New NGB MM Quest for 50 Million Videos (On Hold)

PLATFORM: Xbox, Xbox 360 (emulation); RELEASE: March 2004 (NGB: September 2005)

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

Post by julius-ruler4 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:17 am

Mission mode wasn't really something I would do when playing this game. Though watching your commentary videos with JTB awakened a serious amount of interest for MM as you show how to approach these fights properly.

But I am still more of a story mode player instead of MM. Nevertheless these videos are actually fun to watch and extremely educative even for an old NG vet (which I am not, though I'm not far from it). Keep up the good work bigal
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:37 am

Thanks. I'm glad you're enjoying them. If you already have the game, you might as well play it. Some of them can be really tough but some are a lot of fun.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:22 am

Abysmal Lair is up. I've really been avoiding doing MD2 but the time is here. :cry: :cry: :cry:

I decided to try this since I was stalling on MD2. My very first no damage MN video on Nightmarish Phantasms Phase 4 -
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by reim0027 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:31 am

MD2 - bad memories.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sat May 05, 2018 9:12 am

I still haven't attempted MD2 on MN yet. Just the thought of it keeps me from turning on my Xbox. LOL If everything goes as planned, I'll have 3 days off in a row next week so I'll hopefully get the MD series done.

EDIT: I did try to beat MD2 for a couple of hours today with no luck. :shrug: Got within 1 or 2 shots a few times but came up short. This mission really sucks. :flame: :flame: :flame:
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by reim0027 » Sun May 06, 2018 3:23 pm

You make these missions look so easy. I always had problems with them.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Wed May 09, 2018 9:21 am

Thanks but it's a struggle. As you know, the one you get on video always looks good. LOL

I think I've met my match with MD2 but I'm not going to move on until I beat it no elixirs/no ninpo.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 pm

MD2 was my nightmare when I started playing MM. I never did any damage to the helicopter and got my ass kicked every time. I understand your pain Bigalski
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Thu May 10, 2018 6:45 am

Thanks. MD2 is the two tanks BTW and MD4 is the helicopter which is another mission I'm not looking forward to.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:14 am

Sorry, my bad. Haven't played MM in years so I got a little confused there. Both of them were such a PITA.

I personally don't like the uber-accuracy of the RPG dudes in NGB, especially when doing an on-landing UT
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Mon May 14, 2018 6:07 am

Words can't describe how happy I am to be finished with this set. :yahoo: :cheer: :yeah: I spent hours trying to beat MD2 and MD4 and when I did, they were some of the most satisfying moments of my Ninja Gaiden Black "career". I have extra footage in MD2 to show a lot of don'ts and hope we gave a lot of good tips for beating it since it's considered one of the hardest missions in the game.

Charging GB UT's in MD4 helps avoid the rocket attacks. Having a little target on your TV to help you aim better is recommended if you suck with the bow like I do. :facepalm2:
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:01 pm

I am so relieved that you completed these missions. I cannot imagine the horror you went through for it.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by reim0027 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:25 pm

The target on the screen is how I aimed my bow too.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Thu May 17, 2018 8:15 am

Thanks JR. Not sure if horror is the right word but it's close. :banghead: I'm just glad they are done. :D

Reim, I hope with better success than me. :wink:
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by reim0027 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:14 am

Nah, I suck with the bow, and any FPS aiming.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sun May 27, 2018 9:41 am

After a week delay, this set is up. This row has a lot of points to get for those who are looking to boost their score. These will be my last Mission Mode videos for a while has I'm starting to work on my Hard run. We have something different in store for this run but I want to finish it before I start the commentary so it'll be the end of June or later before any new videos come out.

Hope everyone has found these helpful so far. As always, any questions or suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Luckrequired » Sun May 27, 2018 3:54 pm

I wanna check your birth certificate, BA! I don't think you're really as old as you say you are. Those reflexes belong to a twenty year old!!

I can't speak for everyone else but I AM definitely finding these super helpful. Thanks for all the hours of hard work and enduring that disappointment and frustration of failed attempts. I'd have throw the controller away after an hour. Best of luck with the Hard run!!
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am

Thanks LR. Remember it only takes one successful attempt to get it on video! LOL I think a lot of it is kinda knowing patterns and anticipating the enemies moves. Rolling on the tank blast without seeing the tank is an example.

I'm glad you are. It is a lot of work but having a commentary Mission Mode series on video is worth it IMO. Appreciate it. Got the first 3 chapters done and edited.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Just an update on these videos. I had planned on making a Hard Commentary Run with guest commentators but unfortunately my computer hard drive crashed and I lost everything since my last backup which was a year ago. I'm more upset about the family and friend pictures we've lost more than the NGB videos since I can redo those. I had everything done up to chapter 9 but since it's gone, I really don't have the desire to start over at the moment. When I get everything settled, I'll probably finish up the Mission Mode videos then move back to Hard. There is a slight chance the data can be recovered but it would be expensive to do. I'll find out next week what our options are. Lesson learned, more frequent backups.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by unwary » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:02 pm

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

Post by reim0027 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 am

I"m sorry Al. Hopefully you'll be able to save something.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Luckrequired » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Crap that sucks. I wonder if these will help a little? It's probably too late but I want to help somehow.

https://lifehacker.com/5982339/diy-data ... s-belly-up

https://lifehacker.com/5951822/how-can- ... hard-drive

Method 2 is what you want, it might help... might not.
https://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-fr ... ead-Laptop
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:55 am

Thanks for the suggestions LR. I just let Best Buy handle all the work. Hopefully I'll find out next week if they can pull anything off it.
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Luckrequired » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:55 pm

Well then, my assassin squirrels will be keeping a close eye on the work rate and effort of this Best Buy... Whoa whoa, not yet my pets, they have 48 hours to deliver then you may have your way!
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Re: Some New Commentary Mission Mode Videos I'll Be Making (EDIT)

Post by Bigalski » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:20 am

So just to update this: I was taking a break from Mission Mode videos to do a Hard run but my hard drive crashed. I lost all the raw NGB files plus some other items so that's on hold. I'm still waiting to see if any data can be recovered. It's my fault for not backing up in a year and since I didn't have the desire to start Hard over (I was in chapter 10), I've decided to finish out my non farming Mission Mode videos. Thanks again to JTB for joining me with the commentary.

The CG row is pretty brutal other than maybe CG3. I've been trying to make these videos without using elixirs or ninpo but just couldn't do that on CG1 and used ninpo. I did however make sure to finish the mission by getting my ninpo back and was lucky enough to do it no hurt. I show a lot of failed tries for CG1, CG2, CG4, and CG5 so hopefully people can learn from my mistakes and our commentary. Maybe one day I'll go back and try CG1 again without using ninpo but that won't be anytime soon.

I bought a Xbox One X and now can make the videos in 1080P. My capture card won't let me do 4K but I'm sure 1080P will suffice. Even after all these years, this game looks amazing.
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