Ninja Gaiden has, until now at least, always been a series that demanded dedication and commitment. It was tough and only a very particular breed of gamer actively sought out the almost insane challenge posed by the franchise on higher difficulty levels.
For those accustomed to such a challenge Ninja Gaiden 3 might well be a disappointment. Here accessibility is the name of the game, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the series has been dumbed down but it does mean that there are more options for how you want to play. The game no longer wants to punish you; instead, it seems to want you to actually enjoy it.