ah... just recently beat the game, on "medium" level.. i've unlocked blade, vengeance, GR 2099, etc. playing as Blade is a little different, you just get your sword as a weapon (no fair! blade has a gun in the comics!), combo moves are more limited, and he doesn't replenish health with the fire-bins strategically placed on certain levels.. he can get health at "any" time by wounding/stunning a non-boss foe, then hitting circle to drain them (must be right next to them).. You really need some different strategies while fighting, especially multiple foes.. Bosses, you kind of have to just stick and move, since you have no distance weapons.. anybody beaten the game as Blade? do any of the other unlocked characters have different powers?