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Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – Why Fans Are Unhappy?

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection was announced by Koei Tecmo, but many fans are unhappy and believe it's the wrong games being remastered.

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blackblades42d ago

I'm a fan and I'm not unhappy I cant wait for it to come out.

SaiyanFury41d ago

I never owned an Xbox console, I was always a fan of Japanese games so I stuck with the PS brand up until 4 years ago when I started gaming on PC. As someone who only ever played the Sigma games, this is good news for me, but it's understandable why the fans of the original games are ticked. Tecmo-KOEI SHOULD have included both versions of the games in this collection.

blackblades41d ago

Maybe but they haven't release full details of it yet.

Sonic-and-Crash41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

While mostly PS player ..i m unhappy too ...Ninja Gaiden 1-2 the original Xbox exclusive Itagaki made games were the real deal ....were violent brutal ,and aesthetically (lot of visual differences) far better than sigma series

hiawa2341d ago (Edited 41d ago )

I have all of the NG games and to be able to play these on the Switch, I can't wait.

Vits42d ago

I can't say that I'm unhappy. Because I never played the Sigma versions of the games, so I only know about them by word of mouth and who knows I might be suprised with the end product. If anything my big concern is how well the PC version will run.

And at least the original version can be played in any modern Xbox console by means of the backward program. Is not a perfect solution, but at least it's there.

autobotdan41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Yes Xbox console owners can always play the originals. The problem is Nintendo, Playstation and PC gamers(they outnumber Xbox owners) want to play the original NG2. That is why people are upset as the master collection. This Master collection should have included both NG2 and Sigma 2. Because they are two completely different games. Sigma 1 is a Remake of NG Black. Sigma 2 is a Alternate NG2

Vits41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

While I agree with you there. The reason why they did not went with that direction is likely exactly what you call the problem. Nintendo and PC players had very little contact with the series so they are unlikely to know or care about the differences. Meanwhile PS players had the Sigma series and Xbox players already have access to the original versions so they likely wouldn't care for the collection if it featured those.

In other words. It's the Sigma version exactly because they at least thought that there is a bigger market for it than the original.

Tech541d ago (Edited 41d ago )

this would have been a great opportunity for the developers to allow gamers to switch between the original and sigma versions. unless this gets patched the only other options would be to wait for mods or play the originals.
or just be content with the remastered versions.

BiofourceGun41d ago

maybe with enough reception they will patch it with original gameplay options.

zawepa41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

they re-released DOA in different versions. don't see why they can't patch in classic modes to the collection.

Vits41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

That would also be a lot more expensive though. Because other than the Xbox that already have access to those versions. The other platforms would require 3 more ports each making it a much more expensive project.

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autobotdan41d ago

"But censorship is not the most important issue by far. The biggest change to note and what makes many fans unhappy are direct gameplay changes. Some of the stages of Ninja Gaiden 2 are completely different in Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma. The maps and layout are the same, but the enemies’ placements and waves are like night and day."

Very intelligent typed article. Enemy placements and waves are like night and day-so true the Sigma 2 port is ruined here

zacfoldor41d ago

If enemy placement and waves differ, how do they differ if you don't mind me asking? Are the differences arbitrary, or is one harder than the other or something? I'd prefer the more difficult version if that is the case. Changing the number of waves, placing of waves, and enemy types seems like a small change unless there is a significant change in difficulty or length of play-through caused by it, or if they somehow left out enemies that are fun to encounter or something.

All I'm saying is that telling me the enemy waves change, tells me nothing. Did they make it easier? Why were they changed and what were they changed too I wonder, what was the reasoning and result?

zacfoldor41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Thanks, I'll check it out. Upvote for you!

TheRealHeisenberg40d ago

Holy crap!!! I completely forgot how intense that action was in NG2. Gonna have to fire this up in the X1X. To this day I still hate that the roll from NG1 was replaced with the dash in NG2. Did they ever say why that was done?

autobotdan41d ago

"At the end of the day, Ninja Gaiden 2 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 are pretty much different games instead of an original and its port. Fans are unhappy and sad that even with these new remasters, the only way to play the original Ninja Gaiden 2 is still having access to an Xbox 360."

- this statement is true that NG2 and Sigma 2 feel like two completely different NG games. However the last statement of the article-"the only way to play the original Ninia Gaiden 2 is still having access to Xbox 360" - is false information. You can play Ninja Gaiden 2 on a Xbox One and you can play NG2 Enhanced on Xbox One X and Xbox Series X in stunning Near 4k resolution and full 60fps. The only way to play the original Ninia Gaiden 2 is still having access to Xbox 360, Xbox One or Xbox Series consoles

autobotdan41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

The microsoft backwards compatibility team can update both Ninja Gaiden Black and Ninja Gaiden 2 to play at 120fps on Xbox Series X consoles if enough xbox players demand it.

The Ninja Gaiden Master collection all three remastered Sigma and razors edge games can play at 120fps only if Tecmo includes Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X Enhanced support. The ball is fully in Tecmo's court if they want to add 120fps gameplay for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

Milkshake21241d ago

Because they are the inferior Sigma versions not the far superior original ones.

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