Tenchu 2: The Game that Defined Stealth
If you haven’t played Tenchu 2, you are missing out on what may be the best stealth game of all time. From its immersive gameplay to its ninja-themed experience set in feudal Japan, Tenchu 2 truly makes you feel like a stealthy assassin.
Many gameplay elements added shortly after the release of the original Tenchu enhance the sense of being a stealthy assassin. Abilities like climbing on roofs and walls immerse you in the world. The joy of throwing food to distract guards, then attacking them for extra points, or engaging in split-screen multiplayer mode, where you can stalk each other, make Tenchu 2 a game ahead of its time.
But the best part of Tenchu 2 is how it makes you feel like a true ninja. Enemies react to your actions, like your footsteps or an attack. The ability to walk slowly adds tension. Enemies talk to each other, and you can use this to your advantage by distracting them or making noise. The rare level editor allows for creative exploration.
The mention of onigiri (a type of Japanese snack) sparks a discussion about its deliciousness and alternative colors used to bypass censorship in games, like green blood in Mortal Kombat.
Players express their love for Tenchu 2, praising its replay value and inventing their own challenge runs. A comment about Tenchu being a mid-level game sparks a heated discussion about the game’s quality, with others defending Tenchu and stating that it is widely considered a great game. Users also discuss other games in the Tenchu series, such as Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven and Tenchu Z, sharing their opinions on each.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developed by the same team that worked on Tenchu 2, started as a Tenchu remake but evolved into its own Action game. Some users hope for a remake of Tenchu 2, while others mention similar games like Aragami, which they feel did not live up to expectations.
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