Ninja Gaiden 3
This is gonna be beautiful
Well the 3rd installment is coming :) judging from the early looks from E3 and other game shows that has been hosted, this looks like a promising game, although back at E3 the game was still undergoing development, they took out a lot of Gore and a lot of other features, to my knowledge i haven't seen Dismemberment so far, the technique he uses will be bloody. The ultimate technique is changed, and alot of other game styles that was in the past NG games, have changed, they are adding more stealth features to make you feel more of a Ninja. To be honest, i feel that this game will be worth getting, they haven't let us down in the past, i don't think they will now. really looking foward to this game.
this was a major let down ive been a huge fan of the series since the nes version and this was not the bes the first game they made for xbox the orignal was the best it was tuff to beat and if u died u were out of luck bc the save points were so far apart but that made u on ur guard and made u try as hard as possible not to die i loved that now its to easy like they made it for kids and it just does not live up to the series they should just redo this and make it live up to the ninja gaiden series
A Ninja Gaiden game worthy of purchase!!!
First of all, I have to say that I'm a NG fan, but not the obsessive type. I liked the previous 2 games, but never cared much for the deviation from the original NES story. Plus throw in the Resident Evil style "Find the key to open the next door" and the recycled use of running through the same areas repeatedly I was rather put off by the previous games. Yes, they were incredible games, but not perfect. I found NG 3 a very entertaining deviation. It's not a dismal abomination of a game, as it's currently my favorite of the 3 and I'm really glad I ignored the ratings and purchased this awesome game!!! It doesn't deserve anything less than an 85% in my book and here's why:
Difficulty: They said it's too easy. How can that be true? You now have at least 10 enemies or more all attacking you simultaneously on screen at all times, as with maybe 5-6 in previous games, while also all enemies still retain all their cheap grab moves, while firing rockets at you and throwing bombs as turret guns and dogs constantly taunt you! You call that easy! How much more can you throw at the player at one time?! You fight the famous spider ninja clan, undead ninjas, magicians, alchemists, military, demons, robots. What more do you want team ninja to do?!
Violence: Yes, limbs aren't being flung in every direction, but how would you know when so much blood is being splattered on every surface as you're quickly ripping through every enemy with furious skill? I loved the brutal feel of cutting and added button presses when cutting through steel and bone. I don't know about you but I like the added punch which seems to bring a little extra something when fighting.
Combat: Button mashing? Have people played NG before? Sure you can button mash, but it's not going to get you very far. As Ryu hayabusa, you still retain most of your combos from the previous games. If you have to button mash it's because you never knew how to skillfully use combos before. As for magic, yeah it's true you only have one spell, but do you honestly need 5 spells to clear a room? It's an added bonus to help defeat the 10 or move enemies ganging up on you without have to worry about which direction should I aim my magic! Besides, the action is so incredibly fast paced, that you don't have much time to stand idle. Firing your bow, is mostly done from the air as you're leaping to avoid every bomb, missile, or flame arrow heading your general direction. I honestly love the combat.
Camera: This has always been something in NG. Enemies are hidden around corners, etc. You were always fighting in such tight spaces, you had to constantly flip off walls just to avoid being hit! Well now, the camera is even faster as it whips around to your various kills. But honestly, it doesn't bother me. Why? Because the better and faster you fight, the faster the camera moves, and I no longer have to rely on wall jumping to get a good camera position. Does this not make sense? Having a distant camera takes away from the intense feel of combat and I personally like the up close feel of the fighting! It gives me the feeling that because I can fight awesome, I'm rewarded by faster paced action.
Weapons and hidden items: Yes they are no longer present! This isn't a role playing game. It's about story and combat. I don't mind not having 20 different weapons to choose from. Besides you get it as FREE downloadable content later for added fun! And not having to search every area for scarabs is kind of a nice break since I can focus on the actually decent story and combat for once.
Graphics: It's team ninja. The graphics look great up close or far away. It's not the best looking game on the PS3 but it doesn't need to be. Still a 9.0 on graphics in my opinion.
Cool parts of NG3: First things I really loved about this game is the variety of levels. You fight in blinding snow, desert sands, jungles, gorgeous areas around you're ninja village, high tech facilities, and etc. Previous games other than a few Japanese themed areas, felt like Gothic themed worlds that can be taken right out of Devil May Cry! Nothing ninja related and easily forgettable. Plus the bonus is I don't have to keep running through areas I had been in previous. My favorite part was walking through the Ninja Village while life was going on, full of ninjas in training and people going about their daily chores. Was a nice break and cool to see people respecting Ryu Hayabusa. Also having previous recognizable characters fight along side of you during game play was pretty cool too.
Things I didn't like: Music. My problem with the this music is that it doesn't really fit the game. You could easily replace it with any generic score from Devil May Cry, Soul Calibur 5, or even the current PS3 Castlevania, because the style is too similar to care about. What ever happened to the NES music that you could recognize as Ninja Gaiden? Other than the store owner music, can you really identify any of it when compared to another game?
Anyways: I'm giving this game a 9.5 because I'm seriously having a lot of fun with it. Is it worth purchasing, I would say definitely! Is it terrible like everyone's been saying? How could it be that bad? No bugs, no glitches, good combat, it's fun, it's violent, decent story, yes no weapon variety (yet), still has challenges to face, has upgradable ninjas for online play.
So quit your complaining! If it's as bad as they say it is, it's because people have unrealistic expectations of the game or were hoping for a carbon copy of something previous. Itagaki may be gone, but Team Ninja did an outstanding job making a HUMAN version of the Ryu Hayabusa we'll all come to know and love as a killer of the Ninja Gaiden series!!!
not worth the wait
I picked it up put it loved for the first few levels then it started going south. You do the same over and over agin this is how a level plays out. scene group of enemies arm hurts slash agin make it to a safe place boss then it's starts all over agin. If you don't believe me pick it up and waste sixty dollars and you'll know why I gave it a three.
this game is fun cool and filled with GOOD action
They should of named this game ninja gaiden ryus curse ,naming it gaiden 3 puts this game in a lions pen and the game would be the steak.when you make a game and give it a title with a number after two others yes it should play like them .this holy ship ive seen them change games but this was a little extreme i mean yes no weapons except your sword no key items i mean with all that against you this game was still wicked sick if title was different maybe all those people that probably sit home and play mw3 all day would have giving it a better review bottom line you want sick music while killing and ripping people apart on a whole new level big boss fights and pretty cool new moves buy it dont sit on the fence over it i got one more level left on HARD and iam done and so far i have had a wicked fun time with it i think to the game writers i think they did a good of a job for showing things from previous games and just taking it on instead of there being no ng3 and i love action games but this is for anyone and after playing i think thats what they were shooting for
The worst installment of the series.
Tomonobu Itagaki revived Ninja Gaiden in 2004. Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 were great action games: they were difficult, and had intense moments of combat. Itagaki was not involved in the development of Ninja Gaiden 3 and it is apparent early on. The game in no way is nearly close to as good an action game as the other installments in the series. Fans of Ninja Gaiden know that the series has a fairly convoluted story line, and play the game for it's action - not the story. I purchased this game to see how it played. I was in for a terrible experience. Most sequels are rehashes of previous games, and it isn't uncommon for sequels to take game concepts and use them as well. Ninja Gaiden does none of that. There are no more healing items from previous games, and the amount of weapons is not even CLOSE to the amount of weapons in the first two of the series. Gameplay is extremely repetitive. Ryu kills enemies that constantly respawn until you kill enough of them to move to the next section of your mission. Bosses are not nearly as impressive. The game as a whole is a cookie cutter copy of Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2, missing any of the key ingredients that made 1 & 2 so well received by fans. Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of the series, avoid playing this game. If you want to play a good ninja game, play Ninja Gaiden 2. Even the difficulty has been dropped considerably... to the point where playing on normal is basically just button mashing. Terrible story, terrible design, terrible gameplay. Avoid this at all costs. Unless of course you like to just mash buttons constantly and pay for bad entertainment.
Don't believe what you've heard...
Ninja Gaiden 3 proved to be one of my favorite games of 2012 so far. You may have seen reviews from IGN and the like, stating that it was a drastic departure from the series and just a mindless button masher. This couldn't be more untrue. NG3 is a return to the classic form of Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2. Sure, you only really have your sword, but other weapons are available thru DLC. Truthfully, I never got tired of the sword in the game. The story is also a stand out and probably the best in the series. For Gameplay, you find a very comparable level of difficulty here to the previous entries. IGN's complaint that it was too easy stems from the fact that there is a Hero Mode for the faint of heart which triggers auto-blocking when your health gets low. If you're a fan of the series or just of 3rd person action titles, I can't recommend this highly enough.
Not that good, but not that bad.
This isn't the Ninja Gaiden that fans of the series are used to, but the game is not terrible. The campaign is just a waste of time. It takes about 5-7 hrs and its just wave after wave of enemies with a boss here and there. The only weapons you use are a sword and a bow. The ninpo can only be used when you build it up and you can't store so you either use it or after a few waves of enemies its automatically converted to your health bar. They added QTEs which makes the game slow down and gives it a God of War feel and the platforming, which also requires QTEs is just tedious. The online multiplayer is a little better adding a mode where you can fight other players along with the same mission mode from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Wait for a price drop or rent this game.
Worst ninja gaiden game ever !!!
Why mess with the best and give you less than sub par gameplay and stupid button sequencing, three buttons at one - time it isn't hard its STUPID awkward. Pressing r1 and l1 and rapidly pressing o at the same time. STUPID. WHY mess why perfection it wasn't broken to begin with. And to take away severing arms, legs, and decapitations. WHAT??? Took the whole gameplay flow away and one weapon. Then make you buy other weapons and can only select one weapon a play thru. STUPID just plain stupid.
Team Ninja tries something different.
I'll start off by saying that this game i nothing like any of the others in the series. There are no items to pick up, no essence, and no leveling. This Ninja Gaiden's main focus is the story and the combat. Don't get me wrong though, It's an amazing game and will assuredly please any bloodthirsty deviant that gets his or her hands on it, just don't expect to have you're want of nostalgia satiated. There's no longer a need to explore levels and search for anything or even prepare, just dive head first into any battle. The Ninpo has regressed to a single fiery dragon that kills all your enemies and regenerates your health as well. Overall though, true fans of the series will love this game. Prepare to soak your blade in the blood of your enemies.