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- Innovative DS Stylus Functionality - Smoothly maneuver and fight through levels with the intuitive operation of the DS stylus
- Hold the DS Like a Book - Hold the DS with one hand like a book to assist in the operation of the stylus which allows players to view a wider range of scenes
- Cast Ninpo, Ninja Magic, by Symbol Input - Using the DS Stylus, draw various symbols to quickly execute numerous types of Ninpo
- # New to the DS - Experience Team NINJA's first original action game for the Nintendo DS
- Take on the role of Master Ninja Ryu Hayabusa
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Anyone who games a lot knows that Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden series for the Xbox (soon for the 360 as well) was seen as a game for the hardcore of the hardcore group of gamers. This series was unforgiving in its difficulty and didn't baby the players. While such a thing may alienate the more casual player it does pose as a great challenge for gamers who have seen and played all types of games and where a challenge to their gaming skill comes only rarely. I was concerned that transferring that difficulty level from the console to the handheld would prove to be a problem, but Team Ninja seem to have found a balance in Dragon Sword's overall execution. While Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword is not sadistically difficult it's also not a pushover. There's enough of a challenge in the gameplay that it shows the spirit of what the Ninja Gaiden series has always been: a challenging and fun action series.
Dragon Sword also made great use of the DS touch screen and stylus system by pretty much using it as the end-all and be-all of moving and fighting throughout the game.Read more ›
- Ninja Gaiden on the DS... Hellooo?
- Outstanding production values
- Stylus controls work amazingly well
- Comic book style cut scenes
- Same great sound effects/music score from Xbox classic
- No graphical equivalent on DS
- Some of the moves can be tricky to execute
- Vertical view can make you feel boxed in
- Most bosses are recycled from xbox ninja gaiden
Ultimately, its a game where you run around and kill bad guys by slashing them up. Not having played many of the other Ninja Gaiden games, I can't compare.
The gameplay is very, very similar to God Of War on the Sony systems: you run around and slash, and you get some super powers as the game progresses. However, there are no puzzles to solve.
To some reviews that pointed out drawbacks, they are true, and thus this isn't a five star game. You do just hack and slash, and it can get a bit repetitive (but I do think that its fun with the stylus). Also, a lot of the gameplay scenes are not real 3d.
All that said, a game like this on the DS is long overdue, and I'm glad I have a copy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good game just a warning the nintendo ds has to be hold vertically (or like a book) cuz the game only allows that viewPublished 4 months ago by Renita Vier
I love Ninjas games,Ninjas kicks butt.Please keepup the great work.Published 8 months ago by Jamal D.Kendricks
I'm confused why he's wearing his black ninja suit when this is describing how he got the dragon sword. If anything, it would make sense if he was his blue ninja suit.Published 14 months ago by senortito8
Dragon Sword is definitely a Ninja Gaiden game, despite being on the DS; a little too short compared to previous titles. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Zachary Proffitt
now this game I truly love I am a big fan of doa and love he in it one of my fav people to play with I wish they put the new ones on 3ds as well I can not wait to play them u would... Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by torry
bought for seven year old and he hasn't figured out how to play it yet. great graphics he will get it figured out.Published on April 3, 2013 by lisa