When a series has been around as long as Ninja Gaiden has, it can become quite a challenge to keep things fresh. A series needs to evolve and grow in order to keep discriminating gamers and fans interested. Yet, sometimes change is bad, especially when you begin to forget things that made a game great. Ninja Gaiden 3 is the third entry in the modern Ninja Gaiden series that debuted on the original Xbox back in 2004. Ninja Gaiden (2004) was a critical hit and was praised for it's slick visuals and challenging difficulty.