IGN's Hilary Goldstein writes:
"I am a hardcore Ninja Gaiden fan. I've beaten the game in its multiple forms four times. For my money, Ninja Gaiden Black is the greatest action game of all time. So when I had the opportunity to see ten minutes of Ninja Gaiden 2 in action, I was more than a little psyched. Consider this a friendly warning. If you hated Ninja Gaiden you will not care for anything written below; if you loved NG, then you will leave this article with fewer wrinkles in your pants. Though the demo shows little more than a series of fights, one thing is clear: Ninja Gaiden 2 turns the knob to 11."