Crispy Gamer writes:
Beyond the randomness of the controls, what's worse still is the fact that the random controls breed apathy, disinterest, and finally -- and worst of all -- bitter resentment. I began to downright despise Dragon Sword, since very little of what was happening in the game seemed to have anything to do with me.
As a Ninja Gaiden veteran, I never expected Dragon Sword to be a pleasant experience -- but I never expected it to be unpleasant for these reasons and in these ways. I felt no pride whatsoever in my victories and only felt shame in my defeats.
This time, Team Ninja, it is me, and not your game, that has the cold heart.
Verdict: Fry it