on Saturday, February 05, 2011

This tale is told through a series of cutscenes and quick-time-events (sequences where the player is required to push a series of buttons as they flash on the screen to interact with a cutscene) in a fairly traditional anime fashion. With voiceovers that switch between English and Japanese and a fractured storyline, Ninja Blade toes the line between something mainstream America will be familiar with and a story that feels foreign.

If you’re going to play Ninja Blade, it’s for the totally ridiculous and over-the-top action that closes out each level. Ken Ogawa doesn’t just kill these parasitic monsters of the night. He ends them with the kind of style great B-movies are made of. What’s the best way to kill a giant spider? With a wrecking ball, of course. Cars and rubble flying through the air aren’t just debris. They’re platforms to run atop and jump off. These are all played out through quick-time-events to keep the player engaged, not that you really need any encouragement. These kill moves had the entire IGN editorial office cheering at their sheer lunacy.

Game Features :
• Unique ninja abilities. To help defeat the genetically mutated monsters, players will have the special abilities of Ninja Vision and Todomé Attack at their fingertips. Enabling Ninja Vision will allow players to detect and analyze potential enemy weak points, secret paths and hidden information within the environment. Beware, though, that while using Ninja Vision, characters become susceptible to excess damage. Todomé Attack is a special attack that destroys an enemy character’s core (heart), by dealing a fatal wound. Balanced and calculated use of both these abilities will be critical to progressing through the game.

• Variety of weapons, tools and Ninjutsu — specialized Ninja powers — offer an enticing array of options. Varied environments force players to think strategically about which set of weapons and tools will be most effective at conquering their way through different levels. Everything from dual-wielding swords to grapple wire hooks and grenades has distinctive features and characteristics, so choose wisely! Ninjutsu is a special power that results in an explosive electrical force to either stun enemies or protect oneself from attack. Only true Ninja Masters can achieve this technique.

• Interactive quick-time events. Scattered throughout integral parts of the storyline, characters will come across various quick-time events where players will have the opportunity to directly interact with in-game cut scenes. Quick reflexes will be rewarded as players interact with controller buttons as directed on screen during intense battles.

• Modern realism. Ninja Blade offers a fresh twist to the classic ninja saga by basing all 3-D gaming maps directly from the actual skyscrapers and building tops in modern-day Tokyo.

Minimum System Requirements :
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 at 3.2 GHz / Athlon XP 2500+
Video Card : 256 MB DirectX 9.0c Compatible video card With Shader Model 3.0 support (Nvidia Geforce 7300 or better / ATI Radeon 9250 or better )
Memory : 1 GB
Hard Disk : 5 GB of free Hard Drive Space
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP / Windows Vista
Sound Card : DirectX 9.0 Compatible
Direct X : 9.0c
Installation : DVD-ROM Drive

Ninja Blade | PC | FULL | Single Link | 3.77 GB