Critic & User Reviews
Doesn't Dissapoint or get old.
posted by Wisdomxiii (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Jun 5, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
To my pleasant surprise in addition to a staggering new roster, (which includes every past hokage, the current five kages, the Kakashi gaiden team, as well as a host of notable support characters.) there was also an added layer of depth to the battle system.
At the sacrifice of most of the story telling one is able to breeze through the main campaign in a few hours and unlock all of the games many characters. Not at all a bad thing as we've all heard the story a number of times and for those who haven't there is still enough cliff notes for you to understand what's going on.
Free Battle is where the game really shines. The substitution guage seems like a limitation at first but quickly becomes the dividing line between skill and button mashing which the previous games could have suffered criticism for. Now one can teleport instantly from danger at the expense of this slowly refilling gauge. This adds another layer of strategy as now, players can cancel their combos mid swing to avoid being taken from the back like someone who dropped the soap in a prison shower.
Timing is everything when two skilled players clash and an attention to detail and an understanding of the other characters movements will decide the very exciting battles.
Also unique to this installment is the ability to customize your ninja tool roster. Tools are gained by playing the additional modes such as survival and tournament against the com. This adds incentive to play these otherwise repetitive modes other than gaining PSN trophies.(Though the tournament mode is a lot of fun with a group of friends)
Over all this game has tons of replay value and it seems as though the more it's played the more polished and ninja like you feel as a result.
Very Good Game
posted by Dashinthis83 (DAVISBORO, GA) Mar 31, 2013
Member since Mar 2012
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
posted by seanfart9 (ROCKMART, GA) May 1, 2012
Member since May 2008
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
What happened here so many missing parts!?
posted by jimasu28 (HIGH POINT, NC) Apr 10, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Another aspect that I personally miss is the fact that there is no cinematic for repelling or countering the super attack. Again that is just something that gives the player more of a feel of the way the anime works.
The last thing that I miss personally is the game bonuses for completing the fights in the game. They have bonuses but they are virtually the same.
Overall I did enjoy this game and being able to have characters such as Haku and the First Hokage that are personal favorites are finally playable characters. However, the game is good overall it was just missing some of the key components that made it so enjoyable in the first two installments.
Nowhere as good as it's predecessor!
posted by D0CT0R (FAYETTEVILLE, NC) Mar 14, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
5 out of 9 gamers (56%) found this review helpful
The Multiplayer system takes more time to connect to an opponent than you actually spend fighting the match.
1) First you have to either host or search; if you search then you have to choose a filter and if you choose best connection, by the time it takes to generate a list they will all be full.
2) PLUS if you click on A SINGLE room that's full, then the entire list gets forcefully dumped and you have to wash, rinse, repeat until you find a room.
3) If you search for same level players then it will only show a few people usually with a bad connection.
IF you join a room with a bad connection then the entire match will be choppy as the "Transmitting..." window shows up every few seconds.
4) If you HOST then you will probably get a player that is a WAY higher level than you are and usually get pounded. Once the matches are over there is no option to search for connections, host or even go back to the ranked lobby. (Like you could do in UNS2)
5) It also warns you every time that you will loose the replay if you leave, by the time you go through the song & dance again you have spent more time in menus than in a game.
6) In UNS2 you could see what character(s) each player was choosing and respond accordingly, in Generations you are picking blind so you get matches where you are playing a character that is completely superior to theirs & vice versa or you are playing the same characters and the match is really boring.
7) The Story mode in UNS2 had open areas you ran around in, Generations is just anime clips with battles in between.
8) As far as I can see ALL of the boss battles/quick-time event style of battle are all gone, one of the things I liked.
They had a perfect formula & IMO they messed
Going backwards instead of forwards.
posted by Alugami (JERSEY CITY, NJ) Mar 15, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
10 out of 19 gamers (53%) found this review helpful
(Yes I jacked this format from GI, its the best one for reviews, bleh.)
Concept: Take Naruto and 72-playable characters and stick them in a game where they brawl until their heads fly off.
Graphics: Use the same exact character models from the first two games and then add a couple more. Take the environments from the first two games and then... add two more.
Sound: All your favorite sounds and superb acting from both English and Japanese voice actors.
Entertainment: You might find this entertaining if you just play with someone in your household.
Playability: Playing online usually results is spamers, and playing single player results in NPCs who have way to much boosts which often results in lowering the difficulty. Once you beat the story mode and gain all 72 characters you won't touch the single player again.
There are several reasons I say this game has gone backwards from its first predecessor. In the original games you were given three health bars, sideways wall fighting, button mashing, not limited substitutions and a functioning, unique, single player. This game, like the one before it, takes all these exciting elements, previously not given in any other Naruto game and trashes them. The single player looks like it was done by someone who doesn't even care... "Here we've sectioned off fights in the Naruto universe and everyone you fight gets a + attack bonus for whatever reaso
posted by Bob1200 (ENDICOTT, NY) Mar 15, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by joshhelm (CHICAGO, IL) Mar 12, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
7 out of 15 gamers (47%) found this review helpful
posted by Geomancer (PORT HUENEME, CA) Mar 30, 2012
Member since Jul 2006
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Seriously, gone are the 'special' battles such as Pain vs 6 Tails and Gaara vs Deidara.
Gone are the special conditions, such as keeping HP above 50% or finishing off the opponent with your uiltimate jutsu.
Some new characters are not worth everything they took out. This game is functional but Storms 2 is more fun. Believe it! (And now I hate myself)
posted by Zangetsu (DANBURY, CT) Mar 12, 2012
Member since Nov 2007
6 out of 14 gamers (43%) found this review helpful
posted by Pukinglollipop (ANNANDALE, VA) Mar 13, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
7 out of 17 gamers (41%) found this review helpful
posted by erttre (ORLANDO, FL) May 29, 2013
Member since May 2013
posted by TrophyBoost (NEW YORK, NY) May 28, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
can be a frantic fun game and a frustrating one
posted by Ricky_keim (SOMERSET, CA) Feb 27, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
not worth the rent
posted by nonames (OZONE PARK, NY) Feb 23, 2013
Member since Oct 2004
here is another naruto combo OOOOleftOOOOOOO.
how about skills? triangle then circle. super attack? triangle then circle, that is of-course if the super attack decides to work, as older naruto i have tried to do demon fox rasengan and only got a normal one, and yes, my chakra was full. as for the ai, even on super easy mode the AI will destroy you. i got up to the kakashi vs itachi fight in the young Naruto storyline and couldn't even get him down to half health. also, this game is one big contest to see who gets the last substitution jutsu off. you go to do a "combo", the enemy substitutes, then "combos" you, then you substitute, this goes back and forth till one of you runs out of substitutions. your team mates are also useless. in the itachi fight you get asuma and kurenai. asuna does a small smoke cloud attack (which the AI dodges easilly) and kurenai does some stupid invisible flower walking technique, which ofcourse, the ai dodges. kisame (itachi's partner) does a shark water torpedo attack, good luck dodging that. as for the story, you get to do 2-3 of the big fights from each chapter of the anime (the least they could do was let you go on missions from the anime,playing through the story of naruto and naruto shippuden) .All in all this is a bad game. if you want deep combat, go play mortal combat, or one piece: pirate warriors. go get something better, get dark souls, metal gear solid 4, or even little big planet 2.
posted by kamigy (DAYTON, WA) Feb 1, 2013
Member since Dec 2007
I'm not so grump.
And were the game grumps!
Good for what it is.
posted by ittybitty (NEWFANE, NY) Jan 24, 2013
Member since Nov 2007
posted by MegaOGbeast (JEFFERSONVILLE, IN) Dec 12, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
Not a bad game!
posted by Dvon (WESTVILLE, IN) Dec 4, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
Naruto Generations. I'm just gonna call it that.
posted by Naphtali357 (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY) Nov 26, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
Good solid game
posted by Jayblite (BROOKLYN, NY) Nov 19, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
All in all a great game for newcomers, and naruto veterans alike, just could have had a better multiplayer.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
posted by KillerB13 (ODENTON, MD) Oct 8, 2012
Member since May 2012
One game too early...
posted by Kingofhearts307 (KANEOHE, HI) Sep 30, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
Back to what is important, Generations has great replay value. All though most of the modes get repetitive, I found the most fun in the online play. Choose you favorite character, customize you ninja tools, the duke it out with others doing the same. Queuing for matches takes a while, often leaving a lot of dead time waiting. But, the high speed fights make it always worth it once match starts.
The campaign and modes to unlock everything are kind of repetitive. I wish the campaign was free roaming, but that would be too much to expect.
All-and-all if you are a fan, you will enjoy the game.
posted by BFELI12 (BALTIMORE, MD) Sep 28, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
Really fun game.
posted by pandajackjack (HAZEL PARK, MI) Sep 25, 2012
Member since Sep 2012