Summary: l recently bought this game expecting the great tenchu of the PSX and PS2. l was greatly dissapointed there is no freedom in the gameplay,it's stealth overkill the game just becomes dull and boring after the first level. There is no room to figure out your kills every thing is just way to cotroled when you could do so much if the game would let you. Save your cash and pass on this version of tenchu.
Summary: Tenchu is a strategical game almost like a puzzle game and this game requires patience. It was very enjoyable from beginning to end. It's all about staying in the shadows and not being seen. The graphics in my opinion is better than the PS2 iterations. The lighting, facial detail, and overall look is very sharp and lifelike.
Summary: First of all let me say that the original Tenchu was the first game to make me, not only a fan of stealth games, but a fan of the franchise and ninja emulators altogether. Everything just seemed so right about this PS one game that I would rather play this game only and nothing else. The best experience the original Tenchu had to offer was a grand scale sense of freedom and exploration. You were able to choose your own path due to its non-linear structure.
Summary: UPDATE: Who has played Metal Gear Solid (PSX) and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)? If you say no, I WILL CLUB YOU ON THE HEAD!!!!!(just joking :) ). Imagine Solid Snake or his friend the Cyber Ninja sent on an assassination mission. You have a ninja sword and other Ninjitsu weapons. Your main weapons are your sword, stealth, shadows, mind, silence, hands, and disappearing if you are caught. You cannot be seen at any time or it is you and the samuri or other enemy.
Summary: Well, I'm glad to play another Tenchu game, but it was different than the previous ones in terms of game play. Nearly every aspect of the game play I'm previously familiar with is non-existent in this title. The grabbing hook to get on rooftops quick, the simple combos, same stealh kill animations, and etc are all gone. The new Tenchu revolves much more around realism.
Summary: I assume you have played the other tenchu games. While this lacks a lot of the features that made me love the original games of the series so much, it has some interesting moments and would be decent if the controls were not so bad. The psp, in my opinion, has horrible action game controls. It would play better if you switched the functionality of the d-bad and the analog stick in this game (too bad you can't do this in game).