Default Prime: "The poster child for difficult modern action games, the original Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox could be considered one of the best reboots of a series in recent memory. From its intense combat to its varied and challenging design, Ninja Gaiden beat you up and laughed in your face while doing it. However, its difficulty made it one of the Xbox’s best. After a brief sequel in Ninja Gaiden II, Team Ninja parted ways with the series’ visionary, Tomonobu Itagaki. With the series in a questionable position, Ninja Gaiden moved forward with spinoffs until the anticipated Ninja Gaiden 3. Ninja Gaiden 3 is Team Ninja’s attempt to modernize the series. They’ve shoehorned almost everything you could possibly dislike about modern gaming into one big, sloppy package that shamefully ignores the core beliefs of the series."