Arstechnica shares their take on the Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo.
Over 5 hours? that's a huge lie. I turned on my PS3 at 7:45pm and had Virtual Tennis, Ninja Gaiden, and 3 movie trailers qued up for dl and left home. I got back about an hour and several minutes later and everything is completely downloaded.
Took me about 20 minutes to d/l. *shrugs*
Very good demo IMO. Couple of different modes with online rankings. One of the better demo's I've seen.
really depends i guess where you live. i've read on other boards im on that it took them a ton of hours to download at a super slow speed
Took me about an hour per demo I would say.
Sigma and GT:HD are some killer demos, I like how they have unlockable modes and rankings. Gfx are primo as well.
I hope we see some more demos like this soon.
I downloaded it in less then 20 minutes myself. Looks real sharp!
Excellent Demo...Hey check this out?? What happen if Team Ninja release this excellent game on PS3 and got PS3 players hooked on it. Then it rolls out Ninja Gaiden 2 on 360 exclusive..BAM!!! People will get lured to XBOX 360..!! hmmmmmmm......
Actually, NGS is probably a test of the ability of Team Ninja to use the ps3 as a successful development platform. If they find the ps3 to be a reasonable console to develop for and if sales meet or exceed expectations then I would say expect them to support the system by at least letting the NGS team handle porting of the future 360 games, or possibly let them develop new IPs for the ps3.
If the game fails to sell them expect very limited support this generation from Team Ninja.
Which game is prettier, Gears of War or Ninja Gaiden Sigma?
(please only reply if you have played both)
most gamers are not fruit cakes, please dont ever say pretty again about these two hardcore games.
As a ps3 owner and a GOW player i'll give this title to GOW. Visuals on GOW i have not seen matched on any other game.
Gameplay however is a totally different story but i'll leave final judgement for when the full version of NGS comes out, but right now i'll put NGS out front in terms of gameplay
you're trying to compare a full-fledged game to a DEMO that still has 3 more months until release.
also, the games are completely and utterly different in art direction.
it's like comparing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Metal Gear Solid. totally different games and design.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma is gorgeous.
Gears of War is a goodlooking game, though not my style.
i'm enjoying the hell out of the Sigma demo that's for sure.
is one the most impressive looking game i've ever played. and tecmo and team ninja has just sold me a killer app. after playing this game i'm totally psyched about it, the graphics are unbelievable and it's just pure genius, i totally respect team ninja with this. they are truely remarkable.... the graphics surpasses just about everything on the ps3 with exception to motorstorm... it actually matches it. incredible. and lets not even bring up the 360. now i wanna see what they do with the finished game and the next NG which is NG2. if it is released soley for the 360, i'm gonna say that i'm willing to purchase a 360 just for that, but judging the impact this demo has already. NG2 is without a doubt coming to ps3 and i cant freakin wait. Ryu and Rachel are freakin fast. it's a blessing to your eyes..
Well it took me something like 4 hours but am only running 512MB so i know the reason it took that long. The Demo is good NG wasn't really my style but this does seem fun. I really like the speed and graphics. Even though i have a few issues.
1st issue. The leaves don't actually fall to the ground they just float on and clip right through the ground.
2n'd issue. Some of the texture aren't that good. speacially when viewed up close.
3rd issue. The enemies when they die they vanish.... WTF i don't know if they are demons but either way thats un acceptable specially after resistance.
These are minor issues at best but just lil things that bugged me thats all.
You mean 512Kbps, corret?
If you have a 512MB (Byte) connection, you could download 900MB in 2 seconds!
No its not coming to PS3 because you like it. TI let some of his dev team remake NGS on the PS3. Ninja Gaiden 2 is 360 exclusive with TI head of this project and after that he'll be to busy working on other 360 exclusive titles. You say lets not bring up the 360 yet you're going off on fictoinal tales about its exclusives. lol
Think of it as the FF series with different games released on different consoles, not saying you wont see NG2 on the PS4 though; its just that TI said no to the PS3 on record i can post links/. TI said he's building NG2 around the 360's hardware he wants the AI to be impossible.
TI said basiclly his loyality is with the 360 and will be deving on it this hole gen. TI and team(s) have so much talent i would't be supprized if NG2 will look better then GoW, Dude is competitive as hell and he looking to take back the leading role of the Japanese god on the 360. NG2 most likey will be released only a few months after Sima can't wait for E3.
I'v read a new TI inteview commenting on it that was even more straight forward still looking for it:
At the 2006 Tokyo Game Show, the 1UP interviewed Itagaki and suggested the game will probably be an Xbox 360 exclusive. When asked about the probability of the gaming being released on other platforms (specifically the PS3) Itagaki responded "Hardly" explaining that Team Ninja is going to be very busy for the next 5 years. He also said - "...if you're working on a game like Ninja Gaiden 2, where it's really important that enemies are smart and challenging, then we might use up to two threads on AI." As if that weren't blatant enough, he was pressed about the game's existence. "I won't upset anybody by denying your expectations. I like to see people's expectations fulfilled." http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
I see somebody was quik to dissagree so i provided some proof theres more if you continue to dissagree based on wishful thinking.
I'm sure if NGS is successful they'll bring over the love to PS3. I wouldn't be surprised if the DOA series jumped over as well (playing as Master Chief would rock).
two threads for the AI?? Who wrote this.. If they run two thread for the AI, I wouldn't be buying Ninja Gaiden 2. So you basically saying two thread running to control multiple AI??? Dude that's like playing Karate-ka.
You know we can run as many as threads as your CPU can handle. YES even single core can handle multiple thread, thanks to CPU pipeline. I don't know where you get your sources from. But your source don't even know what's the diff between threads and core. I hope you will enjoy your karateka when it out in XBOX 360.
Guess what Green, Itagaki didn't make NGS for the PS3. He had a subteam of developers remaking it for the PS3. So what makes you so sure that same subteam won't be making a NG2 a year later after the 360 version for the PS3?
Also, "probally" isn't absolute, just like how the once "exclusive" term used for NG-Black wasn't absolute. There was a video posted here interviewing a NGS developer. He stated that if demands and success are high with NGS, there may be a possibility of future games.
I think it's safe to predict that NGS will be a smash hit on the PS3. Tecmo stated that they brought NGS to the PS3 because they wanted to expand their franchise and bring the "missed" Tecmo experience to a whole new audience.
The bottom line is that "exclusive" does not absolutely mean exclusive forever.
But dev's often will say they are using multiple threads to achieve something versus saying multiple cores. Common terms are multi-threaded applications, thread synchronization, and thread switch(context switch).
In fact to use more than one cpu on a multi proc machine you have to actually create additional software thread(s) using apis such as beginthreadex(), createthread()
In fact I don't know of a dev who wouldn't use the term thread over something like multi core, parallell processing, etc...
lol!!! dude my liking of the game doesn't matter if they eventually make NG2 on the ps3. Tecmo especially team Ninja has bein eying ps3 for some time. and TI is a power lover. you are only going on an interview where he states that the next ninja gaiden which is 2 would probably be on the 360, and that was way before the ps3's real specs were even concieved. you are a total noob. now that sony's machine is powerfull enough to carry out the ambitions they are looking for they first experimented with a title thats already been released. also note that the developer of NGS said that NGS is the a realization of what the future of the NG series, and with them wanting to bring the love over to a new audience with the first one, why leave the rest of the world out with a system thats only about 10-11 mill deep. in the land of the rising Sun the xbox360 was quickly out sold by the ps3 and the same way in europe. it's eminent, and this game totally rocks. ps3 gamers are really starving for some quality titles and this among the very big hitters which are due out is deffinately gonna drive some consoles and sell enough for them to want to continue sony's platform. they've got nothing to loose, they're confident in their work and the title and it's already proven successful. with a low install base it has no competion in it's genre for next gen action. months before dmc4 or HS hits so it can very well be that driving force sony needs to push consoles over the counter and into homes... gosh you looser you got me all worked up. get a life. the Xbox360 is a good machine but it certainly isn't the be all end all that you are making it out to be. darn troll.
I know TI wasn't head of the Sigma project you're so ass hurt from what i post you missed what i said in the begining of my post(LOL) Ti's right hand man was head of Sigma(forgot name already) and led a team on the remake. You're not going to teach me anything on this(unless you tell me TI's right hand mans name again lol), trust me.
Quote: what makes you so sure that same subteam won't be making a NG2 a year later after the 360 version for the PS3?"
^^^ that logic's like saying what makes you so sure MGS4 isn't coming to the 360 after the devs have said its a PS3 exclusive. TI said NG2 is Xbox 360 Exclusive(TI has said in more interviews its hard to find in all the fud) the man can make up his own mind he doesn't need people thinking for him.
NG-black/sigma or what ever was Xbox exclusive just as MGS once was a Nintendo exclusive. No one has said you won't be playing it on the PS4(or TI changing his mind vs what he is saying now although thats possible with any non ist party despite the dev saying exclusive(MGS4).
#9 I wont bother with your rant but i did catch the end of your post no need to get ass hurt over it, people were making up things telling fictional tales and i have been keeping up with the truth not because of love for the 360 but because its the truth i grew up on NG, get your sh*t together getting ass hurt is bad for your health.
#8.4 who cares what they think you may hate me but no need to announce anything as long as you're telling the truth and stick to facts.
Why would Tecmo willingly bring the NG series to a whole new audience being the PS3 owners in hopes to expand that fanbase and once that fanbase grows, deprive them from a sequel?
It's kind of like..ok lets give them a taste of the sweet nector. Once we get them hooked by the hundreds of thousands yurning for more, lets just completely take it away! And if they want to finish the rest of it, the sweetest part of all(NG2), they'll just have to buy a 360. Tecmo has no gain in that scenario.
There won't be a NG2 on the PS4, because the gap between the PS3-PS4 will be many years longer than PS2-PS3. The only reason why you didn't see a NGB on the PS2 was because of the hardware/power limitations.
Your only defence is the word exclusve. You should know by now that unless Tecmo is owned by MS, "exclusive" could also mean timed exclusive or in the unlikely Assasin's Creed case, a "mocked" exclusive.
POG, you might end up eating your words in the future so don't be shocked. On second thought, I think you've already eaten your words since you won't be able to reply back. hehe
this demo kicks so much a$$. graphics and animations are just amazing. go home xbots
geez i read your comment thinking it was theMART and was expecting some more biased 360 BS. But all i saw was nice things bein said about ps3. I was thinking wtf? But then i saw your name and avatar lmao. I knew it was too good to be true for the mart
Its way better then the xbox version. not saying that the xbox version sucks but this version is sweet.
first of all,I was downloading this and getting speeds of at least 1 mb per second.needless to say, it went fast.
Secondly,I bought ninja gaiden the day it came out for xbox.
As far as the demo is concerned,the animations were a little better,the resolution is an obvious plus,and ryu looked a little bit shinier.
I loved this game on xbox, but I was left with a "no big deal" taste in my mouth after playing this...OMG... 60 FPS ?!... Character self shadowing?!...I loved how they had to put these two techie points in the description on the ps store,because that really is all this game has going for it..if you've played it before...otherwise it will be a must buy for ps3 owners who haven't played it.Another thing, Why the hell does the ps3 have to install demos?! Nothing like downloading the demo and then having to wait another 5 mins whilst it unpacks and installs or whatever the hell it's doing. Is this because ps3 online is free, or because microsoft forces developers to have their demos not have to install? just curious,but sony should take a cue from microsoft in that respect..
I played the original on the Xbox. it was pretty, but more importantly, it was fun to play
I played it on the PS3. It's even more pretty, but more imporatantly It's still fun to play.
i've been saying this forever, this is what sony needs to keep doing, add demos of highly anticipated games
i'm playin this all weekend.....after the NBA plsyoffs go off that is.......
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