Blend Games writes: "Ninja Blade tries to be something else. It exists as a sort of homage to other action titles while never establishing itself as an original idea. Imitation can often be good, sometimes even equal to the source. Unfortunately FromSoftware has formulated a game that is akin to eating a juicy steak devoid of any seasoning. When it sits in front of you on initial play you're enticed by the cinematic presentation, but by the time you've defeated your first (of countless) giant creatures you've grown tired of the Simon Says gameplay."