Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** A third-person hack-and-slash action game and part of the Ninja Gaiden series which began on the NES in 1998. The Platinum not only demands a minimum of 7 playthroughs, but some serious skills as well.
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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a hack and slash action-adventure originally released on the Xbox 360 as Ninja Gaiden II in 2008, and updated for the PlayStation 3 in 2009 with trophy support and retitled Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. The game is part of the Ninja Gaiden series which began on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1998, is a prequel to the original NES trilogy and a sequel to the 2004 Ninja Gaiden.
After failing to rescue CIA agent Sonia from being kidnapped by the Black Spider Ninja Clan, Ryu Hayabusa is set on a quest that not only involves her rescue, but a plot by the Clan to capture and use an ancient Demon Statue with unspeakable powers.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 received positive reviews with an average score of 82%, praised for its spectacular graphics, improvement in gameplay, and fun challenge.
For more information, check out our Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Review.
Obtaining the Platinum on Ninja Gaiden Stigma 2 is arguably just as challenging as clearing the original Ninja Gaiden the NES back in 1998. Not only is the game time consuming since it requires a minimum of 7 playthroughs, but you'll need some serious skills to complete the game on Master Ninja difficulty mode. Plus, you'll need a co-op partner also possessing serious skills in order to get through the Team Missions. This is not a game for the feint of heart, but certainly a Platinum to be proud of.
Expect well over 100 hours for the Platinum, though this is heavily skill dependent.
Since the difficulty mode related trophies do not stack, you will need to complete a minimum of 7 playthroughs. We say 7 rather than 8, because there is a trick to avoid having to play the Path of the Acolyte (Easy) level. Instead, start your playthrough on Path of the Warrior (medium) and play till the end, thereby unlocking the Cleared The Path Of The Warrior trophy. After that, play and complete chapter 17 in the chapter challenge mode on Acolyte mode, which will then unlock the Cleared The Path Of The Acolyte trophy.
Of course, if you prefer to get used to the game on an easier setting and don't mind an extra playthrough, then by all means start on the Acolyte mode. Essentially, you'll want to simply play through and try to master the controls as well as the techniques to prepare you for the harder playthroughs - particularly the Ultimate Technique.
Once that's done, it's time for your next playthrough, this time on Mentor (hard) difficulty in order to unlock the Cleared The Path Of The Mentor trophy.
Now comes the fun part. It's time for your playthrough on Master Ninja (very hard) difficulty to unlock the Cleared The Path Of The Master Ninja trophy. This is not easy, as it only requires a couple hits from the enemies until your dead, or even by a single throw. Chaining the Ultimate Technique will help you get through this, as well as some of the strategies under our Links tab.
If you've managed to clear Master Ninja difficulty, then you should be ready for the Team Missions. These don't need to be played next, but if you with to get these trophies out of the way, we suggest finding a boosting partner with serious skills to help you get through. Check out the boosting forums under our Links tab to find someone. If you can get through the Master Ninja difficulty playthrough, then the Team Missions should be fine - though it will still depend heavily on your co-op partner's skills.
If you've done all that, then congratulations. The hardest part is over. Last, there are the Chapter Challenges. This will feel much easier than everything else you went through, only time consuming.
Finally, if there's anything you're missing, now is the time to mop-up those last few trophies. And enjoy that Platinum at the end. You deserve it!
First, here's a text-based Walkthrough by VampireHorde:
And IGN has a Walkthrough here:
Zongorillacska has a useful Trophy Guide here:
And a useful Trophy Guide by Jeanmi96:
And Eli-Mad has a useful Trophy Guide here:
And a good Trophy Guide by Phorus:
Here's Part 1 of a Master Ninja video demonstration by Kagerasimaru:
And some Team Missions Tips by CogniVision:
And a Team Missions Guide by SnapGW:
And a Bosses And Enemies Guide by Devilryuujin:
If you're looking for a co-op partner, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: