this game was fun for me i love the anime and even convinced my sister who hated it at the time ( time being the 1st season or so) to like it, but this game just needed to wait a little more so we could have more story in it. i loved the combat and everything else but all the new feature (mob battles, ultimate decision etc.) but there just isn't enough material in it to justify 13 whole chapters. some are painfully long while others take 10-20 mins. their just wasn't enough story material to me to justify buying this game at full price, which unfortunately i did. i beat the game in a day, i enjoyed it, i just wish it had more to it. a little disappointing compared to ninja storm 2 which took me about 2 weeks.
Sorry but I detest English dub voice acting. So glad they have the option for sub titles and Japanese voice acting.
it's funny how this game is put in one of gamespot's most popular recent games , having a score of 8.8 by users and still gets a six :/
this guy/shamel dont know what he talks about and this game is for the fans of the show not random people
after reading a lot of the comments im surprised feedbackula hasn't touched up on this, would make a good ep thats for sure.
me and a buddy of mine play this often enough for it to be worth the buy. also i think the story is a little further in the game then in the anime, the last boss battle was epic too. wish the combat wasnt so easy but i guess its cool how anyone can jump right in and enjoy the game. if your a fan you should buy this game, otherwise You should rent it and see if you like it.
Well, i think this is a great game, and tell the story right,it deserves better score
Btw: update your Xbox 360 gamespot, i have the slim version and i have no issues in mob battles and i havent installed the cd to the hard drive yet
The same moves, just with a different story. You'd think they would have made more changes by now. Just plain lazy.
It's a great game you guys should definitely get it =P
and hey even if you aren't fan of Naruto this game has a lot of heart and it's worth playing.
Psst, and if you are a fan this is a total treat! and hey even though the review scores are different you can always rent the game and try for yourself, you can thank me later ^^
I am a naruto fan, but after they opted to move forward with the namco game rather than UbiSofts game i have been opting NOT to buy these. The gameplay is sub par to the broken bond one that ubisoft published.
To all Naruto fans listen up I'm happy you don't get to review this game. I know you can in your profile and such, but I would not trust my 60$ towards a fanboy. Fanboys are unreliable and don't make sense. I bet in all your reviews it will be more positive then negative if your really going to review a game you have to show consideration to newcomers. you also need to know what the heck you are talking about. Not some fanboy pride like everything is so great and sooooo AWAESOME and minor issues doesn't matter and i will give it a 8.0 or a 9.0 no no these non-fanboy people are professional and they know what they are talking about
I hate the fans responses to reviews like this. Carolyn gave a decent review about a new Naruto game. I am a huge fan of the series and agree with the review. she didn't say that the game wasnt worth getting, she warned people who are not familiar with the series that they may not want to pick this installment as their first experience because of the lengthy story elements and having previous knowledge of characters and factions is absolutely vital to fully immersing yourself in this game. some of you show your ignorance so quickly sometimes it is ridiculous. grow up guys.
im getting this wether the nasal reviewer reckons this is good or not. i think if you liked the other series ull love this... he should of touched on the additions instead of the gameplay we know about already... like crumbling scenary and ring out...
lol i dont like the STORM series at all, but this one was the best out of all of them. The story was amazingly told, I was surprised by it.
This is one of the worst reviews I've came across in a long time. None of wat she said if accurate. And the things that are actually wrong with the game, she didnt even mentioned.
Like some of you, had to sign in when I rarely do.
This woman clearly has no interest or care for Naruto, and it's translated into the score for this game. She has an "out of the loop" perspective on the game and has no idea what's going on. An actual fan (which is who this game is directed at) would be more suitable to rate this game. She should've taken its demographic into consideration, all the cut scenes and cinematics are actually going to matter to a fan of the series.
As for the combat system it's easy to pick up, difficult to master. She failed to mention the changes in the combat system from the previous installment.I personally think the only disappointing thing in this game was the roster and minor framedrops. Otherwise, the best game in the series easily pulls an 8.
@priboy15 It is alright boy, we understand you.. .. ..
@OHGFawx I was just thinking exactly the same thing. I wish you could put it in Japanese and have subtitles.
You are wrong i thought so to but I played it and they changed almost all the jutsu and the battle system is faster and more responsive.
Play the game you will see its different!
@McNeelyJ39 You should more like a fighting game fan. If you were a Naruto fan you would know that these newer games cover the abilities in the naruto series better than the ubisoft games. They were good games at their time, but the naruto series is too epic in its fighting to be a simple 2d fighter.
@JusXiceBeing a fan of something generally means having higher expectations, not lower.
@JusXice I'm a fanboy and I would still rate this game a 7. Stop being so judgmental. The mechanics on this game is amazing. To be honest, true naruto fans would rate this game low because of the lack of detail on specific fights.
I do agree about the review needs to by objective but the problem with this game is if your not a Naruto follower most likely this game is not for you.
This game is not like tekken or street fighter its a game built around the manga and series its made for the fan in mind and I think that the best way to know if a game is good for you is not by one review but a couple that show different aspects and different views.
I for one think this game is grate because its easy to play and I follow the manga so its fun for me and my friends. I wont recommend this game to any one that didn't read the manga or watch the series because it will be a waste of money for them AND BORING.
Its not Inferior.
For him it is because is not a fan but if you like Naruto you will like this game!
And if your not a fan or at least follower don't waste your money.
@nayce54 RE 6 WAS SHI T. Thats why It score so low Ass hole
@thehawk3986 It's a pretty bad review because she didn't take its demographic into consideration. She should've almost put herself in the shoes of a fan who actually gives a shit about the story, which clearly she didn't. If you think about it in that respect, it was a rather subjective review. She was probably lost and got bored of the story, which is why she mentioned "getting lost" on at least 3 occasions. Also think about how terribly wrong she was regarding the combat system, also failing to mention its improvements since the previous installment. The lack of things she mentioned just made me turn my brain off, and stopped taking her seriously.
@martaye Just an FYI, it's her, not he.
@b0sse just remember that 90% of anime fighter names are foods.
Kakarot means carrot, Vegeta is vegetable, Ichigo means strawberry, and Naruto is a fish cake found in ramen as a garnish.
@b0sse To be fair, most people don't pronounce chakra properly =/
@Xyllix i agree
@Xyllix Exclusively having fans review games is problematized by bias though.
@Madhatter921 Yeah this a video game not the anime. I really don't see that happening in a anime game review .
@hatake7500 Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely get the game if they've changed/improved it :)
@hiverious Don't make that your only point your just going to start a humbug again.... That said although I almost never agree with her end verdicts(check parasite eve 3rd birthday lol) Carolyn always makes valid points I feel this game is going the way of DBZ fighters.
Actually I wish they had called the game"Fish Cake Hurricane Chronicles: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3" like it means I would have bought that game in a heart beat lol.
@tom_cat_01 @Xyllix it doesnt have to be a fan. it could be someone who at least knows a thing or two about it. besides, if someone really wanted to know if they would be interested in buying this game and they werent a fan already, there is gameplay that they could watch and do research with other sources if they were that interested in knowing whether or not its right for them. i game that is this far in a SERIES of games is most likely to be played by someone who is already a fan, so it makes more sense for a fan to review the game because they will know what the consumer is likely looking for in a new installment in the series.
@CRAPCOM1926 @Xyllix @thehawk3986 It was never going against deep fighters like Street Fighter, Tekken or VF. It's a fan service game for petes sake! &, if nothing else should only be judged against other fan service anime games. Such as? The recent North Star 2 or, as you stated, the recent One Piece.
@OldKye Ah yeah, didn't mean to start anything by that. Sorry.
From what I got from her review, it seems familiarity with the series is key to enjoying this game, and so its niche appeal may not make it a worthy purchase for everyone interested in fighters. I think that's a fair point.
The problem of touching on additions instead of gameplay that is already known to fans of the series is that some people, myself included, may not have played anything Naruto related (or watched anything the 4th episode for that matter), and so a rundown of gameplay is kind of a good thing.
Unfortunately, there is only so much a reviewer can put into a review, and games are particular in that they are interactive and so a lot of the body of the review will fall on the interactive side of things.