Within the Blade

Ametist Studio, Ratalaika Games

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
40%
Critics Recommend
Based on 20 critic reviews
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Within the Blade

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCAug 18, 2019
Xbox OneJul 14, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJul 14, 2021
PlayStation 4Jul 14, 2021

Developer: Ametist Studio

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Genres: Action, Platformer

Within the Blade is an epic game in stealth, platforming, and RPG genres, in which the player takes on the role of a Ninja. Explore the scenic world of feudal Japan, using your stealth to complete missions. Collect various materials to craft weapons: shurikens, poisons, elixirs, grenades, mines. As well as the main weapon the Ninjato and Kusarigama to build your power. In 1560 A.D – Japan’s last Shogunate has lost full control over the realm, causing a plunge into a massive civil war. All hope lies within the ninja clan "Black Lotus" to sabotage and defend against the forces of the villain and his demonic allies. The warlord must be assassinated. Do you have the ninja skills to save medieval Japan from a reign terror? Features * Fast and dynamic gameplay * 10 powerful bosses with unique abilities * Different types of enemies, each will require different battle tactics to defeat * Crafting of objects, more than 200 recipes * Dismemberment and gore * Dynamic battles with vivid animations

Within the Blade Critic Reviews

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Take on the evil Steel Claw Clan and prevent them from taking over in this fast-paced stealth platformer, Within The Blade! Run, jump, flip and cut and assassinate your way through fantastical levels to prove that you are the Black Lotus Clan's greatest warrior.

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Within the Blade on the PS5 takes a classic arcade sidescroller and morphs in into something slightly modern from RPG to crafting (over 200 items) and old school combat mechanics, including a plethora of different weapons plus clever stealth mechanics. Like the games of yesteryear, you'll be overjoyed at times and totally annoyed when you continue dying so expect some controller rage … especially if you play it in permadeath mode.

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Within the Blade is a solid stealth-action platformer with challenging gameplay that might bring back memories of Ninja Gaiden. It’s got a good amount of content to play through and plenty of challenge for those who like that in their games. The downsides are that the challenge may turn some away, the controls have a learning curve, the visuals get a little repetitive, and some of the systems like the crafting don’t feel thought out enough. I still enjoyed my time with it though and for the affordable price I recommend it to those who enjoy the genre.

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Within the Blade is full of action and stealth, just like what you would expect a ninja to be good at. Unfortunately some of the levels become quite repetitive, but the game offers a unique weapon crafting feature that you don't usually see in games like this.

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