Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is the third installment of the greatest ninja simulator series ever created. You once again revisit feudal Japan to immerse yourself in true ninja gameplay as you assassinate, retrieve and perform other missions that involve stealth, tact and most of all patience. This is the biggest, baddest and most enthralling Tenchu of them all. (However, Tenchu 1 and 2 are also excellent games)
In Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven you once again assume the roles of both Rikimaru and Ayame as they do the dirty work for their master and mentor, Lord Ghoda. Rikimaru is the male character that you can play as and Ayame is the female character. The story takes place one year after the events of Tenchu 1 where it appeared that Rikimaru died at the end. Well he's back, though I won't spoil it for you, and he's badder than ever. This time an evil overlord named Tenrai has set out to gather several stones of mystical powers that will grant the bearer immeasurable power. H...
THE GOOD: The fact that this game has returned to the truly stunning form of the original and skipped over the horror that was Tenchu 2.
THE BAD: ??
SUMMARY: This is probably one of the finest games around. Whilst the graphics, beautiful though they are, are perhaps not the best in todays market, the gameplay more than makes up for it. And truly, how important are the graphics, how many truly beautiful game have had the gameplay of a smashed conker? Zone of Enders anyone? Tenchu has gameplay by the bucket load. Wether creeping up on a patrolling ninja and slitting his throat or beating Onikage (yes, he's back again) with a combination of thrusts and slashes, this game rocks! It blends weapons and stealth with the finest of touches, and no matter how many hours you spend chasing those Grand Master rankings, its a game you can be sure you will return to time and time again. Snake who?
THE GOOD: GRAPHICS, STORY, MOVES-KILLING,MANY CHOICES
THE BAD: SOMETIMES THE CAMERA, SOMETIMES THE GUARD"S AI
SUMMARY: THE GAME IS FANTASTIC. ITS THE BEST THING TO DO WAITING FOR 'SPLINTER CELL ,LARA AND SILLENT HILL 3. ITS VERY ADDICTIVE, LOGICALLY DIFFICULT AND VERY INTERESTING. YOU HAVE TO THINK IN ORDER TO FIND THE WAY TO GO ON. YOU CAN KILL OR NOT, YOU CAN STEALTH, AND THE MOVEMENTS AND ANIMATION OF THE CHARACTERS ARE VERY VERY GOOD. I PREFER IT THAN MGS2. THE ONLY REASON I DIDNT RANK IT WITH 5 , IS THAT I EXPECT EVEN MORE FROM PS2.
THE GOOD: Great Stealth kill sequences, great moves, graphics, enemy a.i.
THE BAD: Camera angels can get frustrating, takes a little getting used to the controls.
SUMMARY: I only got this yesterday and am on the second level, the graphics are great and the enemy a.i. is good to, so far I havent needed any items but they all look good. It isn't to hard as the enemy can't really stand up to you if you have a full stealth kills metre. But this game has been great fun and the three charachters look sure to make it last a while. The camera can get frustraing and its a pain to take on more than three enmys at once cuz u hardly get a chance to attack but all in all it looks great so far,I hope that the items get more useful and I get a few knew weapons although Rikimaru's sword kicks ass full stop, finally some special moves are hard to pull of but I know I'll be playing it to the end.
THE GOOD: Great gameplay and musical score, tons of fun and very cool
THE BAD: Some lengthy load times, difficulty can be extreme, bits of slowdown
SUMMARY: Let me begin by saying that I've been a Tenchu fan since the beginning, it was the first game I bought for my playstation and until now I was still playing it from time to time.
To summarize Tenchu WoH, I'd say it's a very difficult game in some parts, and very fun in others. What I liked most about it are the new skills you can learn by stealth kills (such as grappling to the ceiling). The controls go well and there are a good variety of moves you can perform. I have yet to try the multiplayer option but it looks like a nice add-on.
What I found frustrating is the difficulty. Having attained Grand Master on every level in the first two, I consider myself to be a Tenchu expert. But even this game was full of surprises because areas went from smooth and easy to ridiculously difficult. Tenchu WoH levels are well designed but full o...
THE GOOD: The stealth kill animations are great, new moves you can learn, 2 player co-op and deathmatch, etc
THE BAD: the camera is sometimes frutrating, the controls for the game has been changed a bit.
SUMMARY: This game is very enjoyable, the stealth kills are fun to watch, and they are never longer than 5 seconds, so it does not really get repetitive and frustrating to watch. the addition of abilities you can learn makes the game more fun and alittle easier to fight head on unlike the other two games. At first i wasn't to sure about the 2 player co-op would be alot of fun, but once played it, it was just great, me and my friends had lots of fun.Something i liked was that the physics of the game was pretty darn good in terms of combat. When you send the enemy flying (which is a bit easier to do in this game) the way they tumble when they land is convincing and also when you slam them in the wall with the first ability you learn. However the body physics are not so well when their d...
THE GOOD: if you follow the Tenchu series you wont be disapointed
THE BAD: Camera angles during fights
SUMMARY: This game has all the kick ass stuff just like the last one blood, guts and a cool chic to kill with.I Like the graphics alot better this time around Ricky's backround music sucks but i can live with it for now. Good game it does have few glitches here and there but hey sometime it works to your advantage
THE BAD: Controls (only minimal problems), Story line.
SUMMARY: This is a great game and i think has to be one of the best ninja games out there. The graphics are great and the details make the suroundings look and feel just like fudal japan. A techno/acustic style music really sets the mood for slipping around corners and perching on roof tops trying to stay in the shadows. The controls are set up for stealth movement in mind, which is great while you are playing the levels and taking out gaurds with these smooth cut sceen stealth kills. The problem with the controls come in when you are thrown into a boss fight somewhere in the level in which you are unable to hide and strike from the shadows. The controls make combat blade 2 blade kind of difficult but unlike the other tenchu games they put in some unlockable combo moves for each character which spices up the battle. Also to help out the battles there are items and hidden weapons ...
SUMMARY: Man this game is boooorrrrrrrriiinnnnnnnggggggggg. I mean like there is nothing special about it the entrance didn't even suprise me.The looks and feel of this game is so boring that I just hated it after 1hr time of playing it. I think the creators of this game just did this to get money and not to wow people.