So, I said back at the end of December there'd be more ninja on WaHNtHaC. This is a new, possibly weekly (we'll see how busy I get) feature, that ties in with my old Oriental Accents series--Shinobi Sunday! (Ninja Nichiyoubi! in Japanese)
Starting off, here's the cover to one of my favorite games on the Playstation 1, Tenchu.
And it really helped me with improving my Japanese, too. I wanted to know the storyline, so I'd play the levels over and over again to try and catch things I missed in the cut-scenes. And learning all the kanji (Chinese characters) for things I wouldn't need to use in everyday life, but were useful for gaming (both video and tabletop) was fun, too.
Now, I'm regretting selling my PS1, PS2, and all my games when I left Japan. Oh well, when my son's older and we can play this sort of game together, I'll see about reacquiring some of them.