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GF Rating
7.2

14956 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

ninja gaiden 2 is INSANE

posted by ea5t5ideck (EVERETT, MA) Jun 9, 2008

Member since Apr 2007

man am tellin u rite now if ur like me dan ur probably stuck on cod4 and cant find a game to really get u unhooked everything dat comes out is jus kinda like ehhh.but dis omggg its insane .the way game works the engine the graphics the sounds all the blood and body parts flyin around sinc up perfectly u can chop a persons legs of this game and he still drags him self around wid his arms jumpin tryin to hit u . its a hard game and can be kinda frustarating and leave u like wtfff jus cus of the crazy things they trow at u for u to fight its not a easy game but not so hard that its to the point were u like forget it i don wanna play anymore u have to buy this game or atleast rent it and when u rent if u got anykind of brain inside ur head ur probably gonna keep it

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GF Rating
7

Good

Hard, but satisfying

posted by HippyVock (SEATTLE, WA) Jun 9, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since May 2006

This game is hard-no getting around it. The sword play is challenging and Ryu's moves are complex and simple all at the same time which can be maddening as mastering the moves becomes that much harder. The camera has taken a downturn from previous installments, which causes a rating of 8 as cheap deaths that have nothing to do with skill start to abound. The backgrounds do not quite live up to the recent sharpness of games like Devil May Cry 4, but the scenery is well rendered and nice to take a look at.

If you can get past the moments of frustration (save points heal Ryu now) and work on Ryu's moves, the regenerating health system - after a fashion at least as some damage sustained is permanent while the rest is recuped after the current action sequence - makes things a bit easier and the game becomes enjoyable. Many times the animation/eviscerations made my jaw drop and I want to see more and more as Ryu leaps around the rooms.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The path of vengence continues

posted by Solstatic (TOWNSEND, DE) Jun 9, 2008

Member since Apr 2007

Ninja Gaiden 2 is a sequel to what is arguably one the best games to come out of the last generation of consoles, Ninja Gaiden. Well I'm here to tell you that if you are a fan of the original, then you won't be disappointed!

First off, I have to get this out there, the camera will annoy you at times, and there isn't an open hub-style world to play in. This time around, you fight through a series of 14 chapters, each with it's own unique scenery. There are two difficulties that are initially available, Path of the Acolyte (Easy Mode) and Path of the Warrior (Normal Mode).

The AI in this game is about the same as the last, maybe a little more brutal, as the enemies lose limbs, they become more desperate to take you down and will attempt to blow you up with them! Fear not, for you have the ability to perform a sort of fatality move that quickly finishes them off! The enemies also attack in greater numbers which only increases the difficulty! (If you don't know already this game isn't a walk in the park)

The bosses in this game are arguably less interesting to fight than the bosses from the last game, and several of which will either have you laughing at how easily you beat them, or wanting to rip your hair out because you can't beat them.

But, it isn't all bad, almost every weapon is unique and it is possible to play through the entire game using just one weapon, but what would the fun be in that? There are eight unique weapons to choose from, each with their own huge move list!

The graphics are great, probably not the greatest I've ever seen, but compared to the first game its a big step up.

Overall the Game is great with a few flaws, fans of the first game will love this, newcomers will find that the game is easy to pick up and play without fear of being lost as far as the story is concerned. This game is definitely worth at least a rent, if not its a definite buy!

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