Ninja Gaiden 2 was a real ball-breaker. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is slightly less of a ball-breaker, mainly because the camera system has been slipped a few espressos, but still ridiculously tricky. And that, my friends, is what makes it Ninja Gaiden.
Passing on gameplay tips would be a crime against our medium’s increasingly scant reservoirs of trouser-soiling difficulty. If you’re after an easy life, go tuck into Mini Ninjas. Here are a few pointers on the subject of character unlockables instead.
Assassin Rachel (Short Hair) Beat the game on Acolyte or Warrior
Classic Hayabusa (Ryuken) Beat 10 Team Missions
Cutie Rachel (Long Hair) Beat the game on Acolyte or Warrior
Devil Hayabusa (Fiend) Beat the game on Acolyte or Warrior
Dragon Clone Hayabusa (Sigma 1) Earn Master Ninja on 10 Chapter Challenges
Dragon Sword Momiji (Training) Beat the game on Acolyte or Warrior
Dynasty Warriors Ayane (Son Shokou) Beat 20 Team Missions
Dynasty Warriors Hayabusa (Choun Shiryu) Beat the game on Mentor
Dynasty Warriors Momiji (Sanzo Houshi) Earn Master Ninja on 30 Chapter Challenges
Dynasty Warriors Rachel (Chosen) Beat the game on Mentor
Sigma 1 Ayane (Hooded) Beat the game on Acolyte or Warrior
Sweet Rachel (Curls) Beat the game on Acolyte or Warrior