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Shinobido: Tales of the Ninja Review
12 July 2008
Excerpt: Leaping from rooftop to rooftop, dropping onto unwitting enemies' shoulders for an instant kill, stealing valuable documents and then escaping the enemy fortress before anyone has even noticed you were there, this is what being a ninja is all about. It may only be a handheld game, derived from last year's minor PS2 release of the same name, but when Shinobido gives you the chance to pull off great moments like the one above, it's hard not to be awed by how satisfying a...
Conclusion: It really is Shinobido stripped down for the PSP, and this is fine as long as the first one did it for you. Again though, if ninja aren’t your cup of tea then Tales Of The Ninja won’t make you want to buy some Shuriken Stars and lurk in the darkness.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Technical issues do mar the experience somewhat, and controls can be a bit on the flighty side, which serves to dampen the overall experience somewhat. Nevertheless, Shinobido is a good effort and is a fine addition to the burgeoning Really Rather Good Games List for the PSP.
Conclusion: Shinobido: Tales of the Ninja is a game about ninjas, but is as clumsy as a three-legged donkey who’s had his water spiked. The levels are small and carelessly thought out, the camera offers a tougher challenge than the AI and the missions hardly vary. This is a game that ought to commit seppuku and die honourably.
Pros: The pipe music sounds all orient-y, While you’re stuck in the walls you don’t have to look at the ugly characters, UMD’s small size makes it perfect as a home-made
Cons: The camera is more painful than an acid enema, Plain levels, Plain graphics, More plain than, bread, I won’t get the hours I spent reviewing this back…
Excerpt: Shinobido: Ways of the Ninja has the odd distinction that when it was released for the PS2 last year, it was only released in PAL regions. An odd thing for one branch of Sony to do on their own...Either way, the game had its moments but was severely hampered by technical issues. To add to the strange happenings, before this game hit retail, the announcement was made that the PSP follow-up would be coming shortly.
Excerpt: Ordet "Ninja" har for de fleste fået en lidt anden betydning, da Dolph ofte brugte dette sammen med ord som; kølle, B.S. Christiansen og Chuck Norris. Der er dog ikke meget ”død med kølle” over Shinobido: Tales of the Ninja. Det bringer spilleren tilbage til den ældgamle definition af det at være Ninja, nemlig med samuraisværd og lydløse mord. For nogle måneder siden anmeldte vi PS2-versionen af Shinobido-eventyret .
Pros: Bedre lydeffekter og muligheden for at styre kameraet.
Cons: At snige os ind på fjenden og lave et brutalt mord bagfra med det imponerende samuraisværd.