Awesome game, loved it. I've been a fan of the franchise for since Nintendo. Did not give it a 10 because I think there are a few changes that shouldn't have happened. I don't like the fact that Nimpo takes for ever to charge, also its very weak. Too little damage to enemies. Also Mushrooms, herbs and other extras should have remained. Combos were not as good as Ninja 2. Very fun though, enjoyed it so much that the campaign felt short.
They revamped ninja gaiden 3 with flying colors in my opinion. I would definitely give this one a play if you like the ninja gaiden play style. It is not as long or as difficult as it's previous installments but if it is too hard for you there is a difficulty called hero where you cant die unless you fail a button time sequence or fall off of a ledge or cliff, etc. It's a great option for people who like the game but find it a bit too challenging. I liked the game but would've liked it to be longer and hope they continue the franchise based on this style of gameplay.