By El_Galant 4 Comments
After a week of gameplay and a little over halfway through the game I can say that the game is good. Not very good, not great, just good. As stated before the difficulty level is rather confusing, the AI is non-threatening in the beginning but it gets more aggressive as you get farther along. Reading that the game was easy kind of skewed my vision for it thinking that the game would be a cakewalk, and it is not. There are some instances where it helps you by stating the obvious and the prompts for QTEs lasts too long for anyone to miss the queue. Thinking you will never die or making the game out to be a senseless button masher is far from the truth, as Dynasty Warriors it is not. The graphics are solid, some elements work good with the game not used in previous entries, the camera might be an issue for some, I have not had issues with it where I died because of it or couldn't see what I was doing. It does not follow you as quickly or stealthily like in God of War 3, to be noted. The framerate issues seen early on might have been a glitch of some sort, because I have not seen it since, and I was in areas with more enemies and more movement than in the section I saw the slowdown. The multiplayer is a lot of fun. There are 3 levels taken from the game used in Clan Battles, where you team up or go solo against others, and there is an interesting and longer section called Ninja Trials where you co-op with someone or go solo to face hordes of enemies & bosses through different levels of difficulty. In ironic twist the controls in multiplayer are tighter than in Story Mode, and you can actually see how much you need to level up and what moves you can pull off after passing certain skill levels when gaining enough experience. The multiplayer mode contains levels and enemy spoilers from the Story Mode if you pass enough of them. I stopped after completing 2 of the 5 Leader trials to finish off the Story, as I beat 10 of 10 Acolyte and Mentor trials.You can save your gameplay movies here as well although not picture perfect, as I did when I went up against a Clan Battle of 3 versus 1 and killed them 5 times to the 9 they defeated me. I liked that even when in heavy odds you can end up victorious in this multiplayer whereas in FPS no way you would kill anyone with 3 guys stacked up against you. I was worried the first few days about the purchase but now a week in I like the game for sure. Replay value is good with the multiplayer added. I believe there are free DLCs on the way with weapons and maybe more levels for the multiplayer I hope. This game is definitely the 'Matrix Revolutions' of the Ninja Gaiden series, not a bad movie by itself but the less memorable of the three.