Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

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a game by Team Ninja
Platforms: XBox 360, Playstation 3
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 10.0/10 - 2 votes
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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

If you were a fan of Ninja Gaiden 3 then you’re really going to love this one. Razor’s Edge brings back some of the things we loved about the former games into a fresh new style. It also brought it a Wii U port which means there is more accessibility than ever. If you are down to clown in ninja town then buckle up because we’re taking a look at Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge by Team Ninja.

Story

As you would expect the story is ultimately the same as the original but it also featured a bunch of new stuff. Running parallel to the Ryu’s story, there is also a secondary set of unique missions for Ryu’s ally, Ayane, who has to fight back the Black Spider Clan. That’s not all, as cooperative gameplay was introduced, there has been a bunch of different cutscenes added for if you are playing multiplayer which add a second person present.

Gameplay

With the introduction of some new features, like being able to use the Wii U’s gameplay for easy accessibility to menus and special abilities. There is also the addition of the Karma counter that showed up in the previous titles but with enhanced features and bonuses. Alongside this, an upgrade menu was also added and it helps the players spend their Karma points by pouring them into their weapons, ninpo spells and health bars or special moves. It gave a lot more freedom and customisability. In regards to the standard gameplay, things are as they were in the previous. A whole lot of hackin’ and slashin’ to get yourself around.

As multiplayer was introduced, the team at Team Ninja thought it prudent to give the second player who took on Ayane, her own move set similar to that of her abilities in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

Content

The developers went above and beyond for us with this re-release. All the downloadable content that you could ever want in Kasumi from the well renowned Dead or Alive Series makes an appearance, as does Momiji from a previous title. On top of this, a new Chapter Challenge mode had been added to allow for more gameplay options.

Thanks to a lot of the new implementations and re implementations of older mechanics and ideas, this game was far more favourably reviewed as it was much closer to the game that those at the studio originally wanted, and it shows.

This game had smoothed out a lot of what was bothersome about its original release as they realised that difficult and time consuming are not the same thing. It was also lot harder than its progenitor, but still didn’t quite match the same beats as its older iterations.

8

This is a much better version of the game than the original release. Its closer to the roots of its franchise and plays a lot nicer. If you’re looking for the best Ninja Gaiden 3 experience, it’s with this one.

Pros:

  • Addition of old mechanics vastly improved the game
  • Additional content added a lot to replay value

Cons:

  • Story didn’t land properly

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XBox 360

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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