Excerpt: Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles isn't like any of the other Naruto titles to hit the market so far. The first noticeable difference is the graphics. Where other console-based Naruto games have taken a cel-shaded approach to mimicking the show's visual style, Uzumaki Chronicles goes for a more traditional 3D look.
Excerpt: Naruto Uzumaki, ninja-in-training and container of the nine-tailed demon fox, brawls his way through countless ninjas, bandits, monkeys, and more in Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles for the PlayStation 2. There have been a number of straight one-on-one Naruto fighting games released in the US over the past few years, so this single-player action game, which usually pits you against a number of enemies at once, is a nice change of pace.
Pros: Simple combat makes it easy to pick up, Skill plate system offers interesting way to improve Naruto's abilities
Cons: Presentation often feels flat, Actual combat is often bland, Missions get monotonous quickly