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.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus stumbles with its incorporation of the Vita's features, but harnessing the skills of Ryu Hayabusa is as electrifying as ever.
21 February 2012
Summary: The path of the ninja is a difficult and deadly one. It's brutal and bloody, and if you have the skills to walk it, it's immensely satisfying. 2007's Ninja Gaiden Sigma for the PlayStation 3 was a great update of one of the greatest action games of all time.
Pros: Exceptional combat, Superb animation, Lots of great content
Cons: Camera struggles in tight spaces, Problematic integration of touch controls
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: 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.
Excerpt: Tecmo's latest release, a remake of a remake, is Ninja Gaiden Sigma. It was only 2004 when the original game came out, astounding players with visuals that are still among the best seen on any of the last generation of consoles, and action that was intense, violent, and incredibly challenging.
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.
Excerpt: Do you/did you own an Xbox? If so, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma for the PlayStation 3 should look awfully familiar. That's not surprising, because the game is an enhanced remake of Ninja Gaiden: Black for the Xbox -- oh, and it's probably worth mentioning that Ninja Gaiden: Black was an enhanced remake of...
Conclusion: The decision as to whether to purchase NGS will come down to two factors. Firstly, if you don't like punishing games, replaying sections and occasionally needing to throw a controller at the wall, then for the love of god stay away.