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.
posted by jinmishima83 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jan 25, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
First there was a problem with the first copy that Gamefly sent me. But they rushed me out another copy, and last night me and my son finally sat down played it and OMG. I own Ng 3 on Ps3 and why did they do that, Tecmo? Why? I love Razor' Edge great improvement for real. And great customer service Game Fly.
Myself, friends and kids tried this game out and it didn't really take to us. We all got to about the same point in the game and didn't enjoy it enough to continue. I can't say anything is wrong with the game. Graphics are sharp, moves are creative but the camera angles were a bit funky at times. It is worth trying but didn't hold my attention, I will try it again after i've exhausted the other titles here on gamefly.