NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution
THE REVOLUTIONARY STORM SERIES RETURNS! Live a new experience in the deep & rich NARUTO environment. Tons of new techniques, enhanced mechanics, over 100 playable characters & Support Ninjas, and a brand new exclusive character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,549 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2014

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"This Naruto game offers over 100 characters and over 35 stages. It is certainly for fans of the series, as the battle system is not really complex."
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September 15

J-1 : the revolution starts tomorrow

It is the last day before Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution releases on PC Steam and consequently the last day to get a discount and catch all the DLC packs available for Day-1 and pre-order.

If you're still not convinced, watch the trailer at http://bngames.eu/narutosteamtrailer and visit the pre-order on http://store.steampowered.com/app/272510

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August 8

Full Steam Ahead! Check out the latest trailer!

Check out the newest European trailers and pre-order the game now! Out on the 16th of September.
http://bngames.eu/narutosteamtrailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3V50ffYylA

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About This Game

THE REVOLUTIONARY STORM SERIES RETURNS!
The latest instalment of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM series will offer players a new experience in the deep & rich NARUTO environment. Tons of new techniques, enhanced mechanics, over 100 playable characters & Support Ninjas, and a brand new exclusive character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto.

  • Ninja Battle Action - Amazing fights and original animation heighten the incredible action and interactive experience of the STORM series like never before.
  • Improved Gameplay - New Gameplay mechanics with the powerful Combo Ultimate Jutsu and combined attacks.
  • Never-before-seen Roster –100 Playable & Support Ninjas, including new characters and variations appearing for the first time!
  • Exclusive Character - A brand new character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto exclusively for the game.
  • Ninja World Tournament - A fresh and thrilling single player mode where 4 different Ninjas brawl and the one gathering the most Battle orbs wins!
  • The Akatsuki origins revealed! - For the first time ever, the untold story behind the infamous gang will be told through an animation woven into gameplay!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher with latest Service Pack
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core or AMD
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB video cards Pixel Shader 4.0 (Geforce 8xxx-ATI HD2xxx)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher with latest Service Pack
    • Processor: Intel i3-530, 2.93Ghz / AMD Phenom II X4 940, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB video card, Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX10 GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
122 of 151 people (81%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
This game should really be named Naruto Storm Full Burst Revolution 3.75. since there is no major continuation to the story line it is a typical filler from the creators of Naruto. Also there is just too much Chakra in this game with all these chars being brought back to life, it causes my game to crash frequently. I also verified game cache multiple times still the game crashes.

So after 14.4 hours invested into the game and unlocking every character
Here is my analysis.

Pro's
- Ninja Escapades was well made and no pointless running from place to place. ( This was the main story for me not the Mecha-Naruto garbage.)

- Improved UI

-Class types
-Ultimate jutus allows use of your ultimate jutsu (which varies depending which support chars you chose)

-Awakening allows for true awakening, Magnekyou kakashi, Sage Mode Jiraiya, Kyuubi Mode Minato, Control over the 9 tails with Naruto, control the 10 tails with Obito, Susanoo's for those with Sharingan and much more.

-Drive mode Allows chars to seal 2 substitution jutsu gauge slots and their opponents Ultimate jutsu in battle. Also starts you off with full support drive ready to be activated from the start of the fight.

-Battle arena 1v1v1v1

-Chakra Rails in free for all are a nice touch. They allow you to ride around the arena using jutsu or shoot you into the air to come crashing down on opponents (each move varying per char)

- The timeline is well into Naruto and everyone is super powerful.

- The jutsu's are well created and aesthetically pleasing.

-Cons
- The main story line is based around Mecha-Naruto

- They Removed the forward combo from all chars leaving them with only 3 combos a tilt and a throw.

-Game crashes (some of them carry over from Full burst)
(This is a problem with my system.)

-Shisui Regular B combo finisher = game crash
-Hashirama (First Hokage) Normal punch = game crash
-Minato (Fourth Hokage) true awakening = game crash
-Shikamaru Ultimate Jutsu = game crash (which is actually a problem that I also had with Naruto Storm Full Burst 3.5)
I will post more as I find them.

- Annoying obstacle chars ruin the immersion of a free for all ninja battle.

- Free for all ninja battle in the story mode sometimes feels like a 1v3

- lack of player control for 1v1v1v1's,
(What needs to be implemented)
1) Allow players to set up free for alls and control options in free battle tab.
A) Allow 2v2's and 1v2's or even 1v3's.
B) Implement player free for alls
C) Allow toggle for obstacle chars/rails/traps/barrier for the arena

- Needs more combos for True awakening chars (Kurama only has 1 combo and ten tails only has an arm smash and arm sweep.)

- No Juubito

11/10 because I love the characters of Naruto and being able to fight with them (especially with the new Team Ultimate Jutsu system) does make it worth it for me.

But

6/10 as a fighting game. Maybe.


Someone came to me to ask about the controller mechanics. Having a controller absolutely does make this game easier to play, but is not necessary. I adapted to Naruto storm full burst pretty easily without the controller and only use the controller because my girlfriend bought one to use when she plays. But in my honest opinion Controller > Keyboard for this game.


Shout out to Hiradragon She (or he) makes a very valid point with this comment. I still prefer games like street fighter though.

Hiradragon - (かがみ) Oct 21 @ 12:37pm Delete
They have added a lot of subtle changes to make it more competitive (such as counters, dodge changes, combo cancels and more drive types). Sure the combos don't require you to memorise anything, but it is definitely a more skill based game than previous titles.
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79 of 108 people (73%) found this review helpful
600.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
The hours I have clocked in explain everything.
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Revolution is a game made for entertaining, not impressing. It is a fanservice, a way to spend time in an enjoyable way, not something that will cause catharsis. Is it good? Depends on how you look at it. As a fighting game, it's superior in every way for their predecessors. Still, there had to be a downside when compared to the old games: it has no storyline. Thing is, the game doesn't need one. I played it 100% to be sure of that. It has a lot of characters and even more sidequests.
There's a whole island to free roam, new areas get accesible as you progress in the tournaments, areas where you can find characters, do what they request to unlock them. On the island you can also exchange medals to get accesories and you can try your luck at the lottery. The tournament mode is a lot of fun, it's well designed and the challange clearly goes higher as you go near the end of the path, the spot where your chosen ninja is acclaimed as being the greatest of them all. Best part is, it doesn't get repetitive. There are obstacles, enemy power ups, all kinds of things to keep you pumped.
There's also a short story involving an abandoned concept, the mecha-naruto, a story which has some humour, some moral talking(you have to look deep) and an emotional end. It can also be considered as a NaruHina fanservice.
One feature that should be noted is the Team Ultimate Jutsu, which actually makes the "who's on your team) matter, as the strong combo involves the compatible characters do awesome stuff together.
30 FPS lock kills the mood for the regular PCGamer, but you won't notice it, as it keeps steady and the actions are fast, flashy and quite spectacular. You can enjoy the combat by choosing what type of extra power your chosen characters will have, the league mode, another tournament mode and the survival mode, where some great challanges awaits.
For the online part I'll say: same old, same old. I have to keep my finger crossed to get a lag free match. Good thing is, achievment hunters don't need to bother with it.
As for the DLC, all are skin packs, the story is safe and tucked away for the next game.
This is the first game I pre-ordered and I don't have any reason to regret it.
The predecessor had a moving story. This one got everything else better, that's why I enjoyed it a lot more.
It has a lot of content and most of it is great, this game delivered on it's promises. While many say it could be better in some aspects, as someone who played all the game has to offer, I don't give a f**k. A storyline would have made it shine brighter than Naruto in Beast Mode, but I guess they're keeping the best for last(next game just has to be that awesome)
This game is a 9.4.
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77 of 113 people (68%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
After playing 5 hours through the game i realised something: There is no actual anime story. And i wouldn't want it any different.

To some this might seem to be an unwise decision. However, I bet that the developers thought of the same thing i did before the game's release: if they put the story that spans from Storm 3's ending to the present animated episode (and more precise, The Ten-Tails Jinchuriki) then for the next game (Storm 4 maybe?) there wouldn't be any plot left (and i have taken into consideration the manga). Moreover, it's not the first time a Naruto game has it's own story that is not connected to the anime. It's just like a filler that is present in the anime, but not in the manga, only we are talking about a game.

With that being said, it's time to dwelve into the said game. An improvement is sure to be noticed from the previous game. While it runs the same engine (and you might observe that the whole menu works the same), the game's graphics look stunning as always.

The main story is more quest-oriented, with open-world exploration and that is exactly what we needed: a relaxing game that is simply the bridge between Storm 3 and the next Storm game. And when i say relaxing i mean that there is no actual plot development, as the battles are even more intense than ever. You have to participate in a tournament, that gets more and more difficult with every rank you pass. Outside of the tournament, you can make quests to get people in your team, play through arena challenges or do jobs. What more do you want than offering a flower to Lord Orochimaru just so he can join your team in the tournament?

Outside the tournament you can play the Mecha-Naruto story (something teased in the last episode of Naruto Shippuden) or the Ninja Escapades. Those are never-before-told stories, that are long like an episode of the anime and let you do the battles.

The battle mechanics have also changed and take more of a strategic theme. You can now choose between Ultimate Jutsu, Awakening and Support Type. When you fill a special bar you can do something different depending on the Type you chose. Ultimate Jutsu does a stronger Ultimate jutsu that take double damage than normal. Awakening disables the Ultimate Jutsu but let's you use Awakening Mode. Finally, Support makes use of your teammates and you can do a Sealing Jutsu that temporarily disables Chakra, Substitution etc. Depending on what you enemy uses, you can think tactically and choose what Type best suits the battle. I normally have doubt between Ultimate and Awakening since those 2 are pretty epic and i miss being able to use both.

On the downside, the game has a problem for attempting full 3D exploration(remember those camera angles in Storm 3? they're gone) and that is rendering distance. NPCs spawn a little late and you can be right near them and not see them.

All in all, the game is surely a lot multiplayer-oriented, having the biggest character roster. Also, during the tournament you can see something Dark Souls-like. People can "ïnvade" your world through Network Clones. You can fight them or leave them there as they do not move. You can even send your own clone and have it level up. I haven't tried the network mode yet so i don't know if the connectivity problems are solved (though i didn't encounter any in Storm 3 Multiplayer, i am aware they existed), but as far as i've read, this mode works better.

In conclusion, if you are a hard fan of Naruto, this is a game for you(though i would make it cheaper if i were Namco). The lack of anime plot is not a disadvantage, rather a marketing tactic, and one with which i am content as i won't cry over the lack of longer story in the sequel.

One last thing would be a big question mark, as i have played only 5 hours and have not finished even B-rank in tournament mode: if the game lacks anime plot, what is with the Ten-Tails picture on the Store Page? It might be something you unlock or possibly an Awakening (haven't tried Obito yet to see if it's true), or even a false advertising. However, this is something i will find out in the future. For now, all i can say is that this game is a must for Naruto fans.

MUST TRY: Use Danzo Awakening Type and get him into True Awakening mode. Then you can do Sealing Tetragram Jutsu and if you hit the oponent well...i won't spoil the fun :)
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Do you want a good feel train with many hours of great Naruto story gameplay like on Fullburst?
You won't be getting it.

The "attraction" to this game is the Ninja Tournament game mode.
You choose a character and enter a free-for-all tournament, in which you whack your opponents around like a bunch of badly disciplined cod kids.
The tournaments consist of multiple stages and difficulties, ranging from D all the way up to S+.
The goal is to go berserk on your enemies, which deposits their points on the battlefield in forms of glowing balls. The objective is to collect as many "balls" as possible while going ape♥♥♥♥ on Sakura. The first difficulties are one sided slaughters in which you decimate your opponents like new born babies with a 10000-0-0-0 score and tell yourself "bg, 2 ez, l2p noobs" after the match.

The story, which is the true gem of the Naruto games, is pretty non-existent.
There's only approximately 1 hour of story gameplay.
The story mode is entitled "The Ninja Escapades" which consist of 3 different chapters.
The Creation of Akatsuki, which tells us how they gathered their members etc.
The Fall of the Uchiha Clan, which tells us how Shisui and Itachi tried to stop the coup d'état.
The Far Reaches of Hope, which is a movie of Team Minato featuring Kushina.
The Ninja Escapades give an amazing animelike experience, which you can just watch on youtube if you're only in for the story.
As I bought the game I didn't really know what to expect, the anime isn't that far from where Fullburst left us so there couldn't possibly be +10 hours of story gameplay incoming, still I hoped there'd be more to the story.

The fighting system is pretty much like Fullburst with a couple new mechanics added, Guard Break and Counterattack.
Guard Break is an attack that "breaks" the guard of his opponent, a stroke is executed by holding the opponent and knocking him down and leaving him unconscious for a moment, taking a break for the player to carry out a coup that further damage the opponent.
Counterattack is used when an opponent is about to land an attack on the player, the players can knock them unconscious, rendering them helpless and sealing their support.

As the game seems to be focused mostly on the Ninja Tournament, it really ruins it for me. I play the games for the story and not overall whacking and dominating my opponents to the oblivion. But as a long time Naruto fan I have a hard time not recommending this game to anyone, but I do recommend you wait for a Steam Sale, as this game is not definitely not worth 49,99€.
If you're having difficulties choosing between this and Fullburst, don't fret over it.
Buy Fullburst for the sake of the story.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Some New Characters who are pretty awesome, new attacks for old characters, and the new ultimate/awakening/drive system.

Overall a Good Game, altough i kinda miss a real Campaign.

But if you liked Storm 3, you should also enjoy this.
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119 of 192 people (62%) found this review helpful
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Futher thoughts after more time with the game: Half the new ideas were clearly come up with by a gibbon. The story mode is a joke first of all. The Akatsuki Origins is interesting and takes about an hour. The Two Uchiha is also nice to see but was covered almost in its entirety by that Kakashi filler a while back adding in only a handful of new scenes and taking perhaps half an hour. The last one is a ten minute cutscene with zero gameplay and while it's still nice, I'm sure I don't need to explain why that's stupid. Then there's the one to two hour Mecha Naruto campaign that no one cares about. So yeah. The story clocks in then at less than four hours. No Tournament mode doesn't count because that's the same bloody fight with vaguely increasing levels of difficulty ad nauseum. I'd be disappointed if most indie games only lasted four hours much less a full priced game.

As for the Tournament mode by its own benefits though, it's fun enough and changes up the gameplay a bit. But again the gibbon left his grubby fingerprints all over everything and added a bunch of moronic special conditions. My favourite of which is when enemy attacks "seal" you. That is; you can't use Chakra for a time. No one apparently explained to the developer that Chakra is an essential part of the game. So your only recourse at this point is to stand around like a lemon with your thumb up your ♥♥♥♥. And this even applies to the free, long range and very hard to see coming and thus avoid Shuriken attacks. That three other characters whose AI only seems to target you can all throw. So you're basically guaranteed to spend that entire time wallowing in utter pointlessness. As well as plenty of other poor design choices and execution.

This game isn't worth £40/$50. It's that simple. I'm not even sure it'd be worth £20. It's barely a move on from Storm 3 Full Burst and while it's still fun most of the time, it's the most irritating game in the series so far. Especially with the amount of on-disk DLC people have already found showing how far CC2 realy have fallen into expoitative, nickle and diming ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Get this if you haven't got 3, but even then I'd say wait for news of a Storm 4. Which is a shame because there's a lot to like in this game too, hence why I still give it a recommendation. But there's so many little asterisks next to that recommendation and my anger isn't really with the game for the most part but at the developers and probably more so, the publishers who need to take a good hard look at themselves in the mirror. Which again is a shame because the developers at least seem like nice guys in interviews.

Original review: I recommend buying this if you have more money than patience and you just can't wait to play as Sage Hashirama, Kyuubey Chakra Mode Minato, etc. or of course you don't own any of the other games. Otherwise, it is still only Storm 3.5 (or 3.75 if Full Burst was 3.5) - an improvement in many areas such as reworkings of old characters and quite a few new things but not really £40 worth of new and improved and as such I'd suggest waiting for a full on Storm 4 or at least a Revolution Full Burst type of deal. Having been with the game series from the start, this one feels more like it's a compromise between the first game and the later ones which is a good thing. Combining the refinery of the combat system and the depth with more elaborate combos and ultimates from the first game.

In short, it's a good game but it's largely the same good game that is has been since Storm 2.
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84 of 135 people (62%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Good game. Plays a bit differently than its predecessor, but much better in my opinion.
Online works very well, without any lagging or connection drops so far!

If you're a fan of the series or just a general fan of anime/manga, it's worth getting this.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
172.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A short review of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution.

Pro's

-New attacks to old characters (only for awakening type)
-Ninja world tournament, great addition (you can freely choose which character you want to play)
-New characters
-Short stories (creation of the akatsuki, the two uchiha, the far reaches of hope)
-Online, more stable (not so many transmission errors)
-New battle mode, league
-Character customization
-Combo Ultimates (with certain supports team ultimate changes to new ultimate)

Cons

-New combat system/mechanics (awakening, team ultimate, drive) limits gameplay. Drive type is almost useless in 1 vs 1 without supports. I think it was a bad choice to change mechanics.
-Drive type is broken (too good)
-Ninja world tournament challenges (too many and repetive)
-No story mode
-Online, bad optimization (still lags), steam CPU bug
-Overall game optimization (30 FPS, etc...)

My score: 6/10

If you are planning to buy this game, buy a controller it is definitely worth it.
Overall I think Storm 3 was better game. I will still recommend this game because it is a still great addition after Storm 3.
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31 of 47 people (66%) found this review helpful
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Awesome game, it's locked at 30 fps but it still runs smooth. I would like 60 fps but whatever this game is fun and the pc port is good. I would recommend a controller to play. :D
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
89.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
This is the second Naruto game to come to Steam and just like the previous one, I enjoyed it a lot.
The story this time around isn’t following the events of the anime or manga but instead includes an original story about Mecha Naruto and Akatsuki’s backstory. It’s fairly enjoyable but I only played through it once to be honest.
Just like the previous one, the graphics look fantastic and faithfully translates Naruto’s world into a game. The options are little limited though. You can chose resolution, V-Sync, Super sampling and window/fullscreen. I think at this point I should note, the game is locked at 30fps, which isn’t a big deal, the animations are extremely fluid regardless.
In terms of gameplay I find this one to be the best, they’ve included a few new mechanics like counter and guard break pill, and you can chose from 3 different battle types: Ultimate Jutsu Type, Drive Type and Awakening Type. It’s an attempt to balance the game but Drive type seems to be the best from all 3.
There are new 4 player(You and 3 AI) battles that you can enjoy in the Ninja World Tournament, which get boring fast, due to the easy AI. It’s a shame that this can’t actually be played with 4 players.
Other than that there is huge amount of content from a huge rooster of characters., customization items for your characters, cards, titles.

If you are a Naruto fan, this is a must buy, plenty of fan service and fun to be found.
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34 of 56 people (61%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
After playing the previous Naruto Shippuden and coming away mildly impressed, this iteration was simply a copy-paste with very little new elements (and they also ditched some elements for the sake of game balance).

What's the problem then? No story mode. We only get "Ninja Escapades" which is three short stories. The third story doesn't even include gameplay.

Mecha-Naruto storyline is your typical cookie-cutter story, doesn't feel all that special.

In the end, this game should have been priced at $40 for the amount of value it offered. It is definitely not worth $60.

CyberConnect2 failed to heed the number one rule in gameplay design: Walking/Running is NOT gameplay.
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272 of 505 people (54%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
This game is crap. Don't buy it. I guarantee that you'll have more fun scratching $50 worth of lottery tickets.

No story mode, New World Tournament mode is trash. Why would I want to play a 4 man free-for-all in order to collect the most orbs? The bad part about it is that thats the way you progress in the tournament. The Ninja Escapades are short as ♥♥♥♥. The first two are around 20 minutes with a couple of fights in between the cutscenes and the final one is nothing but a cutscene. There is a stroy revolving aroung Mecha-Naruto but that isn't worth your $50. Please stay far away from this trash. Go play one of the games in your library that you haven't played yet(you're on steam, I know you have unplayed games)
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77 of 139 people (55%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Don't buy this. You know how bad filler is in the anime? Well I present to you, Naruto filler: The game. The "story mode" combines the worst parts of generations(no boss fights and no fight variation) and the worst parts of the other games(horribly slow free roam filled to the brim with tedious quests) complete with terrible filler story and a half ♥♥♥♥♥ free-for-all battle mode.

The few anime cutscenes are very nice, but that does not make up for the utter lack of story. Just watch them on Youtube.

The combat is basically the same with slight changes, biggest of which is having to choose between being able to use ultimate jutsu or awakening.

This game is nothing more than a cash grab roster update. Wait for it to be $10 or less or better yet, wait for Storm 4 when they actually put some effort into the game.

Edit: Also rejoice. All the DLC that is coming out is included in the files you bought when you bought the game. So enjoy reubying content you should already have access too(or google how to get access to what you already bought)
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Alot more balanced than Full Burst. I love it.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Dont listen to all the deidaras out their this game may have no epic story like the last but just like the last its a blast to play and if you love all the secrets about the universe and wish to learn things this game helps connect things a little bit for you have fun out thier but seriously don't listen to all the people complaining about the no story and how they got swindled out of their money they released many hints that it wasnt gonna continue the story in any way thanks for reading and have fun
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I have not been able to stop playing since i got it. The graphics are well done. The roster is nice and so is the soundtrack.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Amazing, fun and takes a lot of time to get used to! I recomend trying to get a wired xbox 360 controller to make it easier for those who're used to controllers. Story is not great but it is the last game I believe since so more story bu it does last a few hours, doing the tournaments is always fun. My final rating 10/10 100% recomend it to Naruto fans or just fighting game fans :P, that's my review hope it helps ^^
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183 of 343 people (53%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
This game is garbage compared to it's predecessor. From the "Story Mode" right down to the core combat mechanics this series has taken a turn for the worst. There's no actual story mode in this game, instead you are given a poorly put together arena mode where you fight to collect the opponents balls. In order to progress in this mode you are forced to tediously wonder around a miraculously bland open ended world. If you were expecting the actual gameplay and combat to be as fast paced and intense as Full Burst then don't waste your time. Instead of utilizing the mechanics that worked last time they decided to adopt a very floaty combat system with the speed cut in half compared to UNS3. An overall dissapointment that I should hope to save others from with this review.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja storm revolution is a much more improved version of its predecessor in the mechanics, Taking out the parts of the game that was unnecessary such as that hack and slash gameplay and putting in more emphasis on fighting, online play and balance of the game, while suffering problems with a lag at times. However, the game sacrificed most of its epic music, story, and cut scenes(except the mecha naruto storyline which has all this) features drawing fans right down the middle. Those who are looking for a game with new mechanics, more balanced system this is what this game is about. For those that wanted a story mode, it's better off to get fullburst. Both games, however, still seem to suffer from network problems though you are likely to get better connectivity in this one.

During the start of the game players will be able to browse four modes - Online battles, Ninja's world tournament, free battle, and ninja escapades.

The story mode of the game is ninja escapades. To understand the story of the game players will have to play the previous version full burst, read the manga, watch the anime or look for various resources to know exactly what is going on in the series itself otherwise, prepare to be dumbfounded in this series. The game has a seriously short story mode which had its story nicely picked and exclusive. However, can be beaten in 1 hour and 30 minutes making truly short and a letdown. However there is also a Mecha Naruto sidestory in the ninja tournament mode which seems to be the main story line in the game. Previous fan looking for more of the story that is canon will be disappointed to find there is almost none in this version of the game and gone are those epic sequences and music like in fullburst.

The ninja tournament mode is a single player vs three other CPU controlled characters in a free-for-all where the fight is a brawl type to knock each other and earn orbs to progress through a tournament ladder to obtain tons of unlockables such as costumes items, jutsus, ultimate jutsus, items, and cards.
Players will also be able to send out network clones and have it level up toearn items and xp along with battling other network clones that appear. The mode itself has nothing to do with the story on the anime but is filled with roaming gameplay, voiced mini events, lotteries, sub quests to unlock characters, mini games, and secrets to be found through orbs.
After winning the first ninja tournament mode the Mecha Naruto side story will open for a small adventure with a plot. As you progress in the ninja world tournaments more of the world opens up for more to explore and unlock.

Free for all is a mode to test and play with what is wanted so that new players can understand the combos and characters to find, which is the best combos for them along with getting the mechanics of the game down. There are 118 characters to choose from to mix and match along with one or two supports to choose from for each setup.

Online play also has an assortment of new options to choose from such as ranked, private matches, endless mode and ninja war mode are to name a few. Though the game is played through the network by who hosts and can sometimes be laggy making it truly hard to pull off some counterattacks and guard break if this happens, afterwards it just becomes a spam fest between who can hit what and to predict the future as moves are inputted 5-10 seconds later. If there is a good connection, then it gets really fun. The multiplayer seems to be much better in matching player's skill levels and latency but there is still the problem with lag and transmission EVERY TIME NOW.

The game itself, however, had its mechanics improved and that was the highlight here. The support system is reworked and evened out, There is a guard break mechanic in place along with a guard break item, and with a counterattack move to really change things up and help solved some of its imbalance. Before a fight players are able to pick from three different style type, UAD, (ultimate jutsu, awakening, or drive type) where the game lets players concentrate on one of the three aspects in the fight.
The game fighting is often more smooth on the inputs, and the game feels considerably more refined when played. This game is very easy to play and understand on the mechanics but very hard to master and takes some real skills when it comes to fighting others of different styles. Players will have to experiment with many combos to find the one that fits their style or the best ones. So yes, spammers and such can be beaten. The game was created to be fun to play and not really something to be taken too seriously as it is a game created for fun for anyone of all ages.


If you are a die-hard Naruto fan, this is a must-have for you, though if you are looking for the previous story mode that full burst offered you will not see that in this one because again it is focused upon the fighting mechanics, unlockables and online play(which is lagging nonstop). Otherwise wait for the price drop to make the purchase.

+ Graphics and moves are deeply flashy like the anime and felt truly cool to pull off.
+ Refined fighting mechanic that is easy to learn includes guard break and counterattack to help balance out the problems but very hard to master using these since they are about timing.
+ Includes Japanese language choice
+ has a world tournament mode to unlock items in and do special mini games for the collectionist
+ Fighting feels a lot more refined and fluid
+118 characters and two different support with a great amount of combination to create
+ Lots of unlockables, character aesthetic customization and secrets to unlock in the various modes.
+ Easy to learn, Fun to play, but hard to master. Not to be taken too seriously
+Mecha naruto story mode is different.

- No hands on tutorial for new players, but you can read from the menu and learn it since its easy.
- Ninja escapades story is short 1 hour and 30 mins, the mecha naruto seems to be longer.
- Network play depends on who is hosting, can be laggy at times well, most of the time its a lagfest and really unenjoyable because of this if you are matched with low pinged players OR maybe its the net code not sure but holy lag.
- If you get matched up with a pro, you're 90% guaranteed death lol unless you get lucky somehow
- For the price of 49.99, you'll have to be die hard, because this one is focused upon the fighting mechanics' online play, unlocks and ninja world mode. There isn't much to story mode this time around.
- The epic scores and events aren't in this version (Mecha naruto end battle was the only part)
- If you are coming into this game thinking its a serious and very competitive game, then you got it wrong.
- The lag is now unbearable online and a real turn off, as if every player is lagging I can turn on injustice or ssf4 fine without atrocious transmission or lag against other players.

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