Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Review | Destructoid

Jim Sterling writes, "As it stands, Razor's Edge is a slight improvement of something that needed to be thrown away and started again from scratch. A turd, Team Ninja demonstrates, can indeed be polished -- but it still stinks."

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Lovable2660d ago

"A turd, Team Ninja demonstrates, can indeed be polished -- but it still stinks."


nukeitall2660d ago

Bring back Itagaki and fire the managment responsible for loosing Itagaki in the first place.

Problem solved!

blackblades2659d ago

he11 no cause if he comes back everything would be a xbox exclusive again.

nukeitall2659d ago


Devil's third is not an exclusive, so I don't think that is necessarily the case. However, wouldn't you rather have an exclusive that is awesome, rather than a multi-platform turd?

PopRocks3592660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

It's Jim Sterling. Unless it's Kirby or Call of Duty, almost all of his reviews that I read seem to be outright hateful.

Ben_Grimm2660d ago

But this game has been getting shitted on from other sites too. So i think this has some truth in it.

PopRocks3592660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

What other sites? IGN gave this game a 7.6. Aside from that I heard maybe one smaller website say the game was better but mediocre.

EDIT: I just checked Metacritic and I was right. Only three reviews are out so far, two middles and a positive. So as of right now I don't think suggesting the game is "getting shitted on from other sites" is all that accurate.

Blastoise2660d ago

Didn't he give Ragnarok Odyssey a 9 like, 2 weeks ago?

PopRocks3592660d ago

I wouldn't know. Didn't read that review. I don't like usually like reading his material since I think he deliberately gives games certain scores for clicks.

For example, he gave Mario Kart 7 a 5/10 for being too much like previous games. Then later on he gave Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 a near perfect score for almost the same reason. This sparked some fire in the comments for both reviews. Since then I really haven't looked at too much of his stuff.

His Jimquisition videos are okay on occasion though.

CalvinKlein2660d ago

RO is better than NG 3 and Im a big fan of the first 2 3d games. This one always sucked and now it sucks slightly less, big deal.

If this game sucks compared to the first one that won on the original xbox then they are doding it wrong and going backwards and that deserves any crappy score it gets.

Ben_Grimm2660d ago

Correction, I meant the old Ninja Gaiden 3, my fault.

DivineAssault 2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

wow thats bad.. This was one of the games i was actually looking into for it but i had a feeling not much will change

YoungPlex2660d ago

Well it's better than the broken 360/PS3 version which scored a 3.0 out of 10 IGN, while the Wii U version scored a 7.6 on IGN! To me that's a tremendous effort and difference on a game that was completely broken. Nobody expected it to get a 10, especially while using the same core mechanics! Plus I don't trust Destructoid, they've been giving too many games great scores that are not great imho Code of Princess being one of those titles.

smashcrashbash2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

@ PopRocks359. Bet you wouldn't say that if were any other game. To many people a seven is an instant failure but you are excusing a 5.5? Why? Because it is a Wii U game? It's amazing how gamers will excuse anything that they want to succeed. Now that the first reviewed Wii U game gets a seven SUDDENLY a seven and 5.5 is 'not bad'. So we have started the Wii U excuses early have we? VITA games get sevens but that is a badge of failure that proves how worthless the VITA is. But this is nothing but the fault of the evil reviewer.I am sure you wouldn't be questioning his judgement if it was above an eight

MegaLagann2660d ago

I'm living in a world where people think a seven out of ten is a failure? Just fucking kill me now.

millzy1022660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

its because halo 4 got a 7 and halo fans thought it deserves a 10, 7 is still really good just not 'perfect' but no one seems to realise if you personaly think the game is perfect then to you its a 10, I really don't listen to reviews anyway I just like reading them for laught because people say stupid shit. 7 IS NOT FAILURE, under 5 maybe 5-6 good but not brilliant 7-9 very good and 10 is brilliant but it takes a lot for a game to get 10. if people where really hardcore gamers they will play games no mater what score it was if its there style of game because you can't say something is shit until you try it. let's say you took a maths test and got 7 out of 10 questions right would you think your stupid or pretty clever?

PopRocks3592660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

I'm not excusing a 5.5 score, nimrod. All I said was that it was a "middle" score. Meaning it was on the middle end of the spectrum. Nice job trying to twist my words. Too bad the only failure here is your reading comprehension.

Also I don't hate the Vita or its games. I'm simply not interested because it's too expensive and most of its library are ports of games I can get on the PS3, which I already own. You tell me why I would ever hate a device that has similar functionality to the Wii U?

shackdaddy2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

7 isn't bad for any system. I've enjoyed games that were rated waaay worse than 7.

Also, this Sterling guy is a bit of a douche when it comes to reviews so it makes sense to ignore him. If he posted above 8, I wouldn't complain, but I would be a bit surprised coming from this guy...

MegaLagann2660d ago

Jesus people play the game for yourself, then decide. Video games like any art form are subjective, just because he didn't like the game, doesn't mean you won't. I don't care if you bash the game, but at least play it. For example, NieR was panned by critics but many people, including myself, enjoyed the game, hell I think it's a classic. I know 95% of people who bash Ninja Gaiden 3 just watched the IGN review and copy pasted it. I'm not saying Ninja Gaiden 3 was amazing, it was okay, nothing compared to the first two, but when people bash a game when they clearly never played it and just base it of a review, that's where I have a problem. Play it for yourself, make your own opinion on the game, don't hide behind a reviewer.

SAE2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

Agree with you , don't judge the game by a review , play it , be good in it then say your opinion about it to give a fair judgement ...

i completed ninja gaiden 3 , i hated it at first because i was comparing it to the first NG which was a masterpiece for me , but after that i realized that comparing it will not give me fun , so i played it as a new ip , i had a little fun then sold it ...

looking at how developers make the sequels these days i really dont care if they made a sequel to NG3 with worst gameplay , i will just search for the good games and support them , developers change too much these days instead of upgrading , not everything should be changed , if you change what made the game great then it's not a sequel , it's a reboot ...

Edit : i only compare between the sequels when the game is bad ...

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