Gaming Age: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword Review

It would have been easy for developer Team Ninja to take the easy route when planning on bringing the Ninja Gaiden series to the DS. After all, Ninja Gaiden's roots are pretty much set in Nintendo territory with it's 2D outings on the NES, so perhaps the most logical move would have been to do something akin to Contra 4, by simply upgrading the graphics and using similar gameplay to bring the nostalgia nuts in for a bit of fun.

However, (and thankfully), Team Ninja decided to take a fresh approach to the series, and ended up crafting something truly unique to the Nintendo DS with Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, a hybrid 3D/2D action game with a heavy emphasis on touch screen controls, combos, and a large portion of the elements that made the Xbox titles so popular.

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