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Post by ShreddyBobby » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:27 am

I got back into this a few days ago and I was wondering if there is a shop in the catacombs.
Just wanted to upgrade my flail to level two before I fight the bone dragon.
Already have the Holy Grail, if that makes a difference.

So I'm doing a no items or ninpo run. Only on normal, but it still isn't easy :D
Can't wait to meet some ghostfish...
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Post by reim0027 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:06 pm

IIRC, there isn't a shop there. You have to go all the way back up. If you've already picked up the cup (where the wasps and zombies are), you can't get back up without facing the bone skeleton.
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:26 pm

Too bad, really. Ah well I'll know next time.
Took me a while to remember the boss, but I got him down in the end.
Onto the next chapter!

edit: killed by hydrocubus, how embarassing...
I am carrying 6 LotTG but I can't use 'em :razz:
Alma coming up soon. Might leave that till tomorrow.
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:29 am

Are there any official names to the enemies?
I use my own names. Like today I beat Pterry, the zombie pterodactyl, at the end of the aquaducts.
At the moment I have all my weapons at max level, even UF!
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Post by mickstupp » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:09 pm

I like Jeff, Larry, Green Larry, Horsey, Toothy Bill, Filthy Minx, Bastard Flying Priest.

The two manuals for NG/B don't seem to name any of the lesser fiends. They probably came about in that guide thing. And those are normally done in contact with the developer I think, so they can be released at the same time? Dunno. I like my names better.
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Post by reim0027 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:17 pm

That boss's name is Paz Zuu. IIRC, you see the name in MM.
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Post by Marsbar » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:23 pm

Paz Zuu is the name of the big pterodaclyl like boss that shoots laser beams. Is that the boss ya'all are talkin' about. Not sure what the bone dragon's name is (if he has one).

I always run back to Muramasa's as soon as I get the flails. It doesn't take very long to do it and it really makes the catacombs much easier.
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:04 pm

Flails are the best thing to use against the undead, if you ask me.
Going to try beat Doku 1 today, I am at the start of his chapter.
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Post by Kobane » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:30 am

I want to play NGB again, but I don't feel like carrying that 50 lb console from the basement to my room. I guess I have to settle for NGS. :|
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Post by stqueirolo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:14 pm

Kobane wrote:I want to play NGB again, but I don't feel like carrying that 50 lb console from the basement to my room. I guess I have to settle for NGS. :|

hey sigma its great game . :picard:

if not im pretty sure ninja gaiden black its at games at demand on the 360 and it cost 10 bucks so if you dont want to carrying the console you could just spend some money on it .
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Post by Marsbar » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:15 pm

NGB will load to the xbox 360.....if that helps any.

I love fighting Doku 1 (in the arena, right?).
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Post by stqueirolo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:20 pm

Marsbar wrote:NGB will load to the xbox 360.....if that helps any.

I love fighting Doku 1 (in the arena, right?).
yeap it will work but at least for me it always froze and the on demand version works perfect, even the arcade extra game its in it and working fine
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:52 pm

Yep, Doku in the arena. Great fight and great design.
I want to play more with the Kitetsu but I love Dabilahro and TDS is just around the corner.
No love for a great weapon. Wish this game had NG+ like original.
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Post by Marsbar » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:01 pm

I can't say that I enjoy Ghost Doku, cause I don't. Even though I know how to defeat him. Bigalski has/had a video defeating ghost Doku in like 2 seconds using the low health UF. I was never able to do it myself, but it was just so cool.

I'm like you. Wish NGB had a New Game +. Would love to do the whole game using only the kitetsu!
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:10 pm

I could always play NG:O, I have the hurricane packs too, I think. Can't remember if I beat it on anything above normal. :oops:
Personally, I hate Ghost Doku and his entire ghost fish infested level. Not as much as Awakened Alma, but pretty close. Might use UF, going to use it for the Lava Dragon.
If I beat this on MNM I then want to beat Ninja Dog, never did it before and I think it will be fun.
I also hear it is a big FU to the more casual players. Oh, that crazy Itagaki :razz:
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Post by Kobane » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:10 pm

I don't have a 360. Yeah, NGS isn't bad at all. I just don't like the soldiers on motorcycles and the Rachel chapters.
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Post by stqueirolo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:19 pm

Kobane wrote:I don't have a 360. Yeah, NGS isn't bad at all. I just don't like the soldiers on motorcycles and the Rachel chapters.
yeah sneakybastards rachel once getting to the idea of almost just counter its a good change of pace , but i agree better of whitout her jejejeje
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Post by Marsbar » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:08 pm

I've beaten the Lava Dragon without the UF, but it is a long and tedious fight. I always use the UF for that fight now.

No PS3 so I never played those versions. I'd like to play Rachel, though I've heard she is not all that fun to play?
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:12 pm

I just got to the Lava Dragon and I can get a UT off at the start, but I always get hit by something when the fight actually starts and then my ToR goes off and it breaks the rules of my challenge :razz:

I don't like Rachel, she is better in Sigma2, but I still don't like her there.
She just feels really clunky, and to me it should be Ryu that is the only playable character in NG.

edit: Awakened Alma is up next. I don't want to play anymore today...
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Post by vmd50 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:10 pm

ShreddyBobby wrote:I just got to the Lava Dragon and I can get a UT off at the start, but I always get hit by something when the fight actually starts and then my ToR goes off and it breaks the rules of my challenge :razz:

I don't like Rachel, she is better in Sigma2, but I still don't like her there.
She just feels really clunky, and to me it should be Ryu that is the only playable character in NG.

edit: Awakened Alma is up next. I don't want to play anymore today...
Did you try charging just once? I always do that when using the UF, before doing a XYXXX. But usually end up using my tailsman anyway. :(
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:18 pm

I beat the dragon right after I made that post :razz: I always fully charged the UT, might try a level one charge next time :thumb:
Tried AA earlier and she destroyed me, no idea how I am going to do this without items or ninpo.
She seems to be resistant to UF and takes very little damage from it.

edit: Just tried her again, burned through 3 ToR and didn't even damage her. She blocked every attack I made :scared:
Her throw is a one hit kill and she loves to nab you in a recovery frame.
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Post by Kobane » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:23 am

It's been a while, but I think I recall the strategy. You wait for her to land on the ground and do a charged Y (not an ET) attack when she's near. That should stun her and then you can do an on landing UT.
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Post by reim0027 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:13 pm

In NGB, she was made to be very resistant to the UF (not so in NG). Pretty much have to do her no hurt.
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Post by ShreddyBobby » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:49 am

In my best run against AA I used 1 ToR, so looks like I failed the challenge. She grabbed me once, which kills you when you have not upgraded your health. You guys know what she can be like, super high damage and always blocking/dodging.
Sometimes I could burn through 3 ToR and still not kill her!
So I'm going to wuss out here and continue the challenge. Next up are those terrible crab monsters, ghostfish and Spirit Doku!
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Post by reim0027 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:40 am

She was made to be very resistant to the UF. That is one hell of a challenge.
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