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Submitted by Van 1318d ago | review

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. (Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles, Wii) 5.5/10

Supman  +   1318d ago
Lol, this game is lame.
RedDead  +   1318d 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."
Quagmire  +   1318d ago
Naruto sucks. Dragon Ball Z Forever....if the games didnt suck as equally.
chidori soukou  +   1318d ago
^

naruto pwnds dragon crap all day..
fight4love  +   1318d ago
in b4 fan war

im glad this game fails. it looks stupid
RedDead  +   1318d 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)
Quagmire  +   1318d ago
Wow, so you don't get out much do you?
Baka-akaB  +   1318d 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 .
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Optical_Matrix  +   1318d 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-Pyro  +   1318d 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. >.>
jetlian  +   1318d ago
i own
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-Pyro  +   1318d 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?
jetlian  +   1318d ago
trigun
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_Matrix  +   1318d 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).
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jetlian  +   1317d 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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Dsnyder  +   1318d 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.

/rant
Neckbear  +   1318d 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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Buffniceguy  +   1318d ago
If IGN says it's bad it must be good :)
TurismoGTR  +   1318d ago
Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Keshin, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Gundam Series FTW
NoBias  +   1318d ago
Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note and One Piece are my top favs.
TurismoGTR  +   1318d ago
Than you got some great taste in Anime my friend.
EVO-OM3GA  +   1318d 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
Stealth20k  +   1318d ago
atlus the picture of quality.

Even publishign this shit proves how the mighty have fallen
256bit  +   1318d ago
...bleach all day
Optical_Matrix  +   1318d ago
Sounds like the people in this thread should broaden their anime watching a bit or even their manga watching because the things people are listing a great and all but theres much more out there man.

K-On, Zero no Tsukaima, Bakemonogatari, The Meloncholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, Soul Eater, Nichijou (coming soon), Azumanga Daioh, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan, Ookami san to shichinin no nakamatachi, Lucky Star, Genshiken, Kujibiki Unbalance, High School of The Dead...and many more.

As for manga, Naruto, One Piece, Medaka Box, To-Love- Ru, Butus Zone, Shaman King, Blue Exorcist, Kure-Nai, Karakuri Douji Ultimo, Hajimete no Koushien, Yotsuba&, Maken-Ki, Suzumiya Haruhi- Chan no Yuutsu, High School of The Dead, Akaboshi, Toriko, Ane Doki.
Neckbear  +   1318d ago
K-On? Moeblobs. Zero no Tsukaima? Bland fanservice, ain't even close to the novels (Albeit the novels got also repetitive with time, and they got just boring). Bakemonogatari? All it had were wordplays and cliched romance. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya? Enjoy your endless 8. Soul Eater? Hm, it was fairly okay. Azumanga Daioh? ahahahah. TTGL? I agree, it was awesome. Ookami-san? Bland comedy. Lucky Star? Bland moeblobs. High School of the Dead? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Jesus.

As for manga, I'm disappointed you didn't even bother mentioning The World God Only Knows and Bokurano.

If anything, about almost all of those you mentioned are awful.

Get some taste, bro.
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Optical_Matrix  +   1318d ago
I have plenty of taste my friend. I can enjoy my moe and fun anime, as well as my serious and deeper stuff. You say most of them are awful, yet a lot of them are HUGE in Japan. So either Japan has bad taste in anime (lolwut?) or you're trying too hard. I also reccomend Cencoroll , The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Angel Beats. All I was doing was reccomending some fun anime to watch.

I agree with your post above though Neckbear. Welcome to the NHK was a genius anime, and the novel even more so. Have you watched Kaiji?
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Seekerofthewind  +   1316d ago
No mention of Mushishi, Eternal Sabbath, Alive!, or Parasyte? You give me a sad, bro.

...Kidding about the air of disappointment, but I'd seriously recommend all four. They're all fairly good manga.
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Dozer  +   1318d ago
One Piece shits on em all!! Especially where they are in the manga.
kesvalk  +   1316d ago
the gripe i have with this game is the FPS going down at everysingle battle...

and only having naruto and sasuke as playable characters...

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