CC2 doesn't need defending though, they've done a fantastic job. It's not like they're Ninja Theory. In fact, I can't even imagine what hoops there would be if you wanted to defend CC2. A: "I hate CC2 they're terrible!" B: "They make great Naruto games though." A: "Oh yeah."
Mai waifu: http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3729/maiwaifu.png
It's not the fact that it's Naruto, it's the fact that despite what people say CC2 give's us slightly more than most company's would when it comes to fighting games. That and people set their expectations too high for this series when they know that CC2 always's disappoints in some way when it comes to their games!