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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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Really Bad

Disappointing if compared to the other 2

posted by dudethatsrad (CASTRO VALLEY, CA) Aug 1, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

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

Ninja Gaiden 3, what to say? This game was a HUGE disappointment, at least compared to the other 2 games. I didn't even finish the second game, and the first game I finished, but I didn't have the time or a paitence to finish the 2nd game. This game should not have a Ninja Gaiden label on it. If you think about this game and you play it without the last 2 games in mind, its decent. It has a few problems with it.

Camera Angles:
The camera has alway been bad, in my opinion, in Ninja Gaiden, but this one was worse. It was slowing moving, and you couldn't adjust fast enought for the many many enemies that you face. It's almost like Dante's Inferno, but 10X worse. The game mechanics don't match up with the camera angles.

This game takes a new form of to many enemies. I get that the game is suppsoed to be hard, but the enemies just never ever ever stop, and I mean it. Read every other review, and they will all say the same thing. No matter how many times you kill an enemy, there are always 3 -4 more hiding and waiting for you. Also, the blood never seems to end. No matter how many times you hit an enemy, you cant seem to kill them at all.......ever. I counted one time, it was a normal enemy and it took me 24 hits to kill a normal enemy. I'm my opinion, it should have either been less hits to kill but more enemies, or less enemies and more hits to kill. But in this game, you get the best, or the worse, of both worlds.

In Ninja Gaiden, you've always been able to use awesome weapons, my favorite was the Falcon Claws......yet another dissapointment, you just get the boring.

This game was bad, really least compared to the other 2 Ninja Gaiden games, but as it's own game, it was a good beta for more to come. I hope the new CEO of Ninja Games listen's to all of us next game, because they will lose another fan if a game like that comes out again.


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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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