Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins is a prequel Tenchu Stealth Assassins. This takes place before Tenchu Stealth Assassins. In beginning of game, you are training to be come a ninja. You can Rikimaru and Ayame. So you are playing those two again. Rikimaru is focused on his mission and Ayama is a whiny little teenage brat in this game. In this game, these two are teenagers. They have a best friend but he dies later on in the game. Rikimaru uses a different weapon in this game. He is not using Izayoi. His friend is using Izayoi until he dies. Rikimaru inherits Izayoi. Ayame is using the same weapon in the first game. Her weapon’s name is Tento. Ayame is sexy as hell in this game. She wearing a short skirt and I can see her black panties in this game. If this game was on the PS3, she would look very good, but it is on the PS1. The graphics in this game looks a little better than in the first game. The gameplay looks like Tomb Raider III. In first game, the gameplay looks like Tomb Raider 1. The controls get a little better since the first game. You get to swim in this game, but you have to swim quietly, because if you do not swim quietly the enemy will find you. When you are saving Lord Gonha, his wife dies in this game. Princess Kikyu is a little girl in this. His uncle killed his wife, but in the third mission someone kills his uncle. So, If you want to learn about the beginning of the Tenchu series. Play Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins.