Ninja Gaiden 3 has received very mixed reviews from critics.
While many reviews rate the game at 80%, a number have awarded the game as low as 30%.
IGN, who gave the Team Ninja game the lowest score of 3/10, said that “Ninja Gaiden 3 is a gash on the face of the franchise and one of the worst games the action genre has yet suffered. It has no consideration for its fans’ wants or what a new audience may have enjoyed.“
The review continued: “It’s a nightmare that’s as easy as it is uninteresting, and it abandons what used to work for awful new ideas that don’t work together. Under no circumstance should you ever waste your time on this self-indulgent and abysmal wreck.”
Similarly, VideoGamer, who awarded the title 5/10, said: “You can probably wring out a decent afternoon with Ninja Gaiden 3 providing you’re not expecting it to be as good as its predecessors. There are the origins of a fast, exciting new combat system buried underneath all the mess, and the gorgeous animations and zippy takedowns provide an immediate buzz.”
It continued: “Yet its problems vastly outweigh its positives, and it’s hard to come away feeling anything other than disappointed. This was supposed to be a bold new beginning for the series, but ultimately Ninja Gaiden 3 feels like a false start.”
You’ll be able to make your own mind up on the 23rd March, when the game releases.