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Ninja Gaiden 3 tips and boss battle guide

Day 8


Cliff

What a homely name for a crystalized mutant man with four arms. Slide dodge his projectile attacks and stand just outside of his attack range. Here, Cliff will likely employ a two- or five-hit combo chain. Dodge these, then get a few quick attacks in and back out. When his arms glow white, slide dodge away to avoid his unblockable attack. You’ll cut off his arms a bunch of times by the fight ends, but be prepared to dodge his AoE explosion attack, the blast radius of which is indicated by a glowing circle.

After he takes enough damage, Cliff will magically start flying around. Shoot him with an arrow and Ryu loses his bow. Now you have to fight off waves of crystal monsters while dodging laser attacks (don’t stand in glowing circles!). After killing enough monsters, Ryu can use an ultimate attack when his arm starts glowing red to bring Cliff back to the ground. If you manage to damage him enough before he flies back up into the air, a QTE will begin and you can end the fight.

Master Ninja notes: Again, same thing, just harder—be especially wary of the energy explosion attack.


Regent of the Mask

Son of a bi—AGAIN? This is the last time, we promise! As always, dodge, punish, win.

Master Ninja notes: C’mon.


Goddess

So…this is the final boss fight. Not exactly sure what this thing is, but it needs to die. After the QTE-fest, watch out for the orange circles that appear on the rooftop. This is where the boss will do an arm slam—and look at the size of those things! Getting hit by this is pretty bad. Hurry and kill the waves of enemies to build your Ninpo gauge, then unleash your magic to progress the fight into another QTE. Attack her arms, then her head.

Once your back on the rooftop, follow the same strategy as before. Sometimes after an arm slam, the Goddess’ arm will remain on the ground for a brief moment. Use this opportunity to attack it. Be wary of her sword slash attacks—slide underneath those to avoid death. Keep doing this while the boss destroys chunks of the roof. Finally, you’ll engage in one last QTE and end the fight.

Master Ninja notes: There’s not much to say aside from “don’t get hit.” One false move and you can expect to restart the battle. 

7 comments

  • SuwaidiSama - March 24, 2012 6:17 a.m.

    You guys are really bad,you all are hating on this game without any reason,soon they will release a new DLC that includes 2 new weapons (And i hope that they will add more weapons with the time especially my favorite weapon the Vigoorian Flail),This game is still not easy even if played on the Master Ninja Difficulty and if you compared it to NG2 it is easier since they have added "Steel and Bone"Tactic,I liked the game so much between the gameplay,story,how to cut someone off,but not only that,you can do CRASH THEM TOO!!!,I rated the game and gave it 10 out of 10,it deserves,And i haven't played the online yet due to the problem of the online pass it doesn't work but they will fix it...
  • Net_Bastard - March 22, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    So you're making a guide to a game that you guys gave a 3 to?
  • Darkhawk - March 22, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    I came her to make the same remark... except that I suspect Tecmo or somebody is in fact paying them to put these guides up. Otherwise, why would they bother?
  • BladedFalcon - March 22, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    I always crack up whenever I see a guide for a game that the site bashed shamelessly XD "Yeah! it fucking sucks!... But we cal help you out if you were stupid enough to buy it anyway..."
  • SuwaidiSama - March 24, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    Just tell me why you are hating this game?,you are hating it because you play with just one weapon for all of the time?,you are hating it due to the story of this game?,And your top mistake when you call us "stupids enough" if we bought it,all what i understand from you is that you bought it and played it too,that's all what i understand.
  • BladedFalcon - March 24, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    Then your understanding is pretty limited... I don't need to buy the game to tell it's crap, it shows in the gameplay videos and in the details given on reviews. Also, you misunderstand "hate" with making fun of a company that gives guides to a game they rated pretty poorly. If you actually liked it, then hey, good for you, but don't be all whiny and bitchy because others don't happen to share your opinion.
  • SuwaidiSama - March 26, 2012 4 a.m.

    You don't have played this game and you already judged it,I am not hating you or anything because you hate NG3 lol,If i hated you for just a game i will be like a chill dude,you too,you should not misunderstand me,It does not mean that i don't like you,I want to tell you that you just should try it before judging on this game,not only NG3,all the games in this world,Believe me that this game have a bad rating due to some users but i purly give it a 10\10 rating,If i said something bad to you and made feel like a "hater" then i am very sorry i didn't mean to...

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