I've been playing Ninja Gaiden games since the original NES days. They were great games then and they continue to be great games now. This installment is a unique addition to the NG cannon. It originally came out on the 360 simply known as Ninja Gaiden 2, and while NG2 was not as brutally difficult as Ninja Gaiden Black for the orginal XBOX, NG2 still proved to be formidable challenge in its own right, which (to its detriment) made it unaccessable to the casual gamer. This game fixes that, so now casual gamers can enjoy it. Overall I enjoyed it, especially since my favorite weapon, the Vigoorian Flails, can now be accessed at chapter 3 insread of chapter 9. Two of the the three additional chapters, Momoji and Rachel, are OK, but like the mini boss fights with The Buddha and the Statue of Liberty, the game could've done without. Other than Ryu, Ayane is the most fun character to play due to her combat mechanics. Overall the game is excellent, despite its minor nuisances, and can now be enjoyed by a larger pool of gamers.
yes: I recommend this product