Action-fighting game with risque elements & intense themes.
Common Sense Media
27 February 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is based off the Naruto cartoon on television. Naruto and friends battle enemies with an array of punches, kicks, and throws. Players can also use a dagger to throw or slash opponents, and can throw bombs. Some elements of Broken Bond are a bit risquu. For example, one of Naruto special powers is distracting opponents by summoning a naked girl appropriately covered by clouds.
Conclusion: If you're a Naruto fan then Broken Bond should definitely be on your play list. Ubisoft's take on the Naruto franchise is every bit as good as its eastern counterparts, and in many ways I'd venture to say that it's even more so. However, with strong titles such as Ultimate Ninja Storm coming out Ubisoft has some competition. Still, if you enjoyed Rise of a Ninja you'll appreciate its direct sequel even though too many elements feel the same.
Summary: I have never seen Naruto, the Japanese anime with over a million fans worldwide, nor did I play the predecessor to Broken Bond, Rise of a Ninja. Obviously, with this lack of experience to the franchise, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. The depth of my Naruto knowledge is that there is a ninja called Naruto who can turn into a fox-demon-thing. That's it. Most television or movie to game adaptations are usually pretty awful. So, jumping into Broken Bond was a shock.
Pros: Looks just like an anime series, Fighting is extremely fun, Great story...
Cons: ...that is hard to get into for a Naruto newbie, Missions do become a chore after a while, The American voices are terrible
Excerpt: Есть ниндзя по имени Узумаки Наруто. Одни его ненавидят, а другие – души в нем не чают. Про житье-бытьё и удивительные приключения этого подростка уже вышло более пятидесяти томов манги авторства Масаши Кишимото, два сезона аниме-сериала, несколько полнометражных анимационных фильмов и OVA. Наруто стал чрезвычайно популярен, особенно среди молодежи. Теперь дело дошло и до игр, и перед нами вторая часть серии, которая началась с Naruto: Rise of a Ninja .