TENCHU 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins is an excellent new chapter in the incredibly unique and original Tenchu game series. In this follow up game to the immensely popular TENCHU: Stealth Assassins, the developers improved greatly in numerous aspects although unfortunately they left a few key things out. Tenchu 2 is an excellent game nonetheless and is far from disappointing as numerous follow-ups tend to be. In my opinion it is worth every penny and will be a welcome addition to anybody's collection of games regardless of preferences.
The story is very dominant in this game compared to its predecessor in that it dictates the course through every mission whereas Tenchu 1 had certain missions that seemed almost non-related to its unfolding plot. Tenchu 2 is a prequel to the first game and takes place several years prior to Tenchu 1. The characters are much younger since the game takes place earlier in their lives and it gives a better insight in how they became w...
THE GOOD: i love this game, quite possibly the best game ive playeed in a while
SUMMARY: this game rules, ive played alot of games but very few have i liked this much. the story is excellent and the moves are great. there is nouthing better than a stealth game. the kill moves make the game more realistic. the only thing i would change is that you should be able to kill the bosses in stealth as well as the regular enemys.
THE GOOD: Everything is amazing! Swimming, bonus levels, new weapons, better graphics, better kills
THE BAD: Dodgy AI, sticky camera, and getting spotted when you shouldn't
SUMMARY: If you have never touched this game, put everything down, and go buy it and its prequel, because you will want to be prepared when Tenchu 3 comes out. This game is intense. You are a Ninja, not like that other game. You are a stealth-laden sword stabbing killing machine. You can leap from rooftops, snap spines, impale unsuspecting victims, and even decapitate innocents (points get deducted, but oh well, how's about a nice blood bath.) The voice overs are amusing in their stereotypical melodrama, but the real aspect that shines through it all is the gameplay. Cats meow at you, dogs bark and alert guards. Even your loud movements can alert people. Cool!!!! They come looking for you so you must be good at hiding, because you never want to kill in the open. You are a ninja, not a samurai. You also get to use cool...
THE GOOD: I liked some of the new weapons, like the blow dart and fire splash. Also the swimming and breathing under water was a good element. I also liked the way the ninjas look when the duck.
THE BAD: There where a couple of things I didnt like about this game, for instanc I found that prt 2 is aimed at a younger audience. For example theres more bright stages, some goofier enemy's, and less or no"assisiation" like missions like prt1. Stupid blinder enemies, no music, the camera messed me up at times, because somehow the camera ends up behind me while doing a mission, it harder to reuse the rice like in prt 1, once they pick it up here, its gone. The attacking also bothered me a bit to, cause you'll attack them and they'll end up behind you. The acting was so-so . This game also reminds me of the Ninja Turtles with your young ninjas and their master, plus the bad ninja clan planing to take over the world. I didnt like a couple of the stages because there mostly outside in a...
THE GOOD: Great death scenes, decent story line (the death uis better), kool maps, mission editor is always a plus, and nifty items. that's right, nifty.
THE BAD: Somewhat repetative, horrible dialogue, too much like a samurai movie and that's about it.
SUMMARY: Honestly a great waste of time.See how many hours go by trying to get grand master on all stages and making the most difficult (but not impossible) stage ever and youll find that youd been better off goin to work. lol, j/k, a great game all around, if you havent tryed it.... well then you should. Buh-bye.
SUMMARY: I think tenchu2 is the best platform game i have ever played on.I think the story line is brilliant the charectors are wickid.I think some of the best bits of the game are the stealth kills and the items and all the differnt enemys the blood is cool and the bosses are kick ass.The anly draw back is that you can only be three players becouse like once you've compliated it with the all three players you should beable to be lady kagami or genbu,zusaku are someone else like that.But averall it is a woop ass game.
THE GOOD: Great sequel to an original concept. Indepth plot, challenging missions for each playable character. Mission editor!!
THE BAD: grapics engine really buggy. Certain game elements parse weird, causing there to be some interface issues.
SUMMARY: This game could have been a prefect example of what a sequel should be, if the developers had finished the product before releasing it. The game has some great features, the mission editor being one of the coolest. There are three playable characters; two return from the original and you can play as a third character after completing the game with the first two. The missions for each character are different and they interweave to create a compelling story. They included day missions which add difficulty – suddenly black doesn't seem like all that great of a fashion statement. The voice acting was, thankfully, much better than in the original. (Although the grappling hook still sounds like someone zipping up their pants) Missions are diffic...
I remember when Tenchu came out and was a silent success due to Metal Gear Solid. But now that MGS has passed, Tenchu 2 deserves the right for glory and it has succeeded although it has gotten fairly bad reviews. I feel that it is a brilliant effort and might be a little biased since there isn't anything to compare this game to - since it is a fairly new category (ninja sim).
Now on to the review...
Well the following is from the back of the PAL box:
Before the events of Tenchu, the House of Gohda is rocked by betrayal. As shadow warriors Rikimaru, Ayame and Tatsumaru, you are called upon to restore pride to the name of your master. For you have been born to a life of honour... a life of stealth
A little note to add: The story will make you go through a full range of emotions and I never thought a game could do this to me since Final Fantasy VII.
The graphics are a mixed bag... maybe I am spoilt with all the next gen console graphics but when I see this game ...