IGN: Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles Review

In Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles, the number one hyperactive knucklehead ninja faces off against faceless foes. The Mugonhei are soulless, lifeless mud doll automatons that shuffle after our hero with all the intensity of a pile of rocks. Dispatching them quickly becomes a mindless chore for the over-the-top Naruto, as the zombie-like mudmen can never hope to match his energy -- and that interaction ends up defining this entire game pretty well.

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Supman2668d ago

Lol, this game is lame.

RedDead2668d ago

Not surprised, never liked the look of it.

Atleast they gave Naruto some credit
"A great intro sequence sets the stage with exclusive new animation. The menus and story sequences are just as strong. It's pure Naruto through and through."

Quagmire2668d ago

Naruto sucks. Dragon Ball Z Forever....if the games didnt suck as equally.

chidori soukou2668d ago


naruto pwnds dragon crap all day..

fight4love2668d ago

in b4 fan war

im glad this game fails. it looks stupid

RedDead2668d ago

If you actualy go back and look at dragonball, Naruto is beyond it. Just because dragonball was out first doesn't make it better. It's your complete standard shoenen thoguh a good one at that, Naruto atleast tries to even out the super happy main good character with a super evil depressed bad character who is as equally important to the plot as the main character.

The main character is 51% Naruto - 49% Sasuke, the 1% differance just because it's named after Naruto. And of course Naruto will win in the end, this is a shoenen, it's like wondering if the sith will win in the star wars ending.

Also the fact that it uses someone like Itachi who no one can say was right or wrong in what he did(fans conflict alot on him)

Quagmire2668d ago

Wow, so you don't get out much do you?

Baka-akaB2667d ago (Edited 2667d ago )

uh ? Sasuke is basically a younger vegeta , he even make as many silly mistakes . I dont see how it balance out anything .

Still i dont agree with the crap said early , both are great , only far below the One piece king .

Optical_Matrix2668d ago

Dragon Ball will always have a place in my life because its a timeless classic. However, Naruto destroys it in the story department.

Jack-Pyro2668d ago

Strange considering how both series are relatively mediocre compared to a lot of other anime...>.>

Like...IDK.....Samurai X, Ghost in the Shell, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Hell I'd even put Bleach above those two....though not much higher...

It's strange that the mediocre or just relatively good series always end up being the biggest hits, with the obvious exception being Death Note, which was utter crap. >.>

jetlian2668d ago

all most all the ones you mentioned and none of them are above naruto and DBZ. DB was better than DBZ but over all naruto is better.

Bleach actually is better than NARUTO. histories strongest disciple kenichi is the best for me. funny, action and a little(a lot lately) fanservice and good story

Jack-Pyro2668d ago

I realize this is a matter of opinion, so I'm going to ask why you think Naruto is superior to those that I listed?

jetlian2667d ago

was just boring i can't even fully remember what it was about. samurai x(ruroni kenshin) was good I actually like those too. wish they made the jinchu arc in anime form. the samurai x (ova's)ones are from jinchuu arc flashback but are short.

bebop I didn't like the ending and the anime was all over the place. Ghost I never could get into. Maybe its the gun culture of it.

I'm more into swords or martial art based stories. Most of the ones you mentioned were short lived too. So you couldn't see much growth from the characters

Optical_Matrix2667d ago (Edited 2667d ago )

Jetlian...Bleach is better than NARUTO? Don't kid yourself. For the past couple of years the Bleach manga has been an absolute travesty. Repetitive plot that fails to reach the excellence of the original soul society arc, drawn out plot line and repetitie battles and terrible pacing.

As for Jack Pyro, I know theres better series out there. Trust me, I know. But Naruto remains my favorite series regardless. You too, putting Bleach higher, I know is a matter of opinion but it still makes me question your argument. Bleach has had horrendous writing and pacing for well over a year now. Why do you think its popularity has shot down so much as of late? And why do you think Naruto and One Piece consistently pwn it in the weekly JUMP polls. Bleach hasn't been good since the Soul Society arc. If Kubo can't recapture that again then he may as well give up writing Bleach.

Are you talking about manga or anime? I read tonnes of manga, and watch a fuck load of anime, more so than a lot of people and I don't see how you're comparing Naruto to Trigun, Samurai X and Cowboy Bebop when they're completely different genre's. They're not even shounen. Heck they push into the Seinen genre.

I can list plenty of reasons why Naruto is better:

1) The pacing is far superior to Bleaches. Fights in Naruto aren't dragged out to the point of boredom with constant blade clashes like in Bleach. Every move made results in a new revelation in the fight. Story pacing is much better too, especially as Naruto has reached the 4th Ninja War arc, the pacing of the story has been comparable to One Piece. The amount of times I've read Bleach and felt like I've got no where after 5 chapters in the story. Kubo's editor should be shot.

2) Variety of techniques. Naruto easily has one of the widest variety of techniques, fighting styles I've seen in a shounen manga. One only has to look at Hiden Sha no Sho, the 3rd Data Book to see this. Bleach has spells, but for the most part its just swords and blades which as usual result in the constant sword clashes I mentioned earlier, as well as stupid generic shit like people running away from fights.

3) Characters. Although Kishi could do some work on using characters more, the development of them is much better and he is much better at showing off non main characters than Kubo.

I could go on, but in the grand scheme of things Kishimoto is a much better mangaka than Kubo. Like wise, Oda (of One Piece) is better than both of them (even though I prefer Naruto over all others, Oda is a genius in the way he presents his series and keeps it fresh. The pacing is perfection).

jetlian2667d ago (Edited 2667d ago )

lol dude naruto battles are getting to the point of DBZ levels. Bleach battles last but 1-2 epsodes max!!! the pain invasion was like 20 episodes and theres flashbacks in like every episode of naruto!

And virtually everyone naruto fights he changes them. He hasn't grown at all,still crying . Also for the anime you had 85 straight filler and they all sucked! Shippuden was super slow too.

Bleach filler is pretty decent. bount arc was good and had great fights. Koga fight with byakuya was tight. Animation on bleach is consistent narutos is all over the place.

Only thing I can give naruto is they more special moves

Edit: Bleach just lacks back story on all the people. And look at naruto manga adding dead characters back wtf is that? its like they couldn't think of new ones.

Naruto should have killed sasuke by now. he tried killing them at the hideout he nearly killed sakura.He went after BEE who did nothing to him. he killed danzo It like wake up dude he's a lost cause. Naruto lets him go free.

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Dsnyder2667d ago

Sorry new age anime guys but Naruto doesnt even hold a candle to dragonball. Goku is pretty much the superman of japan (ha that even rhymed) and it will always be that way. I Dont know how anyone could say Naruto is good anyway. Its just flash back for 30 episodes, fight, and more flashbacks. Half the characters are emo as well so they have to get thier own little show and have a 5 episode flashback so they dont feel left out and cut themself even if they have bugger all relevance in the story. God what a boring show. Once I the Hokage died (spoiler) that was it for me.


Neckbear2667d ago (Edited 2667d ago )

Both Naruto and Dragon Ball are awful series that consist of nothing but fillers.

If you wanna watch something GOOD, watch Baccano!, Cowboy Bebop or Welcome to the NHK!.

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Buffniceguy2668d ago

If IGN says it's bad it must be good :)

TurismoGTR2668d ago

Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Keshin, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Gundam Series FTW

NoBias2667d ago

Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note and One Piece are my top favs.

TurismoGTR2667d ago

Than you got some great taste in Anime my friend.

EVO-OM3GA2667d ago

Are we just talking about anime in general or anime games, if anime in general..

Elfen Lied, Akira, Devil Man, Fist of The North Star, Death Note, Hellsing (Alucard), Cowboy Bepop, Full Metal, Ghost In a Shell, Unlimited Blade Works, One Shot, Bleach, Naruto, Gundam Wing, Gundam Seed, Zoids, Dragball, Dragball Z.

If you guys wanna recommend any feel free

I didnt like Dragonball GT so it doesnt make my list

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