Ubisoft has done it again with Naruto: The Broken Bond, improving on nearly every facet of Rise of a Ninja. Stellar visuals cap off a truly diverse gameplay offering, which focuses primarily on open-world puzzle/platforming, 1v1 fighting and reflex-based minigames. The narrative's shortfalls are minor by comparison. At its best, The Broken Bond follows in the footsteps of its predecessor in making a convoluted anime narrative accessible to non-fans with a slick presentation and varied gameplay.
Fun Factor: B