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: It's been a while, but I reviewed the original Ninja Gaiden 2 on the Xbox 360 when it first came out. You can read that review. I remember liking the game, but overall, the camera and uneven difficulty hurt the final score. To this day, I maintain the worst thing that ever happened to Ryu Hayabusa was the release of Ninja Gaiden Black on the original Xbox; the first game had fixed camera angles that served the action beautifully, but Black gave the player full control...
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed game Ninja Gaiden Sigma. For a sequel, it's quite a good game and lives up to its predecessor's quality. While this game does have some flaws, the game is stunning in terms of both gameplay and graphics. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 comes from a long line of high-class ninja-hack-and-slash games starting back in the NES days, and doesn't disappoint.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a title that aims to improve on last summers mediocre Ninja Gaiden 2 for the Xbox 360. While Ninja Gaiden 2 was fun at times, the ninja action title was nowhere near as enjoyable as the previous Ninja Gaiden title as it was plagued with a terrible camera, cheap ways of dying (even more so than the original), and areas that outright broke the fast, frenzied, ninja action the Ninja Gaiden series has become famous for over the last five years.
Excerpt: PS3 players have to wait longer than Xbox 360 owners to satisfy their hack-and-slash hunger in the Ninja Gaiden games, but their patience is always generously rewarded, as they're granted the definitive versions of the premier ninja-action titles. Such was the case with Ninja Gaiden Sigma , the PS3 remake of the original Xbox's Ninja Gaiden , and so it is again with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 , an enhanced version of last year's 360 “exclusive” Ninja Gaiden II .
Excerpt: Team Ninja already remixed the original Ninja Gaiden for the PlayStation 3 with Ninja Gaiden Sigma, and now it's delivered a second rework on the system for Ninja Gaiden II. The first Sigma included a challenge mode and some campaign missions for the buxom blonde Rachel, but this time the developer has truly thrown the kitchen sink at the project. There's a laundry list of changes that will endear it to a wider audience, but have they made an already good game great?