I really liked the sword battle system if add more challenge and step up the learning curve, I agree with the guy here that said that hand to hand combat is not an option, instead itīs the last resource to try to not fail in your mission, itīs like "well, you werenīt too good being a ninja, deal with a sword combat". It was clearly expressed by Acquire itself as they want make a more real Ninja game, opossed to previous more action oriented, and I think they were successful in that regard.
oh man. That would probably be the lamest combination ever. Ahaha, i would like to see that though. --- ~I don't suffer from insanity....I enjoy every minute of it~ ~Played you like a violin, and then cut your strings~