Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden has earned its place in the video game hall of fame. It’s one of those games that even if you haven’t played it, you know of it for some reason. Ninja Gaiden has become so well known due to its high difficulty level and precise use of combos, blocks and counter attacking. Another reason it is well known is for its love of gore. Amputations are commonplace, accompanied by bucketfuls of blood and ruthless finishing moves.
Conclusion: If you’re lucky enough to own both an Xbox 360 and PS3, we’d recommend the arterial splatter the original version offers over the stack of extra content featured in this PS3 update. Co-op is a bit of a cop out all told, and the other additions made to the game are largely superfluous. For those exclusively playing Ninja Gaiden II on the PS3 however, Sigma 2 is a genuine treat and nigh-on essential.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden 2 was gory, by gory I don’t mean a splash of blood here and there, but rather I’m talking of limbs that could be lopped off, leaving a bloody mess that would probably result in overtime for the cleaners. This PS3 release of Tecmo’s sequel does away with much of the gore, but that isn’t all that’s different about this second Sigma release.
Excerpt: The resurrected Ninja Gaiden series directed by Tomonobu Itagaki earned its reputation as a man’s man’s challenge, an alternative to all the games that held the player by the hand with frequent checkpoints and regenerating health bars. Taking the template created by Devil May Cry , the formula was altered with a generous dose of speed, smart enemies, and mythic levels of difficulty that combined into one of 2004′s most-celebrated titles.
Summary: While the first Sigma featured a drastic graphical improvement thanks to the console generation jump, Sigma 2 doesn’t have the same immediately noticeable upgrade. Because it’s not jumping generations, the changes are less about visuals and more about subtle improvements to the controls and inventory system. The method of aiming your projectile weapons is vastly improved, and the new characters and enemies add variety to the campaign.
Gory action game with ability to make breasts jiggle.
Common Sense Media
12 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is not a child's game. While it has an over-the-top, comic book feel with villains and heroes wielding supernatural powers, the game emphasizes destruction and violence by showing dismemberment and blood. Also, several female character are dressed in revealing, provocative costumes displaying deep cleavage and jiggling breasts. Players can wiggle the controller to make these characters' breast move.
Conclusion: have gotten flashier over the years, which Zen Pinball has reproduced quite handily, and they continue to do so with their new table based off Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 . Like any good pinball table based off a licensed property, there's a lot of images and art taken from or based off of NGS2 . There's even a small Hayabusa model that whirls around with a Dragon Sword when you send the ball up the right ramp or hit the right targets.
Excerpt: I'm confident that Ninja Gaiden Sigma is one of the greatest action games ever made. Sure, it's a re-release of a re-release, but it's such a well-balanced and content-heavy title that its easy to overlook whatever flaws may, may not, and possibly do not exist. Last year's Xbox 360 exclusive Ninja Gaiden II probably holds the record for videogame brutality, but it unfortunately doesn't measure up to its predecessor in any other way.
Excerpt: We always hear from developers that they've upped the scale, scope and all-round epic nature of their game for the sequel. So and so game has twice as many levels, another has bigger bosses, another includes some new moves. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a game that has more variety than you could ever imagine, a storyline that spans the globe, enemies so diverse you expect something new around every corner, combat so brutal you'll be wincing until the closing credits and a...