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Old 09-26-09, 09:21 AM   #1
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It's out on PSN and it plays great. It has one unlockable character and difficulty level. It also has 2 other modes that you would only really expect to see in the full game and not a demo. It's really a lot of fun. But WTF did they do to the blood? The 360 version was IMO perfect when it came to the gore, but the PS3 version is seriously lacking. They didn't remove all the red blood but reduced it very significantly. When the crawling guys with missing limbs are still around, what use to be a pretty nasty looking wound is now blue. It is pretty disappointing after playing the 360 version of NG2. I am still buying the full game cause I like the series, but it is very disappointing. You just don't get that satisfying explosion when doing the air spinning pile driver thing, it just like flashes blue unlike on the 360 version where it ...
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Old 09-29-09, 04:59 PM   #2
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From what i understand they removed the blood so that the game could maintain a steady fps at the internal resolution of 1280 x 720 w/o AA. The 360 version was 1185x585 w 2xAA.

I like the demo of sigma 2 even though it was a bit short and easy but i do like the bonus scene one gets in comparing to the 360 demo.
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Old 09-29-09, 05:33 PM   #3
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From what i understand they removed the blood so that the game could maintain a steady fps at the internal resolution of 1280 x 720 w/o AA. The 360 version was 1185x585 w 2xAA.

I like the demo of sigma 2 even though it was a bit short and easy but i do like the bonus scene one gets in comparing to the 360 demo.
I believe the game still has 2xAA...

http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.p...&postcount=869

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good surprise for NGS2. it's a true 720p (vs 1120x585 on X360) and with MSAA x2. it's better than Sigma 1 (no AA) and the first Action AAA PS3 game in 720p + MSAA + 60fps (DMC use temporal AA not true MSAA)
They removed the blood because it was not required and looked stupid honestly... Heck NONE of the previous games ever had that level of gore, they brought it back down to the series standard.
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Definitely picking this up. Controls feel a tad less responsive compared to NGS1 but still a very fun game to play and learn.
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Old 09-29-09, 07:51 PM   #5
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Picked it up today... definitely a fun game. I think the improvements outweigh the downgrades. Although the game is much easier this time it seems.
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Old 09-29-09, 10:55 PM   #6
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Very, very good game. It should be dispatched soon, I will have it next week. So many good games, all at once on the PS3...

The use of blood was just LAME in the original game, IMO. Reminds me of the crappy Kill Bill spraying... This is not a slasher film. Good decision on getting rid of it...
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This is not a slasher film. Good decision on getting rid of it..
I definitely disagree there. This game is the very definition of the Slasher Film game equivalent . While I agree they went a little overboard on the 360 version. They didn't have to change the spray from red to blue when the limbs came off your enemies. That seems lame to me.
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I definitely disagree there. This game is the very definition of the Slasher Film game equivalent . While I agree they went a little overboard on the 360 version. They didn't have to change the spray from red to blue when the limbs came off your enemies. That seems lame to me.
There's no blue spray. Just bluish tint on the limbs...

Also, you go watch a slasher film in order to watch the blood thingie... You play this game because its a beat-em-up with swords. By definition, a slasher film cannot be called that without excessive blood. In a game like this one, the fun lies in the game itself and not how far the blood is being sprayed. So I must disagree. Any game that has swords doesn't necesserily need excessive blood... This game is no way the equivalent of a slasher film. The blood "mechanics" don't define this game...
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I much prefer the ability to play as Ayane, Momiji, and Rachel in this one, even though their own mission sets are apparently very short.

And I prefer the Sixaxis functionality over the gore. Bewbs > blood.
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What a boring game.. i felt i had not much control of the character.. so a game where u button smash your way through ? baah no thanks.
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While you can get away with just button mashing on the easier levels, you really need skills to really be good at the game especially on the harder difficultly levels. He has many combos and counter moves that take a lot of SF2 like timing to pull off. The demo is kind of like playing the game after you finished going through it once already because they give you all weapons at max already which decreases the difficulty a bit. When you go through it starting with level 1 weapons every battle feels much harder.
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What a boring game.. i felt i had not much control of the character.. so a game where u button smash your way through ? baah no thanks.
The Ninja Gaiden games are not button mashers. It combo based pretty much like Devil May Cry but taken to the next level. You won't get very far button mashing your way through either of those games if you are facing zillions of enemies at the same time.

I just felt i needed to clear up any misconceptions
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