FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 3:53 PM

Our videos of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Our videos of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Sometimes it is difficult for us to make videos, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a good example. One of the most uninteresting games of the old generation to say the least. Here are two videos of the game, do not ask for more, please!
Note: This copy of the game was sent to us by Xbox.

The First 10 Minutes #1
The First 10 Minutes Part 2

All comments

Commented on 2014-04-01 16:00:09
My main reason i gave this game a time of my life to bother checking videos was to see Ryu in action, there is only 1 real fight with him, too bad you dont play as him.

Though the arcade mode is pretty cool, they used the famous NG NES music tunes (original, no remake) as BGM during the levels which was nice for NG fans.
Commented on 2014-04-01 17:11:02
My only hope for Yaiba was for it to have an awesome combat mechanic, but since from every review I've read that's not the case, not worth anyone's time.
Commented on 2014-04-01 17:15:47
Atleast now that this crap is out, hopefully Team ninja can focus all their manpower on NG4 for next-gen :P
Commented on 2014-04-01 17:22:20
Eh actually I enjoyed the combat to some extent; kinda like Dynasty Warrior + NG, tbh. But the godawful camera and practically everything else made playing this game a chore. Pity, this being Team Ninja's debut on PC and all.
Commented on 2014-04-01 17:47:24 In reply to jekasama
Posted by jekasama
Eh actually I enjoyed the combat to some extent; kinda like Dynasty Warrior + NG, tbh. But the godawful camera and practically everything else made playing this game a chore. Pity, this being Team Ninja's debut on PC and all.
They should have released the Xbox and Xbox 360 generations' Ninja Gaiden games on PC, if Metal Gear Rising sold very well on PC, no reason why Ninja Gaiden wouldn't. Same with Platinum Games' Vanquish and Bayonetta. =(

Instead they decided to waste money, time and "creativity" on Yaiba.
Commented on 2014-04-01 18:41:14
I played the first level or two and never touched it again. It's an even more boring version of Dynasty Warriors
Commented on 2014-04-01 19:43:56
There is no jump button... Nothing else needs to be said.

Nothing.

Godspeed to Gamersyde for playing this game.
Commented on 2014-04-01 20:00:54 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Atleast now that this crap is out, hopefully Team ninja can focus all their manpower on NG4 for next-gen :P
Team Ninja didn't develop Yaiba. That being said, considering how poor NG3 turned out to be for most fans, not sure a fourth episode is going to be worth the wait.
Commented on 2014-04-01 20:17:22 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Team Ninja didn't develop Yaiba. That being said, considering how poor NG3 turned out to be for most fans, not sure a fourth episode is going to be worth the wait.
No they didnt, but didnt they have some sort of an involvement since i kept seeing Hayashi from TN in some dev diaries?
Also i agree NG3 was shit, but NG3 RE was great (with two annoying issues attached from NG3). If they learned how much fail NG3 was and why they did Razors Edge to begin with, i dont think they would/will do the same mistake as NG3 again.
Commented on 2014-04-02 01:14:02
love the art style, thats just about all that might interest me. I'll try it out when I find a copy at a swapmeet for $10
Commented on 2014-04-02 01:20:39
Ugh NG3:RE was great? No........It is was an improvement tho. Coming up from shit only made it decent in the end. The game needed to be bombed and started from scratch. I don't have any faith in the studio to make the this series great again. As far as im concerned, all the relevant talent within Team Ninja jumped ship with Itagaki. Saying all this, I'll always check for a new NG game. Just won't get my hopes up. And this game Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is mediocre.
Commented on 2014-04-02 01:53:37
BRING THE GOODS MASTER ITAGAKI. ONE DEVIL'S THIRD TO RULE THEM ALL.

(capslock is broken)
Commented on 2014-04-02 05:45:48 In reply to GangstaNip
Posted by GangstaNip
Ugh NG3:RE was great? No........It is was an improvement tho. Coming up from shit only made it decent in the end. The game needed to be bombed and started from scratch. I don't have any faith in the studio to make the this series great again. As far as im concerned, all the relevant talent within Team Ninja jumped ship with Itagaki. Saying all this, I'll always check for a new NG game. Just won't get my hopes up. And this game Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is mediocre.
It was great "compared" to NG3 vanilla a good/more playable improvement, but no it wasent great as a stand alone NG, but neither was NG2 (outside the combat system).
But as a NG fanboy i will buy NG4 on ps4 regardless lol, i just hope its not as bad as NG3 vanilla lol
Commented on 2014-04-02 21:59:45
Just let NG series rest, Yaiba is an embarassment, even if it's boasting the "spin-off" excuse.
Commented on 2014-04-02 22:04:13
Ehm no, they should continue to make NG games (just no spin offs).

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