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Ninja Gaiden 3 : Multiplayer Screens

Ninja Gaiden 3 : Multiplayer Screens

Tecmo Koei has put online this batch of new Ninja Gaiden 3 screenshots showing off among other things the multiplayer mode.

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Commented on 2011-12-08 10:45:21
Well.. what can we say.
Commented on 2011-12-08 10:49:33
I wont lie, the MP seems to be...interesting from the images, but I dont have much hope from videos, I hope I am wrong.

IGN will show it off today live so I am looking forward to it.
But good to see traditional ninja outfits though, all black for me, as it should be.

Those SP images...meh, its SP so cant say much.
Commented on 2011-12-08 10:53:59
Garbage. garbage with Hayashi Ninja Dog Seal of Approval.
Commented on 2011-12-08 11:38:26
Its not garbage, its just not what makes NG...NG, based on the latest video.
Sure core gameplay is there and the SoB is great and some new basic Ryu has is nice, but they removed way too many core elements that NG fans liked, one of them being sword only, no items, no multiple elemental ninpos, no shop to buy/upgrade.

I wont say I hate it entirely because the core combat is there, but what I hate about it is that the new sword is doing exactly the same moves as Dragon Sword even though they said new swords come with new combos, I didnt see one single new move in there.
Sure it may be the actual first sword you get that is lvl1, but I am skeptical on how it will turn out on other levels and newer swords.

And I am a guy who LOVES swords, so for me it being swords only in this game is not an issue. Hell, 99% of the time I played with Dragon Sword in all the NG games lol.

When I think of new swords I think of variety of ancient world wide types.
From chinese swords to middle eastern to reapers to medieval type of swords, each brining a new style.
And if they are smart they add demonic swords as well like Kitetsu from NG1 and dual swords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIchYieqYig#t=31m48... from there its all new.

Atleast they turned off the tutorial QTE stuff which is good.
Commented on 2011-12-08 13:56:53
WTF is DMC4's Gloria doing in NG3? Anyway I was very, VERY skeptical about Hayashi and NG3, and I do hate some of the decisions he's making, but at the end of the day it's a Team Ninja game and that means - unique look (vibrant, solid) , unique feel (fast, smooth), and HOT ASS BITCHES. And even though I have no plans to even try the multiplayer - as I've yet to in NGS2! - I'm still excited for this game.
Commented on 2011-12-08 14:00:31
"HOT ASS BITCHES"...wow.
Commented on 2011-12-08 14:30:58
Watched 1 hour of single player yesterday and the game is shaping up really well! Far better than i thought it would.
Commented on 2011-12-08 14:58:51 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
WTF is DMC4's Gloria doing in NG3? Anyway I was very, VERY skeptical about Hayashi and NG3, and I do hate some of the decisions he's making, but at the end of the day it's a Team Ninja game and that means - unique look (vibrant, solid) , unique feel (fast, smooth), and HOT ASS BITCHES. And even though I have no plans to even try the multiplayer - as I've yet to in NGS2! - I'm still excited for this game.
Pretty much my toughts yeah, I hope we get to see some great ass or something, preferably of that burnette.

:D
Commented on 2011-12-08 16:47:44
Well, I've seen the 56 minutes walktrough whatsoever and I'm totally in love with the single player, combat engine etc. Graphics could be alittle bit better though. Not going to play this game for graphics anyway.

But to be honest, the multiplayer looks..somehow, ehrm, I cant describe that. I dont think that a game with SP mehcanics can work now in a multiplayer environment. "Clan war" lol xD
Commented on 2011-12-08 16:49:56
It's nice to see that Team Ninja finally realized that you ca use spec maps and not just have everything be flat shaded blinns in different colors ;)
Commented on 2011-12-08 18:54:47
Really looking forward to this. Great video from GS
Commented on 2011-12-08 23:09:40
Since this time they making just one game hope it will get more attention
Commented on 2011-12-08 23:38:31
The game is garbage, just watch the IGN livestream and listen to the questions and the answers.

One ninpo variety only and thats the dragon and no more outfit unlockables.

I held my tongue for some redemption for this video but this game is seriously shit, even to NGS2.
Commented on 2011-12-09 10:38:19
Just saw multiplayer video - looks like huge mess with lag, as i expected tbh lol.

I will still buy the game for sp, but not at full price.
Commented on 2011-12-09 10:40:40 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
Just saw multiplayer video - looks like huge mess with lag, as i expected tbh lol.

I will still buy the game for sp, but not at full price.
You are doing the right thing lol
Commented on 2011-12-09 15:37:46
lmbfao

- what are people pssing blood about again?
- no costumes? - DLC (but they might charge you)
- lag on mp (well i think everyone expected that given the exp in ngs2)

but at least they attempted to fix other little things that annoyed me personally ... the autoaim on the bow is nice, check points seem like a great idea (although leather face may have problems with that lolz)

... and i notice that load times have dropped significantly ... personally mp was a mess in ngs2 (not to mention insanely hard) so not sure who really is looking forward to another bloodfest like that ...

anyways I'll give it a chance, try it out and judge for myself but I don't think anything they have shown is that off putting ...
Commented on 2011-12-09 17:28:40
Costumes gets unlocked on harder difficulty, now there is no reason to beat the hardest mode.
There was a REWARD for beating MN in pass NG games, I dont want to buy DLC outfits damn it!

The blood is good, I held my tongue for no decapitation, but now with one ninpo style throughout the entire game, weapon combos gets upgraded throughout the game which could make it unbalanced or boring.

MP is garbage.

Yes the game system is nice, load time during gameplay seems to be gone...etc. just alot of removal when the game should have alot of content instead, like NG Black or even Bayonetta.
I mean hell, give me the classic blue NES outfit again for beating MN in NG3 and I will be happy.
Commented on 2011-12-09 17:31:16
So you only play Ninja Gaiden on harder modes to unlock costumes? I played it on the ahrder modes because the challenge was fun. I think a lot of people do. Just being able to say that you beat Ninja Gaiden is reward enough as so few do it, especially on the higher difficulty levels.
Commented on 2011-12-09 17:36:31 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
So you only play Ninja Gaiden on harder modes to unlock costumes? I played it on the ahrder modes because the challenge was fun. I think a lot of people do. Just being able to say that you beat Ninja Gaiden is reward enough as so few do it, especially on the higher difficulty levels.
Playing with the same freaking outfit again even if it is in harder modes is boring to look at.

Look what happened with AA, fans screamed for new outfits, PC Mods changed that for PC but us console players didnt had nothing.

AC Fixed that with a bunch of Suits and Game+.

Its almost like common Knowledge by now this sort of stuff, it "must" be "Alternate Outfits"
Commented on 2011-12-09 17:41:53
Must be my ass, gamers need to be less shallow and focus more on good gameplay. But hey, i imagine games like Arham Asylum wouldn't be praised as GOTY if people did.
Commented on 2011-12-09 17:49:01 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Must be my ass, gamers need to be less shallow and focus more on good gameplay. But hey, i imagine games like Arham Asylum wouldn't be praised as GOTY if people did.
I don't mean it exactly in "all" games but in action games oh hell yes it must, it just must, one outfit is just lame, AA had a Armored Outfit for challenges so it wasnt that bad but just one?

Thsi smells like DLC down the road to me to be honest, "Players needs to be used to this outfit so we can charge for a more badass one for 400msp"
Commented on 2011-12-09 17:55:14 In reply to Megido
Challenge is good but stareing at the stupid black outfit for so many years I am sick of seeing it since end of NG1. And it is TRADITION to have alternate outfit and a REWARD to beat harder difficulty in NG.
If there is no reward to beat the harder difficulties then whats the point of even trying even though you know can do it.
Players wants to be rewarded for their accomplishments.

I know NG3 will be a cakewalk for us NG vets to beat MN but I personally dont want to beat it because I wont get anything back. May stop at Very Hard or something and spare my aggression from cheap moves.

Hayashi is definitely good at making good outfit designs, look at NGS2 white falcon outfit DLC he did, or even Momiji design. But I have no idea why the hell he is being so lazy about it this time and stripping away way too much content.

Its obvious fans of the genre wants more outfits, Dantes Inferno, Lords of Shadow...was lazy and garbage when it came to content.
Half way through the game I got sick of seeing them even if I knew I wouldnt unlock anything.

But DI had DLC for it while LoS didnt have anything at all.

So yes, outfits is very important to fans of NG, its a fresh look to Ryu and its a reward for playing the game.
Commented on 2011-12-09 18:04:08
Well first off i highly doubt Hayashi himself makes the designs. He's the director, not the character art lead. Second if the outfit is that important to you i'm sure you won't miss not playin NG3, you can just go play some other game that has the vital function of alternate costumes.
Commented on 2011-12-09 18:10:38 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Well first off i highly doubt Hayashi himself makes the designs. He's the director, not the character art lead. Second if the outfit is that important to you i'm sure you won't miss not playin NG3, you can just go play some other game that has the vital function of alternate costumes.
Oh I will be playing this. Sure I hate all the news and shit that been showned off but then again, I am a slave to NG no matter what unfortunetly. Ryu + NG combat...I am there, but that doesnt make it the best NG or close. Good thing I still have NG2 and NGS2.

Designwise for outfits has to through Hayashi's approval to be in the game or not, so no he doesnt design it, but he has to give word to the designers what he visions and then see if it gets in or not, give feedback and such, so he is still a part of the design in some ways.

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