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  • Summary: The solitary Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, must find a way to lift the deadly curse on his right arm before it destroys him... NINJA GAIDEN 3 has been reworked to bring to Wii U the truly intense, high-speed challenge and action NINJA GAIDEN fans demand. With more weapon and Ninpo types, a newThe solitary Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, must find a way to lift the deadly curse on his right arm before it destroys him... NINJA GAIDEN 3 has been reworked to bring to Wii U the truly intense, high-speed challenge and action NINJA GAIDEN fans demand. With more weapon and Ninpo types, a new character progression system, a redesigned battle system and the return of dismemberment, NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge improves upon the original NINJA GAIDEN 3 in every way and offers Wii U exclusive features and functionalities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Apr 9, 2013
    84
    Razor's Edge mixes up tradition in the Ninja Gaiden franchise enough to make it a worthy purchase. A great story (even with action cliches), gameplay improvements, more dismemberments, and online modes. Problems with the camera, glitches, and invisible walls still plague the series. At $40, there is plenty of value to consider this worthwhile.
  2. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    If you're hankering for some highly difficult, ninja-dismemberment action that prizes precision play, it's a pretty good buy. If high difficulty annoys you or you prefer to play as a damage-tank who can soak a lot of hits, avoid at all costs.
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    76
    This version of Ninja Gaiden 3 is the best. It's complete thanks to new modes, Ayane special missions, the free DLC with Kasumi, more violence and, of course, it's more challenging. However, it still has fundamental mistakes.
  4. Apr 10, 2013
    70
    They took the bad out of Ninja Gaiden 3 and improved the game to "just OK".
  5. Apr 4, 2013
    65
    Those who enjoyed the previous games should give Razor's Edge a chance, the improvements allowing the finer aspects of the series to shine through much clearer, but if it's a Premier Ninja experience you are looking for you might have to look elsewhere.
  6. Apr 15, 2013
    58
    All in all this is a Ninja Gaiden fan's redemption of sort, but for those looking for something new and exhilarating, you may want to pass altogether as this Ninja is starting to show his age, and a bit of a limp.
  7. Apr 19, 2013
    40
    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge never had much of a chance of matching the quality of its predecessors, but it would have at least sufficed as a decent game. The unforgiving difficulty and poorly-planned gameplay restrictions only bring to light the still-present flaws of the original game rather than cover them up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Apr 3, 2013
    10
    Maybe this game is not better than ninja gaiden and ninja gaiden 2 but I am glad that team ninja yave corrected the errors in ninja gaiden 3
  2. Jun 1, 2013
    10
    This game is brutal, violent, gore, insane, bloody-mess, ruthless, unforgiving... splattered body parts everywhere! It is what a hack-n-slashThis game is brutal, violent, gore, insane, bloody-mess, ruthless, unforgiving... splattered body parts everywhere! It is what a hack-n-slash game should be... Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2013
    9
    Team Ninja still have soul since Itagaki leave, & yes this games is look amazing with great graphic, new story, new char playable, if you fansTeam Ninja still have soul since Itagaki leave, & yes this games is look amazing with great graphic, new story, new char playable, if you fans ninja gaiden don't miss it Expand
  4. Jun 17, 2013
    7
    Good game in Action and murder
    But the problem of continuous camera
    There are no developed very much in play Many weapons owners soldiers
    Good game in Action and murder
    But the problem of continuous camera
    There are no developed very much in play
    Many weapons owners soldiers
    With the game Ninja! Shi never unreasonable
    The company's floundering in a new part!
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  5. May 19, 2013
    7
    much better than NG3 which I've thought was horrid
    this one is much closer to previous titles which is a plus for a sequel.
    The controls are
    much better than NG3 which I've thought was horrid
    this one is much closer to previous titles which is a plus for a sequel.
    The controls are smooth some nice easy to perform combos and a battle system that is easy but tough to master.
    The bad the quick times without button indication, ranged combat and cheap AI spam of unblockable moves.

    Overall a good game.
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  6. Jan 2, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Ninja Gaiden is considere'd as one of challenging hack & Slash ever exist for decades.its kinda sad that Ninja Gaiden turn into slow and bad looking game.

    - Story
    The story is not so good but its not bad aswell.the voiceacting is slighty good if not bad.the bad guy turn to be a good guy and the good guy on your side become the bad guy and that bad guy that turn into a good guy is turning into a bad guy near end.its kinda crazy and laughable.it doesn't make any sense.really..

    - Characters
    Character's specially the models where somewhat good and better compare to the previous Ninja Gaiden.ofcourse its a straight recycle from Dead Or Alive.so expect a fan service on this game.

    - Mechanics
    so this is it.this is my biggest complain on this game.while Ninja Gaiden 2 is kind of similar of what Devil May Cry is.NG3 has a new system and its frustrating.i didn't understand why you needed to upgrade your health bars if your HP drain's to the very lowest once you recieve a massively damage from the enemie's.thats that your HP will return to basic unless you'll reach a save spot.its stupid also the camera is clumsy and its ruined the entire experience.swordplay is addictive but bore's you quickly.the game suppose to be Gory and intense and some kind of God of war.but somehow it didn't deliver.and not to mention. WTF is this auto guarding?its cheap and crazy.

    - Final Verdict
    Ninja Gaiden should be rewrite and fix the entire mechanic's.it should stay like the Devil May Cry or even God of War.this game is Abysmal.i would recommend playing the Ninja Gaiden 2 over this but if you're searching a badass Ninja game?you should Try Metal Gear Revengeance.
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  7. Apr 14, 2013
    0
    This is game,that you don't get to enjoy,this is game you get to struggle even on the lowets difficulty,the game is too difficult for theThis is game,that you don't get to enjoy,this is game you get to struggle even on the lowets difficulty,the game is too difficult for the ordinary gamer,this game is made for ppl who like to struggle,is not for humans am saying that in a bad way,you c an't enjoy the game you get focused on dodging all the time,even the lowest difficulty feels like hardcore,ok graphics and everything else is great,but the AI is fuked,i'll like the game if they add a an actual easy diufficulty,i can't beat even one ninja trial,my hands hurt after playing this game.Sorry,but i wasted good money on this game.I'll get back if they add a easy difficulty,,don't get me wrong here,i don't wana dominate my games,i don't wana get pwned all the time by the npc,that's this games never get top lvl,most ppl like to enjoy theyre games,not struggle,games like that never get good score and will never get good score,please make this game enjoyable. Expand

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