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  • Summary: As the power of the samurai class fades, Japan turns to the ninja to uphold political power during chaotic times. One such ninja, Kurenai, lives to avenge her father's death and will go to any means necessary to destroy the Black Lizard Clan. Kurenai is a master of the tetsugen, a wireAs the power of the samurai class fades, Japan turns to the ninja to uphold political power during chaotic times. One such ninja, Kurenai, lives to avenge her father's death and will go to any means necessary to destroy the Black Lizard Clan. Kurenai is a master of the tetsugen, a wire weapon that can cut off an enemy's head or hang them from a tree, depending on the end attachments used and the length and strength of the weapon's wire. Aggressively employing such tactics as wearing disguises, using womanly wiles, and controlling Ninjutsu powers will help you to escape enemies. Expand
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  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. Unfortunately, the game falls prey to some all-too-common problems, like weak AI and a buggy camera. If you are a ninja fan looking for something new, then you should be satisfied with a rental.
  2. Technical issues at the core of gameplay (camera) will burn any gamer's sack, especially when asked to pay the premium price tag.
  3. From its barely existent storyline, to its laborious and periodically broken platforming mechanics, to its sadly underdeveloped combat, Red Ninja just never manages to pull itself from action game mediocrity.
  4. The only thing this game offers is a combination of clunky combat, bad camera and average presentation. Like her adversaries, Red Ninja is in dire need of being put out of its misery.
  5. How can anyone justify dropping $50 on a ninja game with a broken camera, un uber weapon that makes most of the game a cakewalk, some twitchy control and only a so-so presentation? I certainly can't.
  6. 40
    Yet the biggest sticking point is the camera, which has trouble remaining steady in tight spots or in close encounters, making many sequences needlessly frustrating.
  7. 30
    There is only one game where I've ever skipped areas I wanted to explore due to not wanting to deal with the camera. This is it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. JLlei
    May 29, 2005
    7
    Although the graphics are PS1-like, and the overall length too short, I thought the story was great and I liked the option of being stealthy Although the graphics are PS1-like, and the overall length too short, I thought the story was great and I liked the option of being stealthy or not. The wire makes for fights with good variety (trip them, lop heads, hang them, wire strafing...). Overall gameplay was too easy but the Boss flights in the later stages 5,6,7 were very challenging until you figured out the tricks. With all the epic games out like Jade,Kotor2,Doom out now - it's was good to have one that's low pressure and fun. That said, it's not worth the $49, but well worth a purchase when used. Expand
  2. IliyunH.
    Apr 18, 2005
    2
    The games camera is what killed it for me. Not worth the $50 bucks.
  3. AB
    Apr 19, 2005
    1
    I love Red Ninja! Before I played Red Ninja, I was afraid of becoming tired of my favorite hobby, videogames. I wondered when green elf boys I love Red Ninja! Before I played Red Ninja, I was afraid of becoming tired of my favorite hobby, videogames. I wondered when green elf boys rescuing princesses would grow old. I feared that the amuzement of huge apes and dot-chomping circles would deplete. Then, I played the pile of crap that is Red Ninja. The nauseatingly bad camera angles reminded me that Super Mario Sunshine wasn't really that bad. Horrible controls were great proof that it could be worse than the ground missions in Star Fox Assault. But, best of all, the game as a whole made every other game seem much more enjoyable. I could now have fun playing Driv3r or even Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2! It improved the entire medium, and thus the loving and appreciative point. Expand