Monday, May 26, 2008

Ninja Gaiden II: IGN Review

Well IGN has its review up, and Eric Brudvig has given Ninja Gaiden II an 8.7, a respectable score but a bit of a letdown for what we were hoping would be one of the best games of the year - and the sequel to one of the best games of all time. The problem is simple it seems - the first game just blew everyone's mind so much that there is not much grey matter left for the sequel to tingle. I think the review is quite good and pretty fair in general. The one thing Im shocked about is apparently the 360 cant handle certain sections very well and massive slowdown ensues, which is quite shocking and disappointing seeing as though the game is all about speed, and its published by Microsoft, who one would think has the technical wizardry to eliminate these types of problems or at least suggest to the developer to not ask the 360 to do things its not capable of.

Apparently the difficulty has been toned down a bit so Western audiences dont completely spit the bit, and the fantastic platforming from the first game has also been largely sidestepped in favor of more straight ahead action. Im sure it will still be a blast to chop enemies arms and heads off but its hard not to feel a bit disappointed.


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