I will start by saying that I have not played the previous games in the series and played this with a clean perspective. I loved the game from start to finish, from characters to story. The story is nothing original but Ninja Theory's interpretation on the plot is well executed and I found it intriguing and entertaining. There are only a few weapons by the end but accessing them with just a flick of the finger allows you to craft some pretty beautifully insane combos as you slash, shoot, and pull your way to the end. If you enjoy games like Ninja Gaiden this is right up your alley.