The Angry Pixel writes: "Five minutes.
That's all it took for me to realize how much I sucked at Ninja Gaiden II. It doesn't matter how many excuses I could think of to justify dying so quickly and so embarrassingly. 'Well, it has been a while since I last played the Xbox original,' I muttered to myself. Right, that was soothing. I should also go on and mention how the sun was in my eye, the check was in the mail, and how the ninja dogs ate my homework. Whatever. Bottom line was, Team Ninja's grand follow-up to one of the best Action games of 2004 was standing in front of my face, every bit as punishing as it's predecessor ever was to newcomers and softies. And really, no self-respecting fan would have it any other way."