Ninja Blade isn't actually a bad game. Sure, it's generic and derivative and a tad ugly. It's Ninja Gaiden without the budget and Itagaki. But it's mad and frenetic and incredibly satisfying when it all comes together, and for just £7.85 at Zavvi it's a great holdover until the likes of Bulletstorm and Dragon Age 2 plummet onto store shelves to punish our wallets. Set in a now demon-infested Tokyo, Ken Ogawa and his merry band of high-tech ninjas drop in, quite literally, to sort things out. Ninja Blade is packed with non-stop action, epic boss battles and visually spectacular QTE segments, like when Ken drops from the sky, swatting aside demonic poultry crowding the air space.