Reviews and Problems with Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
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Value for money 8
Killing Me Stealthily, With His Sword...
26 January 2009
Excerpt: The technical troublings of Tenchu did not go unnoticed to its makers thus it was tweaked so that its release outside of Japan - to be titled, 'Tenchu: Stealth Assassins' - would be worth the wait. Tenchu took stealth gaming to new heights, literally - with the grappling hook you can reach for those rooftops. But beware falling into the pits of frustration.
Pros: Stealth kills are satisfying, top soundtrack, much fun to be had with items
Cons: Graphical glitches, camera struggles in combat, AI not well rounded
Excerpt: Tenchu is a game that I would consider as a classic if only for being one of the first stealth games on the playstation. I have to own up now to not actually owning the game, so imagine my pleasure at having a lodger with some games I enjoy playing. Tenchu is definitely one of those games, since it was bought second hand it seems that I have played it more than he has so I thought I would write an opinion on it.
Excerpt: To start with, Tenchu is now an old game probably 98 or 99. But it’s worth a mention due to the enormous amount of fun it is. Tenchu is a Ninja Simulation game where you’re stalking about trying to save the world from nasty people. You’d imagine that the game play would be pants, and be nothing like being a Ninja. But that’s where you’re wrong.
Pros: Best Ninja sim ever ! It ` s FUN !
Cons: Its not easy and the controls need to be learnt !
Excerpt: Tenchu: Stealth Assassins is a game relying on stealth to complete your mission GAMEPLAY You play as a ninja assassin who takes part in a variety of missions. As you are a ninja, you have swords, throwing knives and ninja stars at your disposal. You can use a grappling hook to climb onto buildings and drop through roofs to attack without being seen. You score points for killing enemies, and points earn you free equipment to use on another mission.
Excerpt: Before I talk about the game, some question for you to ask yourself: 1. Are you patient? 2. Dooyoo like atmospheric games that require a bit of thought rather than just running around killing anything and everything that moves? 3. Dooyoo like sneaking around in the dark, hiding in shadows and generally avoiding being detected by those around you? If you answered yes to all of these questions then Tenchu: Stealth Assassins is definitely worth a look.
Excerpt: The second you pick up the games box and look at it, the more you realise this has potential to be a great game, noticeable when you see the forbidden "18" certificate, and believe me, this is a great game. You chose between two ninja's, and then you can delve into the action straight away, or have training. Training consists of trying to complete a course in a set time by using all the moves on the game you will use.
Pros: Almost all of the game !
Cons: On rare occassions control is slightly difficult
Excerpt: The Story - Tenchu places you into the shoes of either a 25 year old male ninja - Rikimaru (rigorously trained as a ninja since birth) or a 21 year old female ninja - Ayami (an orphan who has trained to be a ninja since childhood). In the middle of feudal Japan, you are given assassination assignments (10 in all) by Lord Gohda to eliminate the evil and the corrupt in your society (and because he thinks he’s up for the chop next).
Excerpt: Skill, cunning, stealth and wisdom is just a small selection of things you need for this game. First I will teach you how to use this (brain) then I will teach you how to use this (sword) incase you didnt know this is a quote from the historically incorrect but great film braveheart within itself it contains words of wisdom.
Excerpt: I remember being given a free demo of this game and, before playing it, dismissing it as rubbish. One red hot and ready to explode Playstation later, me and my housemate were looking under the sofa for money to buy the full game. The game pre-dates Metal Gear Solid and is one of the first games to introduce the concept of stealth onto the Playstation. The game is split into ten missions and you can take control of a male or female ninja.
Excerpt: TENCHU. This is a story that gets you so involved that it almost becomes your life (please note that this is only a second game I had ever played on Playstation and I did have a life prior to that). You get so involved that every time you go out, you do look out for potential attackers, you become cautious, you are incredibely alert. I suppose its main attraction is that you do not just have to go out and kill everything and everybody that moves.
Pros: Has everything the modern computer game can ask for