Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Review
- Posted November 7th, 2008 at 01:36 EDT by
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CyberConnect2 has done a terrific job with the Naruto franchise. With Ultimate Ninja Storm being a PlayStation 3 exclusive, itâ€™s evident that the developers took advantage of the hardware they were given. Fans of the series should be ecstatic, while newcomers may be surprised with how much they enjoy the game.
- Simplistic controls
- Stunning visuals
- Tons of missions to enjoy
- Long load times
- Simplistic controls (yes, it's both)
(continued from previous page) ...When I first loaded up the title, I was taken aback by the look of the game because I had not played the demo. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to the presentation of a title, but CyberConnect2 earns two big thumbs up for the flawless transition from anime to game.
The developers continued the great visual trend with an audio performance worth recognizing. Unlike other game adaptations where the voiceovers and dialog feel forced, Naruto embraces its characters and pulls anime fans and non-fans alike into the world of the Hidden Leaf Village. While I was disappointed that there wasn’t enough dialog on an overall scale, I can’t knock the game for the dialog it does provide.
Sadly on the technical side of things, Ultimate Ninja Storm does take roughly 10-12 minutes to install. Usually an install isn’t such a bad thing because it leads to shorter load times, but for Naruto, the load times are still lengthy and far too frequent. This may throw off gamers who are a tad ADD, but I’d expect the game to load much quicker considering I had to wait for the install to complete just to play the game.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm may arguably be the best movie or show to game adaptation to date. There are some strong contenders for that title -- such as the Chronicles of Riddick -- but within this generation, Naruto: UNS is in a league of its own.
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- 8:41pm EST - November 6th, 2008
I'll be waiting for the next one... NEED MORE CHARACTER !! (1st post)
- 9:07pm EST - November 6th, 2008
I played the demo and though the controls were wayy to simple. For an anime so grand as Naruto, I'd expect the characters to have a wide array of attacks to use. Sure, it was still fun to play, but it feels very restricting.
- 9:45pm EST - November 6th, 2008
i love it its my n01 game... but... theres not enugh characters n da combos get boring... n da mini games r repetitive but ova dan dat its GRRRRREAT
- 10:23pm EST - November 6th, 2008
As an anime Naruto is overrated, but as a video game I think it pulls it off really really good.
- 12:11am EST - November 7th, 2008
I can't wait more
- 3:33am EST - November 7th, 2008
i am a big fan of naruto and more charaters
- 4:03am EST - November 7th, 2008
The visuals and dialog are fantastic. Naruto is one of the best animes next to DBZ, i wanna see a Naruto game expand into the Shippuden series
- 6:04am EST - November 7th, 2008
This is kind of a nitpick, but Naruto is known for his love of ramen and not udon.
- 9:14am EST - November 7th, 2008
As a game, Naruto pulls no punches. Good job CyberConnect2
- 10:47am EST - November 7th, 2008
Higher score than SOCOM? Yeah your not on drugs.....
- 10:28pm EST - November 7th, 2008
I just beat the main story...love this game (btw Rock Lee is, has, and always will be the best...period)...Guy and Lee's 8th Gate modes is the shizNYTE !!!!
- 8:26am EST - November 8th, 2008
There's free DLC for the game on PSN already. Being that it's so small I have to think it's either a patch for a character that was supposed to be available on the disk masquerading as DLC, or an unlock for a surprise character that wasn't originally doKEWmented. Either way the demo impressed me a lot and I'll probably be picking up the game very soon. Just so effin' many cool games coming out though, I dont have enough time for them all!
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