|Remember when Ninja Gaiden was meaningful and a relevant addition into the gaming world? It’s getting harder to day by day. While a number of us somewhat saw this coming based on pre-release game sessions and footage, it still came to us as a profound disappointment that such a wonderfully challenging and rewarding hack’n slash franchise was reduced to this. You could tell Team Ninja was looking at Western games when developing the third game and because of that it lost its identity and what made Ninja Gaiden what it was. Even the enhanced Wii U version was unable to save this from being one of the biggest disappointments of this generation.