I want to go out and say that this game was clearly created for the ultimate fans of the series. I myself watch the show but the game really doesn't do it any justice. During story mode you will run around similar to Naruto Ultimate Ninja storm 2 and be bombarded with numerous cut-scenes during battles which gets annoying. The game-play is similar to the other installments and is really fun but there are numerous flaws with the actual fighting system. During online play you will experience the numerous flaws with the fighting system. The substitution jutsu is meaningless now because if you use it you enemy will just chakra dash into you right after. Using the substitution jutsu does not keep you safe. Keep in mind you can only use the sub 4 times before it depletes completely. Once it depletes you simply lost the match because you can't guard or dodge anything. You also have the ability to awaken at any time now but that's flawed because now people will awaken during combos and drain an entire life bar. With every fighting game some characters are simply better than other. If you happen to pick the wrong one your screwed. Simply put the substitution jutsu limitation breaks the game. A lot of characters are exact copies from other installments. Have fun with the story mode and play a few online matches... after that... trade it in because there is no lasting appeal. I rented this game for only 2 days. I beat it the first day then spent the next day with online play.
posted by raymondx (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) May 1, 2013
Member since Mar 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
So yeah its the same old stuff with a few nice new features to story mode and cleaned up jutsu's and fighting moves. But its still lacking in variety of game play modes which is still dont understand for a ps3 title. I want to give the game a better rating but its kind of a waste of money if you have the previous titles and just play two player with your friends.. Also i hate the fact i have to run around and do random b.s. in story mode, I just want to fight not run around an talk to people..
posted by gamewiz113 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Aug 29, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
For the third game in the Naruto Storm series (4th if you count generations) you would think the game would improve by now. The game-play is exactly the same from Storm 2. Then to top it off Storm 2 was actually a step down from the first Storm game. In Storm 3, we get a lot of recycled characters with recycled move-sets and short unappealing ultimate specials. In the first Storm game, we got to do wall battles, jutsu clashes, free roam in story mode and longer more epic ultimate specials. From Storm 2 and beyond, all of these things were taken away in favor of online battles and new but very dull characters and repetitive game-play. I'm already hearing rumors about a Storm 4 which is inevitable, but lets just hope CC2 will finally listen to fans and make the necessary changes to make Storm 4 the true Naruto game fans deserve.