i passed on NG3... think i'm gonna wait a bit for it to go down in price, maybe even an ultimate edition or whatever to come out. after playing through NG Sigma 2, it was ok, but something about it was lacking from the first one. i played it on easy and i still wasn't all that into it. i don't know... NG1 was just way more solid. maybe it's because it was more adventure-like as you said. i played through NG1 so many times, even re-bought it as NG Sigma on the PS3... but i played through NG Sigma 2 once. not sure how i'll feel about 3. while that pre-order bonus of DOA5 was certainly tempting, it wasn't tempting enough... after all, it's just a demo.