I like the ninjas story to the point I almost feel they need their own spin off Ninja Gaiden game. (Dont crucify me NG fans, I know it's Ryu's game) My only issue is that they focus so hard on the ninjas, they sideline their other characters who all have their own interesting stories as well. In fact, I feel like you can split the story up in 3 factions. The ninjas, Helena's crew, and the people there only for the tourney. It kinda feels like that's the route their taking in this game since the focus seems to be Helena, Marie and Honoka, but like I said, the ninjas drama runs so deep, can you really fit all this in one game and tell a good story without seeming like you rushed some parts? But I do enjoy the DOA story for the most part
Also I feel like ironically not much has happened over the series with the Ninjas- all their relationships are still the same. Ayane still hates Kasumi, Kasumi still has a strained relationship with Hayate, Kasumi is still getting cloned, and Hayabusa is still there to just look cool and make sure things are okay. For all the attention the Ninjas get, I’d like something to significantly change or get resolved.
What’s neat though is that DOA6 looks to do that. Even from the little story we’ve seen, it actually feels like character and story threads are intersecting meaningfully and shaking things up. It’s very exciting.