"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.
Don't take this game seriously. That takes the fun out of it.Sarkames | May 18, 2013 | See all Sarkames's reviews »
You have to know when to take a game seriously and this is one of those times that you don't. This game reminds me a lot of Ninja Gaiden, but unlike Ninja Gaiden I was actually having fun when I played this. Enough to finish the story. Speaking of which, the story is crazy and nonsensical.
There's quite a few options for ninja costume alternatives that you unlock through playing, there're fun QTE moments that involve logic-defying maneuvers, and the controls are fun and fluid.
Just like any hack n' slash game there're plenty of fighting options, such as different weapons and upgrades. There's also the ability to deflect projectiles with your weapons by just attacking with good-enough timing to make the two entities collide.
I truly had fun playing this and I was glad to see it for free on here so that I could enjoy it in lush PC visuals and play through it again and all of it's craziness.
Definitely need a controller for this and I recommend setting the QTE difficulty to something high because it won't be challenging otherwise and you may find it dull. -80/100
You'll enjoy it...I guessZinZano | May 16, 2013 | See all ZinZano's reviews »
Ninja Blade is an example of one of the problems that plagues PC gaming. Albeit a good and enjoyable game, it gets frustrating when a console developer ports their game to the PC without making any modifications to make it work on the platform.
i understand the need to want to bank on the easy money, but with PC gaming gaining traction once again, it has become unacceptable to come out with sub-par ports.
In terms of the actual gameplay, Ninja Blade is a very fun and enjoyable games with great fighting and boss battles. I got it for free during one of GMG's promotions so I don't have much to complain about.
I couldn't stop smiling while playing this game!ImValentineGuy | March 4, 2013 | See all ImValentineGuy's reviews »
Do you like bad movies, games, and music ironically? If so you'll love this game! This is some funky stuff! The game is ridicules, the story makes no sense the gameplay is sloppy but the graphics are.. actually pretty good! Its the equivalent of a pretty looking crappy horror art film. There's not much to it but it makes me laugh and most likely will make you laugh too. If you love anime or Japanese culture in general you enjoy your time.
Mediocre Hack&Slashbarniman | Feb. 25, 2013 | See all barniman's reviews »
I tried this game after I fell in love with Dark Souls and since it was made by the same guys i was kinda expecting something equally good. Well the quality of the port is definitely on the same level (el terrible), but gameplay wise it doesn't quite live up to the developers subsequent game. There's nothing quite wrong with it (except for the aforementioned port thingy) but it's just mediocre, more like an avarage, easier ninja gaiden clone. Still if you don't have anything else on your plate, it might be worth a try.
BLEHrstokes | Feb. 21, 2013 | See all rstokes's reviews »
The game feels extremely generic of the ninja hack and slash genre, not much in terms of innovation here. It also seems the developers have an unhealthy obsession with QTE events, im not sure if they religiously play Shenmue or what but the constant QTE battles really gets old fast, especially since a missed button means death and the last 5 buttons all over again, not much of a reason to stay on your toes tbh.
Fun to pass some time but done expect ninja gaiden