Eurogamer Portugal, review Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. This game is the first Naruto videogame on PlayStation 3, and exclusive.
great to see they kept dual audio like in the demo.
Yeah I agree. The English voice actors aren't bad but if you want to get the most out of the anime/game, listening in Japanese is really the way to go. Of course it helps if you understand what they're saying so you can understand the mannerisms and whatnot. As for the lack of an online mode, I don't care. I don't play very many fighting games anymore, let alone playing them online. This will be the first new fighting game that I've bought in several years. Not that the genre's bad or anything, it's just that I've been playing fighting games since the days of the original Street Fighter 2 and in general, most things have been done several times over. Not too say that's bad, but as a person who's been playing fighting games for 15 years it kind of gets old. Naruto - Ultimate Ninja Storm is the one fighting game that I really enjoyed, the demo at least. Chasing Hatake Kakashi around the splashy stage and activating Naruto's "Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu" was awesome. Like Kakashi getting covered with an ant colony of Naruto clones. I loved that and the attention to detail was just spot on. If you get one fighting game this gen, let it be this one. It's fun, it's original, and it's funny. Go CyberConnect 2, you've done a grand thing.
i'll rent first and then if i like i'll buy. But if the game had online mode i would have bought it first. It looks cool but what if it isn't. If there was online i know i could have gotten a friend of mine to get it too and we could have at least beat our asses online. (He lives in atlanta and i'm in cali). So with no online the purchase just isn't certain for me. I hope they do online add on in the future
yeah i played the demo and it's a great game. but i think it's gonna suffer with the release date. it's the kind of game that would sell well if it was launched outside the busy christmas time. everything i watch or play i prefer original audio, be it an french movie or a japanese game. i consider dubs a mortal sin :D
Yeah I know what you mean, mariusmal, but personally it's fairly high on my list. I'm a huge Naruto fan, and this will be the first game in the series that I'll have played. I've already gotten Star Ocean for PSP, and I'm only planning on a few other games this holiday season. Valkyria Chronicles, Resistance 2, and Naruto are the only others I'm planning on. I'm gonna be plenty busy for the next few months.
yeah i know that many gamers have different tastes :P i just hope that it sells well cause we need more anime based games with this quality. i'm a big naruto fan too but my gaming priorities are more like fallout 3 and more ocidental rpg's
i would take the game if it had multiplayer, but the developers are stupid and didn't make the most important feature for a such fun game imho
It has multiplayer, just not online multiplayer. It still looks beautiful and fun to play even without an online component.
All the other Naruto games on the PS2 didnt have online and those were great. This is the best one out of all the Naruto games and people are still upset at no online. So what its a great game and it has a long story mode. Dude said in the review that its way over 10 hours long and thats not with all the side missions finished. Dead space has no online people aren't complaining about that. Bioshock had no online. Not every game needs online. If you pass up on this because of no online youre really missing out.
Fighting games really don't work well online... due to the inevitable latency over inter-city connections. So, until someone comes up with a new type of fighting game that doesn't rely on twit-action offense-vs-defense gameplay, online will have to take the backseat in fighting games. It's really just the limitation of the genre. It has nothing to do with the developers. The same will apply to SF4.
i dont think the game would workonline really with all the cutscenes it has in fights
totally agree with you now that you mentioned it.
good game... desevered a higher score imo.
i agree the game deserve a better score, but in any case will purchase it day one, along with valkirie chronicles, and yesterday I purchase socom,dead space and bioshock, just left little big planet,naruto and valkirie.
You should have gotten farcry over bioshock, it's 100x better.
Or do like me and get both Farcry 2 and Bioshock.. Awesome combo ftw! \o/ Btw the Naruto demo rocked so I might consider buying this tho I never watched any single minute of Naruto before >.>
well i can buy farcry 2 later XD xD too many shooters
this game is great i just wrote a review for this tell me if its good Review: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Naruto is back with another iteration of the naruto video game series, but this one is Special from the others. Throwing away the old 2d fighting system and re doing the series in 3d was just what the doctor ordered for this slowly declining series, While at times the camera could be a little jittery it is still miles away from the old 2d fighting system. The camera is not the only fresh amazing thing about this game the cell shading is possibly the best ever seen on a console only rivaled by the naruto anime itself, Given this is a next gen game Naruto rise of a ninja on the Xbox 360 pales in comparison to the brilliant cell shading fluid animations all running at glorious 1080p (HD). But there are a few things that keep this from being the triple a title I wanted it to be, being built from the Ground up on the ps3 hardware I found it rather disappointing the game did not support trophies. Also a big gripe was the non existent multiplayer. I mean come on really? I expect every game in this day and age to have multiplayer especially a fighting game of this caliber. All in All I had fun with this game and that’s the point but I can’t give it the perfect score I wanted it to have. Pros Great Fighting Mechanics Interesting Story Line The Best cell shading seen in a game Cons No multiplayer No trophies Verdict: 4.5/5
with your Cons, it has multiplayer. Its offline multiplayer, but multiplayer non the less. You should write "No Online Multiplayer" as its misleading to say there isn't any to begin with.
now i know that all games will be introduced to trophies in 2009 but come on its a high school paper whos gonna know
dont care im Still buying it ^^ !!!!!! better all naruto game that came so far
I NEVER had a doubt that this game was going to be amazing
I'm getting this game.
is awesome at doing cel-shaded graphics. Homonyms FTW.
the fighting is badd azz. Too bad there is no online play.but whatever.
true, but i don't play fighters online a lot.. my comfort zone is me and a buddy in a room.. locked in a furious battle of Mortal Kombat 2 or Soulcalibur this game doesn't seem like it will provide the same kind of experience.... but im checking it out because of the story mode, excellent cartoon-level graphics and gripping combat... i especially love the (admittedly overblown) special moves..... Naruto replicates himself several hundred times and body slams the opponent??? nice
Well in the cartoon, manga, japanese show, what ever you wanna call it, Naruto does make tons of clones, sometimes thousands to fight people. Yeahhhh
i want to get this but it's releasing at a very bad time, imo. too many great games releasing within the same time frame
Who plays fighters online? The AI is so good at this point that you shouldn't need to play online.
agreed, the lack of online play is a negligible loss what gets me though is the lack of trophies, im not a huge trophy whore... but it's just the principle with so many 3rd parties supporting the trophy system this fall given the same time UNS had.... why couldn't Sony push the devs to implement such a simple feature for an EXCLUSIVE game.. weird i expect there's a patch in the works though
Have you ever played online fighters on the the first X-box? Capcom vs SNK2??? Third strike??? that's how people got together to make an even like EVO. You'lllearn different styles and techniques online. It's like playing arcade Tekken. But only one Joystick. I dunno...maybe you'll like that... But i love REAL competition You wanna fight to beat the AI? or fight to beat Hundreds of real people? You wanna stick to a routine where you'll know all of the AI's tactics? or do you wanna adjust your style during combat?
yes, RAF- playing against humans is much better than playing against the AI that's why i play fighters locally a lot.... it's better that way anyway, no lag hey im not saying the lack of an online mode is good thing by any means... just that in this particular circumstance, it's easy to overlook the issue given the quality of the single player game
You obviously haven't played Tekken: Dark Resurrection. You'll never find a human player as good as the AI on that game. It was insane! Human players are great, but shouldn't you have friends for that? Siblings? Anything? I've played fighters online before. I can understand a brawler online, but not a 1-on-1 fighter. There's just no purpose.
I was seriously considering buying this game. But seeing that there are 5 or 6 games coming out in the next 2 weeks that I was weighing, the lack of online play is just the piece of information that I needed to eliminate it from consideration. EDIT: There is no A.I. that can play as good as a really good human.
deserves a better score but this is eurogamer, a known ps3 hating site, so this is expected
It's good to see developers 3rd Party btw creating exclusives for each console. Naruto UNS > Broken Bonds. Just saying. Power of Cell and RSX proved once again.
too bad i may skip this good game
of course I have it pre-ordered! I'm a ps3!
Im have it pre-ordered but not having online is a huge loss in my opinion.. it would be so much fun playing online with people.
Man, I really want this game!
So will be the sales now in Japan a little better?
Is the game out already!? I'm soo pumped for this game. The demo itself was soo much fun to play, I can just imagine the whole game.
yes, actually many many people complained that bioshock didnt have multiplayer. besides, its hard to have a fighting game without multiplayer these days. What if soul calibur 4 came and said "sorry guys, no multiplayer, but the game is still great!!" answer - no one would buy it...
Will buy when price drops, the game looks stupendous!
70EuroGamer The phrase "one for the fans" has never been applied more honestly than in this case; it may be flawed, but we're happy to recommend Rise of a Ninja to Naruto fans - albeit with a few reservations. Believe it. From looking at this I believe this really is a great game. If they gave Rise of a ninja 70 and this an 80, the bigger sites are sure to give it a higher score. By the way the review came from metacritic.
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