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.
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
posted by nintendo43 (GAINESVILLE, FL) Jun 8, 2008
Member since Apr 2005
the pros: the combat in this game is very fluid and responsive. this possibly the greatest combat ive seen in a next-gen action game. it is really cool to hack an opponents limb off and then finish them with brutal obliteration techniques that send even more blood and guts flying. also another good thing is that the obliteration techniques change with every weapon so u never thing a lot which is a nice touch the graphics in this game r SOOOOOOO amazingly beautiful and gorgeous some of the best ive ever seen, the detail on the demon monsters u fight loookkkk really good. The weapons u can get while not a lot (only 8)are different and each has a different combos, also as u power them up through 3 different levels they each change in look and gain a new set of additional combos which a nice so ur not using the same combos throughout. The bosses in the game (while tough and sometimes frustrating) are really good and challenging, a lot of them take up the a lot of screen and are really huge which is cool to to fight. the Cons: The camera has got to be the biggest frustration in the game, its good in big open environments but in small indoor environments it just goes horribly bad. sometimes when u turn the corner it will get stuck on the wall soo u cant see what enemies is attacking u (at least u can position back behind Ryu by pressing RT. also the story while good and easy to follow (which is a nice +) could be a little better by offering Sonia(who is like rachael from the original and helps out Ryu) as a playable character, to see wat she goes through in between meetings with Ryu (like wat they did in Ninja Gaiden sigma for the PS3) our make little love subplot b/w Ryu an Sonia.
Overall: Ninja Gaiden 2 is one of the best action games, minus a few annoyances. But the gameplay,weapons,challeng- e,and visuals,and the inclusion of downloadable content all make a great game to own.