posted by repthawest (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Nov 3, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
I'm a fan of the clash of ninja series but decided to try this one out due to my friends hyping it up. To begin, the story line is good but drawn out and I didn't find the missions they give you to be interesting at all compared to the rise of a ninja series. Boss battles are relatively hard and only get harder with no variation in their moves so all you have to do to beat them is retry until you get the routine. The characters look like they're chibi a bit so they aren't reflections of the actual show. On a good note, this series specializes in eye-popping cinematics and the variety of characters. The button input sequences during battle make the matches you're in worth it. Unfortunately thats about all it offers so its mainly for fans of the series. I expected much more but was sold short on how dull the fighting got as you can practically button mash through the entire game. If you really liked playing the clash of ninja or rise of a ninja series, getting this will only disappoint.
I really like this game. It starts off a little slow, but once you've trained a little bit it becomes a lot of fun. There are tons of characters to play with and unlock in story mode. I didn't like how they tweak the story here and there, but other than that it is a great game. Many of the battles are very similar to how they play out on the TV show. I normally send games back as soon as I beat them but I can't put this one down. I am still playing it well after completing the story mode section of the game.