Summary: Ninja Gaiden has always been about brutal difficulty, skillful combat, a ton of limbs flying in all directions, and a variety of increasingly ridiculous monsters to battle. With Team Ninja under new leadership, its flagship series has undergone a makeover, and the changes may prove controversial to fans. Dismemberment has been replaced with a more realistic "steel on bone" feeling, where enemies are slashed rather than physically mutilated.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden 3 was an example of a game trying to sever its ties as a hardcore franchise and garner mainstream success by streamlining its mechanics, but in taking away everything that made the games enjoyable, the result was a title neither party enjoyed and it left a bitter taste in many a mouth.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden 3 is the first game in the series that really wants to explore the story around its mainstay hero Ryu Hayabusa and his wipe-clean latex bodysuit. This is quite a tall order, actually, seeing as this is a developer who spent its last game trying to squish a four-armed werewolf into the narrative. Still, you'll sit through a few aggrandising cutscenes as long as the action is good, right? In doing so, however, Team Ninja strays from the series' true calling.
Review: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (Sony Playstation 3)
15 July 2012
Summary: While lagging a little bit behind visually and audibly, Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge does manage to make an experience easily accessible to someone who’s never picked up a recent Ninja Gaiden game and is at the same time difficult enough for the fan who likes to be abused by their game.Â The extra levels with Ayane in the Campaign are a nice break from the bleak Ryu storyline and the Ninja Trials and other multiplayer sections as well as replaying Campaign chapters with...
Excerpt: Ugh, Ninja Gaiden 3 . In my opinion, it is the second most disappointing sequel ever made (the first being Devil May Cry 2 ). It's maddening to see a game remove almost everything that made its forebears great only to make room for some terrible new ideas. Well, here we are, one year later, and we have Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge . Originally released as a Wii U title, this upgraded version of a troubled action game aims to be a sort of apology.
Excerpt: I love the Ninja Gaiden series. It's always been my favorite action franchise for two key reasons. I love it for its complexity and for its challenge level. Ninja Gaiden 3 does the unthinkable: it excises both of those with almost surgical precision, resulting in a soulless action game that tries to appeal to a wider audience, but ultimately fails to entertain. It's got its moments, but they are few and far between in this unworthy sequel.
Conclusion: Au fil du scénario du jeu, vous pourrez également contrôler la kunoichi Ayane, l'espace de deux missions plutôt riche en action. Plus vive à manier, la belle dispose également de son propre arbre de compétences à débloquer, mais ne dispose que d'une seule arme. A la fin du jeu – entre 5 et 10 heures selon le mode de difficulté choisi – vous pourrez refaire les différents chapitres avec la prêtresse Momiji et sa poitrine rebondie à l'extrême, ainsi que la très appréciée...
Pros: Retour de la difficulté d'un vrai Ninja Gaiden, Prise en main grisante et exigeante, Nouveaux personnages jouables, Nouvelles armes
Excerpt: The Ninja Gaiden series is world-renowned for its unforgiving difficulty and reflex heavy gameplay, and for rewarding those with skill, tenacity, and buckets of patience since its 8-bit roots, and leading into its critically acclaimed 2004 reboot. Ninja Gaiden 3 takes a hard shift away from the series’ diverse combat, outrageous enemies and infamous difficulty, toward a more story-focused game.
Pros: Boss battles, Pulling off combos… when the game’s not Kill Cam-ing everything, The kill animations are cool…at first
Cons: Complete gameplay divergence from what made the series great, Cookie-cutter enemies, No additional weapons, magic, or items
Conclusion: If you are a fan of the series, do yourself a favor and pretend this game doesn't exist. Ninja Gaiden 3 is a serviceable character action game, but it's a empty vessel compared to the design excellence that were the hallmark of this series.