Starting off with Shinobi III, the most dumbed-down entry in the series. Joe Musashi was given way too powerful of a moveset that the stages and enemies weren't balanced around accordingly (Castlevania IV shares this same problem), and thus the game is just too easy as a result. X, Revenge and the arcade games are all much better Shinobis than III.
Enemies in CV IV are most definitely based around the whip. They start coming at you in circular patterns in the later levels.
>>8135759Shinobi III has good graphics
Depends on your taste in games. If you like a challenge revenge of shinobi is better than 3.
>>8135759yeah who cares it's still fun to play
>>8136084Holy basedRevenge is actual autism, 3 is actual fun
>>8135759>Shinobi III>overratedAccording to who? I've almost never heard this game mentioned outside of /vr/ (and I've been playing it almost yearly since 1995), and on /vr/, the average anon starts loudly dilating if this is even mentioned as a good game, ESPECIALLY in comparison to Revenge of Shinobi.
comix zone for being a shiny turd
Overrated is a buzzword
This game is superb, although i have never been able to complete it. I keep trying anyways. Shinobi X is fuckin fantastic, cant beat that either. All castlevania are way too hard, i have to save state every screen to make progress.
>>8135759>d thus the game is just too easy as a resultpost your deathless, no shuriken, hard mode clear
>>8135759>X>better gameNow I know you're a baiting retard. Fuck off.
>>8135759>X, Revenge and the arcade games are all much better Shinobis than III.>X >betterI can believe someone can like the other Shinobi's over 3 but X? That is pushing it. I don't even hate the game but it's outside of the God tier cheese live action cutscenes it's forgettable.
It’s unironically one of the best pure action games of all time thanks to a great ost, great visuals, level design that isn’t bullshit like revenge of shinobi, has good variety between the stages, and actually is a fair challenge. Revenge of Shinobi fails by having bad level design that forces you to make leaps of faith only to be knocked back by an enemy near the edge
Shinobi squabbling is about as gay as Castlevania squabbling, the series had a great run back in retro times
>>8135759this is your brain on contrarianism
>>8137457>the series had a great run back in retro timesAside from The Cyber Shinobi. Not sure what Sega was smoking when they shat that out.
>>8135759Revenge of Shinobi is easy as piss once you memorise the enemy locations. Then it stops being about reactions and quick thinking and more about hitting enemies off screen before they can get a shot in. Shinobi III is basically the same thing but with less bullshit things to memorise and more enjoyable platforming thanks to the new level of control you have over Joe.
>>8137457>Shinobi squabbling is about as gay as Castlevania squabbling,While it can delve into some lowdown shitposting nothing here holds a candle to the continuous non-stop castlevania threads we have on /vr. If I had to rank them in order it would go:1. Castlevania threads2. 16 bit console wars3. N64 has no gaems 4. Trashure 5. Mario 3 vs SMW6. Sonic threads7. Beat em ups8. Resident Evil Francise/Dino crisis9. Crts10. Shinobi franchiseProbably missing a few that would bump Shinobi down the list more but you get the point.
>>8137774Most of those threads have a lot of australia kun activity, at least half of those are always started by him.You forgot the anti saturn threads todo, also by Australia. What a fucking spammer, sperg isn't even funny
>>813618790% of the threads on this shit board are arguing with nonexistent people.
>>8135759FF7Mass EffectMGS3Tomb RaiderHalo Combat EvolvedChrono TriggerHalf-Life 2
>>8137774>5. Mario 3 vs SMWDon't forget shitting on Yoshi's Island for being a terrible follow-up to SMW.
I know this has probably been posted a lot... but Earthbound.I tried to play it, very seriously, three separate times. I never made it past 5 hours. I'm fine with retro JRPGs and have played through Shin Megami Tensei 1/2, Phantasy Star 1-4, all the retro Final Fantasy games, etc. But Earthbound is just... not fun.It's too hard to be casual and relaxing (like Live-A-Live), but way too easy to pose a serious challenge (like Shin Megami Tensei or Wizardry). The plot doesn't seem to take itself seriously, and there's not enough motivation for you to move forward and care. The combat is boring and barebones. I even hate the graphics and battle music. Nothing about the game is fun to me, at all. I literally don't understand the appeal.
>>8138269>I literally don't understand the appeal.Where you fucked up is actually playing the game instead of buying a copy to display behind you while you're on cam
>>8135765Aside from bats, which are easy as fuck to kill with your long, op multi-whip, not really.
>>8140628Bats are the most prominent (especially on second loop) but also jumping skeletons, dancing spectres, electroplasm, flying eyeballs, flying books, there's a lot of diagonal enemy attack patterns.
Man if you didn't 2-ALL CV4 you just don't know
>>8141029Game is a big enough slog on the first loop, why the fuck would you wanna play through it two times?
>>8141037Don't think it's a slog, but I sometimes use a password to start on the 2nd loop.
>>8141064It's easily the longest Classicvania with the most filler levels, with only the last stage I'd consider anywhere close to being challenging (but then you have that letdown of a Dracula boss fight who doesn't even have a second/third form).
>>8141089Disagree about filler levels, but about the 2nd form: it's because the IV team was the only cv team who was in contact with akamatsu's team, so they knew about Curse of Man lore and how cookie monster wasn't really a "form" for dracula (gaibon is kind of a homage to CoM)
>>8137924Yeah, I think you're right. This anon >>8137774 put it well. Only thing he missed is the shitting on/spam-mocking "praise" for Nintendo and Saturn threads.
>>8138269You're not the only one, man. My brother used to be obsessed with it like 20 years ago, not because of reddit and sóy shit (which we had no idea even existed, way back then), but because Ness the Smash Bros character had psychic powers, and my bro was obsessed with psychic powers and the supernatural. It was reasonable fun on an emulator back then (not as much as Mario RPG, FF6, or X2), but years later when I tried it and got through it, it was mediocre as hell. Besides, Earth Bound for NES is much better.
>>8135759III makes Revenge look like a pile of shit, and the arcade games can't even compare to III.
>>8141037>>81410642nd loop should have just been Hard Mode, but it's good>>8143359This is not an opinion, it is merely nonsense
>>8143359Imagine being this big of a plebian.
>>8143359Based, you baited the redditors.