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"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.
Ninja Gaiden of WarMadDemon64 | Jan. 7, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Ninja Blade is a standard hack-and-slash game where you go around a stage killing various enemies, fighting bosses, and using quick-time events that defy all manner of logic and physics.
The story is fairly standard: a humans are mutating into monsters and it is your job to kill them off before they infest other humans and mutate them as well. There are maybe a plot twist or two, but they are not engaging in the slightest. Combat is fast and frantic, being very similar to Ninja Gaiden and God of War, but not innovative. It’s just there, just like the story. The quick-time events are fairly standard and generic, although if you ever screw up one you get to (or are forced to depending on your point of view) retry the quick-time event, over and over again until you succeed. This can either be comforting knowing that should you mess up there is a safety net, or annoying knowing that you have to press the exact same buttons and watch the exact same movie if you screw up.
Ninja Blade comes across as a game that tried to cash-in on the success of other games that successfully utilized hack-and-slash and quick-time event mechanics. It’s fun your first playthrough, but not as fun as the games that successfully utilized the mechanics beforehand.
Fast and unknown.Furrek | Dec. 3, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I never saw people chating about that game. Even when game was out, some of people I know tried just the demo and never they never came back to this title. So, what's the deal with Ninja Blade? It's really fast DMC-like game, with great boss fights and something like slow-mo. On my first time I have finished the game in about 8-9 hours, so it's quite long for a game like this. Also, QTE actions are beatiful. Ninja Blade is one of these games that nobody's know or remember, but once you will try it you won't regret it. If you don't mind that this is a non steam version, get it and play it. Fans of DMC or other slashers will have plenty of fun!
One Of The Better Fast Paced Hack and Slash Games For PCDDEMOLITOR | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all DDEMOLITOR's reviews »
Ninja Blade is a good game.Swordplay is flash and fluent ,there are many weapons to acquire and lots of combo moves to learn, many platforming segments like wall running and also some metroid like weapon specialized obstacles to deal with.Also graphics are very good vith some very detailed modellings.But unfortunately all these elements aren't well crafted gameplay is not as deep as games like devil may cry ,there are many enemy types most of which don't require any unique strategy and some of them gets very repetitive.And also there are so many QTEs to interrupt the action so often.İf you are a big fast paces hack and slash game fan Ninja Blade is recommendable.
Ninja blade is totally awesome game!kyanpufa | Oct. 18, 2014 | See all kyanpufa's reviews »
From when i was young to present self i always enjoyed ninja and shinobi games. And this game too. This game has good plays that is slashing, throwing glaive, running on the wall, upgrades owned weapons etc. Ninja blade is really interesting and entertaining. Has so many good things which is story, graphic, moves, skills etc. This game is more than worthy its price. So i highly recommended this game.
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.