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GF Rating
6.3

126 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

A game for specific tastes!!

posted by SionPhoenix (LIZELLA, GA) Mar 8, 2012

Member since Nov 2011

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ok guys, I wanted to get in here and fill in a few gaps about the reviews that are coming in here. First off, this game is the Tenchu series, but when Spike lost the name to another company they restarted the series as shinobido. Second, this game will play exactly like the previous Tenchu games, because as I said it is Tenchu, so don't go looking for hack and slash, fast pace, ninja gaiden style gameplay, because it isn't, El_Cid put it pretty dead on, this is a true ninja game where the idea is stealth, no hand to hand unless faced with a boss where you can't avoid it. I've been a fan of the series since Tenchu 1 and I love trying to find new ways of stealth killing helpless victims, so I know what to expect when I see this game, but for someone unfamiliar to the series, it's not the usual "ninja" game we are used to seeing, in here you are ninja, master of stealth and terror of the night!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

great game

posted by xrgamer (INDIO, CA) Jun 21, 2012

Member since May 2012

but camera can be annoying on rare occasion overall though grea game to play

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Stealth Fun

posted by El_Cid (BOSTON, MA) Feb 27, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you're looking for a ninja hack and slash game, then get Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus. Shinobido is not for you.
However, if you're looking for a ninja stealth game, akin to Tenchu, then get Shinobido. The stealth kills are satisfying, the graphics and audio create perfect atmosphere, and the game play is a lot of fun. You get to the point where you feel like a pretty sick ninja.
I hear the same complaints over and over again. Like there are only several locations. That's true, there are not a lot of different locations, but the enemies are always set up differently for each mission and have varying degrees of difficulty. People complain that the combat isn't great, but honestly, these are people who do not seem to understand that a ninja is supposed to go unseen. I find it far more fun to eliminate everyone silently then attempt to fight anyone. You aren't really supposed to stand and fight in this game. And lastly, people complain that the controls are bad. In this I simply must disagree. Do you remember playing the original Tenchu? Those controls were extremely cumbersome and slow. This game improves upon them vastly. Just follow the training missions and you'll be gracefully dashing along rooftops and dispatching samurai in no time.

For those of you looking for a Tenchu-style ninja assassin game, look no further. Shinobido 2 is for you.

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