CVG: Ninja Blade Review

Ninja Blade is the embodiment of all that is wrong with Japanese developers at the moment. It's a game born from the ideology that cinematic prowess is interchangeable with player interactivity, as if somebody sat down with a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 and thought it would be a good idea to chop out all the game 'nonsense' so all that remained was a succession of boss fights and videos. Spruce this action up by adding endless QTE inputs to those videos and - blammo - that's Ninja Blade from start to finish.

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gaffyh3223d ago

triple ouch. Damn that is low, it can't deserve such a low score.

-PINNER-3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Remember that fan review a few weeks back that raved about how amazing the game was. That it was "as good as god of war"
Man when I watched that video and it was all quick time events, the whole f-cking thing.
Like anyone wants to play a game where you push a single button every couple secs and the game fights for you.

II Necroplasm II3223d ago

It does the QTE thing because it's a cinamatic action game.

-PINNER-3223d ago

Sounds like a retardamatic action game, specifically designed for Def Leppard's drummer.

Shadow Flare3223d ago

Imagine if you bought this game with high hopes, got severely let down, and then to cap it off imagine if THIS game made gave your 360 rrod. How frustated would you be lol. AAA exclusive confirmed.

Ninja Blade only on Xbox 360. Jump in

bobdog6263223d ago

that's number 2 .Im canceling my Preorder.Thanks for the Review.

Ghoul3223d ago

"It does the QTE thing because it's a cinamatic action game. "

cinematic action =/ QTE

you got something wrong there, you dont need to rip the controll of a player and overload him with quiktime events to have a cinematic action experience.

II Necroplasm II3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Ghoul you have not played the game or demo to say that. just like most the posters in here I'm sure.

OTE is CINAMATIC video with GAMEPLAY. The game uses cinematic action

most you geeks do not know what you are talking about

Ghoul3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )


you bash everyone in here that says something negative about this game, we are not talking negative about the 360 only about this game wich is rubbish.

btw your spelling is off, the qte in ninja blade is weak as hell its just a predetermined animation sequenz with button press events, i wont even call it quiktime couse its a series of button presses together.

look at gow thats how a quiltime event should be done, directly inside an action and not as a whole series of them chained together


pressing buttons one after the other is NOT gameplay.

na2ru13223d ago

this is no flop. it's something beyond.

Dont BE mAdd3223d ago

ninja blade is a game that has qte and action and it doesnt get accepted, how will a game like Heavy rain with all qte work

solideagle13223d ago

man when i watched the videos of this game i knew it from the start that this is not very good game....bland character model....enemies look mediocre at best....i cant say of story....

i thought i would be very amazed if this title crosses 80% but i think it wont cross 70%.....but still i havent played it so i cant say i m very good source to look at.


KingME3223d ago

How the hell are you going to give a game a 3.2 out of town and your only downer comments are "It's Dragon's Slayer" and "... with rubbish added action." What did the review have 5 one-third page paragraphs, you call that a review. Pathetic.

I don't know if the game is good, bad, or otherwise. I just know that this particular review was a pathetic attempt to review a game at best.

Wow, whatever happened to that quality called professionalism. Xbox world 360 magazine reviewer quality, it's simple a 1 out of 10.

va_bank3223d ago

Umm... I think You misread. It says "Dragon's Lair". If you ahven't played it - it's like a cartoon, where once in a while you need to press a button, if you want the game to continue. Play it, to see what they mean.

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Ashton3224d ago

jump in people,jump in :P

Montreafart3224d ago

"but, but, but...wait till E3!"

1 HiT KiLLZ3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

WOW talk about an EPIC F*#KING FAIL. It seems the 360 is the place for flops for delusional Americans lol.

Not a single AAA to call your own. Keep riding on multiplatform and third party d!ck while we enjoy real 25-40+ gig real exclusives.

This is just sad indeed. All you xbasement [email protected] have is turds call your own. Better luck next gen [email protected] LOL *oh my ribs*.

"Bu bu but" STFU!

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3223d ago


"Will 2009 be the year of the xBox 360???" NOPE!!! ;-D

The xBox 360: "The Dreamcast of this Generation"? YEP!!! ;-D

Ashton3223d ago


jump in and buy our heater so we can trash talk sony and their beautiful PS3 :P

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Kratos193224d ago

3.2/10? Well, that's better than the average 360 exclusive.

hitthegspot3224d ago (Edited 3224d ago )

So they liked it? Why a 3.2? I wish they put more detail in their ups and downs section so we could see why they gave it a 3.2.

Kevin Pereira3224d ago

3.2/10 for one of our last 3rd party exclusives.
I'm going to go kill myself

MURKERR3223d ago

cause people to dislike you, godofwar killer my a$$