Shacknews writesL: "Many will still look at the sequel as a foreign instrument, too intimidated to pick it up and practice. This is a mistake. Every fan of over-the-top combat and ridiculous video game violence owes it to themselves to play a part in this hilarious symphony of carnage.
In fact, Ninja Gaiden II is probably the most violent rhythm game you'll ever play. For those new to the series, the idea here is all-out ninja action, with an emphasis on careful timing and pure speed. Each blocking pause and staccato strike must be precisely timed, a continuous refrain of action and reaction, with the eventual reward of gory victory.
And oh, the gore has never been this plentiful. Every swing of the sword spills another bucket of blood across the stage, to the point that lead character Ryu becomes more of a Pollock-style painter, desperately wanting for a rain coat. "