So, after all the dust has settled on the whole 'is NG3 a good/bad game?' debate...
My progress in the game... I'm still on Day 7... so far, this level is as graphically stunning as it is long and tough :)
Between NG3 campaign sessions I have been trying out the 'Shadows of the World' Online MP (on XBL) ...
and so far have only tried out the Clan Battle mode - but thankfully it ain't too shabby at all :D .
The current clan battle arenas comprise of memorable sections lifted from levels within the main campaign. The current lack of unlockable weapons is a little sad - the Claws available paid DLC for MSP :( . But the MP hectic gameplay is pretty good fun. On viewing early preview video of this mode I was not too bothered about giving it a try, but after playing it first hand I can honestly declare the MP mode is a worthy addition to the series - and helps stop the series feeling stale. I'm only MP Level 10 at moment in Clan Battle - but so far I have been unlocking costume colours and masks etc. and even better ...Ninpo! - and not just any old ninpo though, omg! - its only Dark Void Ninpo! :D .
In clan battle, as well as being part of one of two sides* you are given a personal 'mission' objective - ie. Stealth kill player 'x' , Revenge kill player 'y' or Finish Player with weopon 'z' etc.
Also you unlock Kanji Symbols - added to the back your outfit during combat - cool. Also at certain points the clans will disperse and you are left in a free for all situation - very hectic ! .
So then, NG3 Online MP - all in all, imo its pretty good. Its playable, addictive, original and so worth a try.
Also while talking NG3, the latest 'free' update gives you an extra weapon for use in story / campaign - Ninja Claws - along with one extra MP Clan battle arena.
The Claws? well they play pretty much the same as NG2 :) - again selectable via. the D-Pad.
So, anyone else played 'Shadows of the World'? if not why? and if so what are your thoughts?.