Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review - A Load Of Friggin' Crap

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You poor, poor, god of a man you. I won't judge you for not finishing it. Come here *hugs* everything is going to be okay.

Serious post time:
This game does indeed sound like a lot of wasted potential. Then again, I've never seen much good come from these devs.

I agree. I felt so bad that both Legendary and Turning Point turned out to be shit because both ideas were fucking awesome. Guess they like to be consistent.

How is it that a truly awful developer like Spark Unlimited gets to keep churning out crap, but great developers like Pandemic and High Moon get shut down after MULTIPLE successful and enjoyable titles?!

bandit0802:
How is it that a truly awful developer like Spark Unlimited gets to keep churning out crap, but great developers like Pandemic and High Moon get shut down after MULTIPLE successful and enjoyable titles?!

Probably because they just fulfill all the checkpoints their publisher requires and don't exceed their budgets because they simply don't care beyond just reaching those checkpoints because they're content with churning out crap. Lower budgets etc. probably mean their publisher still makes a profit on their games and thus they get to churn out more bad games.

Damn, Jim brought the pain on this one!

bandit0802:
How is it that a truly awful developer like Spark Unlimited gets to keep churning out crap, but great developers like Pandemic and High Moon get shut down after MULTIPLE successful and enjoyable titles?!

High moon hasn't been shut down it was down sized :)

But the reason is it's last 3 games bombed with terrible sales.

The reason why Pandemic and High Moon were hit is because as they were owned by the publishers the staff have to take responsibility if a game flops while Spark is an independent developer hired by publishers so they only shut down if no one will hire them.

Jesus, it's the half star. I had a feeling the game wasn't going to be any good, but... this bad? That never crossed my mind.

I haven't enjoyed a Ninja Gaiden game since Sigma on the PS3, and that was just an update of the Xbox game, so that oughta tell you how the property's doing in my eyes as of now.

It's sad how they manage to make one good one and the rest just don't make any kind of headway.
It's also sad because they'll just keep porting Ninja Gaiden 1 on more and more platforms at this rate. Lovely

wow this game sounds horrendous.
I don't judge this review for you did not finish the game. If a game is so bad that you have no will to play it ever again then it's games is doing something wrong.

The real question is whether it's the level of bad necessary for it to be hilarious to watch [INSERT LPer HERE] attempt to force his/her/their way through it.

Personally I want to see Graham & Paul take a crack at it, although this sounds more like 'inflict a game on Alex' material.

Really hoped this would be good. Overall opinion seems pretty negative. Its a shame because I thought DMC was really good at least in regards to combat. What a let down.

Wow, it's rare that I see Jim Sterling so furious over a game that he will write "I hate it." so many times.

I know Ninja Gaiden video games cause a certain level of frustration, but judging from the review, the frustration was for the wrong reasons this time.

Honestly I wanna watch a few playthroughs of this, if only to hear more people pan it. It's rare for us to get games this bad that are part of a once venerated franchise. Hell, I think the last time this happened was DNF.

Man, I was really looking forward to this. As someone who never liked the mostly serious Ninja Gaiden games, this looked incredibly fun and right up my alley...

Robert Marrs:
Its a shame because I thought DMC was really good at least in regards to combat.

This Ninja Gaiden wasn't made by Ninja Theory, they pawned the game off to Spark Unlimited.

OT: Ahh the dreaded half star review, always a fun read. Shame that someone always has to actually play games like this to write these reviews.

Furioso:

Robert Marrs:
Its a shame because I thought DMC was really good at least in regards to combat.

This Ninja Gaiden wasn't made by Ninja Theory, they pawned the game off to Spark Unlimited.

OT: Ahh the dreaded half star review, always a fun read. Shame that someone always has to actually play games like this to write these reviews.

Actually, no Ninja Gaiden game has ever been made by Ninja Theory. Ninja Gaiden has, since the Xbox version, been made by Team Ninja under the Tecmo banner. They're probably best known for the Dead or Alive series of fighting games. Ninja Theory, on the other hand, is the company behind games like Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.

I'm usually not one to harp on about graphics, but when I first saw the video I thought it was a 3DS or download game. I'm genuinely surprised this is a full-priced release, cause it certainly doesn't look it.

StriderShinryu:

Furioso:

Robert Marrs:
Its a shame because I thought DMC was really good at least in regards to combat.

This Ninja Gaiden wasn't made by Ninja Theory, they pawned the game off to Spark Unlimited.

OT: Ahh the dreaded half star review, always a fun read. Shame that someone always has to actually play games like this to write these reviews.

Actually, no Ninja Gaiden game has ever been made by Ninja Theory. Ninja Gaiden has, since the Xbox version, been made by Team Ninja under the Tecmo banner. They're probably best known for the Dead or Alive series of fighting games. Ninja Theory, on the other hand, is the company behind games like Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.

Oh, well Wikipedia lied to me then

StriderShinryu:
They're probably best known for the Dead or Alive series of fighting games.

Or, depending on your video gaming preferences, Metroid: Other M.

OT: Fortunately the game was never on my radar in the first place. Granted, I've never played a Ninja Gaiden game anyway, but...

Serious question though, I have to wonder if it's worse than all of the practically unfinished tat that's been showing up on Steam lately.

M'kay, but, to be optimistic...

... maybe Yaiba'll show up in Warriors Orochi 4 and we'll be able to play a cyber ninja with better gameplay and writing.

Why do they have to keep botching Ninja Gaiden up? STOP IT!

Ever since NG2...

Possibly the most damning review I have ever read, but I can certainly believe it.

Now I'm definitely gonna get the game, a must play game is either a 5/5 or a 0/5, I'm tired of mediocrity.

ExtraDebit:
Now I'm definitely gonna get the game.

Please don't.

Don't support such business practices.

Jimothy Sterling:
Many games have "That One Enemy," a single opponent that drives players crazy.

For me that would be the Kleer Skeletons of Serious Sam fame. Those mothers are nigh inescapable, have ranged attacks, no windup or tell when if comes to lunging 10 meters, swarm mercilessly, and have numbers to punish the already defeated. Fuck those guys with a bone!

I feel bad that you had to wade through an entire game of their cousins.

BWAHAHA! These are the sort of reviews I look forward to from Jim. The eloquence with which he portrays utter bile for such terrible work is truly a sight to behold! BRAVO Mr. Sterling!

I'm now insulted that they somehow managed to rope James Stokoe into making a comic book out of this drivel.

He could have been working on Orc Stain goddamnit!

I wonder if this game will be bad enough to warrant showing snippets of gameplay during Jim's other videos, to showcase how abhorrent this game truly is.

bandit0802:
How is it that a truly awful developer like Spark Unlimited gets to keep churning out crap, but great developers like Pandemic and High Moon get shut down after MULTIPLE successful and enjoyable titles?!

You forgot Ensemble too.

so basically Inafune keeps his track record of godawful attempts to pander to Western gamers by producing titles that are designed by hack studios like the failed DMC reboot attempt (Ninja Theory) and the Bionic Commando revival (Grin). Seriously, when is this guy just going to give up?

Wow. And this game is selling for 49.99 on Steam! Just over $82.

Had a feeling it would be bad from hearing you talk about it on the Co-optional podcast, but didn't expect it to on this level.

AznaktaX:

ExtraDebit:
Now I'm definitely gonna get the game.

Please don't.

Don't support such business practices.

Too late for those of us who preordered. I can only hope that this is a game that I like when the rest of the world doesn't. If I do, then I'll chalk it up to the "Movie Defense Force" factor except with games. If not, then that little voice in my head that said "Redbox it first" will have more backing when Dragon Age 3 comes out.

Funnily enough TotalBiscuit streamed a couple of hours of it the other day, and actually found it fun. Dumb fun, but he didn't hate it.

Interesting how opinions vary. TB said he'll play a bit further and do a WTF is video in the next day or two.

I can't believe there charging 50 for it on steam. Seriously WTF.

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