Excerpt: The platform genre is one that is undergoing a little bit of a renaissance of late on the old PS2, with the likes of Jak II: Renegade , Ratchet and Clank II and a fair few other sequels coming along to save the bacon of the gamer that demands that precision jumping action.
Excerpt: If you are looking for the perfect blend of action and all-out platformer gaming, then I-Ninja is just the game you are looking for. From the standard platformer-style levels that will have you running up walls and jumping across trenches to the high speed, no-hold barred hacking and slashing, there...
Excerpt: I-Ninja is another in what is quickly becoming a long line of hybrid games. Take a lot of Sonic, add a smidgen of Super Monkey Ball, give it a shake and you’ll have a good idea of what I-Ninja entails.
Excerpt: I'm not sure that it's just by nature of the fact that I'm getting older or if it's the literally thousands upon thousands of games I touch every year, but it's becoming harder and harder to keep my interest in games until the end.
Summary: Admit it, there’s something intriguing about rooting for the little guy. It’s the reason why you rooted for the Marlins in the World Series, the reason why the NBA’s Earl Boykins is so damn entertaining and the same reason that gives us hope in our own endeavors.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: While Insomniac and Naughty Dog are attempting to move towards more non-linear, adventure-style platform titles, Argonaut have done the exact opposite, creating an unabashedly linear title that is above all else, a lot of fun to play. A worthwhile addition to most any gamer's library.
Summary: I-Ninja is a game that fails to live up to expectations. Certainly a sequel could create a buzz but I feel that this game is missing that something special and will get lost in the crowded platform market.