With all this semi-recent talk about Ninja Gaiden 3, DmC, and Bayonetta 2 I decided I might as well jump into action games now and see what all the ruckus is about. With the PS3 being my only HD device, the Sigma games seemed to be the most interesting option so I went with those. Long story short, Sigma 2* was the first to show up at my doorstep so that is what I decided to play first. I started the game on the hardest initial difficulty (or what I assume is the hardest initial difficulty - the descriptions are horrible) and after dying a whole lot in the first battle I found I sort of hit a "stride". Most of the standard battles never feel like a threat but at the same time I'm not owning the fight. I'll kill a few dudes, get hit a bunch, kill of the remaning dudes and then my health bar will more or less fill up again which allows me to fall back into a comfortable zone. Obviously some of these problems stem directly from the fact that I'm playing Sigma 2 but I feel like there has to be something I can do to become a better player. Tips? Advice?
*Yes, I know it pales in comparison to vanilla Ninja Gaiden 2. I realized that after watching comparison videos and the fact that I got through a good chunk of the game with the strategy of "Is it safe to stop blocking? Yes? Izuna drop."