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whatshot Ninja Gaiden Sigma PS3 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 8.8
Graphics 8.9
Sound 8.0
Value 8.7
Classification: M15+
Review Date:
June 2007
Reviewer:
Tyrone Williams

8.7


Ninja Gaiden Sigma

The Ninja Gaiden series finally arrives on a next-generation console that has received not only a totally overhaul but also a major facelift of the original XBox versions. Apart from looking totally different than its original predecessor, Ninja Gaiden Sigma also allows gamers to play Rachel with her own storyline and new modes, weapons and enemies that make this game the greatest remake since George Lucas decided to redo the original Star Wars movies.

Features

  • Superior graphics on PS3 Sigma version with enhanced colors and gameplay speed.

  • Three brand new Chapters added to PS3 Sigma, totaling 18 Chapters.

  • Rachel is playable character now including updated story line.

  • 25 new Missions in Mission Mode for both Ryu and Rachel.

  • New enemies & 3 new Boss characters, totaling 70, with retuned & enhanced AI.

  • New weapons including dual-wield katanas, double swords, Ninja magic, and others.

  • New combos and special action moves such as running & fighting on surface of water.

  • New destructible environments and items.

  • New innovative six-axis controller functionality to assist in fighting enemies.

  • Upload Karma scores on Playstation Network to compare leader boards.

  • Additional content made available later in 2007 to further enhance the Ninja Gaiden Sigma PS3 experience.

  • 5 difficulty levels, including access to easier “Ninja Dog” level at any Chapter during game allows for playability for all skill levels of gamers.

Set in Feudal Japan, Ninja Gaiden Sigma is the tale of good versus evil that contains authentic themes, weapons and myths to create an engaging story that will draw most viewers in.

The control system has also been revised on the PlayStation 3 that turns the original button smasher into a true arcade that is heavily influenced by player strategy and missions scenarios. The control system is perfect on the new Sony PS3 controller that is extremely reminiscent of the Devil May Cry series.

Your characters can also perform a variety of fighting maneuvers and also have some special abilities to engage with your foes and the gaming environment. What really sets Ninja Gaiden Sigma apart from many of the other games on the market at the moment is the ability to wield dual weapons and as you progress, your character(s) are rewarded more bonuses to fight your way through approaching darkness.

Graphically, Ninja Gaiden Sigma is as far as one could be to the original which really makes this title it's own master. The character models are amazing with highly detailed texture models that when animated moved with a human-like grace and realism.

Running at an incredible  60 frames per second with absolute minimal slowdown, the title is amazingly smooth and can truly be considered true next-generation eye candy. The special effects are awe-inspiring from the realistic water effects and wave movements to stunning lighting effects. One flaw of Sigma is the sometimes annoying camera angles that occasionally effects the gameplay of the title, however fortunately you can control the camera angles in most areas of the game.

The musical score of Sigma perfectly fits the genre with its Feudal themes, however the voice acting is a little overthetop at the best of times but the tribal sounding music that features modern instruments will definitely draw you into this awesome world.

In conclusion, Ninja Gaiden Sigma is an impressive game on the PlayStation 3 that we could easily recommend to moderate and expert gamers as the title does have a steep learning curve. Newbie gamers will easily be drawn in by the majestic graphics and intensive storyline, however they may find the control system a little difficult to master.





 

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