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.
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.
including dual-wield katanas, double swords, Ninja magic, and
New combos and
special action moves such as running & fighting on surface of water.
environments and items.
six-axis controller functionality to assist in fighting enemies.
Upload Karma scores
on Playstation Network to compare leader boards.
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
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.