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Ninja Gaiden 3


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Above Average


posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Mar 26, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

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

Its extremely repetitive. It overuses certain game play elements like slowing Ryu down when is arm is in pain, climbing up walls with L1 and R1 and escape scenes. The combat is just as repetitive with only a few ways of using melee moves and only one ninpo technique.

This game does not deserve the 3 that IGN gave it though. I consider a 3 a game that's barely playable due to major glitches and what is playable is either boring or frustrating. A 3 is harsh even for something like Duke Nukem Forever in my book. That being said, I wouldn't suggest anyone go out and spend $60 on this. Personally I won't even buy it when there are used copies for $5 on Amazon. This is a fun rental though. The gameplay is decent to blast through all at once on a weekend or something, the story is mindless fun and graphics are smooth and colorful. Its not something you spend money on, but as a game you can rent, beat and return in two days its not horrible.

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A collosal dissapointment

posted by mcnerderson (AUSTIN, TX) Mar 21, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

17 out of 21 gamers (81%) found this review helpful

The score and title don't begin to describe how horrible this game actually is. Even if it wasn't a sequel to my favorite videogame series it would still be a terrible game. The fighting is one demential and extremely repetitive.
Each level is a series of exactly the same battle. The enemies are all clones of enemies found in the first 4 levels. The elite ones are in white. That is the only difference. They fight exactly the same. The only difference between normal and hard is the amount of enemies on the screen, the number of their waves and how much damage they inflict. Their fight patterns don't change at all.

There are absolutely NO ITEMS and nothing to explore the environment for. Enemies and bosses give you absolutely nothing for your efforts and every level feels like you're just wasting your efforts for absolutely nothing.

Apparently, the reason for erasing everything fans of the series loved and replacing it with nothing was so the player could focus his or her attention on the story. Which is as pointless as every Ninja Gaiden and literally contradicts itself. The incompetent developers of this paper thin story want to flesh out Ryu as a character by making him find out if he is just a murderer. There is a little girl he has to save and everything. Great, but to save her and prove he is not just a murderer he has to brutally hack up upwards of 2000 fellow human beings. Many of them are unarmed and begging for their lives as well. Story fail.

The amazingly complex and beautiful fighting system fans of the series adore is replaced by a very bland and lack luster cut through bone (or whatever) one, where you auto kill every single enemy who has been cut up enough. You cannot visually see when they are ready for the quicktime event but Ryu seeks them out for you so you don't have to actually work to achieve a victory. Kunai climbing is boring and glitchy and adds nothing.
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most dissapointing game ever!!!

posted by RJONES69 (SOUTH BEND, IN) Mar 21, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

9 out of 12 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I have played every ninja gaiden game that has came out for Ps3,X -Box 360 and original X-box and Ninja Gaiden 3 is a Major'Major insult to the series. I didnt get it through my gamefly account because before it could get here i was so excited that i rented it from a local video store.after playing for 2 hours i took it out of my game Q.No collectibles,upgrades 0r excitement for that matter. A Complete Ripoff !!! This is at most a$15 hack and slash.

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