posted by TheFactSphere (SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL) Mar 14, 2012
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I'm going to start off by stating the title again, I played the last game in this series. Naruto Ultimate something something 2, and I really got a feel for the RPG-ish story line which I ended up really liking.
So basically this game has dumped all that it worked for the last game in favor of a fight-to-fight basis with no boss fights. It now favors an incomplete narrative told be the worlds least interesting voice actor and some cut scenes with 90% of the actual dialogue taken out.
There are....7 or 8 I believe total story's, some only 3 fights long while others seem to go on forever, repeating fights from other storys, (I'm looking at you, Raven boy.) They have no difficulty choice until the fourth time your face becomes the new decoration for the ground. It starts you the first battle at a nice place but the difficulty curve decided that it was going straight up after that, with some rounds enemies being 3v1 with a +90 attack bonus.
Supplementing it with this many characters is nice, if not underwhelmed by the fact that the same 3 characters are still overpowered and constantly used.
(Cough cough Deidara.) Other than that I have no complaints about the characters, it's very widely spread with a whole lot of choice.
Voice acting is what you'd expect from this game, nothing all too special.
Some of the cut scenes have horrid lip-syncing, but that may just be because they hastily translated it from Japanese. (At least I hope they did? There is no excuse for a characters mouth not even moving.)
Overall not a /bad/ game, but certainly not the best story-wise.