Summary: I have played all the Tenchu games since the first one came out on PS1 and while this game is certainly a step back from a few of the other titles on PS2 I still had some fun playing 1 player. Playing online was really bad however and I had a lot of games just drop out randomly.
Summary: Pros: Stealth. Gushing blood. Items. Unlocks. Co-op. Cons: Bad AI. Average graphics. 2nd character shows up in 1 player campaign cut scenes. Not the best 360 game I've played, not the worst. I'd lean towards more of a rental though.
Summary: I really had high hopes for this game and wanted to prove the other reviews wrong but in the end I have to agree with most of the other revies and say this game is just okay and probably not worth your dollar unless you're a person who loves to play a game with the same levels and the same bosses over and over until you get sick of it. The first couple levels are pretty good but the game gets really repitious.
Summary: First of all, I am VERY critical when it comes to reviewing. This is a great game, BUT,... you must be patient, as a ninja would be. I suggest a lot of practice before starting, in the tutorial. That way it is much more fun, and rewarding while accomplishing missions. Graphics are up to speed, as the 360 is famous for. Overall, worth the money, and time.
Summary: I have played all the Tenchu games. The two shining moments of the franchise are when it was originally released (Tenchu Stealth Assassins) and when it first appeared on the PS2 (Tench Wrath of Heaven). Pros: - The graphics and motion capture are improved. - There is a greater degree of customizability. - For a Tenchu fan, the fact that Tenchu lives on the next-gen platform is a plus. Cons: - Some reviewers have said that the game is repetitive.
Summary: Lets get this out of the way, first. I am NOT a time-honored Tenchu fan. The only previous Tenchu I have played is Wrath of Heaven, and I didn't finish that. My first gripe proceeds thusly: The graphics were annoying. No seeing-through-walls glitches or anything of the like, but it was more than a mite annoying when my charecter's ponytail kept disappearing under his armor/jacket.
Summary: Let me get this out of the way: I was a big fan of the original Tenchu. In its day, it was one of the first games to emphasize stealth and strategy over button mashing combos. But now we have games like Splinter Cell that feature better graphics, AI, and still have that fun stealthy feel. But since this game still has the same "feel" as the original, it's hard for me to hate it. The stealth kills are still satisfying.
Summary: Tenchu Z for the Xbox 360, while not as groundbreaking as the first Tenchu game for the Playstation, is still fun. The Good: Nice graphics, 50 levels, killing in stelth is always fun, Build your own character and partner, Great cutscene graphics, same gameplay as past tenchu games (good or bad depending on how you look at it). The Bad: All words spoken in japanese (with subtitles), some graphical glitches, gaurds follow same paths and thier A.I.