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GF Rating
5.6

2172 ratings

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

This game is horrible

posted by matrich99 (Fargo, ND) Mar 26, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

This game was a real letdown. Let me begin by saying how could they release such a terrible title under the Ninja Gaiden name
If you are looking for the creativity, graphics, and gameplay you have come to expect from this franchise you will be dissapointed
This game is nothing but a button smashing fest, hit x kill a guy hit x again zip across the screen and kill another one. The combo system is completely gone from earlier games combos are now x and Y there is not weapon selection in this game you get your sword, shurikens, and an explosive bow The gameplay is action packed but all of the things you would expect in a Ninja gaiden title are missing. I couldn't even play through the whole game it was so bad. Less than 2 hours and back to Gamefly it went. If you are looking for a button masher this is the game for you but if you want an in depth experience and play Ninja gaiden as it should be play Ninja gaiden Black and Ninja gaiden 2 again. By all means if you are a hardcore Ninja gaiden fan try this game but don't be surprised by how dissappointed you would be with it. This may be a rental at best but there are numerous better games out there that deserve more attention than this terrible sequal

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Nostalgia be damned

posted by sirorange87 (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Aug 3, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

The only reason this game gets any points at all is for nostalgia for me. When you push start on the main title screen and the entire menu is sideways, that's a really good foreshadow for the rest of the game. The story is confusing to say the least, there are multiple times where you scratch your head wondering why you were betrayed or who is on what side for what reason. But nobody really cares about story in a hack and slash game such as this, all we want is mindless, satisfying combat and that is where this game truly suffers. You never get any kind of customization in weapons. It's bow or katana the entire time, no claws or scythe or any variation whatsoever. The ninja moves feel a little clunky, there were a few times while doing the climb it just felt awkward.

But the biggest complaint is the games length. No exaggeration given when I say that I got to the end of the game in just 4 hours. That is just pathetic. I'm not one to bandwagon games and judge them as good or bad based on others reviews on gamefly or other sites, I gave this game a genuine shot without comparing it to the other titles in the series. But how could you label this as a ninja gaiden game when everything suffers so much? Theres even a button to push to tell you where to go! It waters down every aspect of the game I assume to appeal to more people but all it does is disappoint all the way around. My personal recommendation is do not play this game, however, if you're feeling courageous at least do yourself a favor and rent this game not buy. It truly is terrible.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Short Review 7.2/10

posted by Atreyu720 (BENTONVILLE, AR) Apr 26, 2012

Member since Oct 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Ninja Gaiden 3 wasn't as good as the last two if you have played the last two it seemed in the story mode lot less content in it and no new weapons and no new strikes or slices the game could of been better but got repetitive killing the same guys over and over again you find your self why I am playing this game but the story was okay but got very dry close to then ending camera angles were not that great either but the game still could hold up and deserves a 7.2 the online isn't to bad but like I said gets very repetitive and find your self doing the same thing the game is fun for a awhile but recommend not buying and just renting you can beat it in 8 hours so just a little fun for 4 hours then slowly get bored of the repetitiveness but thanks for reading hope I helped.

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