With so many stellar games available this holiday season, it's hard to recommend that you spend your money on Legend of Kage 2. It encourages you to avoid combat, the graphics are muddy, and the skill upgrade system is just plain broken. But even despite the game's faults, I have to admit that I had a fun time playing it. Wait until this one hits the bargain bins and snatch it up for some mindless, fast ninja fun. But even at the game's low $20 price tag, you'd be much better off with half of a Chrono Trigger than Legend of Kage 2.