Reviews and Problems with Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
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Review: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is a sleeker, bloodier style of ninja
7 April 2013
Excerpt: When Ninja Gaiden 3 came out last March, I found a lot to like about it, despite the inability to chop off limbs and a story so ridiculously hokey that Jackie Chan films looked legitimate next to it. But some people were turned off by problems with the controls, not to mention the inability to use some of Ryu's better weapons right away.
Summary: Comparing notes with series fans who played the original Ninja Gaiden 3, the new " Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge " has made huge steps towards correcting previous mistakes, with more weapons and higher difficulty. Nonetheless Razor’s Edge will find itself in a hard position. Having soured many of its more devout fans while introducing elements that may be less appealing to casual audiences, it could be hard to convince new customers to try it out, or old ones to give it a...
Excerpt: Classically, player feedback is a useful but unquantifiable tool. A strong outpouring about a game's shortcomings might affect its sequel, or if enough people kick off they can get Mass Effect 3's ending changed, but I'm pretty sure nothing like this has ever happened. After Ninja Gaiden 3's lukewarm critical and commercial reception in the spring of 2012, Team Ninja has listened to every morsel of anguished bile aimed its way, and rebuilt the game to suit the audience.
Blood-soaked fighting game with few unique Wii U features.
Common Sense Media
26 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is a violent, gory fighting game that features enormous amounts of blood and human suffering -- often shown in glorifying slow motion detail. Hero Ryu shows no regard for human life and kills without a second thought. There is also rampant harsh language throughout the game.