Review by tazflcn
"Naruto Storm 2 could've been better with this"
I really like the game graphics, voices, and the characters that was available. If you a true Naruto fan that watch the anime and read the mangas you will easily point out the good and the bad. There basically cover must of the series that was shown in the anime.
Opening Scenes: 3/5
The game intro can be more cinematic and off topic like Dragonball Z Tenkaichi games that would be a interesting to watch with Naruto characters.
If you play the first storm you was hoping for a big upgrade and additional characters including the time skip characters. It would've been better if they didn't have character slots taken by the same character (ex. Naruto & Sauske). If they just could've let the player press L1 for different fighting style (ex. Ultimate Ninja Storm1 Sauske: regular clothes and chunin exam clothes had different fighting styles,awakening, and special)choose the costume they wanted, jutsus, specials, and awakening. Instead of taking extra slots and depleting the amount of different characters that can be played. Sage mode should be an awakening or a different costume fighting style for Naruto. Instead of just filling slots they just could've added Guren, Sora, Utakara, Konomaru, .
Some of the exciting fights that occur in the anime and manga should had a boss battle cinematic fight like Shikamaru & Kakashi vs.Kakuzu & Hidan , Orochimaru vs Sauske, Deidra vs Sauske, and Killer Bee vs Sauske. Jugo clothing was totally off from the anime and manga I know he wore that attire when they first met but as the story progress he had a curtain to wrap around his body, and a Akatsuki robe. When Kakashi fought Kakuzu & Hidan as they fightin the jacket should've tore off him. The story arc when Sauske suppose to capture Killer Bee should have been in the original story mode and at least they could've added the other Taka members as support characters.
The gameplay is still the same but upgraded for the most part. The online play is sometimes lag free depends on connection from both players. One thing they should've came to the developers mind depending how the character get damage in battle the clothes should start to get damage or torn to a extent. The health bar could have stead the same or been a added feature in battle options. The developers shouldn't have took out the jutsu clashes because that was a important, entertaining, good for a defense move, best for sudden deaths, and popular in the anime since Sauske vs Naruto. Power moves clashing is what I and most fans look for in Naruto and DBZ games if they can make a update for this it would be a good thing for the users that rather play without it can turn the feature off. Another thing they excluded from storm 2 is starting a regular match with awakening mode activated like most of us did in the first storm. This was another let down to me they should also make a patch for this to be use only in offline battles because if available in online people will abuse/spam the power.
The graphics pretty much stayed the same giving it the anime feel as we play the game.The boss battle graphics is brilliant also.
Overall Score: 8/10
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a fun game overall without all the missing pieces. If you a Naruto fan and have a PS3 or 360 don't matter which system go out, buy the game if you want to have fun and also meet good players online.
Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 11/04/10
Game Release: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (US, 10/19/10)
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