Excerpt: If I recall, I was not the easiest on Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden 3 when it released last year - calling it "nothing short of a spectacular failure." The long awaited return of everyone's favorite Ninja tried to change too much and as a result disappointed a lot of people.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is Team Ninja’s attempt to make the definitive version of last year’s original, in much the same way as the Ninja Gaiden Sigma games did before it. Razor’s Edge brings Ninja Gaiden 3 more in line with its predecessor, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, by reintroducing key elements...
Excerpt: Originally released to lacklustre reception in early 2012, Ninja Gaiden 3 raised the ire of fans for downgrading the difficulty in a misguided attempt to make the classic series more accessible.
Excerpt: Following Tomonobu Itagaki's high-profile departure from Team Ninja, many wondered just how his absence would impact the games under his care. It's always been clear how emotionally invested the man was in his work, so a change in leadership would inevitably lead to a change in design.
Pros: Swooping down onto an enemy battleship before destroying the entire fleet .
Conclusion: This is definitely the premier version of Ninja Gaiden 3 , but the game still fails to live up to the pedigree of the games that came before it. You often don't feel in control of Ryu or Ayane at all, there will be times that you die because of poor game design rather than your own skill.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden 3 is the first game in the series that really wants to explore the story around its mainstay hero Ryu Hayabusa and his wipe-clean latex bodysuit. This is quite a tall order, actually, seeing as this is a developer who spent its last game trying to squish a four-armed werewolf into the...