Ryu Hayabusa has been enjoying an early retirement ever since the Ninja Gaiden series was put on ice years ago. Team Ninja has been busying itself with the Nioh games in the meantime, a more deliberate style of action title that takes things in a different, yet more modern, direction. Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection brings Ryu back with three major games in one package, but the genre has somewhat moved away from the flash and breakneck pace. How does it all stack up, then?
Well, let’s first go over what’s included. Simply put, Master Collection contains the enhanced editions of the three mainline entries. You get Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. To be clear, this collection is not a remaster; these are ports of the PlayStation 3 games, running at a higher resolution and a flawless 60 frames-per-second. While it’s not a particularly impressive re-release, the package does also contain most of the DLC, a nice digital artbook and soundtrack, and allows you to play as various other characters too.
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