`I BEAT IT ON ITS HARDEST LEVEL AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I WANTED TO CRY WHEN IT WAS OVER I AM SO MAD THAT YOU CANT DO ANY EXTRAS LIKE UPGRADE WEAPONS AND PLAY WITH AN ARSENAL OF ATTACKS LIKE 2 WICH I THOUGHT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST GAME MADE BUT I STILL GIVE IT A TEN FOR THE ILLUSION IT BRINGS OUT OF TH NINJA GAIDEN SAGA
I'll likely end up keeping this title. The game is pretty fun and offers players some improvements over the original NG3--see Wiki for a complete list of differences.
Gameplay is fast and furious and the difficulty is often unforgiving. It's a bit unfortunate that so many reviewers penalize this game because of its difficulty--the NG franchise has always been known for its tough titles, so why be surprised? Fortunately there are still a few durable gamers out there that are willing to play it all the way through.
In my opinion, this is the best Ninja Gaiden title since NG: Black for the original Xbox. I'll admit that it's not for everyone. But judging by the high saturation of easy action games and an ever-growing casual gaming community, that's not such a bad thing these days. Few people will be able to say they beat this game on normal--or harder--difficulty.