Summary: I'll start by saying that this game is still decent for what it was, but do not expect anything spectacular getting this game. You still feel like you're playing Tenchu, but this game compared to all the other games was the weakest of all the games in the series. Both Ayame and Rikimaru could only attack once in each succession, so avoid head-on combat if at all possible(which sometimes can be challenging to do). You don't have your grappling hook in this game.
Summary: This game is pure diarrhea. Don't buy it at any price higher than $.50, because even fifty cents is paying too much. The 'landscapes' all LOOK THE SAME. The voice acting is so bad it's funny. The plot's okay, but it's the best thing in the game. This game is VERY easy to beat and people can usually beat it in an hour. Even if you're looking for an easy win, this game is just so pathetic it's not even worth it.
Summary: Not quite the TENCHU you're probably used to, TENCHU DS is more like playing METAL GEAR SOLID set in feudal Japan. The graphics, though fairly 3-D, aren't the best, though they get the job done, and the enemy AI lacks some intelligence. The play control, however, is rather smooth, and though some of the boards are repetitive, there's a level of replayability that's somewhat satisfying.
Summary: A while back upon reviewing the DS Lite, I stated that for every few great games made for the DS, there were equally bad games made as well that should be avoided at all costs, and this is one of them. You may remember Tenchu as a stealth/ninja game originally released for the PS1 years ago upon the "stealth in games" fad that hit after Metal Gear Solid came to American shores.
Summary: Rikimaru and Ayame, mainstay ninjas for Lord Gohda, return in another Tenchu adventure. This time, they're tasked to rescue a princess who has escaped from the clutches of her evil husband. They soon found themselves trapped in a village surrounded by enemies who're after the girl. To get out of the situation, the ninjas will have to rebuild the village by performing over 30 missions in and around the village.
Conclusion: Don't get me wrong, I'm a big lover of tenchu, and when I heard it was going handheld, I whooped for joy at the top of my lungs (well I didn't, but you get the picture)...when i spent my hardearned cash on it, I was shocked to find out that it should not even dare to have the tenchu name stamped on it.
Excerpt: "Warning: my spelling and grammer are not perfect, but hopefully this shouldn't be too hard to understand. Oh, and I may freely discuss what some people may consider spoilers. Where do I start? Lets start before I even open the box. The game is called "Tenchu: Dark Secret". I thought by now, 3rd party developers had gotten past the "lets be really clever and put something with the initials DS in the title" stage. Aparently not. But don't judge ...
Pros: Comes with 250 nintendo . co . uk stars, trap combos can be relatively fun
Cons: Graphics, gameplay, sound, ai, in fact most of it .