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Ninjas are cool, right? Take a look back at the great ninja craze of the 1980s and you'll find the black-clad assassins in almost everything from cheesy flicks like American Ninja to the totally tubular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While I generally agree with the sentiment that ninjas are cool -- cooler than those dirty pirates, anyway -- no one should take the majority of '80s ninja films seriously. Those quick cash-ins delivered uninspired performances that serve as ill-fitting tributes to the source material despite good intentions. I adore TMNT to this day, and it's in no way the worst offender, but American attempts at making movies about ninjas generally fall well short of acceptable entertainment -- not to mention the fact that they have almost nothing to do with real ninjas, who were silent assassins. The Ninja Gaiden series isn't big on stealth, either, and that's fine. But rather than try to expand on the series' history of intense action, developer Team Ninja set on a different approach for the third chapter in the series, one that cribs trends from contemporary blockbusters like Uncharted and Assassin's Creed. As a whole, Ninja Gaiden 3 appears to represent a Japanese developer's attempt to add a Western touch to an established brand.
Ninja Gaiden 3 is the first game in the series that really wants to explore the story around its mainstay hero Ryu Hayabusa and his wipe-clean latex bodysuit. This is quite a tall order, actually, seeing as this is a developer who spent its last game trying to squish a four-armed werewolf into the narrative.Still, you'll sit through a few aggrandising cutscenes as long as the action is good, right? In doing so, however, Team Ninja strays from the series' true calling. It certainly doesn't help that cutscenes - and there's loads of the bloody things - are riddled with the kind of nonsensical twaddle that does little other than make you want to slide your phone out your pocket and check Twitter, and the game's hyperactive aesthetic has you bouncing around increasingly bizarre environments that reads like the kind of story I doodled in the back of my maths book at primary school.I can only imagine the meeting where the development team worked out the game's middle section: "So, yeah, you're in like a Japanese ninja anti-terrorist squad and you've been cursed and absorbed your sword into your arm, and it'll kill you eventually, and, uh, you're fighting a T-Rex with LED eyes and it falls over, and then becomes metal, and then it chases you and you blow him up with a rocket, sort of like in Jaws, and then you're in a virtual reality simulator but the simulator is real, and can also kill you, and you're fighting monsters made out of the real virtual reality once it's possessed dead people who live in big tanks like something from Resident Evil.
Ninja Gaiden used to be about careful combat for skilled players. Knowing the skill-set inside and out was as important as understanding individual opponents, and digging into the complex mechanics was necessary to succeed. One basic enemy could kill Ryu Hayabusa, and getting him out of each encounter alive was an accomplishment. Ninja Gaiden 3 rejects this identity in an attempt to do something fresh and interesting with its hero. This is an admirable ambition that's ultimately responsible for many of the sequel's numerous failures. Shallow combat, a misguided narrative focus, and awful pacing cripple what could have been the most interesting entry in the series' history. With Ninja Gaiden 3, Team Ninja displays an obsession with new-found emptiness that anchors the action, betrays fans, and repels newcomers. Ninja Gaiden 3 video review. In one of the early encounters, an unarmed enemy begs for his life, takes off his ski mask to show you his face, and talks about providing for his family. The only option is to walk slowly toward the man before cutting him down. As intended, it's an unsettling scene. Thematically, Ninja Gaiden 3 strives for a dark story that wants to be taken seriously. It positions itself as a contemplative character study and reflection on Ryu's psychological struggle with his monstrous ethics.
Not everyone is going to be accepting of the fact that Ninja Gaiden 3 exists without the assistance of former Team Ninja leader Tomonobu Itagaki. For the longest time, this producer defined what the hardcore ninja experience is supposed to be, and since his hasty departure from Tecmo Koei's camp, many were wondering how the legendary Ryu Hayabusa would fare without him. Well, now that the game's here, we can honestly say that, yes, it is a different venture for him, but that doesn't mean it sucks. In fact, this ninja is still as sharp as ever, mind a slight misstep or two. The third chapter follows Ryu as he carves his way through an enemy army, before coming face-to-mask with an evil alchemist who has a trick up his sleeve in the way of sorcery. Following a fierce battle, Ryu finds his arm infected with a strange demonic force. Desperate to get back to his normal self – and save the world in the process – Ryu sets out on his most difficult task yet, stopping this madman and his mutant army. Yeah, the story goes off the rails at times, but that's just part of the fun.
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Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja stopped by the GamePro offices today with some tantalizing details about the upcoming third game in the series. Based on what we saw at Tokyo Game Show 2010, we don't know much -- just that Dragon Clan ninja Ryu Hayabusa is the lead (duh), and there's something reflected in his eye that's probably significant to the plot. Based on carefully worded questions through a translator, Team Ninja lead Yosuke Hayashi gave us a few more details: Team Ninja told GamePro it was too early to talk about Move, Kinect, or multiplayer. Remember that Ninja Gaiden 3 is the first sequel in the series following former Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki's departure after Ninja Gaiden 2. Yosuke Hayashi previously headed up development on Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 -- so it'll be interesting to see what core Ninja Gaiden concepts he keeps and what new ones he chooses to implement.
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