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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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Ninja Blade has no right to be as entertaining as it is. 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.
  2. Even if the Xbox 360 version of the game is quite old, the game will entertain you for some hours. The graphics are okay and the story surprises from time to time. There is one thing you should know: The best way to control the game is to use a gamepad.
  3. Forget logic or the laws of physics, you won’t need them in this game. It’s an absurd action feast where you play a super ninja called Ken Ogawa. The only problem with this game are frequent crashes which are annoying because you the game is only saved after completing a mission
  4. Frequent boss fights, excellent cinematics and great animation keep you glued to the screen for the first thirty minutes. Alas, oversized bugs which use the same attacks over and over, tiresome QTE sequences, useless combos and weapon upgrades will get under your skin.
  5. 62
    The technical flaws and the sensation that it’s a pc-port clearly define the feel of the game. And it’s not a good feeling. It feels like this game is worth its place in the budget line of the X360, but not as a pc-game, at least not like this. Luckily, you won’t be charged full price for this game, giving it a better price-quality balance. In some areas, the game tries to compete with the best of the genre, and that makes you see the imperfections even more. The best part is found in the game’s extravagance and its specific style, but not everyone will love it.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    Don’t look for any inventiveness here just enjoy the fastest Tokyo ride on the wings of this exaggerated adrenaline action game where gravity and other laws of physics take a vacation. [Issue#187]
  7. PC Zone UK
    29
    Refuse to accept a game with such little creative effort put into it and vote with your wallets. [Feb 2010, p.79]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    10
    great game n fun to play but too short i recommend it for fun but dont expect too much the plot is avg i lyk the combat system its nicegreat game n fun to play but too short i recommend it for fun but dont expect too much the plot is avg i lyk the combat system its nice bosses are quite creative Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2011
    10
    The best action game i have ever played and i hope they release Ninja Blade 2 soon ;) , try it out u`ll like it too . Disadvantage : needsThe best action game i have ever played and i hope they release Ninja Blade 2 soon ;) , try it out u`ll like it too . Disadvantage : needs Xbox controller as the game control shows and if u wanna the best play , keyboard and mouse are useless on this game . Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2012
    10
    Great game for PC gamers looking for some Ninja Gaiden style action. The port does not take full advantage of high end PC specs, but at leastGreat game for PC gamers looking for some Ninja Gaiden style action. The port does not take full advantage of high end PC specs, but at least it runs pretty well on my mid-tier laptop (i5, 6GB ram, HD 6750M). The game's story is like an impossible high budget b-movie. It's so over-the-top that it feels like a parody. There is a lot of QTE, a little too much for my taste, but the cut-scenes look great. The graphics are generally good, but not perfect as some textures and models feels detached from the rest. Despite the very different gameplay style, Ninja Blade has controls and level design reminiscent of Dark Souls, a much cooler game also developed by From Software. Expand
  4. DanielP
    Jan 22, 2010
    8
    Dont play it if you are looking for spohisticated plot or innovative combat system, but if you are looking for a nice piece of action and a Dont play it if you are looking for spohisticated plot or innovative combat system, but if you are looking for a nice piece of action and a lot of cool QTE go ahead. Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2012
    5
    Console port garbage at its finest. Sure, the action, setting, and graphics are fine. But it all runs at a snail's pace in terms ofConsole port garbage at its finest. Sure, the action, setting, and graphics are fine. But it all runs at a snail's pace in terms of performance, even to this day with my stellar gaming PC. Keyboard controls are a mess, and it doesn't even bother helping you with QTEs as it shows XBOX 360 BUTTONS on the HUD instead of keyboard buttons! Another great game to add to my "terrible games" library. If you want to enjoy this game to its fullest, then play it on console or use a controller on PC. Otherwise, stay away if you are a PC gamer with standards! Expand
  6. Jul 20, 2018
    5
    There is potential for Ninja Blade in its hack and slash gameplay to be a good overall action game, but poor porting to PC, unrefined andThere is potential for Ninja Blade in its hack and slash gameplay to be a good overall action game, but poor porting to PC, unrefined and sluggish controls on mouse on keyboard, crappy and slow camera movement, in many places poor, buggy audio quality, repetative gameplay, boss battles, reused levels and broken 60 fps mode forcing to play in 30 fps break it short.

    However, somehow, the game still has its charm with its overly over the top, in a way only japanese can make it, the annoying, but honestly, really well made and looking QTE sections, the somewhat interesting plot and fun combat thats also pretty challenging at times.

    But if youre really sensitive to less than optimal console to PC ports, you might want to stay away.
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  7. FreddyK
    Jan 3, 2010
    0
    I refuse converting console games to PC without any changes. This game is really the worst game I've ever played... But nice idea...

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