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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Xeogred Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:47 pm

Yeah when I mentioned playing Sigma 2 here nobody said anything haha. It does seem pretty forgettable. Probably a fun one time playthrough. The PS3 version was a nice improvement though, I remember the 360 one ran like crap. But there was still some screen tearing.

Razor's Edge looks a bit more different and I figure the engine is more polished, so maybe they tried a little harder with that one. I guess vanilla NG3 got a lot of slack for being too easy, but Razor's Edge is some spruced up version which I hear is the complete opposite and completely tough. I'll check that out sometime.

It's a shame I can't stand Sigma 1 though because of those awful Rachel segments! The game even had more mid loading points throughout the levels too compared to Black. I think it maybe had screen tearing too. Despite a console upgrade... it seems worse in every field compared to the Black version on Xbox. lol

Unless Sigma has this stuff as unlockables, what's really sad is how the online "tournament mode" for NG Xbox is completely lost content when that went offline. I couldn't even beat it, after beating the game on very hard and stuff. I remember the tournament mode replaced the enemies in the very first prologue level with the infamous black ninjas, and then just about every enemy type from that point on was completely replaced with something even nastier than before. It was so brutal but I wish it was still accessible. I don't think it is though.
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Exhuminator Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:48 pm

I'm a DMC virgin so $15 seemed like a fair price.
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Xeogred Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:50 pm

Exhuminator wrote:I'm a DMC virgin so $15 seemed like a fair price.

Ah, so you're sitting on two 11/10 S rank titles there. 1 and 3 are legendary. I got the platinum for 3 which was pretty crazy.

2 isn't as bad as I heard, but still pretty bad. Never touching it again. lol, the story is that Kamiya who did the first game, didn't even know 2 was being made until he saw it in a magazine. Nice communication Capcom!

1 is really cool because it's mostly serious and pretty dark. You can still see the remnants of what could have been RE4 with it.
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Exhuminator Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:51 pm

The problem I had with Sigma 2 is it was severely censored compared to the original:

"Almost all the gore has been removed. Purple mist now bursts from enemies, along with reduced blood splashes. Dismembered body parts no longer stay on the ground, but vanish. Additionally, cinematics have been altered to remove dismemberment, dissection and blood effects. Even the pause menu and game over screens are colored blue instead of red to reflect this change."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_Gaiden_Sigma_2

I'll take lower framerate or screen tears over censorship.
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Xeogred Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:53 pm

Well blood doesn't give me boners so I didn't care at all. Basically, I played Sigma 2 here in 2016, because the demo of the 360 version was that unplayable to me and turned me off for years.

3 looks gory as hell so I'm guessing the engine got a lot better there.
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by fastbilly1 Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:54 pm

Xeogred wrote:Well blood doesn't give me boners so I didn't care at all.

Technically it does.
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:01 pm

Exhuminator wrote:I'll take lower framerate or screen tears over censorship.


My understanding is that the changes were based more on the PS3's technical limitations compared to the Xbox 360.

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From what I have read and experienced, the best way to experience the second Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is:

Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox)
Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360)
Ninja Gaiden III Razor's Edge (Wii U)

Also, anyone interested in the series should not miss Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (NDS). It is very, very solid.

fastbilly1 wrote:
Xeogred wrote:Well blood doesn't give me boners so I didn't care at all.

Technically it does.


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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Exhuminator Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:04 pm

Xeogred wrote:the demo of the 360 version

I wonder how unoptimized the demo was compared to final build.

I own a copy of Ninja Gaiden Black for Xbox. I wonder if I'm man enough to handle it or if I'm just a ninja dog after all. Guess that should be my next OG Xbox game.
prfsnl_gmr wrote:Also, anyone interested in the series should not miss Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (NDS).

This man is correct. Kick ass game ignored by many hardcore gamers 'cause "lul ds".
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Sarge Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:38 pm

Xeogred wrote:Well blood doesn't give me boners so I didn't care at all. Basically, I played Sigma 2 here in 2016, because the demo of the 360 version was that unplayable to me and turned me off for years.

3 looks gory as hell so I'm guessing the engine got a lot better there.

Huh, I didn't experience any issues with the 360 version. Maybe it got patched up?
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Re: Do You Have Any Unpopular Gaming Opinions?

by Xeogred Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:03 pm

lol, maybe the demo was pretty bad.

Too late now. PS3 master race anyways!
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