May 6, 2004

Ninja Gaiden as Literature

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at May 6, 2004 3:01 PM

This piece on Slate compares playing Ninja Gaiden to reading The Odyssey, but also manages to approximate the reason it's fun. I will mention that hours of training in Soul Caliber and Dynasty Warriors has prepared me to fare somewhat better than the author of that piece, although I am currently getting demolished on the (sub-?)boss of Chapter 10. I've been surprised by how many times I've been "stuck" in this game and yet have managed to move on after a little bit of practice. It's well-paced in that regard.

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