While the gargantuan monsters steal the limelight, Ninja Blade's gameplay can stand on its own. The swordplay is silky smooth, and surprisingly deep – allowing players to upgrade weapons with experience earned to unlock additional attacks and powers for three swords. Enemy types force you to switch weapons and use different mystical powers, derailing any chance of the action becoming a mindless button-mashing affair. Framerate issues and moments of slowdown do occur at the most inopportune times, which did lead to restarts on tough platforming segments and boss fights. It has unwanted baggage, but not enough to detract from the joys of slaying Godzilla-sized beasts.