Leviathyn says: "If you fancy yourself an avid lover and robust enthusiast for action titles, you likely need no introduction to the likes of Ninja Gaiden. Casting a shadow of difficulty that was only matched by deconstructing a battle tank bare-handed, Ninja Gaiden presented beautiful visuals, deep gameplay elements and satisfying violence the industry didn’t know it loved. Before Demon’s Souls, this was the game you played if you wanted a challenge, reminding the world that being innately hard doesn’t detract from pure quality. We’ve come a long way since 2004 and the Ninja Gaiden franchise has unquestionably lost its way. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z offers to present an even more obscure route for the series to take, but it appears that this time it could be Ninja Gaiden’s true salvation."