Rated 9 out of 10 by VAsPrince GREAT
I've always been a hardcore Ninja Gaiden fan! While others was playing God Of War I was always playing Ninja Gaiden! It's fun and it's challenging. I would have to say that the reviews for this game were just others opinions. I won't bash them for horrible reviews but I will say this...PLAY IT FOR YOURSELF!!!!!!! The game is based around sword fighting. So therefore there were not other weapons to choose from at first but then you got a few through DLC. The online mode is fun as long as you can get others to play with you. I'd recommend that you get a few friends and just ride out on it. I can't lie...I was VERY upset when I heard that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is getting all the extra stuff like the weapons and the flying swallow is back and eventually I will trade my 360 for a Wii U as long as games that I want come out for it. BUT all in all if you're a Ninja Gaiden fan...it plays like....NINJA GAIDEN!!!!!!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by eziothemaestro2 I dont like the reviews
I have read all of the reviews from everbody else and i am dissapointed with them, i like this game and others like it, i dont care what people say i have played the first Ninja Gaiden and the NES, and i liked all of the ones that came after this one. People say things about team ninja losing profits, they dont know that my word of this game is true, if you like this game, you deserve a big thumbs up and a nice soda and some chips and dip and we can have a party, all that i can say is that IF U LIKE THIS GAME, YOU WILL BE THE COOLEST PERSON ALIVE!!! i have been wanting to play this game i ahve played it at my friends and i ahve beat it, iam a hardcore gamer and i am going to love this game, and for the people who say that we have bad taste, no, it is YOU who HAS BAD TASTE, and dont return it play all you want, i am keeping it till my xbox 360 breaks and that is not going to be soon
Rated 8 out of 10 by nandowazup It is a realistic game and was kinda touching
Although this game would've been excellent with more weapons customization and various weapon choices and at least 2 more new Ninpos, Ninja Gaiden 3 is truly unique.This game is different from the rest of the previous two games because this one is more realistic. That's why Ryu only has one sword. Imagine him with 10 weapons under that tight suit!! At least the Team Ninja sent two other weapons free of charge to download. Ryu and the other characters acted accordingly with in various events, the voice acting was very good and the SLOW MO was amazing!!!!! If Ryu's fast attack action mid air moves were in fast motion, I would've wished that I could've made it slower! The last few levels of the game were pumping too. I think the plot of the game has a meaning. I want to let other people think about this and find out its meaning. It is tough.
Rated 6 out of 10 by BlkFalcon Too Short and not challenging enough!!!
I pre-ordered this game back in February and I read some of the IGN reviews and I must say that as far as gameplay goes, this game was an absolute disappointment compared to the previous Ninja Gaidens. I didn't like that you could only use one weapon, and there was no way to upgrade your skills; everything was already preset. I finished this game in about 10 hours of total play time and I was very unsatisfied. That being said, the storyline in this game is the best of the franchise and I like how the player can interact with cutscenes. I definitely think Team Ninja and Tecmo have to come out with a 4th one that just knocks every game out of the park. The Shadows of the World online game mode is absolutely amazing..I will always be a die hard Ninja Gaiden player, but this game definitely didn't reach my expectations...
Rated 7 out of 10 by SargeantReaper Good, not great
Ninja Gaiden 3 has taken some hits from critics due to less weapons, no amputations, less fiends (from what I've seen so far), and a camera that reminds you of the first Ninja Gaiden game (that didn't bother me). For me, I've enjoyed myself. The difficulty is a little tone down than it was from the previous two games, but it still exists. And if you're not careful you will die. The wall climb is awkward at first, but fun when you can throw daggers at enemies and see them fall. The fights are cool and not as monotonous as IGN says.
Like Ancient Ship of Doom from the original NES trilogy, this game will not blow you away like the boss fights from 2 or the near impossible difficulty of 1, but it's still fun. I say give it a try. You may be surprised.
Rated 8 out of 10 by CBeckham A few tweaks but at it's core is still bloody fun
(I've read multiple reviews as well as purchased the game, and beat NGB and NG2)
Let me start things off by saying first of all, it appears that most of the reviews were unfairly low. Sure, there were some changes to the game (Taking out things like upgradable weapons, and the currency and more than 1 ninpo) but this still remains and feels like a Ninja Gaiden game. It's still a lot of fun slashing bad guys and the combat is so fast and bloody I didn't even notice no limbs were flying off. The difficulty complaint is invalid due to the fact that the game IS challenging if you choose "hard" and there's also a DLC where 1 hit from an enemy will take down HALF of your health bar. Also, there's a FREE DLC which gives you the claws and scythe, so there's not just one weapon like many people believe. At least rent it for yourself if you really trust the reviews of IGN and other sites, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not giving it a try for yourself. You must form your own opinion on this before deciding how you feel about it yourself. I think many people will be missing out on this one because they trust the opinions of someone else who's just bashing the game because of the things they've changed for the worse instead of the better.
Rated 4 out of 10 by mhterp90 What Happend?
OK, so I was really excited for this game. I have played both the first one and NG2 which were awesome. I was really disappointed in this game. First off a lot of stuff was taken out, for example, the yellow,blue,and red orbs that would drop off enemies are gone. The shop is gone as well, so no upgrading your weapons, oh wait you only get 2 weapons the whole game(bow and sword). Health has changed as well, since the shop is gone healing items are gone, along with Life of the Gods and Life of the 1000 Gods. Magic is now a bar and has to be filled up and then you can use it which will heal you as well. You still have the ultimate technique which is cool. I feel like the difficulty is a lot weaker. That is my 2 cents.
Rated 6 out of 10 by kalikiid TERRIBLE
So first of all this game was an absolute dissapointment. Mainly because of the simple fact that i beat it in two days. Now Ninja Gaiden has always been my favorite ninja game but this made me never wanna touch it again. the graphics were great but im expecting to cut into a body and watch gracefully as the limb comes off and NOTHING HAPPENS. that truly irritated me. and then the gameplay is good but the game is too short. it wasnt long enough. i feel like there should have been more of the fiends in the game. there should have been more bosses. overall the game wasnt really that good in my opinion. so im on my way to trade it in for another game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by MasterNinjaPro Its been changed
I have always loved the Ninja Gaiden games, especially the difficulty of them. The reason I give this game the rating i did is because they have completely changed the game, for one the game has become alot easier to beat, the took out all the different weapons and limited the combos for what weapons you get. The bow and arrow is now an auto lock weapon. And there is alot of button mashing, for example you have to hold left and right trigger and push the B button as quick as you can to open a door. and your watching the cinematic videos other than actually playing the game. They changed the whole meaning of the game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Fish It's Really Not THAT Bad...
Ninja Gaiden 3 is not the sequel we all hoped it would be, but the criticism it has gotten, is unwarranted; the game is average to decent.
It mistakenly dumbs itself down to appeal to more casual gamers, so it's no longer hard like the other Ninja Gaiden games are, but it still plays fairly well. Combat doesn't feel button-mashy, you can still pull off smooth combos, and string together attacks for huge killing sprees.
The blood and gore has also been toned down, but it still feels brutal at times. The story tries to include elements of morality and decision making which may seem bad, but are actually intriguing.