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Ninja Gaiden 3 - Playstation 3

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews) 58 / 100

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
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  • New gameplay mechanics and presentation that places the Dragon Sword in your hands, along with the consequence that come with using it
  • Through a new story and new characters players will learn more about Hayabusa's past and present life than ever before
  • Intense ninja action that will challenge players while remaining accessible for players new to the franchise
  • Franchise first multiplayer options, featuring a challenging set of modes including cooperative and competitive action
  • The "Ninja World" system which lets players control and customize an ordinary ninja to try to advance him
  • A Hero Unmasked: With a new story and new characters, players will learn more about Hayabusa's past and present life than ever before.
  • Cutting Down your Enemy: Through new gameplay mechanics and presentation, players will feel what it's like to cut through an enemy's flesh and bone, along with the consequence that comes with it.
  • High-Octane Ninja Action: Built upon the same intense action that the series is renowned for, Ninja Gaiden 3 will challenge players while still remaining accessible for players new to the franchise.
  • Online Action: A rich and challenging set of online modes are being implemented, giving players the option to play cooperatively or competitively. New challenges, characters and missions await those who choose to join the Shadows of the World online!
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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005DVAB0A
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 0.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,682 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

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Ninja Gaiden 3 is an Action-Adventure game in which players take on the role of the iconic video game ninja, Ryu Hayabusa. The Ninja Gaiden game series has a long history stretching from the original 1980's arcade classic, all the way through more recent games developed for Next Generation consoles by the legendary Tecmo-Koei game development group, Team Ninja. Ninja Gaiden 3 embraces the evolution of the series by incorporating gameplay scenarios new to the franchise, such as a closer look at the backstory of Ryu Hayabusa, the blending of realistic and modern combat situations with classic ninja warrior skills, more accessible yet still challenging gameplay and franchise first multiplayer game options.

Ninja Gaiden 3 game logo

Ryu Hayabusa Unmasked

One of the most iconic characters in video game history is set to be unmasked to the world. Ryu Hayabusa's name and legacy resonates with video game players the world over, and yet, there is so much that the world does not know about the mysterious man behind the ninja mask. Ninja Gaiden 3 aims to take players on a journey with their hero Hayabusa once more, but this time they'll see more from their protagonist than they ever imagined. For the first time in the beloved series, players will get a look at the world through Hayabusa's torn eyes, and find out what drives him to fight, defend and kill.

Ryu Hayabusa delivering a precision blow in close combat in Ninja Gaiden 3
For the first time, see the world through Hayabusa's in Ninja Gaiden 3.
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At the center of the conflict this time around is a masked man whose motivations and goals are unclear. Over the course of the game, more is explained and unraveled which will keep players mesmerized. Through mysterious powers, which is seen through his arm, Hayabusa finds himself changing - and the lines between hero and villain, good and evil, are blurred forever.

Gameplay

With new gameplay and new game modes, Ninja Gaiden 3 marks a new direction in this fan-favorite franchise. The legendary Tecmo-Koei game development department of Team Ninja will change the way fans think about ninjas and Hayabusa in this evolutionary game, and promises a heightened feeling and experience during close combat fighting - the act of cutting through an enemy will prompt an unusual visceral sensation. The game will also feature online multiplayer, both co-op and competitive, that will add a completely new experience to the Ninja Gaiden series. The shadowy world of ninja has never been presented this way, and Ninja Gaiden will never be the same. Pick up the Dragon Sword once more, sharpen its blade and hone your skills. An adventure unlike any other awaits you.

Key Game Features

  • New gameplay mechanics and presentation that places the Dragon Sword in your hands, along with the consequence that come with using it
  • Through a new story and new characters players will learn more about Hayabusa's past and present life than ever before
  • Intense ninja action that will challenge players while remaining accessible for players new to the franchise
  • Franchise first multiplayer options, featuring a challenging set of modes including cooperative and competitive action
  • The "Ninja World" system which lets players control and customize an ordinary ninja to try to advance him to the top where Ryu Hayabusa himself reigns

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Ryu taking out mechanized enemies from a distance with a bow in Ninja Gaiden 3
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Story characters from in Ninja Gaiden 3
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Ryu using the power of a katana sword to throw enemies off balance in Ninja Gaiden 3
Multiplayer features and modes.
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Character customization in Ninja Gaiden 3
'Ninja World' customization.
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Product Description

Team NINJA's most iconic character is set to be unmasked to the world. One of the most well-known killing machines, Ryu Hayabusa's name and legacy resonates with people the world over. And yet, there is so much that the world does not know about the mysterious man behind the ninja mask. Ninja Gaiden 3 aims to take players on a journey with their hero Hayabusa once more, but this time they'll see more from their protagonist than they ever imagined. For the first time in the beloved series, players will get a look at the world through Hayabusa's torn eyes, and find out what drives him to fight, defend and kill. At the center of the conflict this time around is a masked man whose motivations and goals are unclear. Over the course of the game, more is explained and unraveled which will keep players mesmerized. Through mysterious powers, which is seen through his arm, Hayabusa finds himself changing - and the lines between hero and villain, good and evil, are blurred forever. Featuring a new story, new gameplay and new modes, Ninja Gaiden 3 marks a new direction in this fan-favorite franchise. Team NINJA will change the way fans think about ninjas and Hayabusa in this evolutionary game, and promises a heightened feeling and experience during close combat fighting - the act of cutting through an enemy will prompt an unusual visceral sensation. The game will also feature online multiplayer, both co-op and competitive, that will add a completely new experience to the Ninja Gaiden series. The shadowy world of ninja has never been presented this way, and Ninja Gaiden will never be the same! Pick up the Dragon Sword once more, sharpen its blade and hone your skills. An adventure unlike any other awaits you.

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ninja Gaiden 3: We're Sorry April 26, 2013
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (hereafter Razor's Edge), the once exclusive Wii U title, arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 shortly after its release on Nintendo's console, and perhaps, much to the chagrin of Ninja Gaiden 3 owners. It's one thing to have to read about the debacle that was Ninja Gaiden 3, but for gamers who purchased the title at launch, the mere existence of Razor's Edge may have soured any attempt for Team Ninja to redeem themselves.

The plot still centers around a terrorist organization, led by a masked man with a taste for the theatrical, who demands the absolute surrender of all the nations within seven days; if the world doesn't comply, the world will die. And if that wasn't daunting enough for Ryu Hayabusa, the protagonist throughout all the Ninja Gaiden titles, a curse is brought upon him, infecting his arm, and soon his entire being, with the deaths his Dragon Sword has delivered.

However, what could have been a straightforward, effective narrative becomes convoluted, with contrived plot twists, and a perfunctory attempt to humanize Ryu. There isn't anything wrong with evolving a character, but I'm not sure if anyone was asking for the stoic ninja to contemplate what life would be like being a father.

If you're wondering if the derided "choice" sequences have carried over from Ninja Gaiden 3, or any of the life-begging soldiers which Ryu would cut down apathetically, the answer is, thankfully, no.

The campaign does have its moments, mainly with the cutscene direction, and because of Ryu, who's simply a magnetic character. His cool demeanor and ninja excellence are on full display, and occasionally, he exhibits some dry humor as well.
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40 of 52 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not horrible, but not worth $60 March 20, 2012
By Drewz
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Had this pre-ordered and popped it in first thing when I got home.

After experiencing what Ninja Gaiden has built itself into since it was first released on the original XBOX, it pains me to say that this Ninja Gaiden is very disappointing. Each installment (including the Sigmas) just got more and more incredible, adding new weapons, missions, playable characters, etc. This game takes all that away. While there are trials (similar to missions), and while there is supposed to be some extra weapons added via DLC at a later date, this game just feels like it has more than abandoned the momentum of the series.

I won't spoil the story, but let me just say I found it to be just as much (if not more) of a throwaway tale as NG2. Combat is much easier on Normal Mode than ever before (you can pretty much just mash square to dispatch most enemies), but a Hard mode is available right from the start for NG fans looking to maximize their challenge on the first play through. There aren't any collectables or upgrades in this game and levels are very linear. Not to mention you can no longer heal, but have the ever-so-popular regenerating health now...

Gameplay is what suffers most from this new take on Ninja Gaiden. You will basically find yourself moving from area to area in a very linear fashion, often being forced to stop and slaughter the same 2-3 dozen enemies you just did only moments before. There are no side paths or any collectables of any kind. Each level typically has 2-3 new enemies in it, but most of the time you'll might find yourself slaughtering repeats as well. Even with new enemies being introduced, it really does feel like you are fighting way too many of the same battles over and over.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Ninja Gaiden game April 11, 2013
By D.G.M.
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll keep this one somewhat shorter than most of my other reviews since I already reviewed the original version of this game. If you want more details on the story and gameplay of Ninja Gaiden 3, then feel free to check under my profile for the review. For this review, I'll be listing all the new additions and improvements that have been included in Razor's Edge.

- Aside from the swords Ryu already wielded in the original game (Dragon Sword, Jinran-Maru, and Blade of the Archfiend), most of the weapons and ninpo from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 have been added to Razor's Edge and are acquired as you go further through the main story. You get the Falcon's Talons, Eclipse Scythe, Lunar Staff, Kusari-gama, Blade of the Archfiend and Jinran-Maru (dual swords), Inferno ninpo, Wind Blades ninpo, and Piercing Void ninpo. All these weapons and ninpo are upgradeable. Also, hitting enemies with ninpo attacks has Ryu regain some health.

- Additional upgrades and abilities can be earned with Karma points, such as the Guillotine Throw, the ability to automatically dodge an attack by using up a portion of the ninpo meter, and the ability to enter a meditative state in order to drain some of your ninpo energy in exchange for more health.

- Golden scarabs from Ninja Gaiden Sigma are scattered throughout the levels. Collecting enough of them earns you a couple of weapons and extra Karma points. Crystal Skulls from NGS 2 are also scattered around each level, only this time when you find one you are taken to a special challenge arena where you fight waves of enemies from all three Ninja Gaiden games, and at the end of each challenge arena you fight a boss from one of the first two games (Doku, Alma, Genshin, etc.).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smh
Shipped in decent condition. Does not function with move I remember. Personally did not like & sold a couple days later
Published 12 days ago by ese
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
it is ok if you like mortal combat kinda games, but was just too cheesy for me
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Published 29 days ago by Ismael Agosto
5.0 out of 5 stars great game
this is one of the best games ever that i have play and expecting a new one from this saga to be better on graphics
Published 1 month ago by Juan Reinaldo Morales Gil
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST NINJA GAIDEN!! BLOOOD!!!
Recommended a lot, all fine. The best attention and price of the market!! Thank's a lot for this awesome item
Published 2 months ago by Folken Sama
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Fantastic game. A great game on PS3. It worth every penny and the graphics look great. I have enjoyed it
Published 2 months ago by vincent
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal
In a simple word, this game is brutal, is being hold back until a finish the 2 firsts. This time team ninja outdid themselves
Published 4 months ago by Gabriel Orellana
3.0 out of 5 stars It is ok
This game is not as good as one or two. They do things with the fighting mechanic and controls that are counter intuitive. Good price though.
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