Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Retro Review : Ninja Gaiden (NES)

Ever play a game that seems impossible to finish but when you finish it you start yelling and screaming at it like the person you won against in a game? This is one of those games, seriously this game is one of many NES games that falls under the category of almost impossible to beat, great to brag about beating. This weeks Retro Review is on Ninja Gaiden, one of the first games to use cutscenes.

Ninja Gaiden is one of the few NES games with a story that uses a basic cutscene formula and has a story that's worth reading in the game since it interesting.The story in short is about Ryu Hayabusa who journeys to America, seeking revenge for the death of his father. He then finds himself involved in a sinister plot that threatens the entire world. The game is a action/platformer that requires a lot of skill and patience. The enemies are annoying, especially since they respawn and love to come out when your jumping over a gap. Boss fights are easy for the most part... assuming you can survive the main stage itself. Admittedly it seems like you get infinite continues but when you get to stage 6 when you get sent to the start of the stage when you lose a life, it doesn't matter.

Ninja Gaiden is a........... good game......... kinda........ well actually it is a good game but can drive you to controller snapping frustration. NES games are truly the hardest games in world and anyone who complains about modern games being hard knows nothing about hard and gamer who say the modern games are not challenging enough should buy a Wii and download NES games or become a PC gamer and play tough games like Deus EX or something.

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