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by Royta
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Essence Guide - Very much work in progress.
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Essence Guide - Very much work in progress.

Of all the challenges I've done in this game I never really bothered to look into Essence so this is fantastic. Might be worth abusing should i ever restart my 0-save run per chapter. Thanks for putting this together :)
by Royta
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Obscure Mechanics
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Obscure Mechanics

GT is fantastic but you have to use it 'smart'. You often can find a bad or lacking player if they keep doing aerial slashes by accident. IS ninjas have 3 'states' i.e. attack, encircling and ranged. Usually most go for encircle while one runs towards you. That one you can GT, the rest basically can...
by Royta
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Obscure Mechanics
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Obscure Mechanics

I knew of a number of these but in general this is a great thread that makes me nostalgic for the days when I could actually play this game pretty well lol. > OLIRY is better than Izuna This is one of my chapter 1 staples and even if you had ID / after you upgrade the sword I agree it's still prefe...
by Royta
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Essence Guide - Very much work in progress.
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Essence Guide - Very much work in progress.

Interesting post, thank you! Pretty interesting to see that last bit. Would mean that doing single-target kills with the Flails UT could be the way to gain massive essence thanks to the 12x multiplier. Or by just avoiding kill strokes through spamming shurikens to get the 50x combo and then do a cha...
by Royta
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Obscure Mechanics
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Obscure Mechanics

Great notes to put together, I knew most of them myself but I'm sure this will be great to link to in future talks I might have with players looking to learn. Cheers for taking the time to write it down Jaunger, really! > OLIRY is better than Izuna Note that the level 1 dragon sword doesn't have the...
by Royta
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Help with cicada surge
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Help with cicada surge

It costs meter to use, are you sure you have enough Ninpo meter?
by Royta
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Some NGII questions

8) Only noticed this point today, but Volf's "mid combo" shoulder charge seems to be a preset combo that he does when he parries you. You get a "ping", then two swipes, then the charge. But he can also branch from the two hits into a different scythe combo, which makes it seems like he just randoml...
by Royta
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: In search of Ultraviol3nt ToV1 DS vid
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: In search of Ultraviol3nt ToV1 DS vid

It also feels the agresssion can vary to insane levels, while sometimes the mages stop shooting for a little while or the IS ninjas throw a little less IS. I think the key is to keep going in a certain rhythm and also on/off screen seems to matter. 1) Mages stop shooting completely off screen If th...
by Royta
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Some NGII questions

I had the same exact errors man, really weird. In my original post I couldn't do anything until I removed all "percentage" symbols, it kept crashing the site for me otherwise. Calm-water-break really is the discovery of the decade for me though, never heard about it.
by Royta
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Some NGII questions

What does LT+A do while waterrunning? o_O Never heard about that input there. Do you take the left or the right side of the pier?

Good note on the Karma. Finally visual confirmation, guess earlier disconfirms were simply false then. Strange.
by Royta
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Some NGII questions

So I've been playing the game a lot over the last three years, and there's still a few things I'm not really sure of so I'd like to ask here, see if I can get any answers. Thanks in advance to any that might help! :thumb: 1) What is the point behind the Giant Crystal Skull? I've searched high and lo...
by Royta
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Marionettes' homing attack
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: Marionettes' homing attack

This is a bug indeed, but it happens at very specific locations only iirc. There's a single mage at the first fight in Venice that cannot be targetted or Guilottine throwed. And there is a batch of zombie cannon fiends just before the TOV savestation in Chapter 10 that cannot be targetted either. So...
by Royta
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: In search of Ultraviol3nt ToV1 DS vid
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: In search of Ultraviol3nt ToV1 DS vid

PinnacleInSync wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Yes, that's my Gamefaqs name indeed.
Are you Raeng?
The one and only :D
by Royta
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: 360 VS X1X mechanics
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: 360 VS X1X mechanics

One thing that might be interesting, is that the Series X will probably not improve on NGII further. So if you just want that game, I'd say wait for the Series X's release and then buy an One X since it will probably drop in price.
by Royta
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: In search of Ultraviol3nt ToV1 DS vid
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: In search of Ultraviol3nt ToV1 DS vid

Either you're Dutchman, or this is one hell of a coincidence haha. But yeah I'd also love to see that vid if anyone has it.
by Royta
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: 360 VS X1X mechanics
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: 360 VS X1X mechanics

NGII just has the best experience on the Xbox One imo. The biggest changes being: - no more crashes and a lot of bugged chests that would crash certain Xbox's are now fixed as well; - solid 60fps. Depending on your model it can still lag here and there, but the One X will only ever lag if you decide...
by Royta
Thu May 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: Burning Leaf's MN Karma run
Replies: 13
Views: 4552

Re: Burning Leaf's MN Karma run

Chapter 4 is now up on Youtube. Overal fantastic run:

by Royta
Sat May 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: Ninja Gaiden XBox Magazine demo
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Ninja Gaiden XBox Magazine demo

Interesting! I got curious and found a video about it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Tx6xkBpBQ) and the blood is a lot more...present in that demo than the release I remember. Pretty weird to see. Also cool to see Black Falcon Ryu in this enviroment. I think the tweaked UT system is better, it's...
by Royta
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja - No damage, All Fights, No Despawn
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Master Ninja - No damage, All Fights, No Despawn

The JTB ones are for NGB yeah, but all of the movement tech in the series is identical and lessons learned from one transfer to the other. Stuff like the input for dodging right and then jumping to the left work in both NGII, NGS2, NG3 and NG3:RE for example, same with using forward+A on landing to ...
by Royta
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja - No damage, All Fights, No Despawn
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Master Ninja - No damage, All Fights, No Despawn

Single weapon runs on Master Ninja are a ton of fun, I've done a few too and it's a great way to get to learn movesets much more in depth. A NUR is pretty interesting, don't think that's been done in NGII yet. Regarding tutorials, I think it would be interesting to have one that just lays it all out...
by Royta
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Attempting a no-save run
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Attempting a no-save run

Impressive. Doing it on Master Ninja makes each save statue in each mission that much more crucial, so skipping it is a bigger challenge than some would guess. Thanks! Yeah this is a lot harder than I took it granted for initially. So much can go wrong on this mode you really have to be consistent....
by Royta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja - No damage, All Fights, No Despawn
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Master Ninja - No damage, All Fights, No Despawn

Fantastic run Farnham! Been watching it on and off these last few days, great stuff. I like that you tried to make the run a tad more interesting to watch as well, some good fights. No Damaging NGII can be such a bore to look at since you have to play super efficiently. Any other runs planned now th...
by Royta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Attempting a no-save run
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Attempting a no-save run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwbXF2RykG4 Basically the only rule is that I'm only allowed to save in between missions. It's surprisingly difficult, forgot how much I relied on saves to perfect fights and use them as a safetynet. All in all pretty happy with the first chapter, though after I go do...
by Royta
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: Mission Mode Videos: High Scores, Speed Runs, No Hurt Runs (29/07/2020) 58M on video!
Replies: 135
Views: 38050

Re: Mission Mode Videos: High Scores, Speed Runs, No Hurt Runs (23/12/2019) 57.61M on video!

Absolutely nuts, fantastic run. Love how you didn't get greedy near the end but stayed focused and played the safe game. Overal flawless performance, can't believe the entire sequence is now completed but here we are. What's next on the list?
by Royta
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Beat NGII with OLB and No Ninpo on Master Ninja.
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Beat NGII with OLB and No Ninpo on Master Ninja.

Cheers Murph! Hope you're good :)

Claws Only sounds like a bucket of fun too I must say! Always enjoyed that weapon. Why did you stop after Chapter 6?