Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune, has brought their new concept of the new Ninja Gaiden game on friv games site. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z presents a title direct and uncompromising action, where the most important thing is to crush the buttons on the remote to, well, to annihilate hordes of nasty monsters that try to stop our progress.
The saga Ninja Gaiden adds the undead to the equation to the delight of fans hack ‘n’ slash with more liters of blood in the mythical scene screen mower Brain-dead. The union of two interactive talent is so characteristic which combines a proposal which will have a major hit with their plot of dedicated fans, but could pass unnoticed among the other players currently torn between making the leap to the next generation or follow hitting shots in the past.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z allows us to take control of Yaiba’s title game. This evil but skilled ninja seeks revenge against the fearsome and famous Ryu Hayabusa, who once managed to take his life as well as his one arm and half face and that explains his looks.
Miss Monday and her corporation helped in getting Yaiba’s life back which also mutated Yaiba’s body with a mechanical arm and a cybernetic eye. Guided by Mr. Del Gonzo, Yaiba conducted his own search of revenge against Ryu while facing the horde of zombies which has spread in Ukraine.
The plot of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is so bizarre and funny. A perfect excuse to introduce a character capable of removing hundreds of rotting bodies and let the user pass it big with such a direct and simple as fun playable approach.
The hardcore fans of the series Ninja Gaiden will feel a strange sensation to see his favorite franchise turns to comedy with gore Z series touches, something that could not be otherwise given back to the story progresses based on static images, in most cases, reminiscent of a Japanese comic strip.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is not a main entry in Team Ninja franchise, so the game has to be understood as an entertainment that seeks to please the avid gamer direct fun, without any pretensions that spending a few hours dismembering zombies and brandishing a sharp katana.
Light, Fire And Destruction
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z bet, as we say, for a simple gameplay that gets right to the point. The story consists of a total of seven sections, of approximately one hour in most cases. It should be noted at this point that the difficulty level chosen by the user plays a fundamental role in the duration of the title.
If we choose the easy or normal, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z does not exceed eight hours. However, at higher levels of difficulty check that the length of the title grows. Obviously, we must also take into account the collectibles scattered around the stage that allow us to have a greater health bar and more.
Once we walked in we discovered that Yaiba has three basic attacks and a move to dodge the opponent’s punches.
The combination of attacks fosters a visual feast of the most striking and attaining experience points allows us to level up and unlock new abilities.
Upon completion of the proposal, by the way, unlock a fun arcade mini-game that celebrates video games beat’em up such a good time that we did spend in the late 80s and early 90s.
Throughout the adventure we face several bosses, as well as common enemies ranging from classic to an electrified zombie bride, throwing prostitutes through your pores and bile by Orthodox priests that purify the wicked with his incessant calls. Although this seems like the most comical, the fact is that the subject loses his grace when we discovered that the range of enemies is much broader and to eliminate them all just follow the same strategy over and over again.
Special mention for the bland end, disappointing monster as playable, although visually the game is spectacular.
In addition to attacking with weapons equipped by Yaiba we can take advantage of certain parts of the enemies to get powerful weapons temporary.
Thus, with the head of the Orthodox priest will have a flaming grenade while rotten vesicle prostitute’s bile allows us to launch our enemies. Combining elements like pus generates electricity and spectacular combos that help clean the scene of enemy monsters.
Besides cutting and severing, the game rates our work at the end of each episode, giving us experience points and the marks allow us to compare with friends to see who gets the best score. Along with killing zombies, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z presents some simple puzzles to bring some variety to the set, but at no time are as challenging as the player to get stuck.
There are also segments of platforms that require us to press a certain button on the remote at a precise moment. Everything is direct and clear, but that touch was so smooth thanks to graphic violence (unreal, of course). Chapter cannot be closed without mentioning the playable anger mode , a very powerful option attack that can be unleashed when the indicator on the screen fills and that turns Yaiba into a killing machine.
However, as already noted, the length of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is short. Obviously a proposal hack’n'slash doesn’t need 20 hours to be enjoyed, but seven episodes seem few these days. In addition, the lack of variety of enemies will make stalwarts better appreciate the shortcomings of other user’s title.
Blood Red And Yellow Fluorescent Rotten
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z presents an interesting art section full of light and color. We have already noted that the proposal of Team Ninja and concept is a tribute to the Z series and this is clearly seen in the designs of the enemies, as well as the levels. The way to tell the story through their own comic book images gives the set a nice finish which also helps in reducing the costs of generating complex action sequences driven by the game engine.
The designs of the characters are far away from the realism of the series Ninja Gaiden, though no longer recognizable characters like Ryu and Momiji, who have their moment of fame in the role.
The enemy design is very interesting, but as happened with a title similar cut, Lollipop Chainsaw, ultimately discovered that the variety of monsters are not as high as expected. Scenarios, meanwhile, are so linear and predictable, but it would not be fair to speak ill of them. They have their place and even submit fun areas such as platforms.
The image stability is commendable, and except for brief to save the game automatically pulls, holds the type at all times, no problems when considering a satisfactory gaming experience. In this regard it should also talk about the arcade minigame Yaiba: Ninja Z Gaiden.
We can not forget the sound section with voices in English and Japanese, the title is based on good subtitles in Spanish, so it occasionally goes too fast. The soundtrack does its role without fanfare and without a trace. In multiplayer level, beyond the own markers of different missions, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z opts for experience for a single user so Team Ninja and concept saves having to shoehorn a function that, in accordance that case, adds nothing to the proposal.
For Lovers Of Hack’n'Slash
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will appeal to fans of the genre hack’n’slash. Although the title of Team Ninja, Keiji Inafune and concept is not as deep as other exponents of the genre (as may well be God of War III or Bayonetta), guarantees hours of fun and a different graphic approach, away from the prevailing realism of these days to cheer fans of the Z series and the living dead who are still fashionable in the interactive industry has dozens of proposals even featuring them.
What fails the game is the life of Yaiba, shortage of enemies and little variety of situations, although it is true that as a spin-off plays its role. Fun is present at all times and its simplicity makes it playable all can access the work. From fans of Ninja Gaiden you will find a challenge in the higher levels of difficulty to novice users who just want a few hours away. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a valid adrenaline experience and relive the penny arcade option. Something that also has merit.