Ninja Gaiden Sigma Review
A few months ago, we expressed great hope about Ninja Gaiden Sigma, which we reviewed in the demo. Finally, the game has been released, in a way that will not disappoint us in any way. For those who are looking for a reason to buy PlayStation 3 and say “no games like a man” as an excuse, let them know that ‘game like a man’ is now on the market!
The Man Who Wrote The Book Of Ninja: Ryu Hayabusa
At the beginning of the game, neither video nor explanatory information is provided. Just like in the demo, we’re starting to cut people headlong. And we’re not wearing that shiny black leather fabric, we’re wearing a normal, purple Ninja outfit. After finishing the first episodes and comparing our powers with Master Murai, “good thing I didn’t settle for the demo and got the original game,” the part of the job begins. After being patient and cutting a man aimlessly for another episode and fighting against the formidable boss (actually, it’s not very difficult when you use arrows and bows), we encounter our main enemy and our main story. The Dark Dragon Blade, which has been protected by the Hayabusa Ninja Clan for centuries, is stolen by the tyrannical ruler of the Vigoor Empire and the village of Hayabusa is burned and plundered. According to the fact that his neighbors, his relatives, and even Leyla, the daughter of a greengrocer he looks at, have been put to the sword, Ryu vows revenge and falls on the roads of Vigoor in an airship. Here we watch a few quality videos and learn some details about the story. We’re also getting the fancy dress we wore at the demo. The real adventure also begins here, with challenging enemies and breathtaking movements from each other.
No need to discuss the richness of Ninja Gaiden Sigma in a graphic sense. The game offers a real visual feast. Character modeling, both Ryu’s and his enemies, is extremely detailed. The difficulty you have in fighting the bosses never intimidates you. Because they all seem so realistic and full of evil that they say, “let the world be less of a jerk!”when you hit it with gas, you hit it. Environmental designs are also very good; sometimes in medieval Japan, sometimes in a city center, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape. The only problem is that character modeling is much more elaborate. For this reason, the characters sometimes get so much detail from the environment they are in that Ryu and the enemies seem to have been mounted in the environment afterwards, especially in the intermediate videos (although this is technically the truth) Dec. In some videos, you may be bored because of this, but it remains like a tiny detail in the entire game. Draw a Kallavi Ninpo and create protective fireballs around you and make a few sword combos that leave traces in the Air, see if you can think of this difference in detail.
English or Japanese, you can set both sounds and subtitles. Japanese English subtitles, if you’re an anime madman like me, my advice is to set the vocalizations in Japanese and the subtitles in English. So you can get a giant anime taste from this long-winded game. The vocalizations are very successful in both languages, but the Japanese one is, of course, more natural and more Foursquare with images. Music is also the same, compatible with the environment and often the kind that triggers the Bruce Lee in you.
Don’t Be A Ninja, A Ninja Is Born
Considering it as an action game, Ninja Gaiden Sigma really does sometimes contain too much action. Sword claps, endless, smart and the kind of enemies that will make you sweat, bosses who seem determined to kill you along with their reed friends, and puzzles that you need to solve in between offer you everything you can expect from games. Only a strict Ninja like Ryu Hayabusa can overcome such a breathless adventure. Our guy is really lithe and agile. Unlike the demo, you don’t have many techniques and weapons when you start the game. You only have Dragon Sword, and it’s on its first level. And your health bar is almost half the size of the demo. Thanks to the items you find around you and the yellow essences you collect as you kill people, you can both increase the power of your weapons and get new technical and Ninpo powers. By the way, Ninja Gaiden Sigma has a weapon called Dragon’s Claw and Tiger’s Fang, consisting of double katanas, as an addition to the original game on the Xbox. But we did not prefer it (i.e. me and my uncle’s son), both because it left openings in defense and because it contained more useless combos than it did. Dragon Sword has always been our choice, both with its more powerful and more useful combos from the beginning of the game. However, the glory he captured in terms of image is indisputable. You can play a few rounds to make a little charisma, but it’s not very smart to use it in bosses.
As you may recall, the original game was very difficult, even one of the sides of which it was most famous was its difficulty. This version, released on PlayStation 3, is also very challenging. But in a few small ways, they’ve turned this challenge from annoying to fun. Almost every boss has the opportunity to register before. Also, the essences from the enemies you kill vary depending on your current situation. For example, when your right is thoroughly reduced, it comes out of blue essences that will fill your health. Or, if the boss war is imminent, Ninpo comes out of the essence that fills your power. In addition, health packages are more abundant than they are, and there are talismen like Talisman of Birth that automatically fill up when your health bar is completely empty, without question. So his opponents are strong again, but this time you are stronger than ever.
The key to being a successful Ninja is getting protection. The key sequence is fine by default, we didn’t feel the need to change it. It is not even possible to finish the first part without using the protection position that you can get with the L1 button. You’re going to be constantly protected, stripped, bounced and counter-attacked. You get the counterattack after the second boss. Another move is the move to fly directly on the opponent, which you make by pressing the X + Square keys. When you combine this with a technique that you get right at the beginning of the game, the attack that you will use the most in the game will be the cut motion that you make by jumping with Square + X and pressing the Triangle key when it comes to the enemy. This move is both visually very stylish, and in this way Falls larger than the people you kill, and allows you to get out of difficult situations (for example, when you are surrounded by many enemies, which you will face a lot) and run away. It’s really one of the key attacks in the game. Other techniques that you will learn over time also work very well, of course, and they all serve different purposes. To be a good Ninja, you need to master all of them.
As for the episodes about Rachel, although she squeaks with her clothes and movements, her gameplay is not much fun compared to Ryu. He’s got one gun and one Ninpo. So it’s only worth seeing Rachel as one of the game’s bonus material, otherwise you might be disappointed.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a game that will make you feel good in one sentence. Thanks to the PS3’s wireless controller, you don’t get stuck in the cables when you get on the gas and start flying around the house and running away (those who shuttle and schnav from adrenaline between episodes, let’s get together and start a party). With its very deep and never-squeezing gameplay, toothed opponents, charismatic and catchy characters, and immersive story, it can be a great experience for those who love both action games and the Ninja theme. Even as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, it is a game that PlayStation 3 owners and owners who complain about non-gaming should not miss.