Previous Ninja Gaiden games assumed you were a master swordsman. They gave you the tools to succeed and expected you to use them, having you bounding from walls before plunging a sharp blade into your enemies' bowels in a series of dizzying attacks.
Geezz..This proves once again just how much of a joke Gamespot reviews are.
Why do you say that? It's getting bad reviews from alot of places.
Not only that, I played the game itself and its horrible. I enjoyed Ninja Gaiden Sigma a lot, but this game is just plain horrible. It's not even worth renting.
They fired Jeff after he gave his honest opinion of K&L(who provided ad money to the site) end of story Gamespot reviews at the point haven't been read by me. But at least this isn't a ridiculous 3/10
Exactly... still, it shouldn't stop anyone from playing it. If you like Ninja Gaiden, play it. I'll wait for a price drop, but I'm sure I'll end up playing it. Like The_Kills said, Gamespot gave a horrible score to Kane and Lynch, but I love the franchise... I bought both games for like $15 each new because I waited and I had more than $15 worth of fun with each (that sounds kinda dirty).
What have you done, with my franchise... http://www.wired.com/images...
I have said it before and I will say it again. Websites and magazines, blogs, and loudmouths all. When they have no finely detailed grading standards stating to what they lend weight and for what they detract points then their remarks and comments are a disservice to the game community. When such sites have zero editorial policy or control then they are a blight upon out pastime. When they fail to disclose the nature of what they are gifted before the review then such entities are wholly untrustworthy and little more than corporate mouthpieces for the higher bidder or as in several recent cases, angry fanboys with an agenda that is as far from objectivity as one can wander. The recent IGN review is a sad case of an adolescent with internet access and a platform that has done more harm to gaming than any bad title. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
did you play the game to say this?
Nearly every publication is reviewing this game poorly. It's obvious it's not a conspiracy but a very disappointing game. This is what happens when devs take a beloved franchise and dumb it down for the masses. I am a huge fan of the series and at this point my interest has really dropped. Dropped to a point where I will rent it, eventually, maybe.
"This is what happens when devs take a beloved franchise and dumb it down for the masses." I'm looking at you DmC.
@Kalowest The saddest part is that you can see it coming, isn't it?
I'm a huge ninja gaiden fan and can clearly see this game isn't great.
You're not only an apologist, but a very casual apologist. Nobody that likes playing real action games would defend Ninja Gaiden 3. There's a reason the metacritic is 59 out of 100 for this garbage - the game was made for 5-year-olds that can't play real games.
I can't believe how people defend this pos!! Are you really happy with dumped down, easy to play, aimed at mainstream gamers ninja gaiden??? Sorry but they totally deserve it! Ninja gaiden was all hardcore action that's very rare in this Gen and now it joins resident evil, final fantasy and DMC as the franchises that lost their ways because they wanted to extend the appeal to the cod crowd while screwing the old fans. THIS HAVE TO END! The trend of dumbing down and aiming at the cod crowd most END!!!
I think you mean "dumbed" down
Im sorry, but no much how I agree with you. People need to.stop.saying cod crowd. Because first of all, I dont even think cod crowd will like this. Dont blame cod fan ( fps ) for ninja gaidan ( hack and slash adventure ) failure.
Its the money they strive for hense....the fans :) The industry has been invested in by hungery wallets, since its growth in the early 90s. Its no longer about creating a beautifully inspired game.....its about making that COD money.
He means n00bs. People whose first console was released on 2005. Or just overall casual gamers.
i know this even befor i buy it , but im a fan of ninja gaiden 1 so i bought it ..
dude I agree. all these people saying the game sucks an that's why they canceled it. what the ****? so many people hating this game are going by reviews an haven't gamed it. played all the ng titles an this is a hell of a action title.
a big part of the review explains that this isnt the Ninja Gaiden game you expect. So if you love previous once, the review is basically telling you that it isnt the same game. "Rather than look to previous games in the series, developer Team Ninja seems to be relying on God of War for inspiration, but misses the mark more often than not. " but again, its opinion based
I like "dumped" more because this game is sh!t.
In the future, games will play themselves for the enjoyment of their viewers.... oh and btw, DMC is next up for nooobification...
Can people now accept that this games sucks?
Some people might like it. While reviews were high many actual gamers found ninja gaiden frustrating and lacking in story. Mind you I don't agree with the new direction but I see where it came from.
Great comment lol. Quite rare on this site. That said, same here dont think i'll ever purchase it from what i've heard/seen.
Weapons from NG black and 2 are DLC weapons for this game. Not to menton the game focuses on the dragon blade and puts MUCh less emphesis on the other iconic weapons of the series. Does noone see a problem with this???
Geez I used to defend it. I'm half way through. You fight the exact same enemies in arenas the entire game! IM PLAYING ON HARD AND HAVE NOT DIED ONCE! it may be stylish but...this is the easiest game I have ever played...no variety. Next room slash. Climb wall. Slash. Easy boss. Climb wall repeat...
More and more bad review Honestly, i don't mind if TN want more focus with the story. But what they should do is not to downgrade the gameplay mechanic that Itagaki already made in NG 1 & 2. Instead, TN should upgrade it with more difficult / brutal enemies with good camera angle. In the end, we can get good stories and upgrades for gameplay we all loved. And if casual people find it hard than just give 'em ninja dog or angry birds. Besides, NG are not for babies.
I want Hayashi fired for ruining my Ninja Gaiden.
I hate to say it cause Im such a fan of the series but after some playtime last night, I can easily say that I am disappointed. Though the action is more frenetic and fast paced, I just cant get into some of the new mechanics. Itagaki needs to come back and show "this" Team Ninja how its done.
i don't think this gonna go well. The core fan so far seems to be the one buying this game (it sold around 1-2 millions?). Expanding the fan is ok, but don't eliminate your core fan or your identity either in the process. I hope TN realize this. With such low review, how the heck are you suppose to attract new gamer to the franchise? So far they have really lost their ways by copying other games (that Gears of War like game and now copying GoW?) GoW battle mechanic like QTE has nothing on Ninja Gaiden, why ruin what make NG great?
See what you dont understand is that the QTE mechanics in God of War add to the experience. The problem with adding it to a Ninja Gaiden game, which is evident here, is that it adds nothing and in some ways takes away from the overall experience.
i guess i just don't like QTE, many do and the "cinematic" aspect associate with it, but I hate it, especially when i see a button pops up to tell me what to do. Its really not intuitive, remove your skill from the equation and somewhat lazy. NG is about knowing your combo, execute them correctly and in a timely manners (time is precious in NG). It is not a button smasher at all. It is a very skill based type of games. Battle mechanism like GoW, Castlevania LOS, Atsura or GoW like games ... are just really mehh because after the first WOW factor, there is nothing left to hold your interest. On the other hand, with practice and dedication, you can see yourself improving on NG or games with similar battle system like Bayonetta or DMC. Lack of challenge is what make this gen boring. NG has what most other hack&slash games don't have that is amazing gameplay, regardless of other short commings. Now they lost that as well while the story is still shitty. So much for what TN was hyping up NG3 for the story.
I see what your saying and youre entitled to having that opinion. But the fact that the GOW series uses QTE doesnt make it less intuitive/challenging than the Ninja Gaiden series. The 1st GOW game reinvented peoples notions of what an action game could be by incorporating QTE's in such an intuitive way. And the same can be said about the difficulty level of Ninja Gaiden on the original XBOX, not for a long time before that was a game so unmercifully hard.
hulk bash no offence, i have nothing against QTE'S, in any games (i like them) but i have to agree with the poster. while god of war may have been innovative in the begining, the gameplay and mechanics of god of war is starting to show its age, i beat all 5 god of wars, and the series is getting tired. he uses almost exact same combos from the first god of war, and most alternate weapons are unbalanced and unfavoured in most circumstances forcing you to stick with blades of chaos, all qte's in god of war are good, but you notice in all qtes he uses blades of chaos rather than any alternate weapons making it less realistic when you beat a guy up with a sword weapon and then a qte to finish him off with the blades of chaos. in that sense it does detract. the ai is what made ninja gaiden special, in the midst of god of war like games with ai just waiting to die (aka dumb ai/ boring ai). no offence but in my oppinion, i hope god of war ends with the 3rd one. It would be stupid to bring back kratos after the 3rd's ending, and i pray to god we see some new weapons/combos from that series if they do bring it back
There is a difference between GOW and NG. QTE in GOW is acceptable because the game mechanics support this. NG is fast paced in the gameplay and QTE will really slow things down and really doesn't suit a ninja gaiden game. People need to learn that there are some gameplay mechanics that acceptable in some games but bad on others.
@dark-hollow Exactly. A couple of negatives on NG3 just from looking at Videos: 1. Cutting/QTE sequence -> remove the Lightning speed action which NG was known for 2. Soldiers crying out for Mercy? Shouldn't they act like soldier? It feels like i'm wasting my time cutting down trash rather than formidable opponents -> lost that feeling of danger like previous NG -> lose interest. 3. New ultimate technique seems boring, not different or flashy like it used to be. 4. Too much repetition: - the constant annoying cry/talking/yelling of soldiers - the UT so far looks the same regardless of types of weapon used - same ninpo over and over again? (it seems like the new UT and ninpo only serve to clear out the room -> making it less difficult to new commers?) 5. stream line weapon (one sword and no upgrade) -> lost that sense of progression. I understand TN want to expand the franchise, but can't they do both?
Yeah I got the game for PS3 and the gameplay is just shitty. The combo mechanic is no longer fluid and smooth. That's what made the first 2 games so great...Now it is just a button masher. I will be taking it back tomorrow...
I was already sensing that this was coming after seeing some initial reviews from other sites.
I like this game, but I don't think It's not better than the first two games. I give it an 8.
The game is medicore.. Its not the worst game ever, but its doesnt deserve anything higher than 7 so i agree with this review
My advice is save your money for a better game.
I actually like this game. It's nowhere as bad as some reviewers and leoe said it is. The game starts off slow and doesn't really start to get really good until day3(level3, the jungle level) whoever gave this game a low score ( I'm looking at you ign) only played the first level or just for a couple of mins turned it off and then scored it low. I'm at the last level and I must say it's a really good game. The set pieces are a lot better than the first two by a long shot. This game does a few things better than the first two games. I personally think if they kept all the weapons in, it would've been better than the 1st two. Removing all the weapons and only leaving u with your sword also removes the extensive combos list as well as the strategy as a whole. Anybody having doubts about getting this game fear not. Go ahead and pick it up or rent it. It's a really good game but doesnt pick up until around the later level and from there it gets better trust me.
Don't listen to these reviewers, the game is a sold 8.
yea but is MOST reviewers that are saying this Red not 2 or 3 but MOST are giving it a bad score...I dont agree with Reviewers all the time but it seems to be a general consensus!
thats what happens when 1) you remove almost all weapons and ninpo 2) you make the game easy and shallow. 3) you try to make it cinematic and annoying 4) place in a horrible story 5) don't update graphics. Face it - compared to GOW3 it looks like crap. 6) all battles feel like arena fights. I hope they learned their lesson. To be fair even ninja blade is a better game !
im playing it now, not so good. fights feel like challenge rooms, one weapon, one magic, story bad, etc. At least the game is not fundamentally broken, meaning that is works and has no bugs. so after a few hours, im guessing i will rate it in the 5 - 6 range.
you know, when in ngs2 there was a "press R3 to show the direction to your objective" and they even give you health refill other than health items you ought to know the series was going downhill...this is not unexpected.
Our last hope for ninja games is the return of the Shinobi series on current gen consoles. The 3DS Shinobi game was a re-imaged version, not a true full blown creation.
people seem to forget that the creator left team ninja before the game was even on the drawing boards. He also took some key employees with him so the remaining Team Ninja made the game without him which I doubt he would have approved of the game had he stayed. in essence i look at this game, as i saw tim burton's batman movies... it doesn't really count past batman returns... since i never played sigma or ninja gaiden 2 i will see those as ninja gaiden 2 and 3 respectfully. ;p
I am a huge fan as well. I have played the game and I am also very disappointed. These developers have got to stop rushing production of video games.
hm...NG has died. DMC looks like it WILL die, and GoW is pretty much done. I wonder if MGR will be us, action fans, saving grace? That would be fairly awesome.
Japanese Devs Death Knell. Team Asswipes! 1 weapon 1 ninpo.. FU! DLC weapons? FU!
These constant low scores makes me wanna change my avatar...
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