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Ryno

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Anyone looking forward to Razor's Edge? I know I am and I may be the only one. I chose not to get Ninja Gaiden 3 after reading the disappointment expressed by many regarding how much it strayed away from the first two games. Now, with the significant amount of information that has come out within the past month or so on how things are being improved and implemented has me actually looking forward to this one and I am tempted to get this at launch.

What are your thoughts so far on Razor's Edge with what you know so far? Are you willing to give it another look or are you just going to ignore it and pretend that Nintendo never even published a Ninja Gaiden game?

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I may get it at launch, but I will wait to see reviews first. Ninja Gaiden 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 received poor reviews across the board so it will be interesting to see what was changed and improved. Edit: I like to see the developers are bringing some of the gore back.

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I played half way through Ninja Gaiden II on the XBOX 360(when i owned one) and i just wasn't really into it. It's not suprising considering 3D Brawlers typically do absolutely nothing for this wavester. :p BUT the fact that this is now on a Nintendo console that used to rule 2D Gaiden, and that it may be using some clever & unique Game Pad screen ideas has me Slightly(if that) interested.. But Like Batman AC:Armored Edition, i'm most likely going to give both of them a big fat juicy pass. I want another 2D Retro Gaiden, not a NextGen hack 'n slash.

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Nah. I prefer my Ninja Gaiden to be 8-bit, and impossible. :)

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the_shpydar wrote:

Nah. I prefer my Ninja Gaiden to be 8-bit, and impossible. :)

NGIII: The Ancient Ship of Doom for the NES is beyond impossible, unless you've be taking TurtleJitsu classes from good ol' Master Splinter. B-)

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Speaking of 8bit and impossible Ninja Gaidens, The 3DS VC is getting the good old NES Ninja Gaiden in December!!! Ninja action on the go baby!

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Sorry Shinobi is the only Ninja for me.

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Nintex wrote:

Speaking of 8bit and impossible Ninja Gaidens, The 3DS VC is getting the good old NES Ninja Gaiden in December!!! Ninja action on the go baby!

WHOA WHAT? Is this true?

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Do you need to have played the other games in the franchise to understand this one? (Is the story even worth caring about?) If not, then it's probablya buy if this version ends up being good.

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Xilef wrote:

Do you need to have played the other games in the franchise to understand this one? (Is the story even worth caring about?) If not, then it's probablya buy if this version ends up being good.

Na. I have played Ninja Gaiden on Xbox and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on PS3 and the stories are about as nonsensical as you can get, even for video games. I liked 'em both and it sounds like Razor's Edge is going back to be more like the first two. Tecmo went a different route with NG 3 with trying to attract wider audience but mainly just alienated their core. Similar to the Bayonetta 2 situation, the PS360 gamers are quite upset that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is going back to it's roots with its improvements and all but will only be appearing on a Nintendo console.

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Ryno wrote:

Xilef wrote:

Do you need to have played the other games in the franchise to understand this one? (Is the story even worth caring about?) If not, then it's probablya buy if this version ends up being good.

Na. I have played Ninja Gaiden on Xbox and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on PS3 and the stories are about as nonsensical as you can get, even for video games. I liked 'em both and it sounds like Razor's Edge is going back to be more like the first two. Tecmo went a different route with NG 3 with trying to attract wider audience but mainly just alienated their core. Similar to the Bayonetta 2 situation, the PS360 gamers are quite upset that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is going back to it's roots with its improvements and all but will only be appearing on a Nintendo console.

Quite ironic when you think about it. The Wii always got the crappy version of multiplat games. Now the PS360 gets the crappy version and the Wii U the (possebly) good one. For different reason but still. Anyway, thanks for the info. Might buy this one then. :)

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Xilef wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Xilef wrote:

Do you need to have played the other games in the franchise to understand this one? (Is the story even worth caring about?) If not, then it's probablya buy if this version ends up being good.

Na. I have played Ninja Gaiden on Xbox and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on PS3 and the stories are about as nonsensical as you can get, even for video games. I liked 'em both and it sounds like Razor's Edge is going back to be more like the first two. Tecmo went a different route with NG 3 with trying to attract wider audience but mainly just alienated their core. Similar to the Bayonetta 2 situation, the PS360 gamers are quite upset that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is going back to it's roots with its improvements and all but will only be appearing on a Nintendo console.

Quite ironic when you think about it. The Wii always got the crappy version of multiplat games. Now the PS360 gets the crappy version and the Wii U the (possebly) good one. For different reason but still. Anyway, thanks for the info. Might buy this one then. :)

Your welcome. At the rate this thread is slicin' and dicin' we may be the only ones getting this! :D Have you seen the trailer? The comments section is also amusing

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If I get a new job (and a Wii U), I'll look into this. I enjoyed Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword on DS, & Ninja Gaiden II on 360.

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@Ryno Yup, seen it before. Looks awesome. It wold be nice to have a great single player game at launch besides Mario, so if this becomes a launch title in Europe i will probably get it. Really hoping this version ends up being good.

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I might get this when I eventually buy a Wii U IF this gets decent reviews. The beginning of that trailer was awesome by the way. :D

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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for Wii U just keeps getting better

Content that the latest build of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge presents:

Perhaps the most significant change of all is the fact that Ryu is actually responsive in Razor's Edge. Ryu's recovery has been shortened greatly, so players can easily cancel into a dodge or block as the situation demands.

Enemies have been improved. They are more aggressive, and some have access to new moves. The basic terrorist grunts and alchemists are the most obvious examples.

Combat has been redesigned to have a more technical feel. Enemies have more stagger animations (including wall damage/stuns). Both playable characters now have a universal grab (the Guillotine throw).

Charge attacks are extremely fast. Ninja Gaiden 3 introduced a charge mechanic, whereby holding down the heavy attack resulted in a powerful combo extension. The length of time needed to charge this attack has been reduced dramatically.

There are six weapons available to Ryu in Razor's Edge right from the get-go. Ryu now has access to the claws, scythe, dual katanas, staff, and an as-of-yet unrevealed weapon, on top of the standard katana.

Karma has been redesigned to function as both the point/ranking system, as well as currency.

Collectible items have been reintroduced. The Golden Scarabs from the original Ninja Gaiden, and Crystal Skulls from Ninja Gaiden 2 are strewn about each stage, and can be collected for an instant Karma bonus.

Players can use this Karma currency to purchase upgrades for weapons and magic (Ninpo) as well as unique combat abilities and even in-game costumes.

The new "Cicada Surge" teleportation ability has been polished greatly since its reveal back during E3. It is an incredibly handy way to get out of overwhelming situations.

A new ability, called "Four Rings" has been introduced. It is a 360º shuriken attack that stuns enemies surrounding Ryu, and can be tacked on to combos on-the-fly, much like ordinary shuriken attacks.

Ultimate Techniques can be used even when Ryu/Ayane's weapons aren't glowing red, simply by holding down and charging a heavy attack (much like in Ninja Gaiden 2). Ultimate Techniques have two charge levels once again.

Ninpo is still earned through combat. However, you can keep your Ninpo charge between encounters now, allowing you to cast magic or save it as you see fit.

Bosses have life gauges now. You can see their health on the bottom of the screen.

Now I'm interested.

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If I end up getting a Wii U, I will definately check this game out.

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If it's out on launch day here (which it looks like it's not) then it'd most likely be the fourth game I pick up on day one, because it's looking very promising.

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Ryno

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Nice read. I was already interested now after this news even more so. I will have a tough decision to make at launch; NG 3: Razor's Edge or Zombi U?

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oh they're actually serious about making the game worthwhile.

Good for them. Really.

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