The Naruto series has gone strong ever since the manga was first published back in 1999. The manga was of course turned into an anime and then into a video game. The first game appeared back in 2003 and since we have seen a steady stream of Naruto and his ninja friends. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 looks to continue this long-standing story of friendship and the fight between good and evil. With a fun combat system and beautiful graphics, does this game have the right ninjitsu to stand on its own and win over people who are not fans of the series.
In Ninja Storm 2 players will take control of Naruto and his many friends as they try to fend off evil ninja’s from every direction. A group that calls themselves Akatsuki is out to steal the power of nine tailed beasts, one of which is stored inside of Naruto himself. Add on to this the evil Orochimaru and players will have their hands full. This story is very well fleshed out in the adventure mode. Here players will get to experience the Hidden Leaf Village and many more of the villages found in the world of Naruto. The story is very well told and does a good job of not alienating gamers who have not followed the anime. With that being said, there are times where you will have needed to seen the anime to understand certain situations.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 consists of three modes for gamers to enjoy; Adventure, Free-Battle, and Online. Free battle is fairly self-explanatory with gamers able to quickly jump into a battle vs computers, a second player locally or just watch a computer vs computer battle. The biggest beef of the game comes in the form of the adventure mode. Here is where gamers go through the story of the game, fighting in battles and carrying out quests for the people of the world. Most of these quests are fairly simple with things like collecting ninja tools for someone or gathering dropped pearls from a special necklace. While out doing these quests gamers will also want to gather the random materials found throughout the world. These materials are used to create new battle items and bento to boost abilities before battle. Adventure mode can become a bit narrow as the free-roaming world of past games is gone, replaced with a very straight forward world. That being said there is still plenty to do in the game from the side-quests to replaying past boss battles.
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