(ninjagaidengame.com) In Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Team Ninja has taken a giant leap forward using 1080p resolution to increase visual quality of the game’s environment and characters.  This action game is also improved with new features like online co-op mode, chapter challenge mode, multiple playable characters, and large variety of weapons.  None the less, the heart and soul of this game lies in the unparallel combat system and the visually stunning animation.   In this story, you play as the super ninja, Ryu Hayabusa.  Your quest is to search for the Demon Statue that was stolen by the Black Ninja Spider Clan to prevent the world from certain demise. As expected from a Ninja Gaiden game, the player will have to think well on their feet to spoil the plans of the Black Ninja Spider Clan.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3) Available Now. For Mature Audience 17 and over (ninjagaidengame.com) In Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Team Ninja has taken a giant leap forward using 1080p resolution to increase visual quality of the game’s environment and characters.  This action game is also improved with new features like online co-op mode, chapter challenge mode, multiple playable characters, and large variety of weapons.  None the less, the heart and soul of this game lies in the unparallel combat system and the visually stunning animation.   In this story, you play as the super ninja, Ryu Hayabusa.  Your quest is to search for the Demon Statue that was stolen by the Black Ninja Spider Clan to prevent the world from certain demise. As expected from a Ninja Gaiden game, the player will have to think well on their feet to spoil the plans of the Black Ninja Spider Clan.

 

Graphics:

The game is like poetry in motion.  With the beautiful scenery and special effect combined with the sinuous animation make the player feel like they are directing an action movie more than just playing a game. The high level of detail used in the game immediately brings the player into the futuristic yet ninja-secretive Tokyo.

 

Gameplay:

The combat system makes the player feels like he just executed the most complicated and in the most stylized manner. The characters all have a long set of useful and visually pleasing maneuvers to incapacitate (and decapitate at times) the many enemies. While the characters are stylishly strong, the enemies are smart and will keep the player on their toes. Soon as you are getting more familiar with the basic enemies, the game throws you a boss fight. In the boss fights, the game will test the player’s super-ninja sense by forcing the player to come up the best move set to counter. With this spectacular combat system, the game developers included an option to for the players to create clips of the game on the fly.

 

The online co-op mode is well planned.  In this mode, you will play in same missions as the story mode, but with a partner player that focus on team efforts in eliminating the enemies.  As you select a mission and your character, the player is immediately sent into the game with a computer partner until another online player joins the action.  This eliminates waiting time.  Moreover, you can perform the ultimate finisher move by combining forces with your partner to create most devastating and graphically dazzling action sequence.

 

Sound:

Impressive Soundtrack and utilization of 5.1 channel surround sound effects enhances the experience of the game.  During the scene where it is raining heavily in Manhattan, the surround sound of the rain paired with dreary music depicts the feeling of desperation of situation.

 

As your character travels to different locations around the world, the game music changes dynamically to reflect the area of the scene and fighting style of each character.  The soundtrack fits each individual area very well. All the voice acting, music, and sound effects come together perfectly to keep the player in the mindset to rid the black ninja spider clan’s evil plans.

 

Longevity:

With the wide variety of combos and weapons, players will have to keep playing in order to figure out the best combination for every situation. On a special note, the weapon upgrades both attack power and visually, just to show the remarkable effort put into the game.

 

Innovations:

While this game isn’t genre-creating, it can be genre-definitive. This game brings in many strong points from other epic action titles while keeping the excellent Ninja Gaiden formula. But it brings the best of them together while leaving most of the frustrations behind. The controls are easy to pick up and stylish actions are easily executed much like in Devil May Cry. The bosses are frightening and impressive like they are undefeatable, but the only player need to use their imagination and focus like playing Zelda or God of War. There are even platforming situations that are reminiscent of Prince of Persia, although they are much more intuitive here.

 

Conclusion:

This whole package of the game, between the stunning visual, stylistic and intuitive combat, and variety of weapon system, blends into a very carefully presented, genre-definitive action game. Yet it is representative of the Ninja Gaiden game so the longtime fans of the series will feel right at home

    

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