THE GOOD: + Detailed graphics for the DS + Excellent Enemy AI + Vast number of abilities + Fills in the NG story + Debuts new enemies while bring multiple enemies back + Large number of boss battles + Good supply of unlockables + Engrossing combat system + Simple puzzles + Stylus control scheme
THE BAD: - Lack of weapons - Relatively short - Leaderboards ineffective
SUMMARY: Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword attempts to do a great deal of things. With a deep combat system, gorgeous graphics, and the right amount of difficulty, it's hard to pass this game up.
NG:DS takes place six months after the events of the Xbox and PS3 Ninja Gaidens, as such, the story works to make sense of those happenings. For those who never played those games, Dragon Sword picks up by explaining the major details. Since the main character, Ryu Hayabusa, is a Master Ninja, the story starts off with a tutorial mission as Momiji, his apprentice.
As you work your way through the game, the second chapter, as with the rest of the game, p...