|brwnbear (on 18 October 2012)|
I am sadden by Tecmo's loss of Itagaki and some members HIS Team Ninja. They left after disagreements of unpaid bonuses. Also Itagaki was accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace but Japanese court found him not guilty. So he was pissed and left.
The Sigma 1&2 remakes were based on of Itagakis' Team. NG Sigmas did well because of how closely it was to NG/NG Black.
NG is know for its fluid combo system with a variety of upgradable weapons. It was brutal at first but finding the rythmn to the game was rewarding and addicting. Thats what made it great. Story was never really a hard point. Especially in the DOA series, it really made no sense. But customers liked the mechanics and responsive fluid gameplay.
NG3 detached itself from all that made it successful. It became stale with the "one" stock sword (yea I know he gets different swords and minus DLC). It's not upgradable and no other weapons to master. Half the fun was knowing what combos with what weapons worked on each enemy. Just compare the Move Lists of the Dragon Blade/Archfield blade with the NG1/NG2 move lists. No Flails, no giant ass swords, and to get just get 2 more weapons you have to grab DLC. NG2 had about 9 main weapons, 4 projectiles, and 4 ninpos. All stock, all had a different rhythm. Knowing when to absorb the types of Essence was important for Ult Techs.
Countering, Blocking, reverse winding, ult teching, memorizing combos. That was NG, you mess up, that's all on you.
No healing items, just the one Ninpo that Clears the screen and eats enemies. Prior Ninpos would either buy you some breathing room or were not able to kill outright.
Stealth?! Stealth is not what I think of when I hear NG. I hear Tenchu when i hear stealth in a ninja game.
Oh hey and Quick Time Events, everyone loves those. Screw the story, customers liked the variety of fluid attacks Ryu could do. Alma, the Ghost Fish, and the Camera were insanely difficult sometimes. Just walking around Ghost Fish was a chore. NG3 is watered down and without the true Leader of the Team Ninja Clan.
It was bad ass when you got a Master Ninja completion screen. You felt like you played a good game. This is not a good game.
|Mr Puggsly (on 20 May 2012)|
Ouch, if DOA 5 is a flop I think its over for Team Ninja.
|AndrewWK (on 30 April 2012)|
This game is a disaster
|Heavenly_King (on 22 April 2012)|
The action in this game is the best from the 3. It is fast paced and frenetic. The new slide offers Ryu more mobility, allowing the player to chain his attacks to more enemies. The camera is still bad like in NG2. They should get the camera much further in order to allow you to see your surroundings. So gameplay wise is better, but it does less stuff in the other departments, like exploration, collectables. The game is really fun, and Hard as ever. I have always had a hard time in "hard" mode in all NG games, and this is no different; it IS HARD. The good thing is that this time around the checkpoint system is more friendly :D.
If you enjoyed NG1/NGS1, and NG2/NGS2 you must buy this game.
|Heavenly_King (on 30 March 2012)|
soooo.... 0 sales?