Ninja Blade Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Ninja Blade is an action adventure game set within modern day Tokyo. 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 exclusiveNinja Blade is an action adventure game set within modern day Tokyo. 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. Unique ninja abilities: Use your Ninja Vision to detect and analyze potential enemy weak points, secret paths, and hidden information within the environment, but be careful, as you are susceptible to extra damage while using your vision. And perform the todomé attack to destroy an enemy's core (heart), by dealing a fatal wound. Balanced and calculated use of both these abilities will be critical to progressing through the game. 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 the different levels. From dual wielding swords to grapple wire hooks to grenades, every item has 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 events: Scattered throughout integral parts of the storyline, characters come across various quick-time events providing the opportunity to directly interact with in-game cut scenes. Quick reflexes are rewarded during the intense battles. Modern realism: Ninja Blade offers a fresh twist to the classic ninja saga by basing all 3-D gaming maps directly from the actual skyscrapers and building tops in modern day Tokyo. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 65
  2. Negative: 6 out of 65
  1. 100
    Ninja Blade is a game full of awesome moments. It's not incredibly deep and it won't redefine the genre but it's a kick-ass title that will please action junkies looking for an adrenaline kick.
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Ninja Blade attacks with gigantic monster bosses, monumental battle sequences and non-stop adrenaline action. Bet you won't forget this ride for a long time. [Apr 2009]
  3. If you have never played a game like Devil May Cry, God of War or Ninja Gaiden before than you'll definitely enjoy Ninja Blade, however for veteran gamers, they may find it a little stale and repetitive.
  4. Ninja Blade is like an old school b movie with a total lack of taste and gory fighting to boot. Even though the actual fighting is done well here the tasteless and somewhat schizophrenic design leaves much to be desired. If you're in the market for some ninja action this is a fun brawler, but a lesser game than the recent entries in the Ninja Gaiden series.
  5. For someone who has nothing planned for a weekend, this is a fun thrill-ride with cinematic action that delivers on many levels.
  6. Ninja Blade is fun, but it’s fun that wears thin very quickly and when it’s gone you’re left with a game that’s shallow, repetitive, and can quickly become annoying and frustrating.
  7. If Ninja Blade succeeds on any level, it’s only in creating a greater appreciation for the superb Ninja Gaiden series. Play them instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. SimonD
    Jun 15, 2009
    9
    I cant understand why some say this is inferior to Ninja Gaiden 2 - I preferred this to NG2 in every way - NG2 for a start was way too I cant understand why some say this is inferior to Ninja Gaiden 2 - I preferred this to NG2 in every way - NG2 for a start was way too challenging, too frustrating. This is very cinematic and whilst it may not push boundaries, is very competent and kept me interested right till the end. One of my favorite games to come along in a while. Expand
  2. D.B.H
    May 25, 2009
    9
    From Software brings us another awesome ninja game. Like a futuristic version of Tenchu, the controls are smooth and the cinematics From Software brings us another awesome ninja game. Like a futuristic version of Tenchu, the controls are smooth and the cinematics breathtaking. Not a homerun on originality, but definitely worth a playthrough. Expand
  3. ColbyA.
    Dec 25, 2009
    8
    Having played and completed, in their entirety, the first two missions of the game, played with the different features (such as character Having played and completed, in their entirety, the first two missions of the game, played with the different features (such as character customization and the weapon upgrade system), I have to say this is a solid game. The people who are giving 4's and 3's to this game are Ninja Gaiden fanboys, apparently - a game I've never played. The graphics are very good (or at least "industry standard" at this point in time), the QTE's are nice and keep the gameplay varied (I'd argue that anyone who complains about them just have reeeeally bad reflexes - and this is coming from a gamer who plays almost strictly tactical RPGs), and the weapon upgrade system, combo system, and finishers are all really fun to watch. My two biggest complains: Crappy job of porting to PC (all the QTE warnings had Xbox buttons with words like "Spacebar" above them - really distracting) and that you don't understand the storyline (regardless of how weak it is or isn't) until you've completed the first mission and watched a couple of cutscenes. Still, deserves WAY better than a 68. Expand
  4. May 30, 2013
    6
    This game lacks originality as it is clear that it's heavily "inspired" by Ninja Gaiden, but I can't say this is a bad game. It's a very goodThis game lacks originality as it is clear that it's heavily "inspired" by Ninja Gaiden, but I can't say this is a bad game. It's a very good game, but the main character was clearly a bit of a rip off from Ryu Hayabusa, but the story was it's own thing. Not bad, but could've been better. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2016
    6
    My review for this game is almost identical to my review for Bourne Conspiracy. Being 2016 is this game still a play? My verdict is no. IMy review for this game is almost identical to my review for Bourne Conspiracy. Being 2016 is this game still a play? My verdict is no. I played for only one hour and came across a lot of things I liked but decided the gameplay was too shallow and not for me. I enjoyed the visuals I thought they looked sweet but what stopped my from continuing my game was two things. First of all the camera decided to do its own thing at times in wide open boss battles I had a difficult time wasting time in the most important part of the game. The other areas of the game were trivial. The two features added together easily suggested to me to not go further into the game. I do not feel the game was broken but considering how many games are on the market this one lost my interest pretty fast. It did seem there was a lot of fun features in this game. I would neither recommend it or say its bad. Just with so many games on the market and so little time to play current generation games this one was a skip. I would fully agree with the reviewer who stated this game is style over substance. Expand
  6. PaulMxG
    Apr 15, 2009
    5
    Ninja Blade is a game that represents how good and famous is Ryu Hayabusa, this time a ninja wannabe tries to save Japan in enviroments that Ninja Blade is a game that represents how good and famous is Ryu Hayabusa, this time a ninja wannabe tries to save Japan in enviroments that all gamers have seen before, this game lacks of creative textures and visual effects, in my opinion Ninja Blade is a copy of Ninja Gaiden, I think everyone is trying to succeed with Itagaki's masterpiece. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2011
    1
    This game is just awful, the constant quick time events make the game boring and repetitive, not to mention frustrating when you have to doThis game is just awful, the constant quick time events make the game boring and repetitive, not to mention frustrating when you have to do the same bit over and over, The Gameplay is average at best and for new gamers even easy mode is hard especially since the first level can take around 1 and a half hours to finish. The game also over estimates its own replay value as if your an achievement hunter requires you to do multiple playthroughs when most cant bare to do one. This is a most definitely to avoid game, it's nothing like Ninja Gaiden,plus I really don't see why this was made because of Ninja Gaiden, the game offers nothing more than Ninja Gaiden if not less. So SAVE your money, not worth the buy. Expand

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