As a long time proponent of fighting games, I place great value upon a well balanced fighting game. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm delivers as a game where any gamer, regardless of skill, can pick up this unique fighting game and enjoy it from the start. The simplistic button sequences enable beautifully rendered attacks and combo's to be executed while still leaving an ability to create a more intricate fighting system for more advanced gamers. However, my only qualm with the game is the somewhat open-world mission based objective game play. While an interesting addition to the game, I would rather more resources been devoted to making the game available for online competition/battles rather than limiting it to local system battles. All in all this is a good game, an 8. But it could have been a 10.
this game beat rise of the ninja hands down, its basiclly just like all the other naruto games on ps2 but they take it a step further on the super moves and the cut scene's, lots of characters to choose from and support characters apply too. Its the best naruto game ive ever played, it even beat naruto shiputten accel
Most fighting games from animes are usually pretty.... bad. Mostly because you will get 20 different kinds of games all with 2 3 4 5 6 and SUPER MEGA BODOKAI, somewhere around the title (yes I am poking fun at all of the DBZ fighters only one of which I thought was good). To be honest this game seemed like it would fall into that category but I guess when you do nothing but make endless sequels and use cool new words to sell the other sequels in case people who aren't thick may have caught on that when one game is bad the others are too, you tend to find ways to make them good.
This game I would say it pretty good. It kind of lacks a lot of replay value, I am not a fan therefore once the novelty of a new game is gone unless I like the content it is pretty much over. I also tend to be exponentially good at min/maxing so I only play games vs other people when I get good at it, but at that point I am brutally beating my friends around the ring and it just isn't fun at that point either. It isn't a very intuitive game at first, but you can get the hang of it fairly quickly.
Overall I think it is a very good game as far as fighting games of this genre go. The graphics are like a 3D anime, which works because that is what the game is suppose to look like, so it appeals to the original genre and the fanbase. The fighting system isn't overly simple but isn't morbidly complex. The action is quick but not so fast it makes you dizzy. The difficulty curves don't range from barely doing anything to putting you on lock down the entire fight (sometimes, some are just bad picks against certain fighters). Overall I was blown away with just how fun this game was, I would recommend it to someone who wants to play a fighting game.