Summary: As a huge fan of the first Tenchu games, I was really looking forward to playing this. It had been years since I played the previous two and I was quite excited at the prospect of a third Tenchu game. As soon as I started playing, I noticed how much more fiddly the controls were. You can't use the directional buttons but rather you have to use the analog stick which just makes it that much harder. At least, for me. As a result, the movement tends to be awkward.
Summary: I played Tenchu 1 and 2 on the PS1. The first was much better than the second, and a trend thus continues of ploughing out competent but lacklustre sequels. The added ability in Tenchu 2 to drag bodies has been lost, falling into pits still allows no resurrection and no save facilty inside levels exists. Most of the suspense still rests with the shock value of the stealth executions, but even this wears thin.