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GF Rating
8.6

691 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Naruto

posted by Acknowledge (YAKIMA, WA) May 23, 2013

Member since May 2013

Naruto Ninja Storm 3 was a great Game Though I Felt that there was more cut-scenes then the actual interaction.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Random Ninj-iffilty

posted by notsuh86 (THOUSAND OAKS, CA) May 19, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

Though It took me a while to get used to some of the controls, sometimes the lower difficulty would be more difficult then the higher one. as well as sometimes the atemt to side step an attack turned intoa step towardsan attack. story/adventure mode was acurate to series, while skipping all "fillers". ccontrols are simple, but there were definetly times ON HERO/EASY CHOISE that had me hantng to snap the controller in two. some fights were just too cheep... The extra costumes were nice extras, but somewerenearly impossible to get and not very impressive...

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Is Storm 3 Worth Your Rental? Find Out.

posted by MikailArksot (EAST STROUDSBURG, PA) Apr 8, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

I'll admit, I was extremely hyped for this game ever since it was announced. Finally, a new Storm game for me to enjoy. After the crushing disappointment that was Generations, I had something new and amazing to look forward to.

What I got was a mish-mash of different feelings.

The graphics haven't improved, much like the other games. There are a few differences here and there, some are aesthetically pleasing and others not so much. I guess the sarcastic saying of "Unique art style, do not change" is in effect.

Sound effects are pretty much the same, give or take some new ones or revamped old ones, so nothing special. However, the soundtrack is stunning, as usual. Dynamic, majestic, and simply incredible to listen to. As for dubbing, which is sound, the lip syncing is awful. Simply awful. They barely tried this time around and that disappoints me. I read aloud the lines and was able to sync up better than those guys did.

Gameplay hasn't changed; the substitution bar returns from Generations and now there's two Awakenings. I forget the other name, but one is Instant. However, ones with normal can't transform instantaneously and vice versa. There's also the Support Combo, which is holding down the circle button. Haven't found much use for it yet.

Story mode seems cut and paste from Storm 2; nothing much has changed gameplay wise. Story wise, yes; going from the Five Kage Summit to just before the reveal of Tobi, to those who read the manga. I consider it a waste of time, but it's much better than Generations's story, which was fight after fight with cutscenes in-between.

Overall, this game is rather fun to play, especially with the giant roster of characters this time around. If you're a die hard Naruto fan, like me, you will enjoy this new game to add to your collection. All I know is when Storm 4 is announced, I'll be on it like Naruto on ramen bowls.

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