Where are the REAL Ninja games?

Discussing the ninja stealth genre and how the selection of games is very lacking.

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Relientk772231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

The Tenchu series is probably the closest thing

DragonKnight2231d ago

I agree. It's unfortunate that FromSoft chose to make the last 2 Tenchu games Xbox 360 and XBLA exclusive because I didn't get a chance to play them, but it's a great series and I hope FromSoft will make another soon. I love stealth games, especially the ones that don't rely on guns in any way. Kinda feels more personal to be up close when you assassinate someone you know?

Whitefeather2231d ago

There is Shinobido 2 on PSVita. I enjoyed it.

DragonKnight2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

Wow, that game looks awesome. I didn't know about Shinobido. Too bad I don't have a Vita though. But it's nice to know there is another game. Still, the genre is seriously lacking in games.

@Summons75: Yeah, Tenchu Z was reviewed as being an average game at best. Nothing like the past games. But just because one game (not counting the XBLA title) wasn't up to the previous standards doesn't mean that can't change or that a new king can come along.

Bathyj2231d ago

I actually think Tenchu Z was awesome. Best controls and camera in the whole series and more open levels like the first two games.

I think the only reason its frowned upon is the quality just doesnt stack up to other modern games. Compared to the other Tenchu's but it great.

Kin23g2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

The first 4 Tenchu installments were awesome. There's a serious lack of Ninja games in the gaming industry nowadays.

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Summons752231d ago

yeah, but Tenchu is but a shadow of it's former self now. It's not as good as it use to be.

Xelmen2231d ago

I still have those old games. There was definitely a hell of a lot more room for improvement than the developers decided to actually use, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that the games are "worse".

Bathyj2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

Well you all know what I think by now.

Man, I'd never heard of Shinobido 2. I might have to get a Vita.

What I dont get is that Ninjas and stealth are so fkn cool. Why is no one tapping into that. Why are all the stealth titles becoming action games?

The only game that really came close to Tenchu for me, (and isnt even a Ninja game) is Manhunt. I love hiding in the shadows for minutes at a time, just waiting for the right time to pounce and take another scalp. Literally in Manhunt.

Please someone give me another Tenchu and Manhunt game !!

Lord_Sloth2231d ago

Because everybody's too busy making games on elite group of military sodiers #5762

Lord_Sloth2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

Stupid double post.

Bathyj2231d ago

Yeah, but you got 10 agrees instead of 5.

Nexgensensation2231d ago

we would need both sony and microsoft to release an exclusive ninja style game on their console to compliment their console capabilities.

the exclusive competition alone can raise hype to an nex gen release... dont you guys miss the 2 companies going at each others neck.

anyway we the gamers need variety otherwise we'll be playing the same game different name.

OhMyGandhi2231d ago

unfortunately, just like the stealth genre, so many games have been dumbed down, or relegated to a "one button does everything" mentality.

jc485732231d ago

the ninjas in Mortal Kombat are pretty fake.

dalibor2231d ago

What about them turtles and shredder?

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