• http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    Wow at #3.

  • Aoshi00

    Two different people voicing one character was what bugs me the most too, imagine if Ryu Hayabusa speaks in a deep Jpn voice one second and then in a high English voice the next, it’s like you have this traditional ninja and surfer dude rolled into one, totally ridiculous, even if they’re trying to be campy on purpose. Other than the annoying “voices” coming from his mouth, the stupid mask design doesn’t help Ken’s likability either.

    I agree, having played Ninja Gaiden 2, it really is hard to find another ninja hack & slash that tops it since NG2 is just so perfect. I still want to try this game out eventually, but probably not at full price (I actually got NG2 on sale for $9.99 from Best Buy several months ago).

    The soundtrack by Hibino has to be pretty good right? Any love interest (eye candy :) for poor Ken here?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Nah Ken’s too busy killing worms and the game is too short for a love interest. Given the nature of the story if From Software had one she would have to be a mutant or something.

      • Aoshi00

        Dang, I was hoping for a decent story even though it’s mainly an action game. No hot babes like Rachael & just worms , come on! Remember the plane stage in NG2, the goons were looking for Rachel, and they were like “What does the intruder look like?” “She’s hot!”

        Oh, another I find odd about Ninja Blade is they actually spell out Todome in English for the finishing move, just a little strange, it would probably have a different name in the US version..

        I guess I was expecting too much out of this game.

  • Aoshi00

    BTW, I just noticed the fitting title of this piece :) I thought Ninja Blade felt kind of like Heavenly Swords after playing the demo, but the story and atmosphere in HS was really engrossing and awe inspiring, while the high rise here feel kind of bland and monotone..

    • daizyujin

      Heavenly Sword’s only real fault is it was just too damn short.

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