"...it's the story mode mission structure CyberConnect2 has put in place that really has us intrigued by Ninja Storm. You see, the game features a large open world – dubbed the Hidden Village – which acts as a central hub between battles. Here, you can chat to townsfolk to unlock new objectives or simply explore in a bid to collect handy items for use in battle or bump up your abilities. What's particularly striking though is the amount of effort CyberConnect2 has put into this side of the game, with it practically being a platformer in its own right."
Nevada Dru from Bits & Pieces finally got into Naruto and works his way through the Ulimate Ninja Storm series, starting at the begining.