- Summary: Left to avenge his Clan after a sinister force is awakened in Tokyo, Hotsuma must confront demons from his past and defend his role as Leader of the Oboro Clan. Drawing off the ancient traditions of Ninja magic, Hotsuma uses wall running, shuriken attacks, and the coveted Akujiki Sword to fight the deadly masked foes that stalk him. With the special Stealth Dash technique, he creates ghost-like apparitions that confuse his enemies. He can then strike with a lightning-quick "Tate" in which his blade moves so fast the victims don't even realize they've been struck until they fall to their death. [Sega]… Expand
10HACK AND SLASH GOODNESS! This game did NOT make it to the Dreamcast, however it made up for it by being on the PS2 instead (marking the start of hack n slash games across all other 6th generation consoles). This is now on PSN , so I recommend purchasing it.
The storyline CAN be a bit slow if you're not too speedy with finishing each level (the story is divided into cut-scenes that are shown AFTER completing a level).
The camera can be annoying. The game CAN be hard, but REMEMBER that without this game, alot of hack n slashers like Ninja Gaiden / Bayonetta wouldn't exist (Ninja Gaiden: Black Edition even nodded to this game via an unlockable costume).… Expand
This game is very hard. I can't believe I beat it. Its very close in difficulty to the old Sega Genesis games. I think people forgot that. The level design and combat is pretty cool. I think if you like ninja games this is the best on PS2. This is probably sega's only good game in ten years.… Expand
FlameSniper7I loved the prequels because of the cool graphics and great handling. I never got bored. Shinobi for PS2 hasn't got the innovations and graphics that kick me from my seat. Well, the camera angle is very frustrating. You can adjust it yourself but when you try to adjust you're most likely hit by the enemy already. Weak graphic, good handling, bad camera, too hard but challenging nevertheless.… Expand
RealShinobiFan0Great gameplay my ass. i didnt know going through identical rooms 50 times and fighting the same bad guys 50 times is great gameplay. People like bruce c. telling people they dont have a life is sad. cuz its people like bruce.c who play this game that dont have a life. Stick to the original shinobi games.… Expand