Summary: Naruto Powerful Shippuden is a quality side-scrolling brawler wrapped in a comical deviation from the Naruto norm. Those unfamiliar with Naruto may not see the appeal, but fans will see it as a breath of fresh air.
Pros: Fun side-scrolling brawling, Light-hearted, comical take on the series, Experience system deeper than some RPGs
Cons: Some of the humor is lost on series outsiders, Gameplay becomes monotonous after a while
Summary: A chibi Naruto game that downplays the austerity? Believe it!
Pros: A cute art style that looks crisp and fun, Original Japanese voices, Plenty of characters from the series, Supports QR codes for extra content, Two hilarious, connecting story lines
Cons: Difficulty spikes require level farming at times, Feels more suited for short bursts of play, Missions are lacking in variety, No English voice option (if that's your thing), Only two playable characters
Summary: It's nice to be pleasantly surprised by a franchise these days, especially when it comes to the Naruto series. The Naruto games have run the gamut from impressive to dismal, with the latter being more prevalent over the past few games.
Excerpt: For as many games as I’ve played based on the Dragon Ball Z license, I could never quite emulate that enthusiasm with the Naruto franchise. It’s not that I haven’t tried. The Clash of Ninja titles, while I did get some mileage out of them, ended up being a bit too simplistic for me to keep up with...
Excerpt: Naruto Powerful Shippuden is a completely different take on the Naruto franchise. We have many of the same characters, however they are now in sort of bobble head like form. Players get to go through Naruto's and Rock Lee's storylines - which helps the length of this game.
Excerpt: Naruto games have covered many genres over the last several years, from fighting games to RPG’s mixed with action-adventure elements. The console versions of the Shippuden series are known to generally be solid fighting games, but the content hasn’t seen much updating due to the games closely...
Summary: Naruto: Powerful Shippuden does one thing exactly right, and that's the humour. The actual gameplay gets a bit too repetitive too quickly, but a fun storyline and a personal goals feature do their best to keep things interesting.