Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a remake of Ninja Gaiden Black updated for the PlayStation 3 platform. The main storyline is the same, with the addition of a new playable character, Rachel, the demon hunter. She has 11 missions in the Mission mode (2 hidden) and is playable in 3 of her own chapters. She wields a warhammer, the Peluda Tail (a whip) for projectiles and Blades of the Ouroborus for ninpo. Whereas the main character Ryu unlocks costumes, there are 7 new hairstyles for her to acquire.

There are also some changes for Ryu. His reverse wind technique has been changed, he can run on water while floating and fight at the same time, he can shoot arrow in mid-air, and uses restoration items without going to the menu. There is one new weapon, Dragon's Claw and Tiger's Fang; a set of dual katanas, and the speargun has become a projectile weapon.

In general, the graphics have been fine-tuned for the PS3's high definition capability, some FMV sequences have become in-game cut-scenes, there are changes to item placement, encounters, story build-up, AI and damage, three new enemies (MSAT bikers, Mermen, Ghost Fires) and two new bosses (Garnov, Alternator). Players can also shake the SIXAXIS controller to increase the strength of ninpo being casted.

There are features from the Black version that have been removed for this game, such as the opening introductory with Dragon Sword and the Dark Dragon Blade, the movie theater, puzzles, and some encounters and costumes. There are no additional starting weapons for the higher difficulties, some effects from power moves are not present, The Armlet of Tranquility is gone, and the monster Gobdecks is no longer present. The NES and arcade versions of the original Ninja Gaiden could be unlocked in the Xbox versions, but they are not available in this PS3 release.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus" -- PS Vita title

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Critic Reviews

EmpireOnline.com Jul 25, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ripten Jul 04, 2007 9.4 out of 10 94
Wonderwallweb.com Jul 01, 2007 9.3 out of 10 93
TotalPlayStation Jul 19, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Oct 17, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Aug 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90
PS3Style.com Jul 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Vgames Sep 02, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Digital Spy Jul 04, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NZGamer Jul 31, 2007 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Version differences

In the UK, German, Japanese and Asian versions of the game, only monsters and non-humans can be decapitated. The North American and the other European versions allow decapitation of any humanoid foe.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #8 PS3 Game of the Year

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Germán Guerra (146) added Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PlayStation 3) on Jul 08, 2007
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