Video games based on Japanese animes are known for two specific things. They have names that are entirely too long, and they are often terrible. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 keeps up with at least one of these anime video games axioms by keeping it’s title at a syllable count higher than nine, but the other part, the quality part, is where Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 separates itself from it’s competitors. I didn’t know much about Naruto before diving into the game, and even after my time with the title, I am not entirely clear on the intricacies of the Naruto universe. I did walk away with an appreciation for the characters though, and more importantly an appreciation for the game and it’s absolutely enjoyable combat.