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Will Ninja Gaiden 3 lose the feel from its predecessors?

Everyone knows the Ninja Gaiden series for its blood, gore, great gameplay that makes you rage quit a thousand times and so many sexual themes. To this day Ninja Gaiden from the last decade is still my favorite Ninja Gaiden next to it is sigma for the ps3.

Now I bet everyone knows that Ninja Gaiden 3 is coming out and I officially announced but after viewing the gameplay trailer I felt very disappointing that it was greatly dumbed down for the casual gamer and this will make Ninja Gaiden veterans hate this and so do yes the game is hard but it gave skill and its such a relief that you beat the game and can feel so accomplished about the challenge you faced during the order. Reports from Team Ninja showed that only 13% of owners of Ninja Gaiden 2 beat while the rest have it sitting collecting dust and scared to pick it up and try and beat the first boss and only 507 people beat it on master ninja difficulty, this shows that a change is great to help out the franchise.

The Ninja Gaiden franchise will be remembered in the past for its brutal difficulty and challenge but change is needed for people to try out the game and have fun. Now ive seen the gameplay and it looks extremely easy I mean none of the enemies have swords just guns that barely do anything to Ryu and the AI is just mediocre I mean every time you're close to an enemy he just begs you to not kill him. Also when a large mech tank came instead of fighting the game tells you to run away from it now that's a little too much hand holding there. Now for the violence the gameplay looks fun and smooth but I don't see any body parts? Just lost off blood and corpses in solid condition.

I might get this game there's a chance that an average terrible story might be there, I can confirm the terrible voice acting but people we gotta admit would you rather play the game and have some fun or have a few busted TV's trying to beat the first level. I just hope the weird red arm helps the game and the action

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The Matrix4205d ago

Unfortunately, you see developers abandon their the trademark characteristics of their game in order to make it more mainstream and therefore achieve more sales. Just take a look at Dead Space 2 which stripped any sense of horror for a run and gun 3rd person shooter. Hey, I ended up liking it more than the first one but I imagine the hardcore fans were furious. Another potential series is Hitman, which IO Interactive (from what I can see right now) seems to be giving up on the hardcore fans to cash in on an action game. Hopefully Ninja Gaiden 3 can stay true to its fans but the reality of business is that it is not likely.

mastiffchild4204d ago

Didn't IO also say, though, that the challenge for old school fans would still be there if you desire it? This kind of thing only, for me, gets to be an issue is they let newbies get a platinum/full GS by mashing-if the plat is STILL a beast to get then fair enough whether it's this OR Hitman. Don't worry til we know how easy the tougher settings are going to be as you just cannot blame them for lowering the entry skill level when other games already allow newbies to learn more slowly than,maybe, we had to.

When all is said and done gamers are market to them and appealing/allowing more to enjoy a series is common sense but they won't want tio lose their better gamers either, hopefully, so keeping the challenge should remain as important as including a way to allow less talented gamers to enjoy the series in some way.

If they KEEP those top difficulties hard to beat, if anything , the kudos for beating a game fully will be even greater with more people able to acknowledge just what a challenge you've beaten, no? Also, iot's the only way to keep a series alive-by enticing new gamers along and they won't come to NG if the entry level is too demanding.

Another thing-I felt the man reason I was better at Sigma 2 than NG2 was that I could SEE what I was doing more because they half fixed the camera so fewer enemies attacked with projectiles from off screen! Maybe I was fooling myself but I also liked that they cut down the gore a little as, to me, it had started to become a distraction and sometimes hid the action!!

caseh4205d ago

I'm just wondering whether or not the women in the game will still have racks the size of genetically modified water melons or if it was Itakagi's influence that caused them to be so huge to begin with.

Solidus187-SCMilk4204d ago

sigma 2 was not made by Itagaki(the man) and they added some kind of motion control boobs didnt they?


I have already given up on the idea that this will be anything like the old games and worth my time.

it's made for casuals, dumbed down for noobs, looking to be more main streem... Ok cool, I just hope the casuals like the look of it because they have lost my $$$ now.

ABizzel14205d ago

Ninja Gaiden was falling apart, but they went for making it more accessible instead of fixing what was wrong.

The story sucks, the characters aren't likeable (Ryu's dope, but likeable no), the franchises hasn't evolved since the original Xbox game, the graphics engine is dated, the music and voice work is passable, and the production values are sub par.

It's a shame because they have such a great gameplay foundation, but gameplay isn't enough if you're lacking in every other aspect of the game.

NG3 needs some gameplay improvements to add something new and refreshing to the great gameplay they already have. A new engine to amp up the look of the game. A professional screen writer to develop a good or at least enjoyable story for the ninja world, and give the characters life. And hire musicians and voice actors to give life to the game.

Making it God of War ninja edition isn't going to help.

Hopefully they improve on the multiplayer, since it was decent in Sigma 2, but it needs more.

Peaceful_Jelly4205d ago (Edited 4205d ago )

From what I've seen this new NG looks like it's gonna be easy to beat with just one button. I mean, you can do so much stuff with just one button that what will be he purpose of properly learning other stuff? I hope they at least include a punishing difficulty for the fans and the easy mode for the n00bs like Bayonetta did. In the easy mode the combos are almost automatic like in the God of War series where you just need to press the Square button over and over again for massive destruction. And lets not even talk about the fact that most weapons on GOW series are mid range so when there are like 30 enemies around you can take them all at the same time.

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