Learning Curve: For previous Naruto game players: about 20 minutes (give or take), for new people: 45 mins solid playing, to get a feel for the controls.
- Graphics-wise, the top of it's class - visuals are beautifully rendered, blur is at a realistic and consistent level, the characters and their moves are perfectly rendered.
- Legions of characters to choose from, each totally different to last. Mixing and matching to find your ideal stable of 3 characters is both fun and rewarding.
- Plenty of fan service to be had here, HD cutscenes of the best fights from the anime/manga intertwine perfectly with the action (seamless transition between the fights and the storyline)
- Enough depth and immersion in a battle to really create a fantastic and visually pleasing battle, the elemental effects of fire, water and lightning on the opponent(s) is always a spectacular sight to behold
- Ultimate Jutsu cutscenes are under 6 seconds long, compared with the previous game, this is sort of a setback
- The campaign mode can be very laboured and boring
- On Xbox Live, you are likely to only encounter a select few characters, hand-picked to spam
A fantastic debut of the Ultimate Ninja series to the Xbox, virtually everything has been covered and no doubt that every single fan of the series would absolutely melt for this game. The online keeps everything fresh and hones your skills, whilst still maintaining a competitive edge. So, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls: a storm is coming, whether you step up to the mark or not, you will not soon forget an experience like this.