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by Murphy's Ghost
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: How do you change the item pickup screen?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: How do you change the item pickup screen?

Something to do with whether it's ng+ or successive play maybe?

Forget how it works but I know I've seen it on the US release.
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Topic: Final Boss... help...
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Final Boss... help...

So I know you can spam lunar UT->OT here but is there any decent non-cheese strategy for someone with mortal reflexes?

Particularly using the sword?

I've warmed up to this game a fair bit over the years but I can't avoid thinking that this last fight is a real mess. Am I missing something?
by Murphy's Ghost
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: I gave up...
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: I gave up...

All white fiend Ryu is my jam. That one you like is good too.

Biometal costumes underrated IMO. Gray Fox Gaiden!
by Murphy's Ghost
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatible Library
Replies: 19
Views: 2082

Re: Ninja Gaiden 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatible Library

reim0027 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:05 am
God, I hated that boss. WTH were they thinking??
"Well this is sort of a mess but it looks cool - we'll just patch this up later.... wait, we're not getting our bonuses?!" *half the dev team quits*

:banghead:
by Murphy's Ghost
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Ninja Gaiden 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatible Library
Replies: 19
Views: 2082

Re: Ninja Gaiden 2 Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatible Library

Hell yeah!! Just saw this too.

Been waiting to revisit NG2, this is great news. Hopefully it plays nicely on the regular x1, depending on how 'enhanced' it is on the x1x (seriously MS get your shit together with these console names...) I might be tempted to splurge!
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: 889

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: 1254

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: 9
Views: 1757

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: 4336

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: 4402

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: 2099

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: 3100

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: 2125

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: 2416

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: 5655

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: 5655

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: 2217

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: 5655

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: 2366

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: 5655

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: 4038

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: 3733

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: 1945

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: 1945

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: 2255

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!