Summary: Firstly I played tenchu 3 tenchu z so im not an expert of how the series evolved or where it came from. All I know is that there were two psone games. The game at its basic is a standard stealth game, don't get seen, get from point a to point b and eliminate the key target. And I think that's where many people didn't like it. Its very restrictive as a tenchu game when it comes to how you can approach a level.
Summary: I guess I should expect to be disappointed when a game which has been fantastic on other platforms, is adapted to Nintendo. Don't get me wrong, I love Nintendo and the types of games they offer. I still play all the oldies from NES and SuperNES. The point is this game just does not follow the original Tenchu series. The game play is quite different and sometimes confusing. The main object of the game is to get through the level without being detected.
Summary: I don't understand why this game had such bad reviews. I picked it up at Best Buy for 7.99 and was a little wary to try it out after seeing all the bad rap. Man, was I surprised. I am a Tenchu veteran, having played the original on PSX and Wrath of Heaven on PS2. This is on par with those if not the best. Now, mind you, it's very different. But in a clever way.
Summary: I am a HUGE fan of the Tenchu series. I have owned them all. When I saw that Wii was getting the latest, I had to have one. Graphics are great. Also some of the best voice acting of the franchise. My HUGE CON is the controls. The Wii controls are something to get used to and you have to be quick about it or you will either DIE or end up in a sword fight. I wish this game offered the classic controls of the olders versions.