After their practice is finished, Ryu leaves and Momiji stays behind to pick some flowers, only to discover the Black Spider Clan planning to invade. Many of the bosses are also making another appearance with their recycled dungeon, such as the bone headed vulture and flame dragon, albeit with an easier difficulty level then in the last game. You can then roll while blocking by tapping in any direction on the touchscreen. But then I realized everything wrong with it. You most of all should know that your true place is at the Emperor's side. The head of the clan, Obaba, takes her away, and it is here that the player is switched under the control of Ryu. Simply slash over enemies to attack, slice up to jump or slice up twice to double-jump , and perform various combos and special techniques using a certain combination of touchscreen scribbles and commands.
Ryu manages to defeat Spirit Doku, hurling Doku's evil soul into oblivion. And when she gets overwhelmed, it's a great plot device to have Ryu come in to save the day. Doku: It is in the hands of the Holy Vigoor Emperor. Having proven himself in lethal efficiency and loyalty, Doku was made the Emperor's second in command, and given the title Lord of the Greater Fiends. He is able to use it to its fullest extent, even using its supernatural capabilities. Begin combo as soon as you can, while Doku's arm is still stretched out from throwing the sword. For instance, regular attacks will leave small orbs hanging in the air, while enemies defeated from the Ultimate Technique will leave large orbs.
Through the Ancient Greater Fiends and , Spirit Doku manages to recapture Rachel, chaining her up above a pyramid for sacrifice to awaken Alma's full potential. There are some situations where using a heavy weapon can be useful in fights with Doku, but blocking his multi-hit combo is not one of them. Keep in mind that if you use a heavy weapon to block Doku's multi-hit combo, most hits will break Ryu's guard, and Ryu will get hit by the next attack of the multi-hit combo. I found the game to be a nice challenge the first time through, though many of the bosses were relative push-overs. However it will unlock the next difficulty early, without beating the game. Every movement of the stylus corresponds with the action on screen in a precise manner, giving a surprising amount of control to players in the heat of battle. Personality Doku is a loyal vassal of the Vigoorian Emperor and is merciless.
If you want the end of chapter Karma bonus for ninpo, be sure to recovery your ninpo meter with items before the end of the fight. To unlock all of them the player must play through all the difficulty levels, and the prize for all this trouble is found under the main menu, where the player will be able to peruse secret character diary entries, from the game, and more, depending on how many amulets the were found. Another classic Ninja Gaiden element on the battlefield are essence , which Ryu depends upon for pretty much everything, including money, health, and ninpo. Soon thereafter, Momiji vanishes, and Ryu takes over. Unfortunately, the only weapon available in Dragon Sword is, obviously, the.
Defending herself with her warhammer, Rachel tries to smash Doku with the full strength of her fiendish bloodline, but this proves ineffective. Subsequently, many of the enemies will be familiar to any player of the Xbox version. An Ultimate Technique attack from the Unlabored Flawlessness can do significant damage to Doku If any essence is floating around from dead ghost fish. Overview Ryu Hayabusa, lead character of the Ninja Gaiden franchise. If you find yourself close to him, be sure to dodge away from these attacks and remember your are invincible from most attacks just after you begin a Reverse Wind dodge roll. Plot Momiji is kidnapped at the beginning of the game.
If you know anything about the previous ninja gaidens then you will have no problem playing t. Your true master, you see. Plot Ninja Gaiden Having been tipped with the location of the Dark Dragon Blade to a ninja village in Japan, the Emperor sent his Samurai corps lead by Doku to retrieve it. As such, it is recommended to block with a lighter weapon such as the Dragon Sword, where Ryu can safely dodge after having his guard broken and avoid successive hits in Doku's combo. Which brings us to: the production values… Wow! Take your pick, they all do the same thing.
Contrary to popular opinion before the game released, Dragon Sword is not the type of game where the player can simply scratch the stylus frantically over the screen and hope for the best. Victorious, Doku leaves the smouldering village razed to deliver the Dark Dragon Blade unto his master's hands. As a result to this I can not compare this game to the Xbox versions but the story. Collecting his prize, Doku walks out with a battered Rachel in one arm towards Zarkhan. If you do any more hits than a three hit combo, Doku might be able to safely counter attack you. When Ryu enters the underground coliseum, he is haunted by Doku's familiar voices, leading up to their ultimate confrontation once more.
To sum up: buy this game! In his Spirit Form, he is a blue ethereal form of his former self, but without legs and floating in mid air. Deranged and in his spirit form he haunts the ruined underground Coliseum in Tairon, screaming for the Dragon Ninja, Vengeance and the Dark Dragon Blade. After Doku's defeat, Ryu obtains the Dark Dragonstone of Spirit. But alas, suffice it to say, I love this game! History During the violent Sengoku era of Japan, the Vigoorian Emperor had seen many deadly class of warriors emerge and incorporated them into his army. But the second difficulty setting was pwning me fairly quickly. Upon dying, Doku informs Ryu of his Dragon Lineage's Dark Dragon bloodline, that Ryu also draws his strength from the evil deities and that his rightful place is beside the Emperor. The game is simply beautiful.
There are fourteen missions in Dragon Sword, and most are traveled to through the same portal in , which takes Ryu into a sort of Fiend realm that basically serves as a transit to the different levels in the game, which are opened up as the player progressively obtains more Dark Dragonstones. One can easily enter the fight with low health to take advantage of its increased offensive capabilities when Ryu is under 25% health. The new character Momiji plays such a strong role in this game that gamers actually play as her in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword's intro level. The stylus is the focus. An entirely touch screen screen controlled version of an incredibly gory and graphically powerful game. As was mentioned above, the bosses are especially easier to take down, which is very noticeable since many of the bosses that are fought in Dragon Sword are the same ones fought in the Xbox game.