Legend of Kage 2 is the son of Shinobi and Sonic (Ars Technica Review)

Review by Frank Caron:

"Nowadays, it's rare that a week goes by without some kind of retro-gaming revival. It has gotten to the point where even lesser-known franchises are coming back to life. Such is the case of The Legend of Kage 2. The lackluster original was a Taito-born side-scrolling beat-'em-up which hit the NES among other platforms and didn't fare well. In spite of that, a sequel to the game some 20 years later has been released for the DS.

Strange as it may seem, this is one of those rare times where a franchise comes back to life better than the original. For what Legend of Kage 2 lacks in pedigree, it makes up for in spades with raw action. Sure, there's a story about ninjas and Japanese princesses, deception and revenge, but all that really matters is the game's non-stop, high-flying ninja action."

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