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Ninja Gaiden

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GF Rating
8.2

3247 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

the best xbox game ive played so far....

posted by enchanted (BESSEMER, AL) Apr 22, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

This game is very fun and the graphics were amazing.
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

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

An instant classic!

posted by RShinobi97 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jan 26, 2007

Member since May 2005

To start Tecmo & Team Ninja have really out done themselves with this one as the graphics in this game are simply a wonder to behold.
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.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

The Hyabusa!

posted by Melkiah (GREEN RIVER, WY) Sep 13, 2006

Member since May 2006

This is a game full of heart and wit. You begin in Ryu's village, and from there on you are bestowed on an unforgettable journey. From the skies on a Zep, to the Vigoor empire, this game will have you on the edge of your seat from the moment you turn the game on. Truly one worth having in your collection. Oh and good luck with the black ninjas.

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