I remember having to use skill with down right luck to get thru a level with a great story line. Story sucks, no power up, health bar upgrades, you cant even change weapons. I'm sorry but this is not ninja gaiden its a pritier ninja blade
This is a solid game. Has lots of long fast battles. at times its very much less than easy. It has been streamlined in many ways. Linear path with helpful where to now feature if lost, no pickups or collectibles, no real backtracking or retreading areas, and of course no extraneous weapons. you get kitana, kunai, and a bow for most of the game. Dlc to add new weapons is supposedly coming soon, free. There's plenty of wicked manuevers new and old for slicing enemies. Many of which involve quick time events, small as they are. Multi player works well, and trials are sufficiently trying. Its definitely not all it could have been but its not the bore fest ign and others would have you believe.