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.