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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Koei Tecmo Games, Spark Unlimited
Mar 21, 2014 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Don't be afraid to crank it down to easy mode for a dumb, fun first playthrough.

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everything in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z shoves the player away

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As for myself, it's just another reminder of why grindhouse style media never caught on; It's vacuous and tedious… just like Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

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The monotonous clear-this-room-to-move-forward progression speaks volumes as to how much thought went into the structure of Yaiba's core mechanics.

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Yaiba succeeds admirably because it does what so few intentionally "so bad it's good" games do: It makes everything work.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z sullies the name of the franchise. It fails both on a gameplay level and on a comedic level, and really doesn't offer anything worthy of its price tag.

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With the amount of great action games on the market there is simply no reason that you should give Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z a try. It is a shoddily made, awful mess.

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For those that thought this would be a chance to play a Ninja Gaiden that wasn't too hard, stay a far away as possible. Yaiba isn't worth losing a controller or your sanity over.

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