"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.
Good game... on console744hut | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all 744hut's reviews »
Ninja Blade is a game I really enjoyed when I played the demo on Xbox, however the PC port leaves a lot to be desired with the controls shown on the menus being Xbox controls. Not only that but the graphics options are limited and in the quick-time events the PC controls are shown in smaller text below the Xbox controls. All of this considered it is a very good game if you use an Xbox controller to play it.
Fun From FromAutocyclist | March 7, 2014 | See all Autocyclist's reviews »
Ninja Blade is an absolutely incredible experience. Quick-time events turned into a major gameplay element make them not just bearable, but fun to execute. What makes it even more enjoyable is that every time you pass an event, you get some sort of chaotic, awe-inspiring feedback (explosions, demon disintegration, ninja tropes). Would have been a solid 80, but unfortunately the game is riddled with bugs. As it follows From's tradition of poor PC porting, you'll likely experience crashes, game-breaking errors, and significant loss of progress. Aside from that, it's definitely worth a play.
Brilliant gameDeadReap | Jan. 25, 2014 | See all DeadReap's reviews »
If you like killing, slashing and destroying monsters, this game is exactly for you. This game has awesome engine to kill and destroy everything that moves. Ninja blade is really interesting and entertaining. Action is brilliant, effects are awesome and game play is really smooth. It is like "Devil may cry" so fans of "Devil may cry" so they should love it. This game is really fun, story is good and graphics are also good. It is worth it.
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.