Critic & User Reviews
Enter the Ninja
posted by Lupinite (WINSTON SALEM, NC) May 6, 2014
Member since Nov 2013
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The tutorial is good, not a whole level, but more of a explain as you come across it. The fighting style is fast paced, and brutal. Mainly using your sword and robo-fist. The combo's are easy to do and rewarding as you use your upgrade tree. When you execute an enemy its a close up, so you get the full gorey goodness.
The upgrade tree, on my play through atleast, was completed by the last level or around there. You earn upgrade points as you kill, collect collectables, and complete levels. You might be able to finish it earlier in the game if played right.
The art style fits this game perfectly, its comic book style but 3-D. I felt that needed to be stated. The out of game cutscene's were done comicbook style, but that fit in very well.
The voice acting was well done. Not phenomenal but better then some people might expect. Yaiba's voice actor got the gruff and arrogant just right, while Ryu sounded humble but confident. Miss Monday and 'the Spanish peanut' matched perfectly with the voice's given to them. Most of the lines in the game, spoken out of conversation, were ether violent one liner's or pervy lines aimed at Monday (when you see her, you'll understand why).
The arcade mode unlocked after beating the story is a side scroller, no executions or grabs, but its decent. So give it a try, the intro is very broken englis
posted by mars188 (BRISTOW, OK) Mar 20, 2014
Member since Dec 2003
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Failure mechanics Ruin a potentially fun game.
posted by Vorthinos (FORT OGLETHORPE, GA) Jun 8, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
posted by Silohara (ELMIRA, NY) May 1, 2014
Member since Oct 2010
Solid, fun game. Don't see why ppl are hating ??
posted by chdezjr (MIAMI, FL) Apr 28, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
Like a Genesis game
posted by GlassDarkly (STEVENSON RANCH, CA) Apr 28, 2014
Member since Sep 2012
At it's core, it's a somewhat simple beat 'em up, which is fine by me. Levels are simple, fast, and fun, and the enemies somewhat varied.
The game also has a decent sense of humor, which is welcome.
The downside is there's a sudden spike in difficulty around the 4th level (when you fight Ryu), and then the last two stages of the game just drag on, because they just throw more of the same enemies at you. I would have liked more variation.
It took 4-5 hours to beat, which is fine by me. I wouldn't have dropped $60, but for $20 or so, worth it. It's got that old-school feel that I like.
posted by MrSche (MEMPHIS, TN) Apr 23, 2014
Member since Jun 2007
Official Video Game of Warped Tour 2014
posted by Occams (BATON ROUGE, LA) Apr 17, 2014
Member since Dec 2010
Fun concept poor execution
posted by Love4Games (SAN DIEGO, CA) Apr 14, 2014
Member since May 2005
The game wants you to use combos and block/counter with precision but the controls do not allow it. It is a button mashing game up until the bosses so you get no real practice through out the game.
I have never said "This is so stupid and frustrating" so many times while playing before.
You can beat the game in 1 day if you power through the frustration but it isn't worth it. Skip it, you have been warned!
posted by CrazzyAzzy (LARKSPUR, CA) Apr 11, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
QUIT YOUR COMPLAINING.
posted by Naphtali357 (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY) Apr 2, 2014
Member since Nov 2012
Compared to THIS game, the previous games were a cakewalk. Yes, I said it.
See, there is often a hack-and-slash mentality from some (if not most) Ninja Gaiden fans. Were you really gonna memorize all those combos? No, you were button-mashing. How often did you use shuriken? Most likely never, because the enemy would reflect them back so much that you just decided to stick close range. Also, while the AI was smart, they were predictable. All they did was give you the same enemies over, and over, and over. True, they got harder to beat as you went further in, but eventually you get used to them. If you are one of the dedicated Ninja Gaiden fans who actually TOOK THE TIME to master the game, I applaud you. I wish I could've done the same.
Now, just to get things out of the way in terms of Ninja Gaiden Z: "Yaiba is just not LIKEABLE". He's not supposed to be. Though his own family DID try to kill him. "Ryu Hayabusa is WAY cooler than this guy." We all know that. Thank you for stating the obvious. You are so smart. (Note the sarcasm.) "This game is unfair." No, you just wanna button-mash and do a few combos like you did before. You fighting a horde of ZOMBIES! Not predictable NINJAS and SUPER-SOLDIERS!!! Zombies of all shapes and sizes are coming at you so you actually got to examine what the heck is happening and think. Sure, you blast your way through. That's the premise. But come on, you got to think SOMETIME.
The elemental system is a lot more useful than people think. And the game, as a whole, is better than what the "expert reviewers" say it is. I can't say everything here, because of the limit. But please.
Try the game and actually look at it thoroughly- WITHOUT BIAS- before going all "RYU HAYABUSA!!!!" on me. Please.
i like zombies but didnt like this
posted by mipal (HORN LAKE, MS) Mar 28, 2014
Member since Jul 2011
Prepare to be frustrated
posted by PipsMcClawski (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Mar 22, 2014
Member since Oct 2012