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GF Rating
7.1

208 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Wii U Edition

posted by JokersApprentis (TROY, AL) Nov 24, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Sticking to its roots, this game even on its normal difficulty can be challenging on the Nintendo Wii U. The gamepad integration is nice, but not groundbreaking from what I've played. It plays alot like Ninja Gaiden II which I loved, but just feels a little different on a lot bigger contoller! I didn't try the Xbox 360 version because of the terrible ratings, but this port is worth giving a shot.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Poor controls, poor gameplay, lots of blood

posted by skyzyx (BOTHELL, WA) Feb 18, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you're looking for something with excessive blood loss, Look no further than this game. If you're looking for a game that's fun to play, with good controls, look elsewhere. I more-or-less enjoyed Ninja Gaiden Sigma for PS3, but this one had me bored within the hour.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Kill bad guys, lather, rinse , repeat

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Feb 17, 2013

Member since Jan 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

In the next installment of games that came out for the other system months ago, we get Ninja Gaiden 3 (the WiiU version has added the subtitle Razor’s Edge.)
Here, you play as a ninja out to save the world – and a cute little girl – from destruction from a vast army of … well, I haven’t quite figured out what the bad guys are.
Over ten stages (days), you go from point A to point B and kill everyone that gets in your way. And there’s a whole lot of creatures that get in your way. Every level ends with one or more boss battles.
This game feels more like button mashing game, like a Dynasty Warriors, rather than a stealth ninja type game. But this game emphasizes the block more, which gives more of a challenge to players looking for it.
But for some of us, it may get too tough – which is a good reason why they gave a Medium difficulty setting (should be called Easy – you can’t die in a fight against the massive army of enemies). Without that mode, I wouldn’t have gotten past the first stage boss.
But the biggest problem I have with this game is the level design. It feels like a run on sentence: you kill bad guys, more bad guys show up, you kill those bad guys, more bad guys show up, you kill those…
After a few levels, I was just wondering just when the final boss was going to show up so I can finish that level. It will take about eight hours to get through the story mode – about the average for games nowadays.
After that, you can take on challenges by yourself (or with another player online); challenges which are just the main levels minus the cut scenes and storyline. It’s okay, but not great.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge gives a lot of great simple button mashing fun, but it gets too repetitive too quickly for me to hand out money for. RENT IT.

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