Summary: I liked the gameplay videos I saw on the web. It really looked like the game system would give me a ninja like experience when playing. After I tried it, I confirmed my predictions except by a inevitable fact that this title's difficulty was extremely hard. I bought it a few years ago and still haven't been able to complete it.
Summary: my 4 yr old wanted pwr ranger game, so we found this and it made him happy. It's easy enough for him to pl ay with a little advice from his parents. He doesn't seem to play it as much as new avatar,but can you blame him? Pwr rangers is for PS2,avatar PS3. Good price.
Summary: This kind of games are what the PS2 don't need, Im a RPG guy so maybe this may see a little harsh ...... Really i don't care Lets start with the basics, the game its about a ninja that works for the japanese goverment, here name is Hibana, she is very nimble, smart and good fighter (she is perfect in every sense) and the goverment order her to stop an evil race from another dimension and the game unfolds itself upon the fact that the evil race boss was Hibanas former...
Summary: I just bought Nightshade for the PS2, and it's a good game, but extremely difficult. The levels start off very easy, but they turn hard VERY quickly. More off the time I find myself with game overs not because the enemies have killed me, but because Hibana will target something obscure; causing me to fall down a bottomless pit or into the water e.t.c. I won the game in beginner mode, and that was a challenge within itself.
not quite as hard as Shinobi, but still a contender
Josh Perkins "antisugarcoated", Amazon
10 September 2004
Summary: Hello again, once again I have fired up my computer to review another game. A game for the Playstation 2. A system in which some pretty beautiful graphics can be created if the developer would like to spend a little extra time on the game. But whoever created Shinobi and it's pseudo-sequel Nightshade obviously only had enough time to squeeze in the added effort to make the scarf in Shinobi and the pony-tail type things hanging off your head in Nightshade really look...
Summary: Nightshade, Sega's new Shinobi spin-off for PS2, isn't quite the classic fans have been hoping for. Besides the newly added kick button and chakra projectile attacks, the gameplay remains very similar to Shinobi. The story now focuses on Hibana, a female ninja whose mission is to retrieve pieces of the soul-hungry Akujiki sword.
Summary: Play "Shinobi?" Like "Shinobi?" If the answer to the latter question is no, then "Nightshade," its unofficial sequel, should be the last game on your "to buy" list. If you're not familiar with "Shinobi," best pick a copy of that first (since it now sits on shelves with a friendlier price tag) and see how things go. Like its predecessor, this monotonous ninja romp is best suited to the masochistic.
Summary: Well Sega has finally decided to add a kunoichi to the Shinobi line-up roster. The sequel to the PS2 Shinobi, stars a female ninja by the name of Hibana who is practically assigned to rid the streets of Japan from corruption (majority of the game's plot takes place in Tokyo). Later on in the adventure, the heroine is faced with the luggage of the entire fate of the world resting in her hands.