NG3: Razor's Edge Cuts "Steel On Bone" QTEs, Goes Back to Series Roots

#1LeftoverLotionPosted 9/19/2012 7:56:36 PM(edited)
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge Cuts "Steel On Bone" QTEs, Goes Back To Series Roots


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"After launch, we learned again what fans of the series expect from the series and a Ninja Gaiden game," Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi said when introducing Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge. "We feel we focused too much on getting new action game fans and perhaps not enough on the fans who have supported the series for so long. Now, we have heard those voices and know very well what fans of the franchise expect from a Ninja Gaiden game and weíre ready to start again. Thatís Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge for Wii U."

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I admit, I was skeptical that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge was just a gorier port of Ninja Gaiden 3. Team Ninja changed my mind when I played the game with Ayane, a character added for the Wii U version. Ayaneís mission takes place on Day 2 in Paris where she is getting massage. A mercenary storms in and points his machine gun at Ayaneís head then moves down to herÖ umÖ chest and attempts pulls her towel down a tad. Ayane, in a cutscene, quickly slaughters the gunman and after a few more cinematic kills the game gives control to the player.

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The first thing I noticed about Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge is that the enemies are more aggressive and they wonít plead for their lives anymore. Director Fumihiko Yasuda confirmed that they removed cowering enemies from Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge. Enemies feel "smarter" since you canít repeat the same attack pattern and they will gang up on a player instead of waiting for you to kill them. The "steel & bone" quick time kills are gone. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge has dismemberment instead.

While I breezed through the first wave of enemies, the third group finished Ayane off. One enemy who lost his leg crawled towards Ayane and self destructed taking off about 1/3 of Ayaneís life. Ouch. I changed my tactics a bit and used ninpo to recover Ayaneís life much earlier after I died the first time. At least for Ayaneís missions, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge is challenging. Yasuda who was watching everyone play had a wry smile when he saw a player die. I asked him if Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge would have difficulty levels for new players and he said the game does. However, if you play Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge at a lower difficulty youíll earn less karma. Players can use karma to unlock moves like the Guillotine Throw, the Flying Swallow technique, and more ninpo.


Ninja Gaiden 3: Razorís Edge will have free downloadable content after the game launches. Hayashi didnít reveal the content, but gave hints saying there was "quite a bit" and "series fans are going to love it."


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F*** yes.
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#2lowuwPosted 9/19/2012 8:06:16 PM
I really believe this game has chance to be as good as Ninja Gaiden 2.
#3donkeypunch1116Posted 9/19/2012 10:16:59 PM
In a way, I'll kinda miss steel on bone. I enjoyed hacking up a grunt to near death, running around to get the stronger enemies to follow me back to that grunt, and then initiating steel on bone to take them all down.

Oh well dismemberment is still awesome lol
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#4NinjaPwnageRedoPosted 9/19/2012 11:19:37 PM
Steel on Bone is still in the game, it's a counter to throws now and Dracozombie who played the NGRE demos confirmed that it could be chained from enemy to enemy.
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#5donkeypunch1116Posted 9/20/2012 12:17:46 AM
NinjaPwnageRedo posted...
Steel on Bone is still in the game, it's a counter to throws now and Dracozombie who played the NGRE demos confirmed that it could be chained from enemy to enemy.


Ah sweet, thanks man
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#6Nmilek1Posted 9/20/2012 2:08:53 PM
Cut Kunai climbing then we can talk.
#7Valkerion757Posted 9/23/2012 1:09:15 PM
ehh the cut a limb off then they self destruct thing was lame in NG2, mad they brought it back. I would be fine if it was not EVERY enemy attempting that, just seems lazy they all do it.
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#8DrRMPosted 9/23/2012 1:34:09 PM
Valkerion757 posted...
ehh the cut a limb off then they self destruct thing was lame in NG2, mad they brought it back. I would be fine if it was not EVERY enemy attempting that, just seems lazy they all do it.


this go as far as turok 2 xD

and I loved it... see how they activate the bomb and go boom :D
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#9NinjaPwnageRedoPosted 9/23/2012 1:45:12 PM
If you want some enemies that beg for their lives instead of all trying to blow themselves up with you, then just play vanilla NG3.

Only the Black Spider Ninja kamikaze in the vanilla NG3.
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#10The_DjokerPosted 9/24/2012 8:10:32 AM
I don't know whats worse...the fact that these dumb ****'s devs are covering for their failure with bullcrap or that wiiU fans actually think this game will have great improvements. IT's going to take massive content change to make this a good game.
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