Ninja Gaiden Sigma is "no good," says Itagaki
- Posted May 22nd, 2008 at 04:22 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 29 Comments
Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of the Ninja Gaiden franchise, has branded the PlayStation 3 title Ninja Gaiden Sigma as “no good.”
Speaking in an interview with CVG, Itagaki elaborated on his viewpoint, commenting, “Despite the fact that it's on a 'next-generation' console there's no evolution whatsoever. That was made not by me, but one of my sub-ordinates who basically tried to copy the success of Ninja Gaiden.”
When pushed on the possibility of the sequel, Ninja Gaiden II, coming to the PS3 at some point, he added, “We've announced it as an Xbox 360 exclusive, but I don't own Tecmo the company. But if that were to ever happen it would be a loss of face for everyone involved.”
Despite this, Sigma’s director, Yosuke Hayashi, has frequently voiced his optimism for developing on Sony’s latest home console, previously commenting, "I have heard much criticism of the PS3, but I am confident that Ninja Gaiden Sigma will demonstrate how powerful the PS3 really is.
- 11:46pm EDT - May 21st, 2008
No matter what it was demo of Ninja Gaiden Sigma that made me fell in love with my PS3...As for Gaiden II I'll play it on my XBox 360
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 12:18am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Jeez up your own butt much mate!!?
Also, he says sigma was rubbish and then says it was perfect to show the PS3's abilities !! ARRGH I hate this guy..good thing his games suck anyway !!
- 12:21am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
This guy jumps on MS's **** anytime he can.
- 12:33am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Dave, you read wrong. Itagaki said the game was rubbuish but Yosuke Hayashi (sigma's director) has something positive to say.
If you read more on Itagaki makes it seem like sigma is bad because he didn't do it, and the sheer fact that a port of ninja gaiden is like ninja gaiden instead of ninja gaiden II. Yes. I will say it agin for clarification. He hats sigma because it is not like the sequel that he is working on.
The guy is somewhat looney. You gotta laugh. I can't really be offended by tis foolishness.
- 12:52am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Hes an egotistical, molesting pr*ck. And I dont have any faith in NG II, simple reason, the vids dont look like too much of an upgrade from Black. I dont think I will be picking it up for the Xbox unless the price drops. May be a while.
- 1:14am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
He likes the taste of Microsoft's thin shaft and the prickly feel of its testicles on his chin. I bet he owns a money-dildo with which he sodomizes himself daily ( a gift from microsoft, no less ).
- 1:37am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
who cares what this guy thinks . PS: HAZE sack donkey ball i got the game today and i hate it gameplay sacks grafics sacks why do sony let the devs do this crapy games it makes our PS3 look bad i hate the people who made HAZE people dont buy HAZE get another game.
- 2:30am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
lol i think he's just jealous his subordinate did better,than what he did this guys a joke.
- 3:05am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Is this guy on Crack? i bought sigma and love it, i havn't beaten it cuz its too hard for me but doesn't mean that its no good, i will go back and beat it some day. looks fantastic as an updated port. really clean. This guy needs to stop snorting the white stuff cuz he thinks he's superman or some Shiiiiiiteee.
- 3:10am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
SEE! If ANYONE has read my posts this week on the subject I predicted exactly this type of additude from him, The PS3 is perfectly capable of making his silly games and yet he still refuses to develop for the PS3. his wallet is FILLED with M$ money, PROOF!
- 4:05am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Geez, I wonder what he thinks of Ninja Gaiden: Black?
- 4:14am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
This guy is known for being drunk all the time. Dont pay attetiln to what he says.
- 4:24am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
This guy is a loser. Everyone who saw Sigma said it was a superior port, and better than Black. He is just mad it was made without his approval.
- 4:31am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
I will agree with him on this one. When you compare Ninja Gaiden 2 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma, there is no match.NG2 is owesome.I hope the ps3 gets a port one day.
- 4:34am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Seriously, screw this guy. He ain't sh!t. Maybe Hayashi spurned his advances (http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/07/scalding-sake-itagaki-charged-with-sexual-harassment-by-real-w/) So he thought he would get him back by labelling his work as no good?
- 6:17am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
He's basically saying that if he personally had done Ninja Gaiden for PS3 it would own! But hes stuck / chained to Microsoft and thats why he cant.... noobs!
- 6:20am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
f*** what this guy say about ninja gaiden sigma... ninja gaiden sigma was awesome...i am not even gunna buy ninja gaiden 2 360 version im just gunna wait until it comes out for ps3....gta and dmc they were exclusive but look what happen they hop over to ms....i know some point the they have to release ninja gaiden 2 for ps3...Ninja Gaiden was meant to be on ps3 not on ring of death 360
- 6:29am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
you guys should get off his nuts he is a great dev. DOA and Ninja Gaiden are great franchizes he likes perfection not half baked crap. cuz NGs was ok not great they could of started fresh and made something he thought would be mind blowing if u gave some1 a title to work wouldint u want it to be aewsome not like halo u just put the brand name on it and u sell, Im not being an tecmo fanboy but just stating the truth so dont put him out like that just because he developes for microsoft that just being like Ms fanboys who hate on MGS4
- 6:54am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Shinobi totally 0wns Ninja Gaiden
- 7:16am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
pfft I don't understand how having a fanbase on a console different other then your primary one for development is a bad thing/ Pretty stupid IMO.
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