Saturday, July 08, 2006

Naruto Ultimate Ninja (ps2) Review

Join Naruto and his friends on their Ninja Academy quests as they battle the best in the land. Perfect your ninja skills to earn money and unlock tons of bonus content. Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate ninja? First introduced into the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine in Japan in 1999, Naruto, quickly became Japan’s most popular ninja manga. This game promises intense martial arts action wrapped in the cell-shaded ninja world of Naruto.

Scoring 78% fromm 12 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
Easily the freshest fighting game to come along since "powerstone"
Don't expect to find any incentive to play apart from the source material
Wrap a sensible licencee round a sparkly fighter, you've got a winner
Lacks some depth, that serious fans of the genre may want
A stylish fighting experience, builds depth from simplicity
A licence game actually worth the plastic it's burned on
Feels just like anime, easy to learn hard to master
A rare, fabled game that appeals beyond it's fanbase

Ultimate Nija official website
Screenshots from gamespot
Full review from IGN

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41 comments:

Gamer C. said...

I saw the commercial for this game and I must say it looks impressive. I wouldn't mind picking this up, especially since I'm a Naruto fan.

The Elderly said...

well from the sconce i took of the reviews, it appears fans will love it...... now you've recommended Gamer C, I must check out some of the anime

Mangaman213 said...

yeah!!!come to my blog, it all about naruto and where you can get farther than volume 10!

gnome said...

Of course it's impressive... it's NINJA!!

(hums askaninja tune... I'm ninja, you're ninja yada yada)

The Elderly said...

interesting set of jutsus there mr.mangaman,......thanks for the link,

Mr.Gnome your talents know no end, obviously honed from years of ganinja training.......how i envy you

(elderly sits motionless mesmerized by the blur of gnomes hands and deafened by gnomes singing)

gnome said...

Tehe.. that's the truth... Hard training, and a nomads life, but a (ga)ninja!

The Elderly said...

And what a remarkable ganinja you are! I can only imagine what dedication it must have taken to produce such an unstopable force.....

(stares in amazement as Gnome somersaults onto the ceiling)

gnome said...

You can't imagine. Really. One knows or doesn't. It's like a marine's training only x1000, and that's only in the first year...

The Elderly said...

Astounding....a thousand times training.....what sacrifice and discipline and physical stamina......

(Ganinja levitates, five shuriken rise from the masters cloak and encircle the great figure, their polished metal glistening in the warm glow of candlelight)

oh my god! ......

gnome said...

That's me...

The Elderly said...

(a gentle breeze swirls at ganinja's feet, soon it gathers form and elderly can just make out a vast landscape... spreading from beneath Ganinjas levitated body...)

Nirvana!!!

gnome said...

And the music eh?
Just like the intro from the Seven Samurais...

The Elderly said...

i can't hear the music, why can't i hear the music....wait.

(takes of tinfoil hat and pulls out cottonwool ear plugs)

Ahhhhhhhh listen can you hear.....its the Seven.....oh you just said that.....

(Ganinja, opens his eyelids and the most piercing brilliant light shines from his eyes bathing the room in shimmering
flourescent rainbows......Elderly is transfixed)

gnome said...

...that's what happens when I use "The Sight" aka "The Blink" / "Ganinja's Stare"...

The Elderly said...

the Ganinja stare..........it's out of this world.........hallucinogenically altered.......who'd have thought one gnome could achieve such mastery....

I've got goosbumps.......

gnome said...

I've got short legs! (being a gnome and stuff)

And let me tell you, becoming a (ga)ninja wasn't easy... The "Stare" was more of a hereditary trait.

The Elderly said...

what adversity you must have overcome! being short legged and all....... the heron rising, ganinja roundhouse kick must have been a nightmare to perfect..... you probably had to get really close to your adversary....

ninetails the second said...

i think u did that on urself

The Elderly said...

welcome ninetails..... ganinja's talents are impressive are they not....

gnome said...

Despite the nightmare the back-spin & rounhouse had been to master...

Now I'm all powerful.

And quie silly at times. Even if sober.

The Elderly said...

omnipotent ganinja.........humble in his magnificence......self depreciation is the true sign of the second coming......

you have, as the prophecy predicted eons ago... returned to pass Judgement on the evil ones.......

gnome said...

And on video game consoles too...

The Elderly said...

an indeed on those errant video game consoles........the scum!

praise be Ganinja

gnome said...

And praised be the console god too. and little fluffy rodents...

And of course the Elderly.

The Elderly said...

aye praise be the praising of all gods everywhere,

fluffy rodents don't have a god do they?
surely not.....(checks wikipedia)

gnome said...

They do. "Horned Rat" is the name...

Only Skaven worship him though, and they aren't as fluffy as one might believe...

(Warhammer hint)

The Elderly said...

(starled by the clap of thunder when Gnome uttered the words Horned Rat)

Thanks for the hint Gnome......(ponders what book to put it in)

Skaven.....what a great name...

gnome said...

Had a Skaven girl (breeders they call themselves; go figure) once... nasty bitch. All murderous and stuff. Stick with gnomes I say. better then humans..

The Elderly said...

breeders? now i've gone over all jealous... Skaven.... best i've managed is a moped pizza courier.....

gnome said...

It's only that they're kinda dangerous, kinda mean... Y' know.. being Skaven and all. The master race, servants of the horned rat...

The Elderly said...

i know the type, finish first, then light up.....

pizzas that is....am finish delivering pizzas first....then turn on their ahhh

flashlight..

(cringes)

gnome said...

rofl
ROFL

:))

(how amazingly eloquent of my part)

The Elderly said...

eloqunentessnessicisity is indeed one of your most endearing traits.

:)

gnome said...

:))

The Elderly said...

oh yes glad you reminded me. Also big lips another lovable trait....

:)

gnome said...

:o

Anonymous said...

sigh! and yes you have lovely teeth too........

The Elderly said...

i didn't know myself there for a wee second.........

gnome said...

Quite the shock!

Outrageous!

Teeth...pah!

The Elderly said...

(takes out dentures) pah! indeed

gnome said...

:)