Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 - San Francisco Video Game Industry
Naruto is at it again in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. In this game there will be fights, lots of fights....
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 - San Francisco
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Naruto is at it again in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. In this game there will be fights, lots of fights. There
will also be a compelling storyline that, if you are a Naruto fan, will not disappoint. But read on -
there is quite a bit more.
The game begins with Naruto returning from a long trip. After he gets back he is reunited with old
friends and teachers. Its then you find out that something is not quite right with the Hidden Leaf
Village and you begin your quest to find out what is going on and of course try to thwart the
impending doom. There are many twists and turns in the storyline that will keep you intertwined
with what is going on.
The majority of the game you will be wandering from area to area. Hidden Leaf village is done up
very nicely with a variety of stores in it to either buy new ninja equipment, bento boxes or other
supplies to help with your battles. There is even a card shop where you can buy collectible cards to
change your online id. During your travels there are also a multitude of items to collect as you go
from town to town, whether it is picking carrots to make a new bento box, or bird droppings to find a
special ingredient. You will find yourself spending a lot of time picking up everything on each
screen. For the OCD gamer, you will have a lot to collect. Fortunately the most difficult items to find
are not that hard to obtain as you progress further into the game. I would say that since the game
forces you to backtrack all the time, it is a good way to break up the monotony. Unfortunately, as
you go from area to area, you will be seeing a loading screen which seems to pop up every time you
go to a different area. There are also loading screens when you come out of a menu, or talk to
someone with a storyline interlude. Given that data is installed at the beginning of the game, the
loading screens can at times, be too much to handle.
So of course the biggest part of the game is its battle system. The fights are either 1v1 or 3v3.
During the storyline, and depending which character you are controlling, you will fight to progress.
The battle begins with it giving you the chance to use Read Naruto Manga boosting Bento boxes
before each fight and will give you the chance to set up your ninja tools. The controls during the
fights are easy enough to understand with you having a jump button, attack button and a projectile
button. There is also a chakra button that will enable you to use your ninjitsu and do very strong
attacks. When you do your ultimate jutsu it will also provide you with a much more dramatic cut
scene depending on how strong the attack is. During the Boss battles, there are Quick Time Events
that really are a spectacular sight and very fun to watch, if you are not playing it. Even though it's a
beautiful animation, you will be too busy waiting for the QTE input to pop to watch it.
There is also a local multiplayer and online multiplayer. Local is pretty standard where you choose
who to fight against and go from there. Online multiplayer is similar and you can choose whether to
fight anyone based on their connection, rank, or just a free battle. As expected you will probably run
into people online who are just too good and make it annoying to play against them.
Overall you will find this game quite surprising if you are a fan of the series, and if you are not, its
trophies are pretty easy to obtain as well.
GOOD: Item collecting, it can be done for hours literally. During the endgame, the collecting doesn't
end but gets even more complex by trying to get every little thing in the game,
The Boss Battles were great as well giving you a lot of dramatic action on screen. After getting to
learn how to do the Jutsu moves, the fighting can be really fun as well.
NOTSOGOOD: Loading, loading...loading. There were too many loading screens. It's worrisome of
how long the screens would be without the installed Naruto Manga data.
Transportation was lacking - you cannot warp until endgame. Until that happened you are going to
be running back and forth and back and forth through the town over and over again to get where
you are going and to get the next mission and to eat to get your health back, etc.