Canadian Online Gamers: "Though Naruto: Powerful Shippuden is not a perfect brawler, it’s certainly a fun fighting/action game. The RPG elements like stat boosting and character building are something that more fighting/action games should implement. While I did find that the humor to be a bit flat at times, I also found that it was nice to play a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Rock Lee’s silly tale hasn’t made an appearance in any games yet, so this is something that is fresh for fans of the series too. At the end of the day Naruto: Powerful Shippuden delivers a fun and unique brawling experience that 3DS gamers and Naruto fans alike shouldn’t miss out on as it is fairly entertaining."