted by VenturaGamer (TREMONTON, UT) Mar 19, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I didn't really feel as connected to the New Ninja Gaiden. The game is basically a rapid burst of pressing the X button to defeat enemies. In the first hour I played it, I already felt like they had gone a little too far with all of the gore. And that's coming from someone who constantly plays mortal combat. The graphics were pretty good, and it had a a really good set-up, but I felt as if I were just continually button mashing, to pass a group of enemies. I felt that they could've really made this game, an awesome starter for the Wii U, if they would've put in some extra effort, seeing that this is a new console.