Ninja Gaiden: The path of the Ninja
Over the past few weeks, I have been playing Ninja Gaiden II on my XBOX 360S. I thought now would be a good time to post a review on the game. This game was launched in 2008 on XBOX has been a Platinum Hit. The game revolves around around a ninja warrior called Ryu Hayabusa whose goal is to stop the Black Spider Ninja Clan from destroying the world and unleashing the ultimate evil.
The gameplay and the fight sequences will leave you gaping in amazement at the detail that is built into. The only flip side, well, a more of a programming oversight is that if you make Ryu stand near a wall and use his weapon, then the weapon sort of disappears partly into the wall. The blood splotches from the kills when viewed from an oblique viewing angle seem like they are suspended in mid-air. Barring these two anomalies, the gameplay is good (once you learn the multitude of weapon combos that are available ) and the special effects are very well programmed. The various weapons that Ryu can display his mastery in is well appreciated and has received good reviews overall. However, the storyline is not a very tightly knit one (if you are a Prince of Persia fan) but if you like you go crazy with various ninja weapons, then this game will definitely appeal to you. The game is not for people who do not appreciate extreme gore and violence in a RPG combat game. The further you go in the game, the difficulty level increases and the final boss fights for each level get more and more tricky. If you do get stuck at a certain point, then you can use the walkthrough on the Mahalo website.
Reference: Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough
The next sequel to this is Ninja Gaiden III.