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6.8 out of 10

Ninja Blade

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Overall 7
7.0

Ninja Blade

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: At the end of the day, Ninja Blade may not be the biggest or brightest game to hit the 360 scene lately, nor even necessarily the best, but it’s still worth getting. The combination of combo-slash and QTE action, the regular boss fights, and just the sheer OTT nature of it all can be quite entertaining, if you like that sort of thing. The story is probably its weakest link, although it serves its purpose, and the game can be a bit fiddly at times, but it’s a good game.
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Overall 7
6.5

Ninja Blade

ztgd.com
26 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Imitation is not always the sincerest form of flattery.
  • Pros: + Some cool boss fights, + Good Ideas...
  • Cons: ...Bad Execution, Too many QuickTime Events
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.1
Sound 9
8.7
Lifespan 7
6.5

Ninja Blade Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: The QTE moments in Ninja Blade are so superfluous, in fact, that at times I felt like I was playing Dragon’s Lair instead of a third-person action game. Unfortunately, the story of Ninja Blade ’s Ken Ogawa and his mutating gene fighting team is as cheesy as the tale of Lair ’s Dirk the Daring, too. The “crack” team of ninjas is peculiarly ethnically diverse, featuring “brazen black guy,” “wise, older Japanese guy,” and “cocky young white dude.
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Review – Ninja Blade

videolamer
9 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The reason Ninja Blade lets us down is not because it is Imitation Ninja Gaiden(tm), but because it takes ideas from other games in order to create something unique, and still ends up being pedestrian. It fails on two different levels, and I wonder if it would have been better off simply aping one of its inspirations entirely. Considering that this is a game from the same team behind the Demon’s Souls, Ninja Blade is an immense disappointment.
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Ninja Blade Review

VideoGamer.com
27 September 2009
  • Excerpt: It's unlikely you'll have ever played a game as bizarre as From Software's Ninja Blade. This is the Xbox 360 exclusive that was rumoured to be Microsoft's answer to Metal Gear Solid. Funnily enough, while the game is nothing like Snake's many adventures, some might argue that they're on a par in the insanity stakes.
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Overall 8
7.5

Mediocre Swordplay and Godzilla-Sized Craziness

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: This ninja doesn't lurk in the shadows and wait for the opportune time to strike. He kills everything?even towering titans and godlike beings Graphics: From Software has a keen eye for framing action in both the gameplay and cinematics. With the brilliant camera work and gorgeous animations, the developer's intent to destroy everything in Tokyo makes for a great visual package Sound: The voice work is awful, and I swear I heard this soundtrack in a Steven Seagal...
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.7
Sound 1
0.7
Versatility 1
0.6
Funfactor 1
1.0

Ninja Blade (Xbox 360) Review

411mania.com
10 September 2009
  • Summary: is like a so-bad-its-good sci-fi /martial arts B-movie that someone accidently gave a 200 million dollar budget. It is the very definition of “more than the sum of its parts.” Combat is repetitive, sound is forgettable, graphics aren’t the best, and you’ll spend as much (or more) time handling Quick Time Events as you do engaging in “real” gameplay. But when everything comes together, this turns out to be one of the most fun games I’ve played in a while.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ninja Blade

Square-Go
4 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Games are supposed to be fun right? The minute players start to rate games based on visuals or gameplay alone, it’s no longer about the fun anymore. This is perhaps why Ninja Blade is doomed to fail. However — hold onto something, here —  the game is actually not that bad and while it may not be the most competent title out there, it offers more fun and bang per buck other releases cannot attest to.
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Overall 7
7.0

Test Ninja Blade

Generation NT
2 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Tout n’est pas rose pour le jeu de From Software, il souffre de défauts techniques et ergonomiques. L’intelligence artificielle se montre trop attentiste et attend tout bonnement de mourir. L’ensemble souffre aussi de rares saccades présentes lors de gros combats, et les cameras ont parfois le mauvais goût d’être mal placées. On aurait certainement compris leur présence dans un jeu de stratégie, mais dans un jeu d’action il faut avouer que la pilule a du mal à passer.
  • Pros: Bonne exploitation des QTE, Les cinématiques, La bande sonore, Archi accessible, Boss énormes
  • Cons: Combats peu techniques, Graphismes décevants, Scénario bancal, Trop de QTE ?, Court
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Overall 8
8.2

Expert Review

Game Informer
27 August 2009
  • Summary: Absurd, exaggerated action is the status quo in Ninja Blade, from riding a missile like a surfboard to throwing down with a 50-story ninja master. A deep and rewarding combat system backs up the over-the-top situations. Unique weapon and power choices fuel each fight, and every enemy type takes careful observation and skill to defeat.
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