Shinobido for PS Vita is like a mixture of Hitman and Metal Gear Solid for Asia fans, who really love dialogue, character development and a thin but broad storyline about a war in a foreign country. But they will have to live with some AI bugs, repetetive level layout, poor controls and a lack of use of PS Vita features. Acquire could have done better.
Anybody who does not like this game has not given it the proper time investment to understand the game at all. It's a Japanese title, so it's not going to hold your hand through all the best parts of the game. You have to actually play it to understand it's greatness. I have platinum trophy'd this game and still play it to this day.
If you ever played any Tenchu games and are a fan of that fantastic series; then this game is something you should purchase right now. It's one of the best Tenchu games I've ever played and it's not even Tenchu.
This game is one of the best games on the Vita. The voice acting is meant to sound exactly like it does and the whole feel of the game is great as a result. It's supposed to have "cheesy" sounding voice acting, just like all the best Tenchu games. The graphics are decent enough, but it's the actual game play that matters here.
The game is seriously awesome. Almost a perfect ninja game. Portable too.
You're essentially getting a portable, RPG style Tenchu game called Shinobido 2. A Tenchu on steroids. Soundtrack is awesome too.
One more thing - people are always collecting "retro" gaming consoles and spend a lot of money doing so. This game is almost a perfect example of "retro" stealth gaming in a modern package.
Being a ninja will always be cool, but limited gameplay options, terrible AI, a hostile camera and a rather high degree of repetitiveness turns Shinobido 2 into a game that doesn't quite deliver on its promising premise.
Just a bunch of poorly controlled quests weaved together with a very thin story. If it was only a few bucks, it would be a decent distraction for people looking to be ninjas on the go, but as a full price PlayStation Vita, I can't recommend it.
It is sooo obvious which publishers are paying the critics and who aren't. How could anyone score MW3 higher than shinibido 2? This game is deep and highly enjoyable, totally disregard the critics and go with user reviews needless to say.
I think it´s a good game. I like the stealth, the tool creation that could be bigger and the attacks. But i did not liked the rescue and trasporting missions, they were boring and stupid. The game could have more maps but i liked it it´s a good stealth game and i recommended.
The game looks and feels 10 years old. In terms of voiceacting, story, etc. the game doesn't shine. However, I like the menu layouts, music (even though it's somewhat repetitive) and the stealth kills. It's a great stealth action game with lots of decisions and influences you can have, but it's also reptitive and that can turn some people off. Overall it's good but not great.