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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z


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Straight... Awful...

posted by CrazzyAzzy (LARKSPUR, CA) Apr 11, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

This game is probably the worst hack n slash I have ever picked up. It's like Lollipop Chainsaw mixed with the worst God of War formula ever. No flow to the fighting what so ever and you don't even get the feeling that you're hurting the zombies. You just mash X, Triangle, and Circle until Yaiba randomly stops and press L2 when you see a tiny exclamation point above an enemy's head. Disposable weapon system is also really dumb because of the way you obtain them. The game tries to be a mix between funny and bad azz but it just comes off as trying too hard. The old Ninja Gaiden's were amazing, but this spin off is just trash. No wonder Ryu killed Yaiba.

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Very Good


posted by Naphtali357 (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY) Apr 2, 2014

Member since Nov 2012

This obviously is not your typical Ninja Gaiden game. But the thing that gets me is the fact that they say the previous games were "challenging, but fair" and that this game was not fair at all. But I'm going to be honest here:

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.

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i like zombies but didnt like this

posted by mipal (HORN LAKE, MS) Mar 28, 2014

Member since Jul 2011

this game had zombies thats why i rented it. but when a game is too much like a game i get board i like open world mayhem. the levels were too small and the fighting was too much like mortal combat too many combos and no satisfaction.

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