Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden was one of the hardest, most beautiful and all-round best games for the original Xbox. Ninja Gaiden Black -basically the same game, but with some new additions- was even better and even more challenging.
Conclusion: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus was the reason I swayed into getting the Vita at launch. It is such a quality game combining hack n’ slash combo fighting, huge hard bosses with slower paced puzzles and exploration.
Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden Sigma is the third edition of Ninja Gaiden and since it has most of the additional content of Black, along with some refinements and new additions all of its own, Sigma is easily the definitive version of the classic Ninja adventure, and before you ask, no there’s no decapitations in...
Conclusion: Another nice upgrade is the Twin Katanas, a new Ryu weapon that is every bit as deep and fun as Ryu’s classic blade or the Lunar staff from Ninja Gaiden Black (which is also in this one). Using the Twin Katanas forces you to revise your old combos and boss tactics, making old foes feel fresh again.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, most of the enemies that you will encounter have been recycled, right up to the bosses and Elika's father who plays a major role in Epilogue . The only 'new' enemy that you will encounter, is a shapeshifter. But even this enemy is not new.
Summary: Overall, the game has a lot of positives and newer additions to make this, dare I say it, Ninja worthy. The moment your hands grasp the controller, you only strive to live by the Ninja’s life code of honour, valour, and faith.
Pros: Extremely sharp and beautiful visuals., Brilliant theater-like sound effects and immersive soundtrack., Mission Mode for added replayability.
Cons: Gameplay direction can be toilsome., No real added value in storyline., Problematic camera.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a bloody combat game. Ryu kills bad people, moves on, kills more bad people, moves on, solves a puzzle, and then kills more bad people. The game features a lot of bloodletting, wicked and violent combat moves, loads of deathtraps, and use of edged weaponry.