Excerpt: Where’s the time little Asqwanka wanted to become a ninja ? A ninja has a super cool look, stays relax in every situation, bursts with cool one-liners, can demonstrate his fighting skills in the most fantastic ways and usually has a beautiful babe by his side.
Excerpt: Programmers, they always forget. They invariably make the same mistake. They forget what it was that got them to where they are, they forget the essence of their famous franchises and golden games and they try to follow these class acts up with soulless sequels and empty tributes.
Excerpt: As I sat down to play and review Sega’s latest retro-update, Shinobi , I was interrupted by the noise of my morning post being pushed through the letterbox. Alongside the usual array of ‘You are a winner!’ and ‘Dodgy-Loan Co. Can Save Your Life!
Excerpt: Shinobi or followers of the way of Nin are a mysterious bunch. Nin comes from the Japanese language as two words literally meaning "blade" and "heart." That’s rather fitting for Sega’s Shinobi videogames. The hero Musashi was not only a master of the blade, but possessed supernatural abilities.
Excerpt: After a massive earthquake lays waste to Tokyo, a mysterious golden palace appears at the heart of the city. At the palace is the powerful sorcerer, Hiruko, who has unleashed demons and a horde of evil ninjas upon Tokyo.
Pros: Intense violent action, Good degree of challenge, Excellent CG sequences
Cons: Repetitive, Level design could be better, Camera angles add to difficulty
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Shinobi is short, it's hard, it's frustrating and it's not that pretty. It also oozes style, is fun to play and features a handful of worthwhile unlockable extras. Personal mileage will vary based upon your level of patience.
Conclusion: The other aspect of traveling through the levels that provide challenge is to decide whether or not to explore when the opportunity presents itself. Exploration isn’t as wide open and abundant as other games, and this will definitely bother some players, but the opportunity is there and there are...
Excerpt: So what do you get when Overworks decides to revive the Shinobi lifeblood on the PS2? A scarf-wearing, sleek-looking, all-around master of ninjas is what. If stealth were an aesthetic, Overworks would have it nailed. Too bad they forgot to make it as fun as it looks.
Excerpt: Introduction: There are very few 3D games being released these days which skip all the fancy stuff we don't really need, and go straight for the simplistic, more abbreviated gameplay approach, reminiscent of old 2D classics, which most games are in desperately short supply of.