User reviews for Ninja Gaiden
8.0 / 10Combined Score
Subpar graphics & sound. Difficulty level is too high.
The game that launched both an enduring franchise and gaming icon, Ninja Gaiden first introduced ninja-style action to video game consoles. The story revolves around super-ninja Ryu Hayabusa (who lives on through new Ninja Gaiden titles and also appears in the "Dead Or Alive" fighting game series), who hacked & slashed through the mean streets of the big city on his way to a showdown with a powerful evil who is terrorizing the city and also holding a friend of his hostage.
The graphics are really good during the cinema-style cutscenes that help tell the story between stages, but in actual gameplay itself the graphics are nowhere near as good. There aren't any flicker/slowdown issues but the graphics and backgrounds suffer from a general lack of detail. Sound is a mixed bag too-the music is not that good for the most part, but sound e...