Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen PS Vita User Review


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2013-05-29

kandoo

Super Gamer Dude

7.0

Shinobido 2 Revenge of Zen takes place 6 months after the events of the first game. Shinobido 2 allows players to act as Zen, a stealthy ninja assassin, who was betrayed by his companions and left for dead. He sets out on a perilous journey to restore the peace of Utakata and find those who wronged him. Shinobido 2 Revenge of Zen takes precedence over the first game because of its new gameplay options, adventurous storyline, and easy to use touch controls.

While playing Shinobido 2 Revenge of Zen, players can scale walls with an added grapple hook, jump across roof tops, stealthily attack enemies from behind, and sneak across various landscapes. Each button allows the user to have a very different experience with each skill, whether that is jumping, dashing, or crouching. Every skill is essential to help you with your missions. The missions are designed to not only move the story along, but players affect the game's military and war situation. With the Harakiri Engine, the game is constantly updating so that players feel the consequence of each choice they make. Since the players are allowed to choose the missions they want to complete, every player has a choice in their own destiny. Missions vary from rescuing villagers, stealing, transporting goods, assassinations, destroying the enemy, and more.

Featuring new gameplay options, players can use different skills to kill enemies. These skills include Assassination, which allows players to sneak up on enemies and kill them much quicker and easily, Chimatsuri Sappo, which kills your enemies in one single hit, Zankoku, freezes time and allows the player to kill their foe in one hit, or Fukurou, which allows the player to travel in the sky by flying. If the skills do not seem like they are enough, players also can make use of the tools that ninja assassins can use. Tools can be upgraded by using the Alchemy jar. There is always room for new tools too so be sure to experiment with the Alchemy jar.

The touch screen controls provides the players with new ways to spot enemies from far away by displaying a caution button on the screen when the player gets closer to a target. Players can even switch to a first person view for a better look at the target. By touching the tool management icon on the upper left corner, players can have a look at a map of the area they are in. The "near" functions serve as a way to expand the inventory of items. By placing items in the network jar, other players that are nearby can connect with your items and it will multiply the amount of those items, which is incredibly useful when going on missions.

Shinobido 2 Revenge of Zen has enough to satisfy any player that likes a game that is action packed, provides a storyline in which their actions determine the outcome, allows players to upgrade and develop new weapons, and lets players become a stealth master.