I'm sure there are plenty of reviews stating how far removed this game is from its predecessors, but it's not necessarily for the same reasons. I am not going to write a long winded and thorough synapses of this game (It's just not worth it) but, i will tell you briefly why this game is definitely to be skipped. If you played the first two and enjoyed them just stop reading because i can tell you, objectively and from the standpoint of a longtime fan, that this will not satiate the need for a new Ninja Gaiden experience. If you're not a fan of the series, or are a new-comer with a bit of interest, i can't stress enough that getting this is not worth the time. The combat (although initially fun) becomes a repetitious exercise in tedium with literally the same series of actions used in every encounter. "Hack four enemies down, use Ultimate technique, use Ninpo, use Ultimate technique, repeat." That is 90% of the game, the other ten percent will be you either engaging in horrendous platforming sections or slow walking "owe my arm hurts" sections. The combat also lacks the brutality of the previous games and even is itself an oxymoron. The description describes the feeling you will get to cut through an enemy, and feeling the brutality associated with it yet, there is no gore.. at all. How can i understand what its like to cut through an enemy if i can't actually cut through an enemy...? It's repetitious, it's not engaging and the story is worse than most late 90's porno's. If you're considering putting this into you're game Q I highly suggest you reconsider. It's a 5 out of 10, fitting seeing as it lives up to about half of its potential.
Ok I know what your thinking giving Ninja Gaiden 3 a 10!? But it was my expeirence of the game in my veiw. But lets get to the positive and negaitives.
+Graphics- Not battlefield 3 graphics but it still looks good.
+Gameplay- It's no longer the hard core action game you would expect from the series but it is still good.
+Story- Its ok to me but in others maybe not it was easier to understand than the others.
-Enimies are there very boring and repeditive you fight the exact same enimies over and over!
-Quick Time there cool and stuff but a bit of an overkill in this title.
So you see it's not that bad in my opinion but if you ask me its worth it. So thats why I give Ninja Gaiden 3 a 10 out of 10.