At an event in which the majority of the games were continuing franchises, Ninja Gaiden 2
didn't appear at first glance to be the game which had changed the most from its predecessors. From afar and to an untrained eye, the game appears to be exactly the same as the first, but the closer you get (right up to and including sitting down and playing the game) the more you notice, and the more you see how crazy over the top that Tomonobu Itagaki and Team Ninja have gone with their latest game.
Upon picking up the controller the first thing we noticed was just how much faster the entire experience was. The increased responsiveness, the increased enemy speed, the replacement of the roll with the dash and many other little things all work together to make NG2
a much more fast paced, relentless game than the original.
Much, much, more after the break, and be sure to read the rest of our impressions from Microsoft's Spring Showcase
as they go live over the course of the day.