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GF Rating
7.2

14948 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

A Really Good Button Masher.

posted by inZOMBiac (MANDEVILLE, LA) Jul 15, 2008

Member since Feb 2007

7 out of 10 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

For all Ninja Gaiden fans of the past, you will be happy to know that its as difficult as the rest. Known to gamers as the ultimate test for true button mashers, Ninja Gaiden reclaims its spot as one of the most difficult games on the market. With updated graphics and a slightly improved fighting system, Gaiden 2 takes you on a bloody "amputation-happy" quest filled with deadly ninjas and powerful magic all out to frustrate any gamer with a short fuse.
A buy for people with the patience of a true ninja and a must rent for all us mortals hoping to keep our controllers out of our TV.

GT - inZOMBiac

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best Action Game but held back by a bad camera

posted by ociris (BRIDGEPORT, CT) Jun 5, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

25 out of 39 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

Let me come right out and say that I am a HUGE Ninja Gaiden Fan. I have Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden Black, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma. The camera on those didnt bother me at all... But i have to admit that the camera on this new installment is more challenging... Nonetheless, i would still recommend this to any and all action gamers.

Im experienced enough in the series to play it using the path of the warrior, but less experience players should be able to go by with Path of the acolyte. The key to the game is learning BOTH the combos on your weapon and your evasion techniques. Master these skills well, and you'll be hard pressed to see a much more rewarding action game out there. Also, I would suggest luring out your prey to a more open field to bypass some of the camera problems.

I love this game and i would recommend it to all those who are interested in the action genre. I would love to give this a 10, but considering that the camera is a tiny bit worst than the previous installment, i would only give it a 9. Still a definite buy.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

This game needs work.

posted by Defkism (ROSEDALE, NY) Jun 21, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

21 out of 33 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

When I heard Ninja Gaiden 2 was coming out, I was pretty excited, especially since I knew there would be new weapons and other features. I got it from gamefly and I started out with the game, and it was somewhat fun. However, that slowly changed. The game got to the point where it wasn't fun, but it was annoying. Not only was the camera annoying, but the difficulty and the enemies were annoying as well. It became one of those games you want to beat, but you don't want to play the game to get to the end.

I lost the enjoyment of the game and it became a nuisance to play, which is why I returned it before I even beat it. I think this game is for people who actually enjoy getting thrashed during the game 20 times before they actually get past a certain part. This was definitely a rent, not a buy.

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