I had high hopes for this game... I really did and tried to give it a chance butit just does not match up to its predecessor.... iI like the comic book look but the controles and the stories and mainly the story did zero to help this game... I do not reccomend at all steer clear people.... you will get this game and the next day send it back I promise....
I admit I'm not the type who stays at home all day and plays video games. I work and during the little free time I have, I occasionally turn on the PS3 and figured I'd give Gamefly a try - this was the most recent game I received and being one of those who actually remembers playing the original Ninja Gaiden on NES, I'm glad they have kept the franchise around up to this point. Granted, this is totally off the beaten path for Ninja Gaiden, the game provides alot of fun elements. The graphics were over the top when they needed to be and I found it to be a good rental. Would I buy it? No. it was too short a game. But for a rental, I'd say it was one of the better ones I have received so far. Ninja Gaiden fans who hate on this game need to stop being such purists. It's not always a bad things to try to do something differently and I for one applaud Ninja Theory on their work (even if it was just as supervisors) on this game. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a few days of decent game play, but not as a purchase...just a rental.
posted by GlassDarkly (STEVENSON RANCH, CA) Apr 28, 2014
Member since Sep 2012
If this was a Genesis game back in the day, it would be seen as a classic. That's how I view this game, and that's why I enjoyed it, although I have some criticisms.
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.