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Ninja Gaiden 3 will be more accessible

Eurogamer- "Team Ninja's aim with Ninja Gaiden 3 is twofold: to be the number one 3D action game of the time, and secondly, the main character is Ryu Hayabusa. They're the two things we're focusing on," Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi told Eurogamer. (Ninja Gaiden 3, PS3, Team Ninja, Xbox 360)

xino  +   1770d ago
people sceptical about this

because Sigma 1 was so hard many people did not and since haven't purchased Sigma 2.

NG3 will have easy difficulty for newbies and harder difficulty for Master Ninja like me!

Now do you believe NG3 is sick?

wait for GDC!
NeutralGamer  +   1770d ago
NG2 on xbox was hard as hell :D

First time I played it I died 4 times in the first stage right after the first cutscene... LOL!
Istanbull  +   1770d ago
The rocket spamming in NG2 was the single most useless crap i've seen in a videogame. The game was supposed to be fun and enjoyable, I don't know if they fixed it with NGS2 tough.
Yi-Long  +   1770d ago
Ninja Gaiden BLACK...
... had a perfect difficulty, and the camera never bothered me too much TBH.

It was hard but fair, which is always the most important thing when it comes to 'difficulty'.

I'm hoping they won't dumb it all down, and I'm hoping they won't make the same mistake they made with Sigma 2, in that they censored themselfs
munish23  +   1770d ago
Ninja Gaiden Black on original xbox was a tough game. The first boss was one of the toughest fights I'd had at the time.
Bnet343  +   1770d ago
well it really is a hard game but this is what I feared with NG3, I mean really wtf why do this. No more Itagaki which means you'll have this new guy tinkering with it. *sigh* as a hardcore NG fan, I really hate this. the farthest ive gotten is chapter 7 on Mentor. the first few chapters on mentor are just ridiculously hard.

NG2 is def the hardest game I have ever played. It's actually hard, not like "oh hey you take more damage" its more like "hey we're gonna be turning chapter bosses into regular enemies now" pretty nuts. I just pray NG3 doesnt change the way too much.
gamingdroid  +   1770d ago
This guy has been screwing around with the series in all sort of fashions and frankly, in places it doesn't need to be.

The acolyte difficulty, albeit a little harder than a usual easy in other games perfectly embodies the idea behind NG punishing difficulty. Why remove that?

If anything, the game needs more pointers on how to deal with some of these difficulties instead of dumbing it down.

So far, of what I have heard it is more and more less of what I want in a sequel unfortunately. I was hoping for some fresh GOOD ideas, not some fresh let's tweak things around and screw up the game ideas!
scofios  +   1770d ago
What ever they do they have to leave the blood on the sigma version this time .
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ZombieAssassin  +   1770d ago
Doubt they'll have much blood in either version, the reason NG2 had so much blood and gore is because of Itagaki but now we have the guy who did NGS1 & 2 leading on NG3 and I think it was his decision to not have all the gore in NGS2 as he didn't like it or some such BS.

I hope I'm wrong even though the gore was pretty cheesy it I still liked it.
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Bnet343  +   1770d ago
IDK what's cheesy about the gore ... it belonged in the game. I didnt play sigma 2, but without blood that really is stupid for him to do that. its like playing gears with no blood, it just doesnt work really. I hope he comes to his sense and brings back the gore and blood and all that jazz.
gamingdroid  +   1770d ago
Seems like Hayashi doesn't understand the legacy of this game.

Everything he has done so far has not improved the games he helped release:

a) In NGS1 he added Rachel, which was the most un-interresting and annoying game mechanic ever. To those that actually did play NGB, would notice that NGS1 actually didn't feel right, because there was a lot of things off with the game from the original.

b) Then in NGS2, Hayashi added more characters, and they significantly improved, but still a bore to play. Instead, he screwed up on the timing of the game mechanics, removed blood (added some crap mist thing) and completely f'ed up the re-balancing of the game.

The two things he did do, was to add a pretty neat in the air Ultimate Move and co-op. I wonder how much of that was his idea though... Oh, the boob jiggling is genius though!

So Hayashi's claim to fame is his boob jiggling feature!!!
nix  +   1770d ago
i finished NGS 2 just by hanging by the thread. i thought the final boss was dead but he lunged back and i probably killed him with .0000000001% of life left. i can never replay NGS2. ever again! but it was a great game. can't wait for NGS 3.
m2345  +   1770d ago
yeah, sigma was tough but i beat all four modes. had to keep practicing and training. i think i master ninja'd everything on master ninja. was not easy. :(

haven't beaten ngs 2 since that glitch where i fell through the floor. it's a great game but that glitch sucked. -.-

"Not easy," Hayashi replied, "but it will enable more people to play. More accessible. We don't plan to have Ninja Gaiden 3 only for the really good, skilled people."

they never said they were making it easier. maybe they'll have a mode for people to get used to the gaming mechanics. if it's a good game, i'm getting it.
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Kewl_Kat  +   1770d ago
The only time you don't have that silly sig is on a Ninja Gaiden article?

-Ninja Gaiden 3-is sick!:)
otherZinc  +   1770d ago
Without Tomonobu Itagaki, NG3 will not be the same nor near as good as any Ninja Gaiden on an XBOX console.
DEADEND  +   1770d ago
I'm looking forward to see what they do with the series.
ZombieAssassin  +   1770d ago
I'm sure the NG fanbase will love that /s

Still I can't wait for this game I just hope they don't screw it up since they're going for the whole reboot angle.
BYE  +   1770d ago
"Now press forward on your analog stick to walk forward!"
"You're doing great!"
hot111  +   1770d ago
AllroundGamer  +   1770d ago
so long famous NG difficulty...

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NYC_Gamer  +   1770d ago
i'm not buying NG3 since team ninja wants to dumb it down for the casual
xtremegamerage  +   1770d ago

This gens most used word.
Arknight  +   1770d ago
The difficulty was made NG1 (XBOX/PS version) so awesome. It was truly an accomplishment to finish that game. There's nothing wrong with difficult's why Demon's Souls is so awesome; please don't dumb this down, Team Ninja.
radphil  +   1770d ago
If the difficulty is like in NG1 Black, I'll be all over NG3.

If it's similar to the "difficulty" in NG2(in other words, AI spamming projectiles), I'll wait on it to see how it really is.

Thing is, as long as they have the higher lvls of difficulty, then I'm all good. There's no harm in them adding something like Ninja Dog mode from the start. :)

People forgot that there was easier modes in the previous NG games. They just heckled you, like giving you a pink scarf on Ryu :p
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Z501  +   1770d ago
Nothing quite new, since the 3D versions of NG was more accessible than the NES/SNES versions.

Anyone who has played and finished NG1(nes) knows this.

I will also like to add.
The NG SERIES was NEVER about blood. NG(2) was about blood.
gamer2010  +   1770d ago
I have beat all the NES Ninja Gaiden games multiple times, but Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox was pretty hard to me.
CoLD FiRE  +   1770d ago
So they're gonna make it more linear than NG2 (is that even possible?)? And please no more cheap AI spamming
holdmedownma2008  +   1770d ago
The last boss fight NG2 was incrediblely hard for no appraently reason.
Ponurasky  +   1770d ago
OMG, now I'm scared. Sigma 2 was watered down compared to NG2. The only hard parts were Ultimate Ninja missions (and only because no one tested them, and they were so retarded that only by using bugs and exploits you could win them).

If they want to make it more user-friendly, that means this series is dead.

I $hit on current Team Ninja. Hayashi know nothing about making mindblowing games. I rather wait for Devil's Third (yes, it looks ugly as hell, but I know in gameplay department Itagaki will deliver).
Andreas-Sword  +   1770d ago
Ninja Gaiden 3 will be the best Ninja game ever!
despair  +   1770d ago
NG1 was great and NG2 was cheap and kinda boring, lets hope NG3 is actually good.
pushergreen  +   1770d ago
Bring Back ITAGAKI!!!!! the guy is funny as hell and defo knows how to make a great if not the greatest Ninja Gaiden that we are likely to ever experience this gen. NGIII sounds like it is going towards noob friendly gameplay and stupid as hell generic story that will appeasl to the masses. F***king LAME! I hope I am wrong....

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