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7.6 out of 10

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2

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Overall 6

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

2 September 2013
  • Summary: After the extremely sour-tasting Ninja Gaiden III that was, in my mind, a disaster in nearly every way possible, it's a bit hard to trust Team Ninja without Tomonobu Itagaki at the helm. Nonetheless, Team Ninja is still extremely content with profiting off of his former works with the release of Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Sigma 2 -- both in the form of remakes of the originals, and enhanced Vita ports of said remakes.
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Overall 3

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

Thunderbolt Games
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is a handheld release that should have been awesome. It’s single player campaign pushes the boundaries of ridiculous bringing all the offerings of the PS3 version, with the exception of the watered down multiplayer, to the little screen. Unfortunately, this version is a collection of shortcomings, both new and old, making for an unnecessary re-release.
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Overall 7

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

Playstation Illustrated
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I have a love/hate relationship with this series: Ninja Gaiden and its subsequent updates are some of my favorite action games of all time. Ninja Gaiden II fumbled the ball in a few key areas, but it was more visceral and impactful than ever before; Sigma 2 fixed some of its problems, but bowdlerized the violence to the point where it was more deserving of a T rating. And Ninja Gaiden 3 ...
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Overall 9

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

16 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Years ago, a cover blurb in the kung-fu section of my neighborhood video rental shop caught my eye. The movie, Shaolin vs. Ninja (otherwise known as Heroes of the East ), promised more weapons than in any other martial arts film. And while Bruce Lee and a single pair of nunchaku go a long way, there's nothing quite like an explosive exhibition of technique featuring swords, spears, staffs, sais, sickles, and stars.
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Review: Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma Plus (Sony Playstation Vita)

Diehard GameFAN
13 March 2013
  • Summary: : Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is a solid enough port of the console game if you’ve missed it or really want a portable version, but between losing features and technical issues, it’s hard to recommend unless you’re a diehard fan or have no other way to play it. The story of the game is still fine even if it’s borrowing a bit from the NES Ninja Gaiden , the game is as artistically interesting as ever, and the audio is overall mostly on par with its console counterparts.
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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

11 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Although it suffers from the inherent limitations of a handheld, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus for Vita is a..
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Overall 4

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is a tragic attempt at running a current-gen console game on the Vita without cutting too many corners. It ultimately ends up with more problems than it probably would have if Tecmo Koei had taken a little more care to downgrading the game in areas that might have helped performance.
  • Pros: Portable
  • Cons: Glaring frame rate issues practically ruin the experience
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Overall 8

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

Digital Chumps
7 March 2013
  • Conclusion: For a good hack-and-slash experience on the Vita, and for fans of the Ninja Gaiden franchise, Sigma 2 Plus is an enjoyable game. If you can ignore problems like the camera, and invisible walls, you will have fun mowing down ninjas, monsters, and freaky giant bosses. Fans that have played through Sigma 2 may pick this up for the trophies, but in my opinion, there would need to be more new missions and features to justify spending $40 on the same experience.
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Overall 5

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Review

6 March 2013
  • Excerpt: That is one dull ninja blade. Find out what went wrong with our full review of Team Ninja's latest Vita effort.
  • Pros: + Lots of content, + Looks good...
  • Cons: ...when the frame rate behaves, No multiplayer, Japanese audio track removed
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Overall 8

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

The Gamers Temple
6 March 2013
  • Excerpt: When I started playing Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus on the PlayStation Vita, it was by no means my first experience with the game. Like many Ryu Hayabusa fans out there, I have played the game at its core - Ninja Gaiden 2 - many times before. I played it new on the Xbox 360. I played it again as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on the PS3. And I've just finished playing it a third time as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus on the Vita.
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