Excerpt: the show -- oh, I know the characters now (at least by name) and I've a basic understanding about the general plot and rivalries to the point where when they happen in game I have the context, but I have neither the interest nor the motivation to get any more involved than that.
Excerpt: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is the second Naruto title to hit the streets, and this cel-shaded fighter does a fairly good job of portraying the characters and environments found in the anime series.
Summary: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja features 14 playable characters, a variety of fighting moves, including base, combos, super, and projectile attacks. With lush environments playable on two different planes, this much-anticipated game offers four exciting gameplay modes and a series of collectible items,...
Conclusion: Well well well, a licensed game that's actually worth the plastic it's burned onto. Hell, it's actually a decent fighting game. Shallow, perhaps, but still a great party game and solid enough that you want to explore the different modes.
Conclusion: The meagre character list is among the few real drawbacks in what is a surprisingly accomplished fighting game, sporting just fourteen selectable fighters (two of which are stronger, slightly broken versions of existing ones).