I had happened to come across one of my brother's Playstation 3 game "Naruto Ultimate Ninja STORM" and it caught my eye. I have been an avid fan ever of both the anime and manga series, so to be given the pleasure to submerge myself in the gaming franchise of the series basically set me high on fire.
After confirming your main character, you can choose up to two different support characters to aid you in battle. One of my favorite support characters would be Anko, I just wish she had more screen time in the anime.
Once you're done with your selection, you can customize which ninjutsu and ultimate jutsu to use in combat. for certain jutsu you would have to complete missions to unlock it or purchase it with the money you have earned in-game.
The Jutsu that you perform while in combat is faithfully similar to what you see in the anime, you get to throw shurikens, papers bombs and do summoning jutsu (Kakashi gets to summon his Nin-dogs).
That aside, there is also a collection mode (something like a side quest) for you to complete, you need to purchase certain figurines and jutsu movies plus the music to complete a diorama set. This will enable you to access famous cutscenes from the anime.
Right now, I am wondering if I should organize a Naruto Ultimate Ninja battle smackdown at my place. It should be helluva thrill to gather the Naruto fans together and kickstart this party!
Game Genre : Beat em' up
Rating : 3.5/5 In my opinion, it has good game replay value and it something that you can bring out and play when you have friends coming over.
Look out for the part 2 of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 coming out soon, you can watch the trailer here.