Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate
Ninja Storm 2
Reviewed for: Playstation 3
From: Namco Bandai
Softworks ESRB Rating: Teen
By Nataniel Lazaga, Courier Staff Writer
"Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2" was released for PlayStation 3 on October 29. Based on the popular anime Naruto, the game starts at the beginning of the shippuden series when Naruto finishes his training with his master Jiraiya; the game ends when he battles his enemy Pain. The story mode has many boss battles, collect/mini games, a storyline similar to that of the anime and the insane cut scenes.
The game has 41 playable characters, including a surprise character from Tekken 6. Some are automatically available, but most of them are unlocked by playing the story mode and earning a specific amount of points. Each character has their own powerful moves as seen in the show.
Simple and fun, the game can be played locally or online. Users can battle with single character or have at least 2 support characters to mix up the fight. Although loading the fight may take awhile, the graphics have a nice, realistic 3D touch of 3D that go well with the fighting and cut scenes.
Overall, the game has a really nice visual and coloring, very intense story fighting, unique fighting modes and an interesting main menu. The only downside is how sometimes the loading takes awhile. However, "Naruto Shippuden" is still a pretty good and simple fighting game and a must-get game for fans of the anime.