Ninja Gaiden 3: Can it revolutionize the hack-n-slash genre?

Ninja Gaiden was probably in my top 3 favorite titles for the original Nintendo gaming console. Ryu Hayabusa and Team Ninja are back once more for a confirmed Ninja Gaiden 3. The project was officially announced at TGS 2010 (Tokyo Game Show) in a closed door event. Ninja Gaiden 3 is said to take a deeper look into Ryu’s more human side, as the environment is set in a hellish realm. There has been no platform confirmations released.

Let us get started by saying that while the last titles were really good, there is always room for improvement. Something that I think a lot of us would like to see is a little more thought in the story. Fact of the matter is, they have been for the most part just confusing and a bit loose. Ninja Gaiden 3 should be able to build enough hype to be worth a good plot. So let’s hope that the writers really stepped up and will deliver something other than non-combat filler.

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BLACKBOIJONES2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

No...God Of War Will forever b king of hack and slash games.

@bumnut(below) U are right and im a fan of ninja gaiden and i will be buying 3 but the truth is God Of War is the best hack and slash game.From the epic boss fights to the epic graphics and story...U gotta admit god of war 2 on the ps2 is better looking than some games on the ps3/360.

bumnut2848d ago

God of war is cool but so is Ninja Gaiden.

The market is easily big enough for both

AntoineDcoolette2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

God of War may be the king of brutal cinematic hack'n'slash games but its combat system is infantile compared to Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden.

limewax2848d ago

I like to think all hack n slash have their own little niche, at least in my heart. God of war for Huge bosses and settings with epic draw distances. Gameplay is a bit stale to me though. Even heavenly sword has a place to me, Its very cinematic like GoW but in a more freeform way if you are good at the moves.

Ninja Gaiden falls more into the Devil May Cry style to me, much more basic hack n slash. Which I think is really good. I dont really want to see NG3 change too much, just expand upon an already fun formula. Too many cinematic kills would kill the formula in NG3 as it would bring the pace down

SaiyanFury2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

I believe comparing the two is a moot point at best. Both games are hack and slash, but in Ninja Gaiden, you need to learn at least a few of the combos or your dead. You also MUST learn how to block or the same fate will follow. I have to say that I found God of War more forgiving in those departments. It's still tough enough, to be sure, but they're not the same experience. That, and Ninja Gaiden is uniquely Japanese. God of war is not.

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AssassinHD2848d ago

It does not need to be a revolution. It just needs to be good.

IronFistChinMi2848d ago

It's always been my favourite in the genre to play, but the plots are rubbish. Improve that aspect, the camera, don't mess up the gameplay/controls and it'll truly rule the genre.

Troll-without-Bridge2848d ago

Screw revolution, just give me a great game.

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