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.
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Release Date: Sep 15, 2014

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September 15, 2014

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

Love and Kunai

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August 8, 2014

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
193 of 232 people (83%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
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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70 of 87 people (80%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
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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51 of 67 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
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 apeshit 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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152 of 234 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
617.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
The hours I have clocked in explain everything.
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88 of 130 people (68%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
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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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
189.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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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122 of 197 people (62%) found this review helpful
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
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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89 of 143 people (62%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
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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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
71.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
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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58 of 93 people (62%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
90.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
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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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
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 from the customization to the fast paced gameplay

and if you love all the secrets about the Naruto universe and wish to learn things this game helps connect things a little bit for you so have fun out there

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 at all thanks for taking the time to read this and Most importantly Have Fun!!
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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292 of 539 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
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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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Ahieved all achievements 100% and played the whole game. About NARUTO SUNSR: First of all, it has an nice Online-Multiplayer-Tournament Modus. Sure it cant reach such games like Street Fighter, but it is over the average. Graphics are impressive! and its respect for the source material is tremendous. The traditional model for this type of game is well established: developers choose a saga or story arc from the anime and creates a campaign around it, supplementing it with some extras and versus modes. Also an new attraction in the form of Ninja Escapades, a mode that has three small stories, intending to fill some gaps left by the anime or manga. This includes the origin of the Akatsuki group and all are filled with animated sequences, produced by the team that makes the television series. It's an interesting addition, which serves as exclusive episode of the series, with the difference that the fights take place with the game engine, and with the participation of the player.

Conclusion: Positiv: Small original stories accompanied with Anime sequences. Tournament mode is fun. More than 100 characters. Perfect for fans of Naruto.
Negativ: Does not follow the series storyline. It lacks a major campaign. Among so much characters, there are natural imbalances, but maybe some patches gonna fix that.

If you like such games and love Naruto. Grab it! Otherwise wait for steam sale's. 8/10
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89 of 163 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
256.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is not as revolutionary as the title might suggest, but I think it's the step in the right direction.

The disappointing thing is lack of canon story mode in the game. Instead, we have Ninja World Tournament, Mecha-Naruto Story and the Ninja Escapades. The Ninja World Tournament is just mode, in which you thrive for championship in a tournament consistin of 4-characters brawl. Initial ranks of the tournament are easy, but difficulty rises gradually. Also, you can roam the island (the bigger progress you made in the tournament, the more areas you can visit), doing challenges, missions and events. Even thought it has absolutely nothing to do with canon storyline, the mode is quite fun to play, some friendship events are hilarius.

Mecha-Naruto story is mode, in which you learn the story of the most controversial element of this game: Mecha-Naruto character. Designed by Masashi Kishimoto himself, Mecha-Naruto is machine based on game's tiltular character. His story is rather short, but it explores topics and problems Naruto fans are pretty familiar with. The story has a potential, but the execution is lacking: it could be a much more emotional story.

Ninja Escapades consists of 3 mini-stories: The Creation of Akatsuki, The Two Uchiha and The Far Reaches of Hope, each has cutscenes made by original show's animators, Studio Pierrot. It's a pitty thought, that only two of these actually consist of gameplay. The stories are supposed to be surpervised by Masashi Kishimoto, but I don't believe that: at least two of these stories consists of logical errors. It was the most obvious in the Creation of Akatsuki: we haven't learned of how the leader managed to win against legendary Hanzo the Salamander; we didn't learn of who were the previous partners of Kakuzu, since he is state to be killing them; Sasori's former Akatsuki partner never saw his true form in the manga; Deidara and Orochimaru didn't belong to the group at the same time, much less Hidan and Orochimaru. I could go on.

The story isn't strong element of this title.

The game is 3D figthing-like game, based on Masashi Kishimoto's manga series. I said "3D fighting-like game" because it uses very simple game controls - you won't be fighting your controller constantly. Instead, you'll be making a very simple button combinations (like block + attack, block + shuriken, chakra + jump etc.) and the basic combos are combosed on just attack button and directional pad.

That is not to say that the game is boring and has no substance to it. The gameplay is very dynamic, there are also counterattack, guardbreak mechanics, alongside with throws, "tilt attacks", support characters, cancels and 3 team types. A few of those mechanics are new: counterattack is reflex-based mechanics that causes long guardbreak to your opponent, if he manages to fall for your couterattack attempt, while guardbreak pills are special attack that, if it hits, renders your opponent helpless for a certain period of time, but can be used only twice during the battle and can be easily interrupted.

The game has been rebalanced in comparison to the previous title. That is not to say, that game is perfectly balanced: some developer's decision (I don't mean mistakes) made me scratch my head. It is hower, step in the right direciton: weaker characters were tweaked, slower were speed up, awakening mechanics were rebalanced (no more priority via dashing), some top-tiers characters were nerfed, ultimate jutsus are not doing that much damage when canceled or used on guardbreak opponents, etc. One of the crucial things is separating awakening, ultimate jutsu and support drive into 3 team types, meaning that you can have only one of those things. Some players are saiyng it's dumbing down the game, but I think it's an attempt for rebalancing the gameplay, and it's a factor of choose how you want to play your character.

Graphically, the game is OK. It's faithful to anime art style, and it's good. Music, on the other hand while decent is not very memorable. I can't recall any track from Mecha-Naruto stroy at all.

I didn't have serious problems with online mode, but evidently many people experienced disconnections, crashes, transmition errors and so on. For the time being, it's the serious problems and the developers needs to do something about that, otherwise online mode will be dead. Speaking in online, ranked matches are very punishing if it comest to earning and losing battle points: it's hard to earn them (you have to fight someone of your rank in order to fight be worth your time), but it's very easy to lose them (losing against someone of your rank is as punishing, but lose against someone like 1-3 ranks lower than you and I guarantee you'll be frustrated). Results are, even with 65% winning ratio, you aren't achieving anything.

Despite all of this, the gameplay feels nice and fun, especially when playing against living opponent. But I think that this game is mainly made for Naruto fans, and I highly recommend it to those people. Fans will be pleased to have about 100 characters to choose. On the other hand, fans of hardcore fighting games like Street Fighter or Tekken are going to be dissapointed.

PROS:
+Rebalanced, fun gameplay
+Narutoverse (for fans)
+Great for multiplayer
+Over 100 characters to pick
+New mechanics
+Little harder than other Storm games

CONS:
+Online problems
+Game balance is still flawed
+Ocassional bugs
+Optimalization could be better
+Too simplistic to be likeable for hardcore fighting games fans
+Dissapointing story modes

OVERALL: 8/10
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
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16.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
I played this game for couple of hours, tried free battle and the tournament story mode (including mecha-naruto story) and from what I've seen. I can only recommend this game.

I'm playing on a laptop, and not a gaming one in fact. So for me to still be able to run this without problems is perfect. So some of you with old pieces of sh*t PC's can also enjoy a tournament I suppose. And as for bugs some report. I've seen none so far.

Now let's get to the details. The mechanic is almost the same as in Full Burst. But the step forward is the 3 battle types you can choose from.
Ultimate jutsu - as for every charecter you can use the ultimate jutsu for pure power. But also with a full bar you can perform a team utlimate. Nothing special, it's all standard.
True awekening - This is a great option. You can't use utlimate but you can become stronger in a pinch. If you play right you don't even have to go below 50% of your HP. This allows you to become stronger and use some hidden abbilities. For examples Hidan with true awekening can with LB create a circle and with RB you can spam to induce damage on your oponent without moving. And even if you move just reactivate a new field with L1 and viola. Death in spot. But ofcourse evry character has it's own true awekening with more power or different use.
Support Drive - This one.. I haven't tried much. I only know if you fill out the bar you can perform a FREAKING SEALING JUTSU. With that you instantly seal 2 substitution logs, half chakra, the power bar (for one of the 3 styles) and such. Really gives you advantage in a pinch if you know how to play strategy in a full head-on battle.

Characters are amazing, new ones bring interesting option.s Although unlocking them is hard as in tournament mode you have to go to them, complete their tasks and then you may play them. Some you win when you finish a tournament mode. Like 3rd Raikage on D tournament as a additional prize.

I would surely recommend this game. It has potential to be time consuming.

12/10 because 11/10 ain't enough.
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38 of 69 people (55%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
overall this game sucks, the cut scenes in the ninja escapades mode are amazing but other than that there are only about 7 fights between 3 different stories, it took me about an hour to beat all 3.
the ninja world tournament is a good idea but after a while you notice that the 3 other people in the arena are just going for you and it gets pretty boring.
i really dont think that its worth 50 euro
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