QUOTE(Deftech @ Jan 4 2006, 04:39 PM)
by all means keep playing Gaiden. Tell the Horse boss on stage 3(I think) that I say hello. If you beat it, you've accomplished something.
Our horsey friend is on stage 2, and I found him to be much easier than stage 1. Ninpo fire and a horse's buttock's just don't make friends
Anyways to help out our ranting board brethren. Here is some tips.
Don't play angry, you'll just wear out your controller and whatever patience you have left.
Play DoA for fun, just realize that challenging means more fun later, less fun now. Try and stay calm while you lose 50 times in a row.
Learn the counter system, then I highly suggest playing sparring, but have the computer controlled char. on a level 8. It will routinely kick your ass, but that way you have a moving target to hit, and no health to worry about, focus on learning a couple of combos for each char. and being able to counter a few times here and there.
Play through the story mode. Once again, stop caring about your win loss record, play for fun and trying to enjoy it. I can't remember how many times I died playing the original ninja gaiden on NES, but I sure remember the day I ran whooping and hollering through the house in my pj's when I finally beat it! (sure wish I had an achievement for that
It will take much patience, and a whole lot of losing, but you will come to the point that you can consistently beat the comp. on normal. By the time I was working on story with Hayate (played all other char's first) I beat Alpha on my first try.
It took me about 200+ tries with Ryu Hayabusa (second char in story mode) trust me, you'll get it, just walk away from it for a while if you get pissed though. There is no point in playng if you're going to get upset.
And remember, this is coming from a guy who gets excited when I am beat by a game and it is a really tough challenge. I find almost every game I play to be really, really easy.
QUOTE(cyberg4 @ Jan 4 2006, 04:50 PM)
Anyone who beats gaiden on the hardest difficulty as well as all of the missions in NGB deserves a hero cookie, fresh from team ninja. That game is freaking rediculous. Alma is impossible to beat on normal as is (I'm still working on beating her on normal), but on hard,
. I want to try out DOA4 now hearing it's difficulty level rather high, but I'll probably wait until it comes into EB games as a previously played game, that someone found as "too difficult". shouldn't be too long, judging by the frustration expressed in this thread alone.
I am on level 4 in NGB on the Ninja Master difficulty. I play it about 1 hour a week. If I can make one checkpoint in that hour, I am very, very happy!
I think at this point it would be easier for me to become a real ninja that it would be to finish that game. This post has been edited by Rubix42: Jan 4 2006, 10:52 PM