The first boss in Ninja Gaiden is just about as hard as Alma, though.
I gotta give DMC3 a try; I thoroughly enjoyed NG1 and NG2, but NG3 was weak.
I’m on my fourth console after 3 RRODs replaced under the extended warranty. Best $60 I’ve ever spent. Also, lesson learned: I’m never buying a launch-year console again.
This has been the case with every wave of launch games, ever. They’re mostly crappy, with one or two standouts.
Anyone remember Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie?
I loved this article, but there are bits about the EA partnership that were left out, such as how EA controls the gateway servers for their games before the game can even connect to Live MatchMaking. This is how EA is able to “shut off” access to last year’s Madden and force people to upgrade every year for $60. There were many compromises that the Xbox team had to make in order to bring EA on-board, and it’s biting them to this day.