Excerpt: Mark these words down, because you’re going to most likely read them again in nine months: Ninja Gaiden is easily one of the best games of the year, if not the Xbox title of the year. Yes, I know that I’ve probably just pissed off the Splinter Cell purists, and I know that Pandora Tomorrow is still a ways off, but Ryu Hayabusa and his long awaited return has seriously staked a claim for Sam Fisher’s coveted awards.
Conclusion: is an upgrade that is definitely worth your time. There�s enough subtle new content to make it even more enjoyable than the first time around, and for $30 the amount of quality you get with the game is a steal. The new difficulty makes the game much more manageable for weekend warriors who can�t devote countless hours to improve their skill.
Excerpt: When you think about it, there’s not a whole lot that’s cooler than ninjas. Sure it’s nice to be a Neo-esque character, hopping around with his guns and using no-brain melee attacks, but ninjas are just so much more. Ninja Gaiden is like the unification of all the stuff that makes ninjas great. It doesn’t have an awesome story, but it plays extremely well, and both looks and sounds great as well.
Excerpt: I can't begin to cover everything that I loved about this game. I was unfamilar with the "Gaiden" history, but after playing the demo for two minutes I had to go get this game. Once you get a feel for the controls, which are not difficult at all, you can put together exciting combos and multiple hits.
Excerpt: The return of Ryu Hayabusa to consoles in a form other than a straight up fighting game is a glorious one. The rumors you�ve heard about the game being hard are true, but honestly I welcome the return to times of old when games were rage inducing. You will get frustrated playing this game, but you will enjoy it.