So to start off, this is the first game since ninja Gaiden Black that made me want to throw my controller. So I started a new game last night and I'm now about 3/4 done with the game. I have the lion sword and 3 or 4 life upgrades. The ONLY part of this game that I'm starting to hate are the chase scenes, and only because of how the camera gets focused on the thing chasing you instead of ahead of you. I am loving how fucking hard this game can be though. It's been a long time since I've played such a challenging game.