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First Ninja Gaiden II reviews published, gets 9-ish

Monday, 26th May 2008 10:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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And the verdict appears to be, “It’s really good, but it won’t change the world.” We’re going to buy it anayway. Here’s what’s out there so far. You probably “get it” from this lot.

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19 Comments

  1. morriss

    I’ll read the Games Radar review when I get the time. Wonder why it’s scored much ‘lower’ than everyone else.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    Quoted this from EG. Shows how two reviewers playing the same game can have different experiences:

    Gamesradar: “But, really, if you hated the cheap-ass bosses and staggeringly tough mob mechanics the last time around, it hasn’t gotten any better this time. If anything, it’s actually gotten worse.”

    IGN: “Most of the bosses have had the “cheese” factor turned down a notch. There’s nothing as unforgiving as Alma was the first time you met that witch in Ninja Gaiden”

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    Occasionally touted as a big title but even with very good reviews I can’t see this selling loads. Thought the core gameplay mechanics were too niche to sell by the bucket load. Might just be personal preference coming in though – are lots of people looking forward to this?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    Yep.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    DD – I’m really not sure it’s been messaged properly outside the core market, if I’m being honest. I’ll be interested to see if there’s a “bang” of marketing next week for it, but in terms of “mass” advertising I’ve seen nothing. I can’t help feel they just said, “It’s a core game, advertise it to core.” Can’t see it setting the world on fire in terms of sales.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. morriss

    How many copies did NG and NG:B sell? Surely everyone who bought those is going to buy no.2?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Dr.Haggard

    Surely everyone who bought those is going to buy no.2?

    In this case I’d say the less people who bought the original (then hastily traded it in after turning the air blue and chucking their controllers across the room one too many times) the better the sequel’s prospects!

    #7 6 years ago
  8. patlike

    I’m going to get it, definitely, and I don’t think I actually bought the originals. Actually, maybe I won’t. So much to play, and I don’t like that 7. Maybe wait for a price drop.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    EG review of 8 or above and I’m completely sold on this. =D

    #9 6 years ago
  10. morriss

    I’ll get it day one, I think.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. patlike

    Going to try to blag it this week. I am quite excited about it, if I’m being honest.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. DUFFKING

    “Gamesradar: “But, really, if you hated the cheap-ass bosses and staggeringly tough mob mechanics the last time around, it hasn’t gotten any better this time. If anything, it’s actually gotten worse.””

    Cheap ass bosses?

    0_o

    I don’t recall any of those in NG1. Unless you stuck in on the highest difficulty.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. JonFE

    The only ass-related thing I can recall from NG1 bosses, was my own ass handed back to me over and over again by them :)

    Can’t wait for NG2 :)

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    There was nothing cheap about the bosses in the first one. You either knew how to play the game, and beat them… or you got your arse handed to you when you tried to mash the buttons.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Eurogamer: 7

    No sale for me. I’ll wait for NG2: Black to fix the issues.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. morriss

    It seems different people are having different experiences. Gamesradar and IGN seem to be miles apart, for instance on the ‘toughness’. The fact that there’s eye-candy galore and the fact that it seems large portions of the game are ‘perfect’ and also the PoP platforming make this a sale.

    This and MGS4 should complement each other well.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. patlike

    Just added EG’s score. That’s me out, I’m afraid.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. patlike

    And there’s CVG’s.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Spiral

    I was wanting to see how this would review before deciding between waiting for it or getting Lost Odyssey. The EG review has put me fairly far into the RPG camp. Shit camera + rocket launcher spam does not a good combination make.

    #19 6 years ago

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