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GF Rating
7.2

14944 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Not better, not worse

posted by morgan72 (STRATFORD, CT) Jun 9, 2008

Member since Oct 2006

One of my most anticipated titles to say the least, but nothing to really go nutty about. The original's graphics were top notch and the 360 on the sequel are great as well, but quite often your hung up on refresh rates which gets tedious, but you play on. The original was a fantastic title, one of the best of all time in my opinion, huge environments, myriad of weapons and enemies and plenty of challenges to overcome. The sequel appears to be a little more static in that you're following their path instead of carving your own, but nothing to draw back on the game. While you are still filled with a lot of toys to play with, there are more "annoying" enemies than in the original. A flame/bomb archer was a pest from the get go and really should have been done away with as they really take away from getting your combos down. The introduction of regeneration was nice, kept you playing on through the pesky parts. All in all the title's real drawback was the camera angles, they rarely follow behind you enough and you're constantly clicking it back in place to keep your bearings. New venues and baddies, but pretty much the same game, which is certainly not a bad thing, but nothing mind blowingly new to really write home about. Not really better, but certainly not worse. Team Ninja should get the camera down though before #3.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Hands Down the best release this year.

posted by jonofdark (KILLEEN, TX) Jun 8, 2008

Member since May 2008

They really stepped it up on this one. From the first dismembered body down to the last obliteration kill, i was hooked and couldn't stop playing. I am a huge ninja gaiden fan so i may be a little partial, but this is one of the most challenging yet still playable games out. The story line is your typical ninja gaiden story with a little modern twist. The new enemies are exciting to play against every time i pick up my controller. If you have not picked this game up, do so and hang on to it for months to come. It is easily replayable and the achievements are easy enough to keep you interested.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Game

posted by NEEDAWII08 (AURORA, OH) Jun 8, 2008

Member since Feb 2004

After playing the Demo I knew that I needed to get this game. This game is awesome. The graphics and Fighting Style are great. The Fighting style resembles the same one from Devil May Cry 4. Overall this is a great game and I give it a 9 out of 10

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