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. There are also demons, monsters, black magic, and sexualized characters.
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. With three levels of difficulty, and lots of stuff to find and upgrade the game can easily be played for 50+ hours. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus gets my complete, and total recommendation.
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 this European version.
Conclusion: 'Ninja Gaiden Sigma' includes a few other tweaks, including new items, a couple new weapons and the ability to automatically run on water rather than needing to repeatedly press the jump button. But really, Rachel's segments and the 60-frames-per-second graphics are the most notable updates.
Pros: Upscaled to 1080p, New playable character, A few new segments/visuals
Cons: It's time for an all-new version, Still frustratingly hard for casual players
Conclusion: Bottomline, Ninja Gaiden Sigma is an excellent game. Derived from one of the best games ever on Xbox, Sigma pulls together the best of Ninja Gaiden and adds a whole lot of new content to make a game that is engaging all over again. I highly recommend this to anyone who liked Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox and to any fan of third person action games in general.
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. Likewise, if you own the original or Ninja Gaiden Black, there really isn't enough new content here to make it worthwhile. However, for those that have never experienced Ninja Gaiden, there really is no excuse not to give it a try.