VIDEO GAME: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Review!


The third Ultimate Ninja Storm game is here with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations! This is the ultimate Naruto fan's fighting game, with over 80 characters appearing in the game, all the best jutsu from the series, online vs. play, Japanese and English voices, and over an hour's worth of original animation!

Battling in NS:UNSG is like reliving some of your favorite battles from the series. You can choose between one-on-one or team combat, but it's all about the team battles. In Team Battle, you select your ninja, and then choose one or two more support ninja. You can mix your team as you like, but combining characters that relate in the storyline will grant a bonus to your team. Support ninja can be called into the battle and perform their signature jutsu against your opponents. Call on your teammates enough and your team meter will fill up, at which point your support ninja will begin assisting you by joining in on combos and long-ranged attacks, guarding you while you charge up your chakra meter, and even taking the brunt of enemies' jutsu to protect you. Charging your team meter to the maximum unlocks the ability to perform a devastating team attack where your allies will rush your opponent until you're ready to release your Ultimate Jutsu.

Your standard buttons allow you to perform a combo string, long-range attack, dash/evade, chakra charge up, and substitution (the infamous ninja log transformation). These are the standard techniques for defeating your enemies, but if you get your health to around 40%, you can charge up your chakra and enter the Awakening state. In Awakening state, your abilities increase, new jutsu become unlocked and some characters transform, such as Biju mode Naruto, Susanoo Itachi, and Eight-Tails Bee. The downside to the Awakening state is the limited time that it's active and the inability to use support ninja and tools. Speaking of tools, before each battle you can select what ninja tools you wish to use for the match. From spell tags that lower your opponents stats and pills that boost your own abilities, each ninja has a default setup of tools to use. As you play, you unlock additional tools and then customize which and how many tools you wish to use and set presets for later use.

The story mode in Generations spans from the beginning of Naruto to today's story. Each chapter revolves around one main character and tells each of their tales with new animated cut scenes. Great scenes like Jiraiya vs Pain, Minato vs young Kakashi, the battle on Great Naruto Bridge with Zabuza and Haku, culminating in epic original scenes with Itachi vs Kisame and the astounding battle of The First Hokage and Madara Uchiha. The scenes were animated by Studio Pierrot, and are a must for any Naruto fan.

Generations will easily please Naruto fans. It's chalk full of eye-pleasing animation, has tons of trademark jutsu, 72 playable shinobi and a production value that goes far beyond most anime-based video games. Playing this game truly makes you feel like you are in Naruto's world.

Hint: Stick to your favorite character and stay with them until you master them. If all else fails, just use Kiba.

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by Reginald Rhoades


Comments

Submitted by Bob1200 on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:29

Kiba Kinda Sucks, lol My Top 3 Favorite Characters Are Masked Man (AKA Madara Uchiha), Susanoo Sasuke, And Minato Namikaze, However My Favorite Awakening Is The Nine-Tailed Chakra Mode Of Naruto, lol

Submitted by Bob1200 on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:32

Favorite Ultimate Is Madara's, And I Really Think They Should've Named Masked Man As Madara Instead Of Masked Man, Cuz Thats Kind Of A Fail Name. Also, I Hope They Have DLC Like They Did For The First Game

Submitted by Bob1200 on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:34

I Found An Epic Combo For 9 Tailed Chakra Mode Naruto In Training Mode, lol

Submitted by Tsuyoshi20 on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:20

His name is Tobi, and he's probably Obito not Madara.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 12:26

Im Not Talking About Tobi, Derp, Im Talking About The "Masked Man" Character, In The Game...

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 12:27

His Name Is Literally Masked Man, lol And Btw, He's Not Madara, But He's Not Obito Either, Because Obito Is Dead...

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 12:27

I Have A Feeling Nobody's Considered That He Might Not Even Be EITHER Of Them...

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 12:28

Tobi And The Masked Man, Are 2 Different Characters In The Game...

Submitted by 9tailsFoxdemon on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:48

I'm going to get it in a week or two and I dont know who my support ninja are going to be I think I'll go with Saskue and Sakura

Submitted by GKTSAND on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 14:24

THIS GAME ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The animation is amazing.
The people included!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Bob1200 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 16:38

lol

Submitted by Xephyr on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 14:22

It'll be fun to use Deidara (non-spamming) and Sasori again, plus Kimimaro, Lady Mizukage, and Darui....I think he's in the game

Account name for when I get this game, or for NUNS2 is sogo_okita128.

Submitted by BlackStar698 on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 21:30

i love obito accept he got crushed by a huge rock i was crying