Summary: OVERVIEW: After a much hyped wait for the XBOX-exclusive sure-to-be-hit, "Ninja Gaiden" has arrived. The story is about Ryu Hayabusa, a ninja (duh!), who lives in a mystical empire. "Ninja Gaiden" delivers bloody vengeance. THE BAD: Abandoning the Player "Ninja Gaiden" is filled with very little tutorial pop-ups.
Summary: If you ever owned a NES, you may well be familiar with the name Ninja Gaiden, for it was originally a stealth action game on that platform, now remade in gloriously slick and shiny visuals for the Xbox. It is also notorious for its high level of difficulty, and is constantly ranked among the most difficult games of the modern gaming era.
Summary: Ninja Gaiden Black is the next in the series, which was very successful with the first Ninja Gaiden. The storyline is actually fairly simple; you play as a highly skilled ninja named Ryu and your home village is attacked. When it was attacked. the Dark Dragon Blade was stolen from you and the main idea of the game is seeking revenge and returning what is yours. This is another very highly rated game that I have reviewed, getting a 9.4 from IGN.
Pros: Satisfying controls, imroved graphics and lots of action
Summary: Its hard to recommend this game. However its hard not to. It makes me want to cry. Right after I've smashed it to pieces. Buts a bloody good game none the less. In this you play as Ryu Hayabusa who has had a sword stolen, and he is off to try and get it back. You encounter lots and lots of bad guys, who want to kill you. Thats pretty much it for story. You play in third person view, and then hack and slash your way through the levels.
Pros: Fun and challenging
Cons: Waaaaaaayyyy to hard for me. Terribly placed save points
Excerpt: "...own. The NES smash hit, Ninja Gaiden, became an instant classic back in the day of two button controllers and left gamers crying for more red hot ninja action. While there were a number of sequels on NES, and even the trilogy package on the SNES, none of them quite lived up to the original and Ryu slipped into the shadows for almost a decade. Fast forward to E3 2002 and Tecmo announces that the long dormant Ninja Gaiden series would be revived ...
Excerpt: "...the usual array of busty ninja girls that you will recognise from Dead or Alive beat em ups. On first go you just marvel at the texturing and quality of the graphics, the light and texturing in this game are very good, then you move your man forward and hes off. Its at this point you realise how fast paced this game is going to be. You have to make sure you get all jumps and angles right, make sure your not being over zealous on the jump button ...
Ninja Gaiden (Xbox): Ninja Gaiden makes a welcome return!
5 June 2004
Summary: Ninja Gaiden is the long awaited update of the classic arcade game and NES slash?em up/platform games by Tecmo. In the nineties the Ninja Gaiden series was extremely popular and amassed a large following. Tecmo has made us wait a long time to be able to get our hands on this, the first proper follow up, although we have seen the games lead character, Ryu Hayabusa in the Dead or Alive beat?em up series. This poses the question ?has it been worth the wait??.
Pros: Great graphics, Good game play, Value for money
Cons: Bad camera angle, Annoying soundtrack, No Xbox live