Atsushi Inaba: Ninja Gaiden 3 was "a shi**y game," don't compare it to Metal Gear Rising - Gematsu
Atsushi Inaba: Ninja Gaiden 3 was “a shi**y game,” don’t compare it to Metal Gear Rising
posted on 06.03.12 at 12:07 PM EDT by (@salromano)
It cannot be helped, says Metal Gear Rising producer.

Metal Gear Rising producer Atsushi Inaba doesn’t like Ninja Gaiden 3. So he would appreciate it if fans quit comparing it to Metal Gear Rising – because some of them are doing that, apparently.

“It seems the game play portions of the [Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance] trailer are quite popular,” said Inaba in a tweet. “The ability to slice everything is a refreshing feature, and the playable cutscenes are well recieved too. People have been comparing it to Ninja Gaiden, but at least Ninja Gaiden 3 was a shitty game that cannot be helped. I don’t want it to be compared to that.”

Following some fan reaction, Inaba added: “You’re all quick to respond! Since I’m free to say my real opinions, I can be as frank as I want.”

Well! You heard the man. No comparisons.

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  • RoboShinKen

    NG3 was a shit game but, NGS2 wasn’t so, people should just compare those two then.

    Besides, its gonna be lulz if this turns out just as bad as NG3.

    • Hinano

      @RoboShinKen: The latter is impossible for Platinum Games, though. They can never fail :D

      He’s not wrong at all, lol.

      • ロークロライ

        @Hinano: agree, PG have produced the most awesome new (action) IPs this generation. no other dev can beat their track record. PG are the best action game devs, period.

        mgr looks ott-bonkers, as expected by pg and ng3 was a crappy mainstream-pos excuse of an NG game. ng1+2 and all the remakes are awesome, yet challenging action games, ng3 ain’t.

        • RoboShinKen

          @ロークロライ: i’m not agrueing that.(max anarchy is the shit!)

          But, i’m just gonna go ahead on record and say that every company has at least one or two fuck-ups.

          I’m not judging this game till a demo or i get the game itself.

          But, the sword slicing and all that crap doesn’t impress me.

  • Kougeru

    I cant argue with this guy at all.

  • zakou

    Ouch! I think calling it “shitty” is a bit much dont you think?

    Call it bad or not so good but “shitty” ? xD they have the balls!

    • Zero


      lol… I agree. Very brutal.

    • anime10121

      @zakou: But…

      They’re not lying. The truth is the truth no matter how you slice it XP

      • zakou

        @anime10121: Yes im not a big of a fan of NGS3 but i enjoyed the first and second one, so there is some truth to that xD but still lol.

  • stealth20k

    hes a ass

  • Rather bold of him to make that statement, although I am inclined to agree that MGR: R will be much better than NG3.

  • Aldridge517

    Inaba’s personality is so fucking cocky, it irks me. You can see it when you watch him on videos. He feels like an arrogant gang member from a japanese anime, Yu Yu Hakusho comes to mind -_-

    • JTX09


      “Got something you want to say to me?”

  • vertical09

    Wow, It seems like everyone’s “opinion” is so damn cold and mean nowadays :/

  • rockman29

    What?! Lmao!

    Dem’s fighting words! Go Platinum Games & Konami!

    As hilarious as this is, I hope this doesn’t become and trend. Don’t want the Activision/EA garbage reaching out into the rest of gamingdom.

  • Genesis

    I can’t help that I slightly lol’d…It was quite harsh but I must agree that NG3 was a bad game and it needed so much work. The previous 2 games were awesome though

  • zakou

    xD maybe this is the first step to developers being fanboys like on the internet.

    Soon we will see Mr. Kojima san calling Hitman a piece of stealthy shit xD

    And we will have fanboy wars when Microsoft calling sony “Project 599” while sony calling MS “Project RROD ” xD

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    So I have completed over 40 games this gen as well as logged over500 hours online between multiple games. Im by no means a massive gamer as I typically spend the majority of my time with my family and choose to sacrifice sleep if I want to put time in a game. Otherwise I would have completed many many more games this gen.

    That said…..I remember Ninja Gaiden on xbox being touted as a Godly game so naturally I bought NG Sigma to play one day as I never got around to it on xbox.

    Well Im at chapter 13 and I must say that this is literally one of the most poorly designed atrocious games I have ever played.

    I know there are fans who have played it for years and pride themselves on their max difficulty NUR’s. (no upgrade runs).
    These people are retarded.
    This game is so damn bad, I havent been able to stomach turning it on to finish it for weeks.
    Im the type of gamer that….when I start a game I want to finish it. I cant, simply on principle, start another game, knowing I am over 2/3’s through Sigma. Sadly the conundrum I am in has me to the point where I would rather start a new game but b/c I “must” finish the one Im playing first I have to trudge through the rest of the total shite that is NGS. This game is so depressingly bad that b/c I cant force myself to finish, or start another in good concience I am instead contemplating never playing a game again.

    My God, modern Ninja Gaiden is shit. I played the NG3 demo last night. It was the longest 30 mins of my gaming life mashing square until every one of the same blue outfit guys who screamed the same thing over and over were dead.
    What a trash game, and its loyal fans befuddle me.

    Garbage series is garbage. This coming from a guy who beat all 3 NES NG’s about 100 times each as a kid.

    • Nagi

      Malcolm…dude, you made a 345 word post…and not once did you explain why you hated NGS. Support your argument man!

      All in all it’s a “gamers game” similar to titles like Vanquish, the bread and butter is in the gameplay. So if the gameplay doesn’t click with you, then it just doesn’t work, simple as that. But understand the most common mistake with the before mentioned titles as well as games such as God Hand, Monster Hunter, Bayonetta, Armored Core etc.

      Is that you have to understand the true intention on how the game is supposed to be played. Many gamers (especially reviewers) misinterpret that, and end up having a bad experience.

      This is what your going through, a bad first experience, and because of it, you may never play it again, that’s understandable, but these type of games require practice, understanding, and sometimes referencing of others who have a better grasp of the mechanics (think youtube).

      NGS may not be friendly for gamers who don’t have as much time, and seek instant gratification (like most other titles offer today). A little research prior to purchase could’ve told you that, at least you didn’t spend much for it…well at least I hope so XD.

      PS gamers that like NG are not retards, your post could’ve done without that.

  • Nagi

    In relation to the article…

    The man has the right to an opinion. But you represent Platinum Games, and Platinum Games is bigger than that, their is no need to slander other games, let your product do the talking.

    This guy help produce what I feel is the best TPS of all time (Vanquish), now show the world what you can do for the hack and slash genre.

    • Derpazu


      They already did years ago. Ever heard of Bayonetta?


  • LordKaiser

    I hope he’s words gets the competitive spirit of Tecmo and Team Ninja firing up again. What this gaming industry needs now it’s fierce competition.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    I hate Ninja Gaiden and all,but wow.Way to be a complete douche,I seriously want to punch this guy in the face

  • FaithlessMr

    Well,he is free to say what he wants. Plus, with this controversy, he gets Rising free advertisment and popularity, lol.