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VGChartz Score
8.3
                         

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Alternative Names

ニンジャガイデンドラゴンソード

Developer

Team Ninja

Genre

Action

Release Dates

03/25/08 Tecmo
03/20/08 Tecmo
06/27/08 Tecmo

Community Stats

Owners: 149
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 10
Now Playing: 1

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS) > Opinions (42)

Fededx posted 07/07/2012, 06:41
I've enjoyed this game a lot actually. A bit short though...
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AstroMaSSi posted 15/01/2012, 08:53
A good game but finally boring
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spurgeonryan posted 12/12/2010, 05:38
These are good sales for a DS game
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/11/2009, 08:49
finally a game that shows the awesome Ds hardware, uses the double screen and controls, with pleasing graphics

really a shame about the sales : (
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Saki posted 10/07/2009, 06:24
The touch controls worked fine. Great looking game and Itagaki continues to show why he is a beast. Never would have expected a NG like Xbox on the DS but he made it work. Its repetitive but great game.
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Graves posted 29/06/2009, 12:55
This game is terrible. They should have made it like the Xbox games with a normal control scheme.
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intro94 posted 21/05/2009, 07:57
this havent been update in YEARS, no EU sales either.this should be above 200k now.but deserves even more
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Deviation59 posted 27/04/2009, 12:07
$10 at Best Buy this week.
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Beoulve posted 07/04/2009, 06:20
A different and innovative action game. Shame about the sales.
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st_muscat0 posted 29/01/2009, 06:46
Only sold 859 copies WW this week. :(
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Lolcislaw posted 21/01/2009, 02:49
Paid 9 pounds for it today, should be a blast !
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striderhiryu posted 18/01/2009, 06:38
Okay people, say it with me:

Ninja Gaiden II Sigma

Ninja Gaiden THREE (3) !!!!
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jpelles posted 29/12/2008, 09:56
With Itagaki gone i'm not sure but I would love a sequal to this.

With the DS doing so well and the engine made I could see it happening. Here's hoping.
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st_muscat0 posted 25/12/2008, 04:22
The sales aren't that bad, 0.13 million isn't all that bad, sure they didn't make a crap load out of it but they probably made enough to profit easily. Plus then with Others sales it's probably 180K and shipped probably 200K. So it hasn't done too bad considering it had zero advertisment.
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hoihoi8 posted 21/10/2008, 12:54
doesn't help that this game is always sold for well over $30, usually $35-40
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Egghead posted 02/10/2008, 11:30
Sad this didnt sell, even the Japanese ignored it = (
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AkiraGr posted 12/09/2008, 06:19
I bought it yesterday and its the best action game on DS by far.
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arsenal009 posted 13/08/2008, 11:31
Too bad about the sales. Microsoft advertised the crap out of the 360 version, tecmo should have done some marketing with this one.
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Arkk posted 12/08/2008, 04:02
In regards to what people "thought" of the game before playing it, they should at least give it a try. Probably one of the best action games on the DS by far, and it's innovative to boot.
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nintendo792612 posted 12/08/2008, 03:04
buy this NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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johnsobas posted 27/05/2008, 06:09
i think people didn't see this as a real ninja gaiden game, just as a port of sorts. I'm usually instantly turned off when a game goes to PS3 and then you get the game on DS. They need to differentiate it from the other games to the customers.
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Oemenia posted 22/05/2008, 12:22
Itagaki was ticked off this didnt sell, very. Just shows what Nintendo is doing to the industry
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*~Onna76~* posted 16/05/2008, 08:11
I don't understand why this game sold so badly in Japan. I'm now playing the game and quite like it. Typical Asian style so you would expect the Japanese will run for this, but they rather buy Cooking Mama instead
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coonana posted 06/05/2008, 09:24
They always forget to add Others.
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sizynski posted 27/04/2008, 05:19
It'll do 200k overall once the Euro region is added into the equation.
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coonana posted 27/04/2008, 03:14
IF vgchartz ever tracks or combines the Others sales maybe it will pick.
Either way DS games dont take huge budgets but still its appearant that they put some work in this game.
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sizynski posted 25/04/2008, 06:08
There are certain qualities of the game that I liked. I just think that they should have gone all-out. Why is a majority of the music the same as in the XBOX/PS3 versions? Why are many of the level and enemy designs the same? Some of the bosses like the fire and ice dragons are essentially a color swap.

The bright spot is the combat. It works almost flawlessly with practice (even though I do tend to just scribble randomly on enemies till they die). But I think the game is too short and just not worth the money in the end. Maybe for $20.

It feels to me like they put a majority of the effort into locking down good combat and a strong graphics engine, but then they decided that was enough work and just moved assets from the console Ninja Gaiden games over. It's an alright game, but it feels like a missed opportunity in many respects which is why I am down on it.
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hunter_alien posted 24/04/2008, 10:42
Ouch . They stated that it was an over 2 year long project ... I was expecting some better sales . Lets hope that it will have some legs ...
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coonana posted 23/04/2008, 01:34
Its called game discussion its perfectly ok to disagree lol. I still respect your opinion but I think its not often that we get games like this whether your playing a DS or PSP. Its very well done and is a good translation of what is absolutely amazing on the consoles.
I dont think people realise that its pretty hard to emulate that same experience onto a handheld.
8 hours is longer than many games coming out on next gen consoles (yes thats sad) and is a full gaming experience. ALong with the extra replay value.
If you did not like this game I guess you can be rest assured that another one will not come out unless this game can pick up on its sales. Techmo really went out of their way with this game and DS fans ignored it and probabaly lost an opportunity to have more of these games. Maybe better than this one and could have fixed some of those things you did not like.
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sizynski posted 20/04/2008, 03:59
I disagree with the positive views on NG:DS, but at least there's an audience that does appreciate this game. Just ignore me I suppose.
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saibotex posted 19/04/2008, 07:19
i wouldt call this a scribble game, just played it and finished it for around 8 hours in total. Sure the first levels are quite easy but at later parts you really have to think about your moves.
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coonana posted 16/04/2008, 03:57
It does not just do it "alright" it successfully utilizes the touchscreen controls to a full extent.
If you say this game recycles then all of them do. I dont see this as recycling anything, its really a new perspective on it.
The game is more like 8-9 hours long and even longer with the hard mode which is crazy.
There is karma score that you can compare through Wi-Fi.

If anything most of the negatives you mention are non existant. This is a very definitive Ninja Gaiden portable experience and is very well done, therefore its lame its being ignored.
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sizynski posted 10/04/2008, 05:37
Why this is a good game:
+Fast paced action sort of done right on DS
+It looks good, strong production values and presentation
+Nice sound and music
+Made by Itagaki

Why this is not a good game:
-Recycles from previous iterations
-It's maybe 5 hours long
-Difficulty on Normal is rather pathetic leading to scribbles
-Little reason to replay

I'd say the negatives out-weigh the positives. It's not all that great. It just has a good heritage and it's made by a developer that cares. That doesn't mean it's a great product. If DS games were rentable, I would definitely rent this game over purchasing it. $35 for 5 hours =/= good value.

And I'm not sure what you're talking about with third party support on DS. The DS gets plenty of good games outside of Nintendo. It's the Wii that is usually lacking in that department.
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coonana posted 09/04/2008, 01:53
Its really good game. To call it a Scribble Gaiden is a major oversight. Its just another example of Nintendo fans wanting better third party support and when those few chances come up they blow it. Its insane.
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Diglet posted 06/04/2008, 11:39
japan i'm guessing 40k america i am gessing 180k
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kazadoom posted 04/04/2008, 08:45
I am loving this game, the backgrounds and the character models are amazing. I sure hope this game picks up some.

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swordplay posted 04/04/2008, 05:37
This game would have been a million seller if the main character was Kasumi!!!
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MANUELF posted 03/04/2008, 03:12
I hope this game have legs.
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Dark Odin posted 03/04/2008, 02:17
major flop launches...
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sizynski posted 03/04/2008, 02:10
Maybe because this isn't a good game? I played this at a friend's house for an hour and it should just be called Scribble Gaiden. It's a waste.

Maybe it would be better on a harder difficulty when some real strategy is needed, but what I played was lame.
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coonana posted 03/04/2008, 01:05
what is wrong with people and good games never selling
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AJM Ruler posted 30/03/2008, 03:45
What a poor start in Japan, I was at least expecting 100K in Japan, that probably will never happen.

The best it will get now if lucky in Japan is 50K.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.02m
Japan
0.16m
NA
0.01m
Europe
0.02m
Others
0.21m
Total
1 6,375 n/a n/a 6,375
2 2,679 26,870 n/a 5,085 34,634
3 1,563 12,656 n/a 2,398 16,617
4 1,039 6,949 n/a 1,318 9,306
5 671 5,020 n/a 952 6,643
6 550 3,551 n/a 674 4,775
7 515 2,689 n/a 512 3,716
8 443 2,481 n/a 472 3,396
9 249 1,905 n/a 361 2,515
10 209 1,514 n/a 287 2,010

Opinion (42)

Fededx posted 07/07/2012, 06:41
I've enjoyed this game a lot actually. A bit short though...
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AstroMaSSi posted 15/01/2012, 08:53
A good game but finally boring
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spurgeonryan posted 12/12/2010, 05:38
These are good sales for a DS game
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/11/2009, 08:49
finally a game that shows the awesome Ds hardware, uses the double screen and controls, with pleasing graphics

really a shame about the sales : (
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Saki posted 10/07/2009, 06:24
The touch controls worked fine. Great looking game and Itagaki continues to show why he is a beast. Never would have expected a NG like Xbox on the DS but he made it work. Its repetitive but great game.
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Graves posted 29/06/2009, 12:55
This game is terrible. They should have made it like the Xbox games with a normal control scheme.
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