You spin me round, round...

Posted by Newres (2 posts) -

Today, motivated by the bad weather and a craving for action games, I started playing Ninja Gaiden II. I really liked the previous one on the Xbox, and even though the reviews have mentioned the bad camera, I bought it in a "budget-game shopping spree".
 
I have honestly have no idea how the developers could view that camera even as adequate. I usually have a high tolerance for the camera shenanigans in games: I did not have trouble with it in Too Human and even in the Sonic Adventure/Unleashed games I could accept it with gnashed teeth. But seriously here i honestly believe the camera is actively trying to piss the player off. Even with a single enemy/boss it starts spinning around, especially in closed environments and/or near walls.
 
Maybe I missing something here and there is a special "fix the camera" button, but even than this is more ridiculous than the games story. I loved that while the NInja Gaiden ! was hard, it was usually fair. If you screwed up it was most likely your fault. Here there should be a "Wrestling with the Camera" achievement if you could put up with it for more than 10 minutes.

#1 Posted by Newres (2 posts) -

Today, motivated by the bad weather and a craving for action games, I started playing Ninja Gaiden II. I really liked the previous one on the Xbox, and even though the reviews have mentioned the bad camera, I bought it in a "budget-game shopping spree".
 
I have honestly have no idea how the developers could view that camera even as adequate. I usually have a high tolerance for the camera shenanigans in games: I did not have trouble with it in Too Human and even in the Sonic Adventure/Unleashed games I could accept it with gnashed teeth. But seriously here i honestly believe the camera is actively trying to piss the player off. Even with a single enemy/boss it starts spinning around, especially in closed environments and/or near walls.
 
Maybe I missing something here and there is a special "fix the camera" button, but even than this is more ridiculous than the games story. I loved that while the NInja Gaiden ! was hard, it was usually fair. If you screwed up it was most likely your fault. Here there should be a "Wrestling with the Camera" achievement if you could put up with it for more than 10 minutes.

#2 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

The only thing that song brings to my mind is meatspin.  
 
Anyway, have fun with the camera.

#3 Posted by ProjektGill (753 posts) -

It didn't give me as much trouble as you seem to be having but then again I only played it for a week or so before selling it for Rainbow Six: Vegas 2.

#4 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Camera in these styles of games are always bad. I thought it was much better then the first game n the camera.

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