Ninja Gaiden

Got another XBOX game. The man in the shop said it was a bit tough. "The first boss is the worst" he said. "Just remember to keep moving and blocking". Wow. Was he ever right. Number one son has been grappling with it and still not got past this bloke and his nun-chutcas (or however they are spelt).

An interesting approach to game design; put something in there which makes the game virtually unplayable around 1 hour in.  The good news is that the graphics and atmosphere mean that we are going to work at this until we beat the guy. And once we have got some experience we're going to set out on XBOX Live and see how we do. Me, I still prefer Steel Batallion. I'm not really very good at it, but the fun of pressing all those buttons is tremendous.