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by H.Smoke
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: I gave up...
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: I gave up...

Red & Gold Ryu is the thinking man's choice
by H.Smoke
Tue May 07, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatible Library
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

Re: Ninja Gaiden 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatible Library

Pretty happy about this and NGB (and I think 3RE also got it?), although I'm not that into gaming nowadays having another option to preserve those games is always nice. Also it may bring new blood to the community.

:sunnyd:
by H.Smoke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Okay is this worth continuing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Okay is this worth continuing?

If you don't enjoy te combat might as well don't even bother. I was in a similar position the 1st time I played this and ended up basically rage quitting in my MN playthrough. Couple of years ago I gave it another try, focusing on the good thing (i.e. the combat) and had an enjoyable experience, alt...
by H.Smoke
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Topic: My thoughts on NGS
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: My thoughts on NGS

Agreed with points 4, 5 & 6. The time limits are especially retarded when you analyze the whole thing a bit, there is no way that wasn't intentional. Can't say a lot about the first point because I can't tell either NGB or NGS is objectively harder. Personally I believe NGS is slighty easier but for...
by H.Smoke
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Topic: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

Re: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2

Regarding the Tengu fight one of the strats I used the 1st time I was struggling was to fight one of them at time using one of Momiji's counter attacks (don't remember which one). It was really effective and relatively easy to do. The big problem was trying to keep an eye on the Tengu you were not f...
by H.Smoke
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Topic: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

Re: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2

Curious how you will fare against the Tengu bros rematch. That fight was a legit roadblock for me.
by H.Smoke
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Topic: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

Re: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2

To each his own but I believe Elizebeth is so badly designed that is the one boss I'd never shame someone over because he looped her/used Genshin's corpse, in fact, I'd encourage it. That said I have a really strong hate against her so I never felt like trying too much once I learned the loops, ther...
by H.Smoke
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Topic: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2
Replies: 38
Views: 4937

Re: Noob Gaiden Sigma 2

I do believe NGS2 is objectively easier than NG2. The only thing that you have to keep an eye on MN are the grabs, which deal retarded damage and will kill you most of the time. That said, to balance that grabs are slower than on NG2 so if you are used to play vanilla you will have an edge. Also les...
by H.Smoke
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: Marbus Infinite
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Marbus Infinite

Jup, guy is pretty darn insane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpWSf3sH8i8 Don't want to sound like a smartass because that chinese guy sure knows his stuff but that No Damage run on NG2 is actually less impressive than it might sound. He uses skips and most gauntlets are literally UT/OT snorefest...
by H.Smoke
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB officially confirmed for backwards compatibility for the Xbox One
Replies: 30
Views: 3868

Re: NGB officially confirmed for backwards compatibility for the Xbox One

It's a shame there is no online support for these old games. Bet some people would be more interested in karmarunning if online leaderboards were present.
by H.Smoke
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB officially confirmed for backwards compatibility for the Xbox One
Replies: 30
Views: 3868

Re: NGB officially confirmed for backwards compatibility for the Xbox One

Cool, let's hope this makes more people get into Ninja Gaiden, and action games.

Right now I don't really care about the Xbone, or the PS4 for that matter, so it doesn't really do much to me.
by H.Smoke
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 4
Topic: TGS 2017 - Team Ninja Will Be Having A Special Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: TGS 2017 - Team Ninja Will Be Having A Special Announcem

It would be nice for NG4 to exist. After replaying RE last year I found the game a lot better and shut down most of my previous complaints. That said they should work on some of the issues of that game if they want to use it as a basis for a possible sequel. At this point what kind of game NG4 could...
by H.Smoke
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB Tutorial video series - Masakado tutorial up.
Replies: 31
Views: 3385

Re: NGB Tutorial video series - UT system breakdown up.

It always amazes me how after so many years playing this game and watching runs and stuff from other people I can still learn something new every now and then. Also I'm not sure if this could be covered under the setups category but there are some strategies to get UTs from some bosses/sub bosses th...
by H.Smoke
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: NG04 ninpo
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: NG04 ninpo

Probably some placeholder for Inferno or Fire Wheels. I doubt a brand new Ninpo got somehow scrapped in development because reasons, but who knows :ninja: This happens all the time with these games at least, there is a lot of stuff in old DMC tailers that don't get into the final game or are changed...
by H.Smoke
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB Tutorial video series - Masakado tutorial up.
Replies: 31
Views: 3385

Re: NGB Tutorial video series - UF breakdown up.

What's next on your video tutorials? Next I'm going to start making my way through individual tutorials for the rest of the mechanics. First one is going to be breaking down ETs and UTs and then from there I'll do a similar weapon breakdown but go through all the projectile weapons in the same mann...
by H.Smoke
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB Tutorial video series - Masakado tutorial up.
Replies: 31
Views: 3385

Re: NGB Tutorial video series - Heavy weapon breakdown up.

You know, after watching all the breakdowns I realized how easy is to wreck Doppelgangers in this game. Like, every video there is a section with "oh yeah you can do [insert move] on fiend Ryu and completely shut him down" :laugh:

I hope the Kitetsu is next.
by H.Smoke
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB Tutorial video series - Masakado tutorial up.
Replies: 31
Views: 3385

Re: NGB Tutorial video series - Lunar Breakdown Up.

Something I'd personally add to the Lunar breakdown is that it is extremely good against Monks, or at least I haven't figured out a better weapon to fight them yet :laugh:
by H.Smoke
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: NGB Tutorial video series - Masakado tutorial up.
Replies: 31
Views: 3385

Re: NGB Tutorial video series - TDS/DS Weapon breakdown.

Amazing job JTB, looking forward to the next video. I didn't know that DS ET can connect twice if you are in a somewhat enclosed area, and I also wasn't aware that >X was so good, I rarely use that move but I'll try it out more. It is easier said rather than done though since I got so used to my cur...
by H.Smoke
Tue May 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: Is this a new trick for Archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Is this a new trick for Archive?

Never saw it. Remembers me of going upstairs and picking on the monks alone in Very Hard, same idea here. I think you can also "cheese" this trial by going up to one of the platforms and pick on the cats alone (although I don't remember if the ninjas can get up there :shrug: ). Most of the time in M...
by H.Smoke
Sun May 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: General Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General Advice

Chapters 6&7 can be annoying because you are mostly locked underground fighting zombies and imps, which gets dull.

Good luck against Alma, you should be set after that, at least until chapter 15 when things start to get interesting again :eyebrow:
by H.Smoke
Fri May 05, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: General Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: General Advice

Adding to the good piece of advise from JTB I'd say don't fall into patterns. When you get used to the game at some point you might notice you usually approach certain situations the same way (because they are effective, or you are used to it to work out in the end), but I believe it is counter prod...
by H.Smoke
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs
Replies: 16
Views: 2587

Re: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs

I hated the ToVs. I did them on MN, just for completion, and never did them again. I did them a lot of times in Acolyte/Warrior/Mentor, and only once in MN (in a 100% run). They get boring pretty fast honestly, although I think some of them are better than NGB's (the 120 Berserkers one comes to min...
by H.Smoke
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs
Replies: 16
Views: 2587

Re: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs

Ugh. After Ch 11, it starts to go downhill, IMO. Did you do the ToVs? Nope. Before this run I did a full Mentor run (all fights, ToVs and stuff) and really tired me out of the game, so I wanted to get this BotA/Scythe run done asap because as I said, after replaying this game after NGB I realized h...
by H.Smoke
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs
Replies: 16
Views: 2587

Re: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs

Bringing back this thread from the dead just in case someone is interested: I started doing casual streams this year and I've been playing NG2, mostly Survival trying to get used to some stuff again, and I recently "finished" an OLB/ONB/BotA&Scythe only run on Mentor. I wanted to do a Scythe run fir...
by H.Smoke
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: I think I need to play this game again....
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: I think I need to play this game again....

I play this game and NG2 every now and then, although I can point in my case that I'm not interested in most of the current videogames out there in the market so I usually fall back to whatever I like to play. After watching some of JTB's recent runs I started a casual run on MN (which I'm streaming...