Ninja Gaiden is about Ryu Hayabusa's quest to find the Dark Dragon Blade and kill the one responsible for taking it, Doku. The game is actually set in modern times, and not during the days of old. So players can expect to be fighting high-tech soldiers as well as machinery. However, supernatural things are also intertwined into the game's plot. Players will also be fighting the undead, spirits, and other strange creatures. In addition to these enemies, the traditional ninja are also present ranging from the brown to the black spider ninjas, being the toughest. The graphics and gameplay of Ninja Gaiden are remarkable. The graphics are prime and the gameplay is very smooth. The animations of the moves that Ryu can perform are impressive as well. The only downside to this game in my opinion, is it's high difficulty level, and players have no way of changing it. It might take a player countless tries to get past a certain point in the game, but the game is not impossible, anyone can do it with a little bit of effort and skill. All in all, Ninja Gaiden is an impressive action game for the XBOX.