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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z


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Failure mechanics Ruin a potentially fun game.

posted by Vorthinos (FORT OGLETHORPE, GA) Jun 8, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

There is no reason a boss fight of three stages with a camera angel that looks like it belongs in a PS1 title should be released in this day and age. The game's final fight is unnecessarily complicated, with no hint and even when you do figure it out the enemies will simply stun lock/chain combo you into a never ending loop that you cannot counter and is not able to be blocked. Once your health has been depleted you are forced to start back at the previous checkpoint, which means having to do the entire fight and it's broken mechanics over again. When firing the bile bombs at the final boss during laser eye sequence he will have invulnerability frames and if he moves at even the slightest angle then you will lose the target thus making that entire round of waiting on him to fire the lasers after acquiring said weapon useless. Let's not even get into some of the other detection and recognition mechanics that this game has failed to yield proper results, in short remove from your gameQ or send it back ASAP so that you do not waste time or part of your monthly subscription on this game.

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Very Good

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

This game was what I expected going in. A cyborg Ninja kills swarms of zombie's easily, but then you come across specialist zombie's. Clowns and Holy men you know how it is, kill them right and gain a unique weapon. The story is Yaiba being the Ninja Slayer decides to fight Ryu. Considering he has a cyborg body I'll leave it to you to guess what happens. He wakes up to find himself surrounded by zombie's and sent on a mission to kill Ryu and stop the zombies. Some plot twist's happen, it gets very Ninja Gaiden near the end, if you thought this was just some game that stuck the title on your wrong. The story strays back to its roots.

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

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just rediculus

posted by Silohara (ELMIRA, NY) May 1, 2014

Member since Oct 2010

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....

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