The Let's Play Archive

Ninja Gaiden Black & Sigma

by ArclightBorealis

Part 20: Ninja Gaiden Sigma: Chapter 10

Guess what? We don't need to be playing as Rachel to experience one of the dumber changes made to the game compared to Black.



Now while not nearly as awful as Gamov, Alternator is still a pretty shitty fight in that Hayashi looked at Dynamo, decided to do a reskin, add a new move and shitty battlefield condition, then use that as a replacement for what was a rather inocuous and perfectly harmless moment of backtracking in the original game.

Alternator fights exactly like Dynamo but the one new trick he has is a dash attack, which has surprisingly huge range no matter what distance you're at, and can be pretty difficult to react to. On top of the extra aggression, the helicopter that you simply had to survive against in Black now aids Alternator by doing a bombing run, much like it did at two points earlier in this chapter. The extra chaos doesn't improve on this kind of fight in any way. There's nothing else to be said. Alternator is lame and that style of boss fight did not need to be revisited.