I wasn't too interested in this game previously but I might consider it if more reviews are as glowing as this.Tenchu 4 lives on meticulously crafted set-pieces where you have to play your role to perfection, because one false move results in instant death. Its mostly about not being seen or heard, and about killing enemies with the minimum of fuss. Yet its a tremendously satisfying game, mainly because it sets such intricate, difficult tasks without ever unfairly hindering you with dodgy controls or botched AI. In short, Tenchu 4 is a smooth operator and every bit as tricky as the ninjas who front the game.
Perhaps best of all, though, the developer has managed to create a graphically rich and detailed version of 13th Century Japan thats positively dripping with atmosphere (Tenchu 4 is best played in the dark, so make sure youve got the lights switched off or down low before you begin). At some point, weve probably all imagined how cool it would be to live the life of an elite ninja, and Tenchu 4 takes us right into that role.
Do you live in the UK or the US? Which version are you considering on importing?I don't really wanna risk it with the firmware updates and shit.
A nice touch.Tenchu 4 does shadow some areas of the series history you still get to play as A-list ninja couple Rikimaru and Ayame, and the feudal Japanese setting hasnt changed but the Remote/Nunchuk controls and features are innovative and thoroughly involving. For example, the Remote pulses in time with your ninjas heartbeat; it starts off slowly when theres no immediate danger and gradually quickens as the situation become more tense and edgy. This is a constant feature of the game a subtle but excellent use of force feedback that really enhances the atmosphere.
jaundicejuice said:It's not like any of the previous Tenchu games were high watermarks for voice acting. The British accent is random but not ear rapingly terrible.
Ydahs said:First review I've seen: http://gameplayer.com.au/gp_documents/060109Tenchu4review.aspx
It got a 9.
How would you rate the Wii versin?Lyte Edge said:It's a really well-done game, guys. I made a thread about it here when it came out in Japan back in November.
That English dub doesn't sound too hot though. Hopefully there's a language option for the U.S. version...
Right now I am waiting for the PSP port. I think the game can ultimately play better with the PSP controls, but what are they going to do about the combat?
Jaded Alyx said:New vid:
Looks pretty good.
:O Forgot about this. That looks pretty good. If I get some cash, will buy.Jaded Alyx said:New vid:
Looks pretty good.