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Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword Member Review for the DS

By:
Ivory_Soul
05/28/08
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Tecmo 
DEVELOPER Team Ninja 
RELEASE DATE  
T Contains Partial Nudity, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Amazing graphical achievement, fast responsive controls, uses the touch screen really well, not as hard as other NG games, fun boss fights

The Bad: Way too short, uninspired story, gets repetitive after awhile, feels to similar to the console games

First I have to mention the game isn't brutally difficult like previous NG games. The game is actually a perfectly set difficulty that will challenge you, but won't make you tear your hair out. You play as Ryu Hayabusa who has to stop the Fiends from taking over the world with the Dark Dragon Stones. You are the last member of the Dark Dragon Clan and you must protect your lineage.

        While the story isn't anything special the game does sport beautiful cut scenes that were tailored for the dual screens. The graphics are also the best on the DS with beautiful pre-rendered backgrounds, high res textures and character models. You basically execute all attacks through the touch screen by slashing enemies. You can use your projectile weapons by tapping enemies. I have to report this works superbly and the controls are actually more responsive than the console games.

        You can use your mana power for devastating attacks but you can only use these once until you get too another save point. The save points are generously scattered throughout the short levels so things won't get too hard for you. You can do other moves such as slashing up to jump and then slashing down to do a slam attack. You get all the moves in Ninja Gaiden (Xbox) but there aren't any news ones.

        While all of this sounds excellent it does get old by the end of the game. However, the game has some fun boss fights to keep things interesting. You can solve puzzles by blowing out flames, lighting torches, hitting orbs etc. but nothing that will strain your brain.

        The game is very short and you can beat it in about 6 hours. There are 13 chapters but the levels are really really short (you can beat most of them in 20 mins or so). Overall the game is really well done and any action fan needs to own this especially if you're getting ready for Ninja Gaiden II (X360).


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