Triverse writes, "It is sometimes tough trying to figure out what to cover and what to ignore here on RGM. On the one hand, covering newer titles is a good way to bring retro and modern gaming together in an almagation of games but on the other, it is an easy way to alienate the fanbase. Covering games that have retro ties, while the easy route, doesn’t happen as much as gamers would like it (when is the last time a new Contra game was released for instance?). Then there are games like Shadow Blade, ones that are homages to retro games in key areas. Crescent Moon Games have set their sites on Sega’s classic Shinobi and infused modern play design to make an interesting title called Shadow Blade."