Pixelvolt takes a look back in time to discuss a game that could be said to have been ahead of its time when it was released back in 2004.
Ironically, that picture is from Ninja Gaiden II
Uhm...you're the one who submitted it, why not just change it to NG1? Genius.
I don't have the ability to once a story is published, and the editor is the one who chose that pic. He isn't a Ninja Gaiden fan, I guess.
Glad to have you here, Ryu Hayabusa.
There is no glad, only duty and honour.
Superb game!! took me ages to complete this badboy!!
Man this game was bananas.it's a shame they moved away from this design in later iterations of the game. The AI was brutal, you truly felt like a bad ass when you cleared a room.
NG is one of the best games ever. But let's not fool ourselves here, it copied some gameplay from Devil May Cry.
wasn't that game made in the 80's or 90's, and DMC in 2000
I agree, it had fully 3D rendered shapes in 1988. Temco was way ahead of its time /s
Umm Dmc copied Ng on difficulty level on the 3rd game
Lol...Ninja Gaiden does laps around devil may cry!
Not really. It wasn't anything like dmc
It also followed in the tradition of previous Ninja Gaden games as being hard as SH&T! DAMN!
It's not , the developers just chose easier path.
Thanks for this. This game combined the deep combat of Devil May Cry with the excellent, open controls of Prince of Persia. Adding to this was Ryu's move set, in which most of his attacks held importance in battle. The real star was the hard but fair enemy AI with tell-tale attack animations that required good reactions to survive against. What we ended up with was a game that provided the framework for most combat oriented action games today, especially after 2005's God of War made the action genre accessible to casual players. Thank you Ninja Gaiden/Black/Sigma since I still am heavy on this game 10 years later.
I remember I kept switching my vacation days because they kept pushing back the release...game is too awesome!
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