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Shinobi on the 3DS
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Why do I get the feeling this thread won't be as popular as the Mario or even Rayman one?

Oh well. I know I'm not alone anticipating this title. There's Jargon, and there's... yeah.

Anyway, ONM's Shinobi review:

"Shinobi is a side-scrolling action platformer"

Eh? Eh!?

Not convinced? Then I've got another choice quote:

"It's an unashamedly simple game and it doesn't care. What's seemingly more important in Shinobi are two things - making you learn your character's skills inside-out and making you feel thoroughly awesome in the process.

While the combat is fantastic, it still doesn't make up for a potential issue - the sheer difficulty. Shinobi is very much old-school, shamelessly challenging to the extent that even the first level on Normal difficulty will have you dying plenty of times. Levels are also very long, multi-stage affairs that can last upwards of 20 minutes and losing all your lives will take you back to the start of the level, which can be immensely frustrating.

But that's the sort of game Shinobi is. It doesn't want you to zoom through it with no hassle, it wants you to die over and over again as you learn which enemy spawns where, figure out the best tactic to defeat each one and in time become an untouchable ninja warrior.

As someone who's unable of feeling awesome outside of video games, let me tell you, I am PSYCHED.

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Posted: 11/10/11, 19:17:33  - Edited by 
 on: 11/17/11, 21:05:31
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The consensus seems to be this game is old-school tough. Sounds awesome.
Posted: 11/10/11, 19:21:37
And that was the last reply this thread ever got.


A consensus of two, so far. Although I doubt reviewers who don't find it old school are gonna pop up.

Oh, Sega. Should have released the game months ago when it was ready. Same week as Super Mario 3D Land is just retarded.
Posted: 11/10/11, 19:27:36
SOOOO true.
Posted: 11/10/11, 21:35:41
Yeah, they should have released it long ago when it was ready. When there was no competition to really speak of. Waiting was a dumb move.

Still, I've got my eye on this game, and I'll likely pick it up sometime - just not right away. Maybe I'll ask for it as a Christmas gift. The game has always intrigued me, and the idea of an "old-school hard" difficulty does admittedly make me smile.
Posted: 11/10/11, 22:08:31
I'll rent it next week. Looking forward to it quite a bit, actually. I discovered Shinobi III on the VC a couple years ago and love it. Not so hot on the other Genesis Shinobi games, though. Same for the PS2 game.
Posted: 11/11/11, 00:54:37
I will probably be picking it up, but not until January or so. My backlog continues to grow as more and more games release this month.
Posted: 11/11/11, 01:12:39
You Sega trol...waitaminute.

As a true Shinobi fan, I'm totally excited about this game! Side-scrolling action games don't have a very high bar for me. Basic functionality is all that I ask for.

I'm thinkin' that I should just get Cave Story on WiiWare, though.
Posted: 11/11/11, 02:21:31  - Edited by 
 on: 11/11/11, 02:21:59
Anand said:
I'm thinkin' that I should just get Cave Story on DSiWare, though.

You totally should!
Posted: 11/11/11, 05:45:08
Not digging the plain-jane art style and primitive graphics, think I'll pass and keep praying for Iga to make a sprite-based Castlevania game with 3-D parallax scrolling.
Posted: 11/11/11, 06:53:19
The animation is great, though.

Game is more impressive in person than in stills.
Posted: 11/11/11, 06:54:08
I think the graphics look sweet. The style they chose for this is striking - I really dig it. The game really "pops" when in motion though, that's true. I really like the explosion animations. Just.... so cool looking!
Posted: 11/11/11, 14:37:35
You rascal!

(I also think that the delay was stupid, for the record, but I still want the game.)
Posted: 11/11/11, 19:54:50

Muwa ha ha ha.

But seriously! The DSiWare version has some cool exclusive stuff, and it's $2 cheaper! And you can play it anywhere - no need to be tethered to your TV! That's awesome, no?

Back on topic, I'm thinking of getting Shinobi as a Christmas gift. I'm pretty well-stocked full of games atm, so I have the luxury of waiting. Plus ya never know - maybe I'll find it for cheap later on...?
Posted: 11/11/11, 22:41:37
Hey! These blogs may be from Sega, but they aren't shit!

Shinobi Retrospective parts

Posted: 11/12/11, 00:52:25  - Edited by 
 on: 11/12/11, 00:52:45

Wow, that's a lot of reading! .... I'll have to save it for later.

Gui, are you picking up the 3DS game on launch day? Comes out in like, three days, yeah?
Posted: 11/12/11, 17:24:43
Already ordered on Amazon.

Thank god I'm gonna be travelling by bus quite a bit over the next two months, because otherwise I don't know where I'd find the time for these games.
Posted: 11/12/11, 18:21:22
You and your buses...
Posted: 11/12/11, 23:36:56
Am I the only one who finds the streetpass feature in this really tacked-on?

Anyway I'm keeping an eye on this one. Let's hope it turns out well. This will be the first 2D-gameplay Shinobi game since the horrible GBA addition
Posted: 11/13/11, 05:20:30
@CPA Wei

Hey. I actually liked the GBA game. It wasn't horrible. Just... not great. An average action game. Not too shabby overall though. It was better than the PS2 game.
Posted: 11/13/11, 08:09:45  - Edited by 
 on: 11/13/11, 08:10:01
Here is a review by NintendoLife (7/10)

They have a lot of good things to say about it... keep in mind, they use the whole review scale and don't give half-marks.
Posted: 11/14/11, 20:31:34
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