Reviews and Problems with Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive
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Value for money 2
Is This Really What Fans Deserve?
27 July 2011
Excerpt: Well to start this off I should tell everyone reading that I'm a bit of an anime nerd (just in case you haven't figured it out). That being said, of course I'm always excited to play the newest games based off of my favorite animes. There is a small problem with this though. I usually expect games based off of animes (or movies or anything else for that matter) to be a little below my average expectations bar.
Excerpt: Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive has a lot of good points that make it an intriguing game, at least on paper. Unfortunately, the game's biggest mechanic, four-player teamed fights, has some pitfalls. Kizuna Drive 's graphics are about on par with past Naruto 3D fighters like Naruto Shippuden Legends: Akatsuki Rising . The characters look good, but the animation comes off a bit jerkily.
Summary: This is easily the worst score I’ve ever given a Naruto game. Like I said in my intro, this isn’t because I’ve become disenchanted with the franchise or sick of Naruto games. I had fun with Shinobi Rumble , which also came out this year, and I still watch the show faithfully every week. This is, honestly, a bad game. There are sure to be some people who manage to find some good in it, and to them I say; “good for you”Â�.
Excerpt: Although the internet in general is obsessed by fantasy ninjas, it’s plain to most people that the reality was almost certainly something entirely different. However the land of folklore is an entirely different beast. The manga-based world of Naruto is flung deep within the sort of fairytale romance cum bratty teenager mishmash of impenetrable Japanese mythology and social cliché that most westerners will only ever scratch the surface of at best.
Summary: Featuring the most authentic team-based combat in the franchise, Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive treats players to a roster of fan favorite characters, an original storyline, and a new multiplayer combat system.
Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive - It's Never Ending
29 April 2011
Conclusion: Sadly, even the veteran Naruto fans will find this title to be a dud. You can't very well enjoy a beat 'em up brawler who has a terrible AI and boring battles. What you've got here is a title that had potential but failed. BELIEVE IT!
Conclusion: The frustrating AI ultimately ruins what could have been a decent PSP brawler. It would take an extreme amount of patience or loyalty to the Naruto brand to even see this game to the finish, especially when it's a side story of the franchise.
Excerpt: Toen ik deze game voor het eerst in mijn handen kreeg, dacht ik, nee, niet weer een 2d anime fighting game. Sinds ik alle budokai’s heb gespeeld ben ik het 2d anime fighting game genre een beetje moe. Maar tot mijn verbazing en opluchting is dit gewoon een kneiterharde brawler.
Pros: Cutscenes zijn prachtig, 4 player coöp
Cons: Filler verhaal, Repetitieve actie, Camera kan soms irritant zijn