People who ENJOY this game must be masochistic...

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#1 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

I mean seriously, I cant play this game for long without fucking screaming at whoever happens to walk past me. I want to tear my hair out and punch Itagaki in the face...

#2 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

I love this game. Sure it's hard and often times cheap but i definitely thought it was fun. It took me a little bit to settle into the difficulty but it's not too bad.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13203 posts) -

Ooh man, I still haven't gotten around to playing this, is it that bad?

#4 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -
TooWalrus said:
"Ooh man, I still haven't gotten around to playing this, is it that bad?"
Nope, it's a great game.
#5 Posted by 10MP (311 posts) -

I think it takes awhile to learn but once you do it's not that hard.

#6 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

This game really isn't as tough as I thought it would be, although it's difficulty level is horribly unbalanced.

I literally had more trouble with one normal ninja than some of the bosses at times.

#7 Edited by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

Am I the only person who has beaten this on Master Ninja? 
Hard, hard fucking game, worse than the first.  But my god, so satisfying. Path of the warrior is pretty easy though.  Well, relatively speaking. 

The thing about Ninja Gaiden is that you can actually get better at it like a mp shooter.   After you complete path of the warrior, you can go back to the begining levels and it'll seem easy.  Same goes for any other difficulty above.  I guess you might want to compare it to a fighting game more so.

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15950 posts) -

Once you get the groove, it becomes easier. Blocking is your friend in this game.

#9 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

People who play a lot of this are people who don't mind putting up with something that's really dumb.

#10 Edited by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -
FiestaUnicorn said:
"People who play a lot of this are people who don't mind putting up with something that's really dumb."
Or you know, enjoy fast and challenging action/fighting games.
#11 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -
ColumnBreaker said:
"FiestaUnicorn said:
"People who play a lot of this are people who don't mind putting up with something that's really dumb."
Or you know, enjoy fast and challenging action/fighting games."
Or, you know, dumb action/fighting games.
#12 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

I haven't gotten around to beating it yet, but it's pretty fun though the gameplay mechanics are average and old fashioned. I don't find the boss fights any fun, though. It's not even that frustrating, because most of the time it's just cheap bullshit and I have to sit through the long wait that comes after death five or twenty times before I finally find a weakness in that cheapass thing the bosses do that ends up taking all of your health in one or two hits.

#13 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -
FiestaUnicorn said:
"ColumnBreaker said:
"FiestaUnicorn said:
"People who play a lot of this are people who don't mind putting up with something that's really dumb."
Or you know, enjoy fast and challenging action/fighting games."
Or, you know, dumb action/fighting games."
Clever retort. No really, did you strain yourself? I think the fact that you yourself don't enjoy the game is evidence enough that it requires more than an average level of understanding and wit to play through, judging by the quality of your posts. Maybe the DS version is more up your simple minded alley?
#14 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

It's awesome. :|

#15 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

I agree, they must be masochists. I'm not saying that because of the difficulty(I like some difficulty in my games), but because of the horrible, horrible camera.

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#16 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
Whisperkill said:
"I mean seriously, I cant play this game for long without fucking screaming at whoever happens to walk past me. I want to tear my hair out and punch Itagaki in the face..."
Don't bother, Itagaki already looks like he's been punched in the face. More than a couple times. I'm taking a break from NGII to pursue other achievements, but currently have 800/1000 in this game. Yea a better camera would be awesome. Plus it's more unfair than difficult, you know? Like why do I have to rely on invulnerable frames rather than my skill. Why must you give every fucking enemy a grab that lasts way too long. Why must you put incendiary shurikens in this game. WHY!? I'll keep playing though. Level 3 on Mentor. Fuck shit up.
#17 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -
ColumnBreaker said:
"FiestaUnicorn said:
"ColumnBreaker said:
"FiestaUnicorn said:
"People who play a lot of this are people who don't mind putting up with something that's really dumb."
Or you know, enjoy fast and challenging action/fighting games."
Or, you know, dumb action/fighting games."
Clever retort. No really, did you strain yourself? I think the fact that you yourself don't enjoy the game is evidence enough that it requires more than an average level of understanding and wit to play through, judging by the quality of your posts. Maybe the DS version is more up your simple minded alley?"
If you honestly think that playing through NG 2 takes an amount of intelligence there must be something wrong with you.  For the entire first half of the game you don't have to block or counter.  All you have to do is run up and start slashing enemies.  There is no strategy to it just mashing buttons.  There are no choices to what you will doing or where you will be going.  And a little past half way into the game the difficulty goes from challenging to cheap.  It's nice to see how upset you got with someone saying this game is dumb though.  It must be hitting a little close to home.
#18 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

This game actually wasn't as hard as I was expecting it to be.  Just make sure you buy the eclipse scythe as soon as possible.  That makes the game much easier.

#19 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -
FiestaUnicorn said:
"ColumnBreaker said:
"FiestaUnicorn said:
"ColumnBreaker said:
"FiestaUnicorn said:
"People who play a lot of this are people who don't mind putting up with something that's really dumb."
Or you know, enjoy fast and challenging action/fighting games."
Or, you know, dumb action/fighting games."
Clever retort. No really, did you strain yourself? I think the fact that you yourself don't enjoy the game is evidence enough that it requires more than an average level of understanding and wit to play through, judging by the quality of your posts. Maybe the DS version is more up your simple minded alley?"
If you honestly think that playing through NG 2 takes an amount of intelligence there must be something wrong with you.  For the entire first half of the game you don't have to block or counter.  All you have to do is run up and start slashing enemies.  There is no strategy to it just mashing buttons.  There are no choices to what you will doing or where you will be going.  And a little past half way into the game the difficulty goes from challenging to cheap.  It's nice to see how upset you got with someone saying this game is dumb though.  It must be hitting a little close to home."
We must've been playing different games, or you must've been playing on easy. Also don't flatter yourself, I get upset when my dog pisses on the carpet or when I'm cut off in traffic. Internet morons aint no thang.
#20 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

If you don't get upset why have you responded to what I've said three times?  And why in your second response did you seem so clearly upset?  And why in your third response did you feel the need to imply that I'm bad at games?
There are plenty of things in this world that I enjoy that are dumb.  If you get upset at someone saying something you like is dumb maybe you shouldn't try to communicate with people.  It probably isn't your strong suit so perhaps try something else.
That said NG 2 is dumb.  The combat if fun at times but be realistic, it's dumb.  One of the bosses is an armadillo like monster that explodes.  If you somehow feel that's a sign of sophistication than good for you.

#21 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
FiestaUnicorn said:
"That said NG 2 is dumb.  The combat if fun at times but be realistic, it's dumb.  One of the bosses is an armadillo like monster that explodes.  If you somehow feel that's a sign of sophistication than good for you."
Cyborg/mech demons are the most sophisticated enemy released this gen, hands down.

I almost flipped out when I realized that those things were what they were.
#22 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -
FiestaUnicorn said:
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If you don't get upset why have you responded to what I've said three times?  And why in your second response did you seem so clearly upset?  And why in your third response did you feel the need to imply that I'm bad at games?
There are plenty of things in this world that I enjoy that are dumb.  If you get upset at someone saying something you like is dumb maybe you shouldn't try to communicate with people.  It probably isn't your strong suit so perhaps try something else.
That said NG 2 is dumb.  The combat if fun at times but be realistic, it's dumb.  One of the bosses is an armadillo like monster that explodes.  If you somehow feel that's a sign of sophistication than good for you.

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For the same reason that you've responded to what I've said every time. I think you're wrong, and I think you're projecting retarded expectations of a franchise known for it's over the top EVERYTHING. You can't have it both ways here, either you're stating the obvious or you're projecting your frustrations out on those who enjoy it for what it is simply because it kicked the shit out of you.
#23 Posted by ZombiePie (5673 posts) -

Well I wasn't aware that my taste in video games determined my sexual fancies, I guess I found something new about myself!

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#24 Posted by raven_squad (438 posts) -

Wow... I actually thought NGII was ridiculously easy in comparison to it predecessor....

#25 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -
raven_squad said:
"Wow... I actually thought NGII was ridiculously easy in comparison to it predecessor...."

It was.
#26 Posted by Keyser_Soze (1186 posts) -

Go play The Dishwasher on Samurai difficulty and then you'll know what hard means. The game wants you to see the future to be able to beat it on the hardest setting.

#27 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

I'm enjoying these comments where people say "it's easy" and other BS. What difficulty did you play it on? Let's be honest, what was your death count? Do you even know what an Izuna Drop is? The answer is most likely no, and in the case I'm wrong, I'd like a fully detailed response. Don't act so smug. NG II threw in an easier difficulty, which is Acolyte, because people were whining and bitching about how difficult NG was.

Keyser_Soze said:

"Go play The Dishwasher on Samurai difficulty and then you'll know what hard means. The game wants you to see the future to be able to beat it on the hardest setting."
No, it's not more difficult. Sorry. Nice try.

#28 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden and it's sequel both are fun enough to dabble in, but yeah, I've never hated myself enough to play through the whole thing.

#29 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Bosses that you have to fight against along with other enemies suck


Incinedary shurikens suck, and boss grabs are ridiculous...

NGB had a much smoother difficulty, and you rarely had to fight more than 4 enemies at once, I cant stand being pile drived by ten enemies with no room to counter between attacks
#30 Posted by Chaser324 (6555 posts) -

I loved Ninja Gaiden. It was difficult, but it was fair. If you mastered the basics of blocking and attacking, then you could do okay. Ninja Gaiden 2 on the other hand is not only difficult, but also insanely cheap and unfair. In my opinion it's that feeling of being unfair that destroys any possibility of fun. Maybe I'm just not good enough or I need more practice, but this game is just too discouraging in difficulty and cheapness from the very start.

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#31 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

I love them all, for the difficulty, I hate piss easy games.

#32 Posted by hungrynun (444 posts) -

It's one of those games for me that feels awesome when you overcome a hard/cheap fight. I put a lot of time in it of course.

I enjoyed it quite heartily.

#33 Posted by Keyser_Soze (1186 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
Keyser_Soze said:
"Go play The Dishwasher on Samurai difficulty and then you'll know what hard means. The game wants you to see the future to be able to beat it on the hardest setting."
No, it's not more difficult. Sorry. Nice try."
Yes it is. Fail try.
#34 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -

just keep practicing and you will get it. As for me I love the difficulty

#35 Edited by StarFoxA (5158 posts) -

This game is one of the hardest games I have ever played. Unlike a lot of people, I would (for once) like an incredibly easy, and not frustrating game, as most games these days have me screaming and swearing at my TV, either due to issues within the game itself, or difficulty so high that I can't play it without dying once every minute.

Maybe I just suck at games.

#36 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -
@StarFoxA said:
" This game is one of the hardest games I have ever played. Unlike a lot of people, I would (for once) like an incredibly easy, and not frustrating game, as most games these days have me screaming and swearing at my TV, either due to issues within the game itself, or difficulty so high that I can't play it without dying once every minute. "
Like I said you just got to get into the game and get a feel for it. Once your there the game is awesome! Most games are fun for a bit but once you get into it its really not that special.
#37 Posted by MB (12429 posts) -

Off-screen enemies who always have rocket launchers or exploding shuriken completely ruined this game for me. At a certain point it just wasn't fun anymore.

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#38 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 2 is no where near as hard as Black/Sigma is.

Theyre good good games. Not just for the hack'n'slash part but also the challange and atmosphere of the game. Also for the coked out leather bound big brested "ladies"

#39 Edited by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -
@zityz said:
" Ninja Gaiden 2 is no where near as hard as Black/Sigma is.Theyre good good games. Not just for the hack'n'slash part but also the challange and atmosphere of the game. Also for the coked out leather bound big brested "ladies" "
when ladies is in quotation marks you know your in for a treat or a horrible discovery
#40 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

I hate Ninja Gaiden so much.

#41 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -
@Cube said:
" I hate Ninja Gaiden so much. "
elaborate plz
#42 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4895 posts) -

I haven't played NG2. But I rented NG Sigma... oh my God. That game SUCKS.

#43 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Duh! Didn't you get the Special Edition version with the nipple clamps, leather corset and human sized cattle prod?

#44 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -

its a badass awesome game

#45 Edited by Clbull (127 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" Ooh man, I still haven't gotten around to playing this, is it that bad? "
I tried getting past the first level on the Warrior difficulty level (second difficulty level). The boss is very cheap. Even if you block, he grabs you, and takes out over half of your health in one huge unescapeable combo. Sure its meant to be dodged, but its very hard to do so. I don't think I've seen a boss that cheap since the final boss of DOA4.
#46 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Ths difficulty spike from easy to normal is RIDICULOUS, I got through easy without really blocking

but Warrior is IMPOSSIBLE, im on the level in some eurpoean country (italy or something) when you have to fight the werewolves, god I want to shoot someone, Id be a lot easier if I had my damn scythe.

#47 Posted by spankingaddict (2674 posts) -

the controls in ninja gaiden sucked in my opion, thats why i dont play em.. try god of war

#48 Edited by mordukai (7151 posts) -
@Whisperkill: The first, and only, Ninja Gaiden game I played was the one that came out for the original xbox and I remember HATING the camera system. It seemed it it the real enemy in the game. who ever worked on the camera angles for that game should be fired and be banned from ever doing camera angles in a video game2. From what I read that issue hasn't been resulved at all for the Ninja Gaiden II so I really have no intentions of playing this game, unless they fix it in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 but I doubt that. 
#49 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -
@Whisperkill said:
" Ths difficulty spike from easy to normal is RIDICULOUS, I got through easy without really blockingbut Warrior is IMPOSSIBLE, im on the level in some eurpoean country (italy or something) when you have to fight the werewolves, god I want to shoot someone, Id be a lot easier if I had my damn scythe. "

Certain enemies are weak to certain weapons. So try using the staff on those werewolves - its like spreading butter with werewolf blood.
#50 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

Screaming is half the fun, lol

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