Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge Review (Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3) – Awesome Video Game Memories

Ryan reviews Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge for the Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3. Does the third entry in the new Ninja Gaiden series suffer from having a bad third installment like the NES series?

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  1. Yeah, this game sucks, or rather, it’s just very mediocre in comparison to its predecessors. The T-rex boss fight was cool, and there’s that one stealth section at the beginning with Ryu in the mist picking off enemies. I thought that was a cool change of pace for these games, we pretty much never see Ryu do any actual stealthy ninja stuff. But of course that’s the only time it happens during the entire game. The combat and enemy encounters just felt rather repetitive overall. And the story was just dumb. Trying to humanize Ryu is kind of interesting, but it really felt forced, and honestly I don’t want to feel guilty about cutting down countless enemies while playing a NG game. It just misses the point. I think I liked Ninja Gaiden Z: Yaiba more than this game. It has it’s own problems but at least it had style.

    • Sadly I only played an hour into Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z and haven’t picked it up since. Maybe I’ll get around to it someday.

      – Ryan

      • It’s alright tbh. The combat can be fun and there are some neat free running segments, but I think I appreciated the art style more than anything. It doesn’t help that Yaiba himself is a pretty unlikeable protagonist, but his design is cool.

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