Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3) - Review
25 October 2010
Excerpt: It’s been a while since Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm released on the Playstation 3. Since then, the anime that inspires the games has moved into a whole new series with Naruto Shippuden. Naruto and his friends have gotten a bit older and wiser, and apparently so have the developers of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series.
Conclusion: For as many games as this staff plays, it's actually pretty rare for two or more of us to play through the same game in the same time frame. Eric did a superb job with his review, but being that I just completed Vanquish earlier today, and have a bit of time today, I thought I would share a very short review of my thoughts on the game. So you take the role of Sam Gideon, former football star (nevermind that) turned DARPA project.
Conclusion: Shinji Mikami has had a pretty successful career getting his hands dirty with interesting ideas. And if even if they don’t always work (read: P.N. 03), Vanquish has the potential to be a promising new IP with a lot of room to grow. If the game is a success, I’d love to see a sequel with a full-on upgrade system for Sam’s suit (rather than just the strangely understated weapons-based one seen here), as well as different applications for it.
Excerpt: Since their original outing on the PS3 with Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm (NUNS) CyberConnect2 have made some changes and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (NS:UNS2) is very much a take with one hand and give with another affair as some of the more open world elements have been removed for a more Role Playing Game (RPG) style of play whilst combat has become a much more multi-buttoned affair.
Conclusion: Thoughtfully included are the tactical challenges too as you find yourself finishing the game under eight hours. Whilst eight to ten hours seems to be the norm of late for action intensive single player campaigns, the action in Vanquish is so intensive, so exciting that it ends far too soon and has you hankering for more.
Conclusion: Det begynner så bedagelig i et hvitt og sterilt Star Trek-rom. En manga-stereotyp av en offiser og hans sylskarpe lolita-assistent forklarer at jeg må trene. Sam Gideon står midt på gulvet i sin skinnende hvite hightech-rustning, og forklarer at han på ingen måte trenger denne treningen.