One of gaming's most punishing franchises returns to consoles next week. Ninja Gaiden 3 will continue the tradition of being painfully difficult. I remember my time with 2004's Ninja Gaiden remake on the original Xbox. I tapped out around the third stage. I think I was fighting on a blimp, or something. I just remember hating every enemy, including the scrubs. Since then the series has become more accessible. You can always increase the difficulty if you're a masochist.