GameZone writes: "During the late 90s, the term "old-school RPG" was as common as "Final Fantasy VII clone." First and foremost, people liked the retro RPG style. Second, it isn't very expensive to produce a game with SNES-quality graphics. But as every RPG fan knows, underneath the 16-bit visuals is a gameplay format that favors excessive town exploration, text-only dialogue, and a turn-based combat system that is quick and enjoyable.
Those words can certainly be applied to Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2. Drenched in the Naruto license (the cast, locations, monsters, etc.), Path of the Ninja 2 is very much a game for the Naruto faithful. And though it has a few annoyances, it is also a great RPG for fans of old-school role-playing."