posted by 1gamelover (LAKE FOREST, CA) Jun 15, 2012
Member since Jul 2010
This is the type of game that naruto fans wait for. The story is told from the view points of several different characters and goes along each of those characters journey throughout the show. It is incredibly detailed and to my liking, doesnt miss a beat with the original storyline. The battles are dynamic and well put together. The controlls are easy enough to use but creative enough to create visually pleasing combos and new jutsu. To top all that off, there is just about every character you can imagine from the original series AND the naruto Shippuden series! Great Great game, definitely rent!
Well, to echo what a lot of other reviewers said... there is a certain level of frustration along with this game. This game wants you to be almost perfect in later levels. Basically the enemy in later 'episodes' has +100 attack or +80 defense. Rather than ramp up the difficulty, they chose to do this. While I dont necessarily say this is a deal breaker... it had me cursing out loud. Either way, graphics, ultimates, combo's, and backgrounds are both familiar, and polished.
That said my only 2 gripes comes from the story side, and from multiplayer. Story side... WHY THE heck did they remove boss battles? That was like the whole 'fun' of battling the last enemy in a stage. So frustrating to see that most of this was done, and poorly in some cases, via cut-scenes from the anime. Though that was nice to see HD scenes ... not what I liked.
Lastly and the reason I only kept this game for a short period of time, NOBODY IS PLAYING ONLINE! That will and DOES kill the game. Enough about that.
For you Achievement Hunters, I was able to play through all the main story modes in one night... it will net you around 300 GS.