Rated 10 out of 10 by true gamer chick freakn awesome!!
Ninja gaiden is the best game on DS so far. I would even dare to say that it is better than Zelda. It has really good sound especially for a game on DS. But the sounds the guy makes get pretty annoying. It has some pretty sweet graphics. But the controls are easily mixed up with the touch screen feature and since the way you control the sword in the game is using the stylus you scratch the screen alot. But using the stylus kind of adds to the challenge. I like how you have to turn the DS sideways and hold it like a book. That was smart. It is super cool. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves action games and owns a DS because most DS games are not really a challenge and you could probably beat them in like half a day. But this game seems to actually be taking some time. Another thing about this game is that it is actually worth the money. Other games you buy at this price are not really a challenge or you can't even do versus in, but this game you can do versus in.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DJ A-MAZE-ING
This game......man where do i start. Firstly,i would like to say this game (to me) is pretty challenging. But JUST challenging enough to where i dont wanna give up.The graphics are stunning for the DS. And the levels are beautiful. It is fairly long a little too short though. I loved the story line. Byu's Apprentice, Momiji, has been kidnapped by the Black Spider Ninja Clan. So you must save her. As you go along you learn something that,if not stopped, could being endless chaos and destruction to the world. So what do you do? Slash fiends and enemy ninja to shreds. Speaking of slashing, the controls are really great.You slide your stylus across an enemy to slash 'em. And you tap them to shoot a shuriken or arrow. You slide your stylus up to jump and theres other stuff too....... The sound is awesome. During a cutscene the characters wont say much but it is still good quality. All in all i recommend this game to ANYONE. Especially those interested in Ninjas, Swords, Dragons, or weird monster called Fiends.
Rated 10 out of 10 by johnnybgood Best game I've had in months.
Ninja Gaiden, a renowned gaming series known for it's difficulty, has scaled new heights by bringing their game Ninja Gaiden: Dragon sword to the DS. The graphics are stunning; I could almost see the individual pixels of Ryu and his enemies. The soundtrack is wonderful; one of the best I've heard from all the games I've played. The story line captured my attention from the first cut scene to the very last battle. This game was challenging enough for me not to get bored by it, but not so challenging as to make me through my DS across my room in frustration. The controls were amazing; the best for DS by far. You used your stylus for everything, whether it be casting Ninpo magic, or slicing and dicing your enemies. And, last but not least, this game worked beautifully with the Nintendo DS system, and did not disappoint me in any way. Therefore, I am waiting with baited breath for the next release of Ninja Gaiden for the DS, that is how good Dragon Sword was!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Altair A must buy for anyone with a DS
This is a easy version of the console version with a story that takes place 6 months after the events of the console version. Now its not as hard as the other version but it is challenging. You move slash & use nippo attack with the touch screen & it works very well. The only problem is when you're far away sometimes you're combos don't come out as well but other than that its a great game. You can't just sribble on the touch screen to attack. You have to move smooth & with grace so every slash counts. You can do some crazy combos & The game is not that hard to play. Its about 6 hours long & its the best 6 hours I've played this week. This is by far the best use of the DS touch screen ever. I can't wait for Team Ninja & Tecmo to make another Ninja Gaiden cause this game is awsome. Great graphics, sound, story & gameplay witch makes this game shine. I recommend this to any Nintendo DS owner. I'm so happy to own this remarkable game & I don't think I'll ever trade this game. Get Ninja Gaiden & witness what a DS game is made to be.
Rated 10 out of 10 by THE GAMERz A Customer
Ninja gaiden: dragon sword is the best game on ds so far. The graphic is really amazing for ds system and the new storyline is just so awesome. Its challenging so it'll make you keep this game for long time. Also, there's 3 saving files which let you have a friend playing with their own profiles if they want to. And this game got 9 out of 10 in gamespot, 8.6 in IGN, and 4 out of 5 in gamespy. But for me, this games 20 out of 10! How you can hold your ds like a book was also brilliant. If you're lefty, you can change the setting too! There's like thousands of combo that you can do in this game. You also can shoot arrows and lot more. You get to upgrade your swords, buy new skills, and even raise your health! Man, I was like should I buy this game at first time but when i bought it, I was blown away by the graphics and gameplay. This game has easy controls so you'll get good at it when you beat the 2 chapter or the first chapter. It's also just so fun to watch cutscenes in between. SO GET THIS GAME NO MATTER WHAT KINDS OF GAME YOU LIKE!
Rated 7 out of 10 by Ninja-Dude Great..or not?
This game is awesome, but kinda sucks. Brilliant, but pretty stupid. The wi-fi karma idea was a complete waste of time. It's just an excuse for people to gloat about their scores, but you technically can't. The controls are smooth as butter for the slashing and hacking, but the dodge could have improved. The whole blocking thing was a wierd control. Sometimes it would just block automatically, and then when I purposely blocked, the fiends just blew right through me! The hard difficulty is exactly that. I keep dying, which means that it's living up to the standards, but maybe too much. It's a pain to try to get to play momiji's story. That's a nice touch though. The prizes are fun; finding out what everyone thinks of stuff. It's also good insight for the people who haven't played the previous games. All in all this game needs more, but it was fun for the time you play. Also, i think my hand has gottan stronger from all the ultimate techniques!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Another Halo player Ryu Hayabusa has done it again!
It was an excellent idea of making Ninja Gaiden on DS. Though I wouldn't say that the game's better than Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. The Graphics is freakin awesome with excellent frame rate (60 fps). Controls are excellent 2. I didn't really expect the game to be so short though (6:30 HOURS!), I cant really complain about the challenge of the game, it makes it good 4 casual gamers (like my 4 year old bro) so they wont give it back 3 hours after buying it, but if u put it on Head Ninja Difficulty, you wont notice a difference of the difficulty, but when a path is blocked & you start fighting enemies, the dudes will keep coming & coming. I also like the fact that u get to play as a different character, Rin. I'm tell ya how to play with her, so if u don't like spoilers, don't read this part. BEAT THE BOSS ON CHAPTER 1 AS MOMIJI. They're simple right? I recommend you PLAY THIS FREAKIN GAME! ITS AWESOME!
Rated 3 out of 10 by bruno b dont hate me
First playing this game I was like woah then after like the second level i was bored out of my mind and it only takes about 7 to 9 hours to beat meaning its very easy and like 13 CHAPTERS! yay NOT the story line didn't make much sense I mean your in an ice cave then some old hag is turned into a flipping demon what's up with that and after the like 3rd mission the old dude is sleeping on the bridge do you really think people will remember his name is boppa loppa shaba lobba ding dong i doubt it and when you beat the last boss (which is incredibly easy) you have to fight one more which when you go to hit him with the finishing blow which you MUST USE WITH THE DRAGON SWORD NOT THE ARROWS!!!! he eats you like 5 times and you have to do it again avoid his mouth and hit him literally 50 TIMES so yea thats my review.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Xander The Ninja Poet YAY!
I got this game a while back. I have to say, it's better than I expected. The touch screen controls are basically what you would be expecting, from a DS hack-and-slash game. The story seems to be that the Fiends are thought to be extinct. And then, Ryu's student is abducted by one. Ryu sets out to rescue her, but when he learns that the Fiends still exist, he decides to attempt to destroy them, again. The unique thing about this game is that, you have to hold your system sideways to properly play it. Though that may sound strange, it's actually pretty cool. The graphics are some of the best on the DS. I have played both XBOX Ninja Gaiden games. so I can safely say that those are better, but if you liked those this is DEFINITELY worth your time. I highly recommend it!!!
Rated 3 out of 10 by gaaaaaaaaammmmmmmeeeeerrrrrrrrrr think 2wice bout getting this game
i have read three of the reviews and all the three all said the game is great. in the beginning its really fun but after three days or even two, its mad boring. you basically do all the same things all the time. all it is is that you fight by sliding the stylus and that is all you do besides walking around. i got sick of it and besides the first boss the rest are very easy which should be the other way around. really you shouldnt waste your money on this game because it will really make you regret it. i say that my best game that i have would be new super mario bros. besides the main game there is also mini games that are fun and challenging and on multiplayer you only need one game. and there is even more minigames when you do that.