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by d_Nought
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja - No Upgrades (Worlds First)
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Master Ninja - No Upgrades (Worlds First)

OhMyDog

Well I asked before in stream chat but what's the deep dive analysis on Level 1 weapons from someone who's actually played it?
by d_Nought
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: The Challenge of the Gods (Worlds First)
Replies: 21
Views: 2901

Re: The Challenge of the Gods

And almost everyone on stream thought you were gonna give up when you accidentally dropped into the mage/IS fight in chapter 3 :flame:

To quote JTB from one of his speedruns (I think NGB MN)? "Always play out your runs"
by d_Nought
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run

Been a while since I last updated, but chapters 8 and 9 are done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgGLrirubds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgzO9fkM9Zs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbWzHdQvqxM To elaborate, I got a pretty sweet job offer overseas and left Australia at the end of November last y...
by d_Nought
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-7) revived run

Used a Talisman of Rebirth IRL. Expensive -_-.

NG2 is simply too good to abandon
by d_Nought
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-7) dead run

xbox bricked.

thanks to the handful of people who watched. see you some other time in some other game on a non-cancerous system.
by d_Nought
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Survival Missions - High Scores, Strategies and Discussion.
Replies: 402
Views: 184113

Re: Survival Missions - High Scores, Strategies and Discussion.

Been a while since I've looked at this thread. I've started putting together a few videos, though no one really watches Survival anyway, and it's not really leaderboard content yet. Gonna see if I can commentate over kusarigama and flails, since there's barely any videos for those two. But for now a...
by d_Nought
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-3) in progress challenge run

These videos have been almost all DS and Talons, and I definitely feel a lot more comfortable with them now. From here until Ch8 I am going to put those away and as much as possible try to only use the Dual Swords and Kusarigama. Then the Tonfa when I get them. Well that lasted all of 0 encounters ...
by d_Nought
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-3) in progress challenge run

Ch4 done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMt54hmIkYM& https://imgur.com/a7zrzhZ.jpg First checkpoint is the last real hard forced fight until the chapter 8 Cathedral. As noted before, archer accuracy is significantly reduced offscreen, so long as you keep moving roughly left to right. They let you d...
by d_Nought
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-3) in progress challenge run

Chapter 3 was done a while ago. I tried a commentary run over it but I hated it so I nuked it. Might try again some other time. Anyway, here's the raw gameplay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hdi8xl8WpU&feature=youtu.be Right now I'm a decent way into Chapter 4, so all of the really hard stuff is ...
by d_Nought
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1 and 2) in progress challenge run

Chapter 3 done. Gonna talk over this next one so busy editing but for now I just wanted to get this part hot off the hard drive. Triple upside down cycle + two perfect fish dodges = :) (no thanks to Ryu whiffing every Wings of the Vermillion Bird attempt).

by d_Nought
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Master Ninja New Game No UT/Ninpo/Items/Izuna/GT (Ch1-9) revived run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_OVRMU8pZE&list=PLeWp8S9RHi7Pl41QZSrmFVqtX12mjZ0UI&index=1&t=25s Dunno if I'm gonna find the time to finish this anywhere in the near future, but chapter 2 was pretty hard so I thought I'd post. Most of my motivation for doing this run was being inconsistent in farmi...
by d_Nought
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden General
Topic: “Ninja Gaiden Σ Trilogy” for Nintendo Switch, includes Ninja Gaiden Σ / Σ2 / Razer Edge, set to released on March 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 4055

Re: “Ninja Gaiden Σ Trilogy” for Nintendo Switch, includes Ninja Gaiden Σ / Σ2 / Razer Edge, set to released on March 20

How much blood sacrifice do we need to get the Hurricane Packs, NGB and NG2 on PC? Esp NG2 so someone can mod in chapter select and encounter time limits. Still, I suppose actual Sigma on a portable platform would be cool. I stopped playing Sigma+ partly because of the bow controls and some of the g...
by d_Nought
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Item Location Guide - Still testing some things.
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Item Location Guide - Still testing some things.

Ah thanks for pointing that out, must have been my memory playing tricks on me. Then again, I have seen glitchy shit like this before, where I got a herb out of a dead guy who's supposed to give you a Life of the Gods. Which then popped up in the Muramasa shop next chapter. https://i.imgur.com/VHBRp...
by d_Nought
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Item Location Guide - Still testing some things.
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Item Location Guide - Still testing some things.

Added save and Muramasa statues to make it a bit easier to process where the chests are, and a few notes on items. If you're going to go back and check Ninpo chests it would be worth noting how many ninpo they give you as well, some give you 3, some give you 5, and one of them gives you 7. I can't r...
by d_Nought
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2004 & Ninja Gaiden Black
Topic: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun

Can't be any worse than Karma Running :P And yeah I've recorded it but I'm not going full speed on it. Getting the Ground Floor Archive Challenge, Red/Blue Hydracubus gauntlet and Alma out of the way would be enough to convince myself to really commit to finishing the run. Farnham told me some of th...
by d_Nought
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Obscure Mechanics
Replies: 14
Views: 5251

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 d_Nought
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2004 & Ninja Gaiden Black
Topic: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun

Made it to 102 kills then died from help splitter interrupted by cat fiend swipe attack What a grind :banghead: Anyway, I think I've got the feel for it now, at least if I keep the composition mostly to 2 reds 1 cat. I think one of the things I wasn't good at at first was dealing with the cat-fiends...
by d_Nought
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Obscure Mechanics
Replies: 14
Views: 5251

Re: Obscure Mechanics

OT Cancelling Dragon Sword Run X is another one that can quickly go to OT. Dragon Sword XXXY lets you just mash Y at the end to go for an OT, and the sidestep on that move also has neat iFrames. On Landing While Running This is definitely something I've been trying to make more use of lately, but I...
by d_Nought
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2004 & Ninja Gaiden Black
Topic: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun

Been playing this on and off. Got chapter 6 out of the way, time for the ground floor archive challenge. Anyone got any pro tips for the cat fiends? I had a go on my level 2 DS mid-chapter 6 practice save, I didn't really have a handle on avoiding their flying swallow. Also it seems like it's easies...
by d_Nought
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 14
Views: 5779

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 randomly...
by d_Nought
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2004 & Ninja Gaiden Black
Topic: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun
Replies: 10
Views: 5402

Re: Master Ninja - DS only, no UT, no Ninpo, no Healing, no Izuna Drop, no Fun

Anyone who's done this challenge or something similar got any insight into what makes IS/Vigoorian ninjas set up their grab? I haven't played NGB *too* much and this is one thing I don't really get, but it's really getting to me right now. From what I've seen so far they usually do it from a roll, w...
by d_Nought
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 14
Views: 5779

Re: Some NGII questions

LT+A on water allows you to sharply change direction while water running rather than turn in a large radius. It's actually at the bottom of every movelist. I think I remember Farnham saying it gives i-Frames but the move doesn't give you a phantom trail or anything special. I've also watched this vi...
by d_Nought
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Some NGII questions
Replies: 14
Views: 5779

Re: Some NGII questions

1) It seems like it does give you extra karma in story mode. Here JTB picks up the Giant Crystal Skull about 58 min in, goes back to ToV 7 and finds that his golden Van Gelf kill bonus went up from 4275 to 4500 (about 1h03m in the VOD) twitch.tv/videos/652604761 2) I only know for the Windmill Shuri...
by d_Nought
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Survival Missions - High Scores, Strategies and Discussion.
Replies: 402
Views: 184113

Re: Survival Missions - High Scores, Strategies and Discussion.

Managed to get a top 10 Kusarigama (at least by the front page) on video. The death was absolute BS but whatever, I'll take it for now. Will get that and Tonfa edited and uploaded soon. On one hand i'm feeling better consistency with the Kusa and want to really push for a good Master Ninja run, on t...
by d_Nought
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Ninja Gaiden 2
Topic: Survival Missions - High Scores, Strategies and Discussion.
Replies: 402
Views: 184113

Re: Survival Missions

Hmm, I do have that tonfa one on video but I sorta held off on doing anything with it because I thought I could do a fair bit better on the score. I actually deleted 8.3M Kusarigama without looking at the front page of this thread and realising it's my best score *relatively* speaking :flame:. Well,...