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I typically only review games that interest me. This is one of those rare occasions where I’m confronted with the dilemma of dropping this back in the mail (dismissing it back to the GameFly warehouse from whence it came), or actually trying to enjoy myself by slogging through this, like a damn moron.
Confession: when I first chose this game, I thought I was selecting the next version of a Tenchu Z game; Tenchu Z being the 2006 Microsoft game which also involved Ninjas, but was ultimately a stealth game, not a button masher. The Tenchu series holds a special place in my heart. It is the only game I’ve ever played that tried to accurately simulate ninja missions. The artwork was always quite stark and leaning toward realism, all smothered in bloody gloom.
To contrast that, I have Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z in my Xbox 360, and I’ve only realized this was the wrong game all along! I actually sat down to write a scathing review of how the latest Tenchu Z game had gone entirely off the rails.
But I am finally enlightened.
This game is certainly beautiful and fun to play, but it’s got some problems with the difficulty level. Regular enemies are numerous and simple to kill. Intermediates are challenging and Boss is apparently impossible for me to stop on first 6 attempts. Solution: Change Difficulty level.
Um where? How? Do I need to log out of this game entirely? I need to start a new game to change difficulty level? *sigh*.
Here we go.
I’m 42 years old. I don’t have time for this silly shit; It’s not even the right game! This is a button-mashing extravaganza! Sure, it’s cell-shaded and kind of gorgeous, but the action is so fast that the surrounding art becomes a blur anyway!
No! Fuck you Ninja Gaiden Z! I’m not about to put myself through torture. This is why I avoid games like you and the Dark Souls series in the first place!
I harbor a love for my controllers, so I tend to keep the button mashers away. Too much activity wares the buttons out prematurely. On a controller you like, this can be like having to throw away your favorite pair of jeans. Your life is never quite the same.
So Yaiba gets an early departure and a promise to be forgotten as soon as possible.
(via Electronic Floor Sensors Turn Whole Rooms Into Immersive Touchscreens)
Scary/amazing/probably preliminarily broken.
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