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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 pm 


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A few days ago it was announced the North American release was delayed til October but the EU release was not affected.... then I got an Amazon pre-order notification this morning saying it was delayed 2 weeks. Should've just imported it FFS.


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:39 am 


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TransatlanticFoe wrote:
A few days ago it was announced the North American release was delayed til October but the EU release was not affected.... then I got an Amazon pre-order notification this morning saying it was delayed 2 weeks. Should've just imported it FFS.

You and me both. Killer end is I actually live in Korea and could've easily bought it here.

Ah well...I won't make the same mistake with River City Girls.
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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:56 pm 


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Good review up over on Eurogamer. I do like that they're not as dismissive of older / arcade gaming as a lot of sites.
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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:33 pm 


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I just imported it from Asia. Not sure what the hold up is, in the US.
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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:38 pm 


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Good move Image Decided to revisit the SFC game before moving onto Yaksha, for compare/contrast™ action. Back on TNWOA this weekend, and ho ho hoooly fuck it's been rad. Still not got around to Raiden.

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This is actually one of the things I was most curious about. From the moment the game was announced I wondered how the increased screen space would end up impacting the original's elegant and finely-tuned balance, and I hadn't really seen any of the people who have played the game so far comment on that. The opinion so far seems to be that Once Again is a flatly better version, which I can definitely believe, but it's good to hear that it does have its own unique character as a result of the balance changes and doesn't necessarily obsolete the original.


In a perfect world, I'd have loved TNWOA to include an unlockable M2 port of the SFC game. The original remains so accomplished, I've no hesitation recommending newcomers play it after Once Again. (just not as Kamaitachi!) It's not only a wickedly intense brawler, it's also a model example of economical game design. I always come away wishing more SFC brawlers had dispensed with the beltscroll. Four enemies onscreen is all TNWA needs for HELL IN A CELL pressure. Sometimes less!

It's somewhat similar to the situation with Kyuukyoku Tiger AC versus Mega Drive, actually. Pretty sure MD Tiger is one of the universe's great flukes, compared to Natsume's expert design sense, but the effect is reminiscent. :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:48 am 


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evil_ash_xero wrote:
I just imported it from Asia. Not sure what the hold up is, in the US.

Their excuse was some "logistics" issue for the US region, while even last week they released it fine in EU/PAL regions, so...yeah.
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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:21 pm 


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NeoStrayCat wrote:
evil_ash_xero wrote:
I just imported it from Asia. Not sure what the hold up is, in the US.

Their excuse was some "logistics" issue for the US region, while even last week they released it fine in EU/PAL regions, so...yeah.


From my experience this is not entirely true - while the EU digital version is already out, Amazon.de pushed back the release date of the physical release to 16th of September...


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Warriors Once Again - PS4/Switch
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:17 am 


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Half true, still came out in EU/PAL, albeit digitally. But yeah, weird that there's a delay in EU/PAL regions for its physical release, unless the Strictly Limited physical release has or hasn't released theirs yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm 


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Any reason for the odd name change, in countries other than Japan? I mean, I could see it being "less" confusing, by changing the subtitle (Once Again) to something else. But I'm not a fan of Ninja Warriors being turned into Ninja Saviors. Sounds kind of silly.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:19 pm 


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Ye olde copyright issues, I'd guess. "Saviors" is a bit goofy, indeed, but the game's story has always tempered any notions of feelgood heroism, much as the arcade original did, so I can accept it. :wink:

Wish they'd called it "Return Of THE IMMORTAL MURDER MACHINES" :lol:
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I doubt it's copyright issues since Ninjawarriors didn't get a name change when the AC game was brought to PS4 and Switch. Odd thing is that the music is still listed as "Once Again" under audio options in the Asian version.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:30 pm 


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Good point, I wonder what it is then. Maybe something since the ACA release? Or maybe paranoia. Hmm.
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Yeah, the reason for the name change overseas is but a simple one. The original title name itself. Also, considering that there's "American Ninja Warrior" (and probably by relation the English variant for "Sasuke" being "Ninja Warrior" back in its heyday.), so that's more/less the copyright issue.
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Ye olde copyright issues, I'd guess. "Saviors" is a bit goofy, indeed, but the game's story has always tempered any notions of feelgood heroism, much as the arcade original did, so I can accept it. :wink:

Wish they'd called it "Return Of THE IMMORTAL MURDER MACHINES" :lol:


I prefer that title. :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:02 am 


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Seems the SLG version will finally start shipping this Friday.
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