Some New Ninja Gaiden Very Hard Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by unwary » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:15 pm

Bigalski wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:39 pm
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I do miss not having Smoke Bombs, the Lunar, the ability to charge, and being able to rotate the camera.
And good recovery frames cancels, that drove me nuts since I've put so much time into ngb :cry:
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Re: Some New Ninja Gaiden Very Hard Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:15 pm

This commentary series is done with JTB123 and played on the Xbox 360. My goal is making all the encounter times limits, all the end of chapter bonuses when possible, and a focus on UT's to manage essence for my UF as early as possible. Along the way we'll discuss the differences between Ninja Gaiden 2004 and Ninja Gaiden Black, show some strategies that might work on one game but not the other as well as having fun enjoying a blast from the past. Also I'll be adding the times and kills needed for the 100,000 end of chapter bonuses per difficulty level in each chapter video info section.

Right now I've made the first 5 chapters and the link should automatically update as I add more videos. Because of the time difference between myself and JTB, it'll be a week or more before I can add new content.

As always, comments or suggestions are always welcome.
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Re: Some New Ninja Gaiden Very Hard Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:21 pm

Chapters 6, 7, and 8 are up but I also made another video for chapter 6 going back up top and upgrading the Flails. The time limit for this chapter is tight no matter if you upgrade or not. Saving is limited and some of the gauntlets can be tough. Overall I think upgrading the Flails is best, especially since you'll have them at the beginning of Chapter 7 and the Zombie Challenge.

I decided to try something different on Alma and use the Ice Storm Ninpo on her since the Inferno Loop isn't very consistent as it is on NGB. I had a bad start on the fight but figured I would try it and ended up making the time bonus so as bad as the fight was, I kept it and moved on.

Nothing fancy for Chapter 8. Just fight respawning fights as needed to gain essence for my UF and Dabi upgrade to take advantage of the longer chapter time limit.

The playlist link will update with the new added videos when you click on it.
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Re: Some New Ninja Gaiden Very Hard Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sun May 05, 2019 6:37 pm

Chapter 9 and 10 are up. There's quite a bit of time in CH9 so I go back into CH8 and do some fights to get extra points and essence. The two tanks are so much easier since they can be caught in a loop to where they just do a circle around you. The helicopter fight goes bad but I kept the fight in the video to show what not to do. The radio tower is harder than it is on NGB and if the rockets start to stagger, you are in trouble.

I explain in CH10 how they use to do a full successive run since the encounter time limits are different before the patched NG04. I show killing the first worm with the Chucks in a 413 hit combo as well as showing different ways of killing the other worms and the final boss.

The playlist link will update with the new added videos when you click on it.
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Re: Some New Ninja Gaiden Very Hard Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sun May 19, 2019 3:55 am

Chapter 11 is up twice. Once as a regular play through like the other vids I've made and another way showing how the old school karma runners would play for the most part. Since the encounters respawn with full bonuses from chapters 8, 9, and 10, it was best to skip the end of chapter bonus and focus on fighting all the fights down to zero if applicable. I only fought the encounters 8 times and edited all the extras out but I could have fought them more. Based on JTB's run making to make all the end of chapter bonuses, doing this takes much longer but also I scored 557,000 more than he did as an example. Imagine playing this way for the entire game and that's the way it was back in the day before the patch came out.

The playlist link will update with the new added videos when you click on it.
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