"It's nowhere near as accomplished as the genre's heavyweights, but anyone able to see it as the roller-coaster ride it is should have a great time." - Videogamer.com
Ninja Blade is set within modern day Tokyo, where parasites known as alpha-worms have mysteriously appeared, unleashing a wave of human destruction as they rapidly spread east, reaching the shores of Tokyo. With the future of humankind hanging in the balance, an exclusive and elite team possessing highly specialized skills is formed to eliminate the enemy onslaught, and ultimately save mankind from complete obliteration.
To help defeat the genetically mutated monsters, players will have the special abilities of "Ninja Vision" and "Todome" at their fingertips. Enabling "Ninja Vision" will allow players to detect and analyze potential enemy weak points, secret paths, and hidden information within the environment. Beware though, while using "Ninja Vision", characters become susceptible to excess damage. "Todome" is a special attack that destroys an enemy characterï's core (heart), by dealing a fatal wound. Balanced and calculated use of both these abilities will be critical to progressing through the game.
A variety of weapons, tools and 'Ninjutsu' specialized Ninja powers offer an enticing array of options. Varied environments force players to think strategically about which set of weapons and tools will be most effective at conquering their way through different levels. Everything from dual wielding swords to huge great swords each have distinctive features and characteristics, so choose wisely! 'Ninjutsu' is a special power that results in an explosive electrical force to either stun enemies or protect oneself from attack. Only true Ninja Masters can achieve this technique. Interactive Quick Time Eevents - Scattered throughout integral parts of the storyline, characters will come across various quick-time events where players will have the opportunity to directly interact with in-game cut-scenes. Quick reflexes will be rewarded as players interact with controller buttons as directed on screen during intense battles.
Ninja Blade offers a fresh twist to the classic ninja saga by basing all 3D gaming maps directly from the actual skyscrapers and building tops in modern day Tokyo.
Fun Hack and Slash for the PCADUAN | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all ADUAN's reviews »
While there are certainly better hack-and-slash games for the PC to get, this one is no slouch either. The gameplay is solid, although the usage of Quick-Time events can get rather aggravating at times. The three swords, as well as the shuriken projectile, are feel unique, and each weapon are used for different situations, so the game does not feel to repetitive. The graphics are serviceable, and overall, I had a fun time playing this game.
An overlooked action title that shines on PCthoma5nator | Oct. 13, 2013 | See all thoma5nator's reviews »
From Software's action title ninja em up shines in the presence of superior hardware with lovely graphical optimizations. It plays well, shines at 60 FPS, and even with mouse and keyboard is pretty cool to play, if not at all optimized for it. It becomes much easier to play with an Xbox 360 controller ala its base console. About the only things I don't much like are the animations for the basic katana, which don't look that awesome, and the over-reliance on QTE's, but the rest is just one lovely action title that is ten times worth its minimal price point.
Adequate game, but there are other games that do it better.BubbaSquare | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all BubbaSquare's reviews »
This is simply a "flashy" game. The gameplay is fun, but seriously easy (as if you're walked through the game with someone holding your hand). The flashy, explosive, action-packed gameplay may be appealing to some, but not for those who seek deep gameplay and/or deep story and replay-ability. There are many other games like this out there that offer more of a challenge, and overall satisfying experience. I suggest you look for those instead of this.
Actually, pretty funficha13 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all ficha13's reviews »
Ninja blade is an awesome, action packed game with cool as f' combat and cool as f' gameplay. The graphics are solid, nothing special here, but not a bad looking game and the controls work pretty nicely. For the best experience get a controller. Now, it's not a perfect game. it has some flaws such as the enormous amount of quicktime events and game glitches, but damn, the scope of the game, the crazy, funny and stupid ass story and just plain fun you will get it is worth the price tag of the game. Especially when it's on sale.
Fun as hell!!! :DBaimason | Sept. 3, 2013 | See all Baimason's reviews »
maybe the game its not excerllent in many aspects, but i have a very pleasant experience xD im playing like a 4 times in a row xD