Bushiden Is A Beautiful Hybrid Of Strider And Shinobi
For those who are unfamiliar, Bushiden is a ninja-focused platformer with Metroidvania influences as well as a very futuristic look about it. One of its most curious characteristics is the fact that it can be played in a simple and straightforward manner while supporting exploration as well. This is possible because once the player has beaten the prologue, they can just clear the game by playing the levels in the order of their choosing.
However, if they want a full completion, they can go back to previous levels to search for secrets with the new capabilities that they pick up along the way. As a result, Bushiden might be a tribute to games such as Shinobi and Strider, but it is much more sophisticated than it seems on initial inspection.