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by Murphy's Ghost
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: NG2 staircase with mimimal UT, no ninpo, 2 heals, Master Ninja
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: NG2 staircase with mimimal UT, no ninpo, 2 heals, Master Ninja

Nice stuff man!

As I have said a billion times, NG2 is a hot mess but the ferocity and intimacy of the combat is yet to be matched as far as my mileage goes. I miss this game a lot. If they don't BC it soon I might have to actually buy a new 360.
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Essay on Ninja Gaiden II
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Essay on Ninja Gaiden II

"Fighting in Ninja Gaiden II is to die slower than your enemies."

Well said sir! And I have plenty more to say, but another time. Too busy!

Cheers to a good read!

:sunnyd:
by Murphy's Ghost
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Okay is this worth continuing?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Okay is this worth continuing?

Based on your thoughts thus far I would say you probably won't think it gets much better. The combat itself in this one is, I think, pretty darn good but a lot of the game design does feel like a slog and the bosses are mostly shit, yes. Just curious what difficulty? Sort of a toss up - the easier m...
by Murphy's Ghost
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Topic: Ninja Archives Closing (6th October 2017) - MAYBE NOT
Replies: 26
Views: 2153

Re: Ninja Archives Closing (6th October 2017) - MAYBE NOT

If there is any need for funding let us know. I have no problem chipping in.

Hoping this happens and the site survives. :smile:
by Murphy's Ghost
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: New Archive challenge MN noUT/nin/walljumpY/healthitems vid
Replies: 32
Views: 2165

Re: MN no UT/nin/izuna/wall jump Y, new vids: Ch1, and AC

How's it going Kazama? Pretty exciting vids so far, just had a chance to watch for a few minutes. Wish I was more active these days but too much going on - all I can say is good luck and I certainly appreciate that people are still putting time into showing so much mastery of this game. It's awesome...
by Murphy's Ghost
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Mentor run
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Mentor run

I did a Mentor OLB / no ninpo / no UT run with the Scythe. EXCEPT I used everything on ToVs, nothing held back. Mostly no items but I used them here and there and used quite a bit on that evil Rats brawl in Chapter 11. Overall it was really fun, not THAT hard and opened my eyes to how fun of a combo...
by Murphy's Ghost
Sun May 15, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs
Replies: 16
Views: 1700

Re: Self-imposed/Restricted Runs

Mentor OLB / limited ninpo / no item / limited UT weapon runs were always a blast for me. Master Ninja weapon runs are awesome but in some cases really not that fun. I had an MN OLB / no ninpo / no item (except for ToVs, where everything goes) Claw run up until ToV 4 but couldn't do that one so lost...
by Murphy's Ghost
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Delimb recovery time
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Delimb recovery time

Delimbed mages are cheating bastards. I do my best to straight up kill them... nothing worse than trying to manage a chaotic battle when you've got a delimbed mage lurking around the field... :scared:
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: ShowR18 new freestyle video
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Re: ShowR18 new freestyle video

The TDS / Elizebet and Claws / Alexei bits are pretty effing fantastic. Wish I had the reflexes to counter that well!

The TDS combos with the XX counter at the beginning (vs ninjas) reminds me a bit of how I like to play but he makes it look much nicer, of course. :silly:

Man I miss this game...
by Murphy's Ghost
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Weapon Run - Mentor OLB 3 Ninpo updates
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: Weapon Run - Mentor OLB 3 Ninpo updates

^I don't think so... you just let go of block and push it again.

I have a hard time doing it because my instincts in NG are SO trained to roll/dash out of a guard break but I don't think it requires very precise frame-based input other than just being quick to react when your guard is broken.
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Weapon Run - Mentor OLB 3 Ninpo updates
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: weapon run DCTF mentor help

Completed Mentor DCTF. Achieved the achievement for a grand 5G. I used ONE LOTG for TOV9 though, otherwise 3 ninpo slots and quite minimal LB. :facepalm2: Thanks TOV9. Next up will be Tonfa Mentor OLB Ninpo minimum. That will be a fun one! I did an OLB / all ToV Scythe run on Mentor and it was a bl...
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Curious, anyone ever find an actual use for this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Curious, anyone ever find an actual use for this?

Interesting thought - if someone with Neo reflexes could use counters to negate the arrows on MN.

I've intentionally countered TAC ninja gunfire just to look cool (and if you screw up you just block, anyways) but arrows are really quick. Would be tough!
by Murphy's Ghost
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Weapon Run - Mentor OLB 3 Ninpo updates
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: weapon run DCTF mentor help

Currently in Chapter 5. Before TOV4. A breeze so far, even on OLB and level one ninpo. Thought bone warrior would pose an issue. Nope. XYXXXXYY owns big time. Thanks Massacre. TOV 1-3 "easy" so far. TOV 4 failed a couple of times. Expert help is needed here for those pesky hoverbots. :facepalm2: Up...
by Murphy's Ghost
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Finally Beat UN on Story Mode
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Finally Beat UN on Story Mode

Congrats Reim! Are you playing this or anything else much these days? If you ever get a ps4 I bet you'd really like Bloodborne. I forget, did you ever try Dark Souls 2? I think I never got past MN Chapter 7, the part where you have to fight 2 or 3 waves of the 3 prototype goddess things. Never reall...
by Murphy's Ghost
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Weapon Run - Mentor OLB 3 Ninpo updates
Replies: 31
Views: 3317

Re: weapon run DCTF mentor help

I forget when you get access to the dual sword 360 Y - is it level 3? That is definitely the bread and butter of the dual sword moveset in this game - it sets up and/or links just about everything else together. I think ->YY is pretty good and I want to say maybe XXY or XX->Y, something like that? I...
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: Hayashi: "Ninja Gaiden is not dead"
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: Hayashi: "Ninja Gaiden is not dead"

Is this article recent?

'No specific plans' eh? He's either trolling or NG4 is further off than we thought...
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: What the hell is with MN chapter 2
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: What the hell is with MN chapter 2

What's your general approach to fighting them, PG? The arrows on MN are WAY more of a threat than RLs... I love the rocket spam on Mentor because once you get the hang of it, you can dance right around/through the Rockets but the MN archers will still nail you sometimes and it hurts bad. Lot of good...
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Grab counter-attack
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Grab counter-attack

^ Best way to avoid that IMO is (if using Dragon Sword) toss shuriken and use the 'Y' downward stab to end your air time instead of Izuna or a regular landing. That attack seems to really home in on on-landing status and maybe you can counter it, but if so it's awfully hard.
by Murphy's Ghost
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Grab counter-attack
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Grab counter-attack

I don't think you can counter the suicide grabs though. :think:
by Murphy's Ghost
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Triple Flying Swallow
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Triple Flying Swallow

Hmm... I would certainly defer to you on this game, PG, but I had thought I remembered double/triple FS'ing a single Van Gelf before?

Will have to mess with it next time I break out the 360!
by Murphy's Ghost
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Triple Flying Swallow
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Triple Flying Swallow

Cool. Love me some MGR!

What are you up to in NG2 these days?
by Murphy's Ghost
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Triple Flying Swallow
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Triple Flying Swallow

DS only, sword level 3 or TDS. I think you just push the stick back in the opposite direction + Y each time. Keep in mind that with the level 1 sword the single FS has a slight recovery where (I think I'm remembering this right) after it hits level 2 the single FS does NOT but the double/triple do- ...
by Murphy's Ghost
Sat May 02, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: My first Master Ninja playthrough
Replies: 55
Views: 4782

Re: My first Master Ninja playthrough

Hey, if you are looking for another crazy action to play, aside from the Ninja Gaiden series I would highly recommend a game called Vanquish. It is a third person shooter but it plays more like a fast, hardcore action game (if you're pretty decent at it) than your typical pop-and-shoot affair. The h...
by Murphy's Ghost
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: My first Master Ninja playthrough
Replies: 55
Views: 4782

Re: My first Master Ninja playthrough

wow, that's some nice stuff. on point with the shurikens (and everything else.) I really don't want to cheese it, but that might mean another big roadblock with hours of practice. hmm. Hmm, I wouldn't really say the karma run method is cheesing so much as it is just applying smart strategy instead ...
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden/Black
Topic: My first Master Ninja playthrough
Replies: 55
Views: 4782

Re: My first Master Ninja playthrough

You can but you won't get the karma points / end of chapter bonus, I think? The Archive challenge is really hard on MN. If you want to fight it out with the sword, this might give you some ideas- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RmT8VrqY1c Otherwise the karma running method of going upstairs and cha...