Many have written Ninja Blade off as just another Ninja Gaiden clone. To some degree, that sentiment might be well founded. You play as Ken Ogawa, a modern day ninja battling a series of creatures with lightening fast moves and an over-the-top story, all done in a fashion that is very reminiscent of Tecmo and Team Ninja's iconic Ryu Hayabusa. There is one place that Ninja Blade has its older, more attractive cousin beat, though. Ninja Blade is flat out ridiculous in both premise and execution. Ninja Gaiden II, even with a werewolf boss named Volf, Ruler of Storms, can't keep up with this insanity. Nowhere is it better featured than in Ninja Blade's boss finishing moves.