went ahead and bought this game, even after seeing reviews.  I must say they are spot on, however combat can be partially helped by holding down the left trigger.  I would not say this game is terrible(its much better than any of the tenchu games) but it does have a dated feel, and for some reason despite all that and its over repetition I for some reason cant stop playing it

"Echigoya where have you hidden"

6.0 tops