Summary: CyberConnect2 has done a terrific job with the Naruto franchise. With Ultimate Ninja Storm being a PlayStation 3 exclusive, it’s evident that the developers took advantage of the hardware they were given. Fans of the series should be ecstatic, while newcomers may be surprised with how much they enjoy the game.
Pros: Simplistic controls, Stunning visuals, Tons of missions to enjoy
Cons: Long load times, Simplistic controls (yes, it's both)
Excerpt: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes is the latest effort in the blond-haired, fox demon possessing ninja’s quest to infiltrate American households. Based on the popular anime and manga, the game features Naruto favorites battling it out for one reason or another. The good news? For a PSP fighter, it’s a fun game, and something you can easily pick up and play. The bad news? This is essentially just a PSP port of Ultimate Ninja 2 with a few minor additions and omissions.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is While Naruto, the ultimately popular anime series here in the middle east, slumbers on the television with unworthy fillers, he and his gang are ready to take on the gaming front of mainstream media. With the first ever world wide game debut, Naruto Ultimate Ninja (NUN) is seen exposed to the fighting genre on the PS2.
Conclusion: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is one of those rare anime to game crossovers that actually works the way it should. Fans will adore it because of the rich Naruto atmosphere and the uninitiated will have a ball thanks to the adept, and well polished, gameplay. There's a little bit of Smash Bros. in here and the flow of combat will keep fighting aficionados coming back for more.
Excerpt: If you have spent any amount of time viewing late night Cartoon Network, along with the standard fare of Inuyasha Cowboy Bebop, you may have also encountered a few episodes of the Japanese anime series Naruto. The show, which debuted in America last year, follows the adventures of Naruto and his friends as they go on journeys and adventures in their quest to improve themselves as Ninjas.
Excerpt: PS2 fans have been screaming for a Naruto game to call their own and their frenzied cries for help are finally getting answered. Enter Naruto: Ultimate Ninja -- part brawler, part Saturday morning cartoon, and all fun.