Excerpt: The amount of Naruto games has lately received a gigantic boost. I don’t know exactly how many games have been released this year but I doubt you can count them on two hands. The start of the American version of the popular Japanese anima may have something to do with that.
Excerpt: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is a fighting game, so it’s only natural to compare it to the likes of Tekken, Dead or Alive or Street Fighter. Comparing is something we all do too much of, and Ultimate Ninja 2 shouldn’t actually be compared to the earlier mentioned games, as it’s not exactly from the same...
Summary: Naruto has become fairly popular stateside, and with the anime’s success comes a wealth of ninja brawlers. I haven’t yet decided if this is purely to cater to fan interest, but many of the titles have been able to stand up on their own, without too much help from the Naruto name.
Excerpt: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is a great example of what a sequel should be. Ultimate Ninja 2 keeps all of the interesting fighting mechanics that made the first one the same and gives it a graphical overhaul.
Summary: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is an action fighter features over 30 playable characters, as well as 16 unique stages and the intense head-to-head anime-style fighting fans of the series know and love.
Conclusion: Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 is a solid representation of Kishimoto's popular series. The graphics fully embody the anime, the audio is authentic (though annoying at times), and the gameplay is frenetic yet simplistic.
Excerpt: Flipping out and taking names. In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 , the eponymous eleventeen hero is a student at the Ninja Academy, of all things. Fans of the series will know that the “Ninja Academy” isn’t quite as much a terrorist camp as a Hogwarts-meets-Pokémon school for the pugnaciously-gifted.
Pros: Accessible combo scheme, RPG elements and challenges, Smooth graphics, Kid friendly, Shallow differences between fighters, Short campaign, Selective target audience
Excerpt: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is the latest in a series of Naruto-based games. Unlike the last Naruto game we reviewed, this one goes back to the 2D fighting genre. Utilizing characters from the Naruto universe, the anime’s story (it’s around the same spot as the current U.S.
Excerpt: Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 is, at first glance, a simple fighter in the vein of the DBZ Budokai and Super Smash Bros. titles. It seems squarely aimed at the younger crowd but if you delve deeper into its secret ninja ways, you'll find a well-rounded and entertaining fighter that even hardcore gamers...