Critic & User Reviews
Truly One Of the Best Action/Adventure Games Ever
posted by Victor (CASTROVILLE, CA) Sep 2, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Ninja Gaiden in all its revamped beauty!
posted by arklon (EMERADO, ND) Jul 3, 2006
Member since Apr 2005
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Yes I know this game is VERY hard but so were the originals! The original games were so horribly frustrating that I am sure most gamers were bald from pulling their hair out after playing. Just like the original games though the difficulty does not change how fun this game is to play and how addictive it is and the difficulty actually adds a little to the fun factor. Besides if you did not end up swearing and screaming at the tv screen, it would not be a true Ninja Gaiden game haha.
Does it live up to the hype? APP anyone?
posted by AfterShock (PASO ROBLES, CA) Apr 16, 2006
Member since Aug 2005
8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful
May not be for everyone!!!
posted by mckeon13 (NAUGATUCK, CT) May 16, 2006
Member since Jul 2005
3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Also the camera is impossible, with no target feature, most of the time the enemy is off screen and you have to try and guess where he is.
Over all the game could have been so much better is the camera was better and possibly easied up on the difficulty in the beginning.
best xbox game of all time
posted by outlaw (PHOENIX, AZ) Apr 20, 2006
Member since Nov 2005
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
A very hard game to play and get sucked into.
posted by homerun (NASHUA, NH) Apr 21, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Greatest game ever for the Xbox!!
posted by Sleezebag (DELAWARE, OH) Apr 24, 2006
Member since Oct 2005
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
STORY: The story in NG isnt all that good. Im not saying it was bad, but dont expect somthing like FF or whatnot. It does have cool twist at the end though.. but most of the game is just your average hero type game.
GRAPHICS: The graphics in NG are really good also. The textures and lighting and the water and just everything look fantastic!
OVERALL: VERY fun if you can get over the difficulty and the average story-line.
Best Freaking game ever
posted by gotmoug (wichita, KS) Jun 23, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
posted by Vegito (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Aug 26, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
Challenges all that i knew about action games.
posted by ChristianX (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Jul 16, 2009
Member since Feb 2008
The storyline is simple, but rich and there is a great twist at the end.
The most amazing thing about this game is the fact that it has such a great combat system. Each new enemy has a different strategy and its own way to destroy it. Each combo you learn is invaluable in several situations. I never once felt like i wasted my essence purchasing a weapon upgrade. The acrobatics were simple to do, but could do more harm then good if used in the wrong situations.
A hint to getting a good mission rank: Always finish the level with full ninpo and use those spells sparingly.
Also, actively search for the golden scarabs. Eventually they get you the most powerful weapon in the game, the Dabilahro!!!!!
posted by madcritic (LAKELAND, FL) Feb 8, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
Ninjas Are Always Cool
posted by Author (WICHITA, KS) Oct 10, 2008
Member since Jun 2005
Ninja Gaiden is an extremely fast paced game that is totally beyond anything I've ever seen before, in terms of gameplay, in terms of graphics, but not so much in story and not so much with its horrific camera. The controls in this game (which are the most important for any game) are extremely tight and well made, and within minutes, you'll be running along walls and lopping off heads like a veteran with years of practice. The graphics are incredible, and this is coming from a guy who played this immediately after playing Gears of War. To have a game still hold up graphically that was made in the last generation is quite an accomplishment. The action is so fast and furious that there were many times where I'd come upon a group of soldiers, press a few buttons, and suddenly there'd be a flash of color, three guys would no longer have heads, and I'd be doing a backflip off the side of a building a block away with no clue as to how I got there. This isn't frustrating; it actually increases the "wow" factor of every fight, and creates a zen like trance where you no longer watch what you're doing, but what everyone else is doing. The story isn't great, but like a kung fu movie, you didn't come for the story, and the camera is horrific. These issues do little to dampen what this experience. You have got to check this out.
posted by babalou (BROOKLYN, NY) Sep 1, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
posted by ripleysam (AUSTIN, TX) May 2, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
LOVE THE GAIDEN!
posted by Heonix (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) Oct 2, 2007
Member since Jun 2006
posted by zenubio (FARMINGTON, MN) Sep 16, 2007
Member since Aug 2003
IT'S THE SAME GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Clipped (ONTARIO, CA) May 21, 2007
Member since Dec 2005
An Instant Classic!
posted by adriant079 (LAS VEGAS, NV) May 9, 2007
Member since Feb 2005
the best xbox game ive played so far....
posted by enchanted (BESSEMER, AL) Apr 22, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
The game play was challenging in some parts, and it isn't for gamers looking for an easy game.There are tons of techniques you can use and the fights are unbelievably cool!
There are also many weapons usable during the game, however i gave my rating based mostly on the story line. It was cleverly thought out and very entertaining.
i highly suggest renting this game....its well worth it and you want be disappointed
An instant classic!
posted by RShinobi97 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jan 26, 2007
Member since May 2005
The game is hard, but not unfairly as it rewards intelligent playing as you make better use of the combo system you'll receive more essence from defeating enemies which helps to unlock more features.
The camera can be a little annoying, but its never much of a problem if you remember to use the right thumbstick especially when coming through new doorways. There are only really two spots when the camera is a bit more of a problem when facing multiple enemies usually more than three it tends to have a difficult time keeping a good focus on the action. It seems to be a bit lessened though if you can keep moving around. The second is when going through narrow passageways, but this can usually be resolved by using the right thumbstick.
The different moves look great and handle extremely well and are fairly simple to learn, but some are bit more difficult to master. The story is good though not to original, but fits the game well. The voice acting is good and fits the respective characters well, but some of the dialogue seems a bit dry probably just something lost in translation. The varied environments are simply stunning and the music fits each level well. The cutscenes are superb and simply the best around. The character designs are amazing as they are the best out there.
In all Ninja Gaiden is one of best games ever as it raises the bar for action/adventure games. If you play videogames and just want to mash buttons this is probably not the game for you, but if you like games that are good challenge which reward intelligent creative gameplay then you should love this. The game is not perfect, but is probably as close as an action/adventure game will come until the next wave of game systems come out.
posted by Melkiah (GREEN RIVER, WY) Sep 13, 2006
Member since May 2006