VIDEO | PS3 Monday, June 8, 2009 | 11:16 AM

E3: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 gameplay

E3: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 gameplay

Let's continue with DjMizuhara's videos and this time Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, whose first level was playable.

E3: Gameplay by DjMizuhara
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Commented on 2009-06-08 12:04:14
Sath in 3...2...1...
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:18:47
Well ... where is all the carnage and gore ? Poor , very poor... well its PS3 ... next plz ..."Dante" "Bayonetta" " Darksiders"

And Hell Yeah I am a FANBOY !!!
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:20:37
Damn its great, finally someone who can play this damn demo, unlike GT and IGN who sucks more than 10 year trying to kill the first enemy in Mario :P

Thx Mizuhara, great gameplay!

Can we expect Ayane as well?

About the gore and carnage...what does it have to do with PS3? It's just what Hayashi wanted, has more various color coming out instead of red all over the place...but I agree, I want blood to spray out when I kill the humans, but whatever.
The essence from the decapitations makes it look abit elegant and artistic with its shape, pretty cool.

But, new modes, weapons, levels, music and bosses...yes please!
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:24:36
No sorry, I didn't get a chance to capture Ayane. Sorry! :(
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:28:17 In reply to DJmizuhara
Posted by DJmizuhara
No sorry, I didn't get a chance to capture Ayane. Sorry! :(
Ah, its all good, thx anyway though :)

From watching all the GT and IGN footages it made me wonder if they reduced the pace of the combat in Sigma 2, but when you played it, seems not. I guess they naturally suck at these type of games.
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:43:44
Ryu is Slow
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:51:42 In reply to rodrigogo
Posted by rodrigogo
Ryu is Slow
Ryu is human and for a human, he is very fast.
Commented on 2009-06-08 12:59:04
Ryu is very fast in NG2

master ninja is great very fast NG2

much Resolution in sigma, but Slow
Commented on 2009-06-08 13:05:14 In reply to rodrigogo
Posted by rodrigogo
Ryu is very fast in NG2
I owned NG2 and played it for god knows how many weeks non stop, this is the same Ryu that was also in NG2.

This demo is on Acolyte (only difficulty to offer at E3 as Ryu) so it has less aggressive enemies so you don't need to go very fast.

And they reduced how many enemies coming at you at the same time, so no more hordes of IS spamming off screen or IS spamming in general to get frustuated.
Commented on 2009-06-08 13:15:26
I do not agree

Ryu: Your movements are much slow in Sigma
Commented on 2009-06-08 13:23:40 In reply to rodrigogo
Posted by rodrigogo
I do not agree
I didn't expect you to.

Watch youtube videos, don't forget to type in "Acolyte" after Ninja Gaiden 2.

But for someone (me) who played NG2 on Acolyte, Warrior, Mentor, trust me, the speed and combat style of NGS2 hasen't been touched from NG2.
Commented on 2009-06-08 13:28:48
I finish 9 the ninja gaiden 2, I finish master ninja 3, I am bad. JEJE

You are good in ninja gaiden
Commented on 2009-06-08 13:34:12
Omg this game is slow as hell >.<

I agree it looks super slow and yea i did play the game alot. emmmmmmm
still who cares :)
Commented on 2009-06-08 13:42:57
I play acolyte and Ryu is fast in NG2. saludos

I speak spanish, I apply translator
Commented on 2009-06-08 14:12:35
I played NG2 at my cousins friend house last week, I am not seeing any speed or combat differences here from what I played last week.

They however did reduce the speed of the UT moves here just a tiny bit, and I like it because in NG2 the UT was way too fast to keep up with the cool moves and it ended quick.
But here, they made it a bit slower to see how Ryu does all his awesome moves in the UTs, makes you appreciate what TN did.

But other than that, it's the same to me.
Commented on 2009-06-08 14:29:25
God the purple mist is insanely lame now. Speed looks about the same to me. I need to see more from this game. I still don't see any good reason to buy this, having bought NG2.
Commented on 2009-06-08 14:48:46
its the same speed in ngs2 than in ng2. i actually played the level that looks like this in the demo and the only thing that was different was the missing gore. it looks more like ng for the xbox but even this was a bit bloodier.
Commented on 2009-06-08 14:50:09
master ninja very fast, 25 Enemies every 20 seconds, In 30 square meters, Blood in walls and soil with as art, Bodies for all sides, and finally to clean your weapon is greattttttttttttttt. saludos Brother

All the ninja gaiden are good, They are my favorites

the sigma 2. I continue it seeing a bit much slow . Excuse
Commented on 2009-06-08 15:06:52 In reply to rodrigogo
Posted by staatsfeind1234
Exactly what I am thinking.
Seems like Hayashi is going with NG route in terms of a few enemies compared to a room filled with enemies that spam grabs, and IS at you.
And the blood and gore being toned down to NG rather NG2.
Posted by rodrigogo
NG2's design was about alot of enemies coming at you at the same time, with MN the AI is much more aggressive and the design was that every turn you made there would be quite a few enemies coming towards you.
And unfortunetly, most enemies coming at you was ninjas with IS and they spammed it!

And you can still shake your weapon and the blood would splash on the ground.
Commented on 2009-06-08 15:29:51
Compare that to god of war 3, its funny how much incompetent Itagaki is :-)
Commented on 2009-06-08 15:53:58
Slow? You cant even say if this video was captured with 60fps. It was too slow for me.
On youtube you can find 2 gameplay videos of Ayane and the game is as fast as the original :P

yeah, yeah SIGMA 2 and the almighty Hayashi.... I think he removed some enemies to:

a) make the game more like NG1

b) prevent slowdowns (the NG engine is still good looking but shows its age in NG2....)

c) at least on akolyth, to make a playtrough for everyone possible lol

And Sath is right. Everything from NG2 is still in SIGMA 2. Ok, not the blood and flying body parts. But who cares. I want more content.

BTW, Am I the only one who loves the purple essence. I think it looks pretty cool.



btw, IMO you cant even compare these 2 games. God of War was a button masher with boring scripted Boss fights. And NG is a very hard, challenging and fast action game where mashing buttons means your death.
Commented on 2009-06-08 17:31:06
What IS a scripted boss fight?
Commented on 2009-06-08 17:41:05
Ive been playing NG2 lately and yes it looks a tad slow but not much I don't know why is that,Ryu move faster in NG2.

As for that purple stuff it wont break the game whatsoever it only looks stupid when you cut the head of some ninja and purple stuff comes out when it should be spraying blood everywhere like it should be.
Commented on 2009-06-08 17:47:47 In reply to FormlessLikeWater
Anyone that didn't get a chance to play NG2 on the 360 should definitely check this out. It's an exceptional game. That being said, it was a horrible design choice to remove most of the gore and decapitations like that.
Posted by Thor
Compare that to god of war 3, its funny how much incompetent Itagaki is :-)
How about you actually find out who the developer of this game is before you choose to insult them with an ignorant comment like that. Itagaki doesn't even work for this company anymore.
Posted by FormlessLikeWater
What IS a scripted boss fight?
He was just referring to the fact that a portion of each boss fight in GoW is done with QTE (quick time events). They're all scripted animations and moves at that point.
Commented on 2009-06-08 18:00:14
Loved the original, especially NG Black, on the Xbox, hated the Xbox 360 sequel as it seemed lazy and somewhat unfinished. The horrendous slowdown in sections of the game and the cheap ass rocket launcher dudes just ruined the game for me. A wasted opportunity IMO and it was graphical underwhelming too; didn't even run at 720p for goodness' sakes!
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