|a game by||FromSoftware, Inc.|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC|
|User Rating:||6.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Ninja Games, Anime Games|
If you are looking for action-filled gameplay that will keep your palms sweaty from the overactivity and tenseness, then Ninja Blade PC version is the answer to your quest. Developed by FromSoftware, the introduction of the game is to be reckoned with other action-filled games. However, it did not supersede its counterparts Ninja Gaiden and God of War from which it seems to have borrowed a lot from. But, for PC gaming enthusiasts, the game passes as an action-filled blockbuster that will surprisingly take your afternoon away.
Ninja blade is about a Ninja called Ken Ogawa who in most gamers’ perspective is trying so hard to be like Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden. Although it may not seem like it, his mission is to protect the world from mutant monsters whose motive is to level the world in rubble. The noble task can easily be lost in the fun the player gets from the action of killing the mutants who emerge from any point of the city.
The modernity of the game is still viable to date even though the game was released more than ten years ago. It is particularly viable today because of the graphics and simplicity of the controls. The game was developed for both PC and Xbox 360 players however, the PC option proves an easier version to procure as all you need to do is download it from a reputable site.
The Power of the Sword
There is something unique about yielding a sword as compared to the thrills of holding an automatic machine gun in gameplay. Personally, the sword makes me feel more powerful and less cowardly as compared to a player yielding a gun. Gun players can shoot when they are far before the monster gets to them, but with a sword, I get to be up close and intimate with the creatures I kill. There is honour in yielding a tool that gives you that power.
Coming home from a stressful day at work or school should warrant a few hours of gameplay. The combat mode is not particularly serious by the standard of formidable action games like God of War, but the form of entertainment and ridiculousness of fun is set to keep you glued to your PC screen. Having Ken Ogawa surfing through the sky on missiles or climbing through the sky on debris amid the explosions and disintegration of buildings hints that there is nothing stealthy about Ninja Blade.
My Honest Opinion
The game wouldn't rank high in the field of other action games that exist out there especially because it is 10 years older. However, the action and entertainment solicited from the sword and the continuous cut-scene action thrown to my face are enough for me to have the game in my collection. I wouldn't want to have a game that would make me work so hard especially after a hard day at work. Some pros and cons to consider when getting the game are:
- Ninja Blade is entertaining
- Easy to play the game.
- The game takes you directly into action rather than follow some boring scenes to build a story.
- Easy to procure.
- The action keeps on coming so better engagement.
- The mutant monsters often yield the same attack sequence that could come out as a bit monotonous.
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Urgh, What A slog. There's just no joy at all to be had from playing this game, even though you've got all sorts of whizz-bang action and swords chopping at enemies with wanton abandon. But there's no soul there, none at all.
Ninja Blade is as corporate a game as you're likely to ever play, with virtually nothing to identify it from the hundreds of other games that block up the shelves with their inane drudgery. And, on top of all of this, it's riddled, nay, infested with quick time events, those three dreaded words that plague all right-minded individuals.
You play a character called Ken Ogawa, who likes to wear ninja clothes and do ninja things. The question of why global organisations are recruiting ninjas to battle 'infected' creatures across the globe is left unanswered. (Argh, even the choice of bad guy is so thoughtless, it makes me angry just to write it.) Anyway, as our Ken chops up shambling entities, upgrades his weapons and presses Space when prompted to by the game, he has to contend with that most hideous of things: the shoddy console port effect. Yes, when you save the game it says, "Do not turn off your console". Would it have been too much trouble to change that word to "machine"? Really?
Export Epic Fail
All the controls are marked in Xbox control pad symbols, so you have no idea what key you're meant to be pressing. Yes, I could have plugged in a pad, but what if I didn't have one or mine broke? So I had to guess which keys did what, because there's no way the game's going to actually make it easy for me. Press RT and move the left stick to wall run. Right, I know WSAD is the left stick, so what's RT? Quick check of the controls reveals nothing, so I'll just spend five minutes pressing all the keys and falling off a ledge to find out which one it is. Ah-ha! CTRL! At last, you little rascal.
As you can see, I hated playing this game. The unendurable boss battles, the combat, the ridiculous American accents for the clearly non-American characters, the astonishing number of QTEs and, finally, the lack of anything approaching an original idea contrives to make this one of the most ghastly games I've had the misfortune to play. Refuse to accept a game with such little creative effort put into it and vote with your wallets.