Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles 2
OK but lacks in major factors
This game is not the best nor the worse. The story mode is interesting and approaches a "what if" similarity. The gameplay is decent but lacks in any real action. The character roster is horrible, missing lots of major supporting characters. As for the game modes, they are decent, but not enough to make it up for the mediocre game. If you really like Naruto, this game may seem OK like it did for me. If you are a newcomer, skip this.
I expected A lot more
Naruto Uzumaki chronicles2 to Lacked graphics Badly But Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles Number 1 had Better graphics
The best Naruto game for PS2 bigger improvement
This game is fun overall but it will get boring if you play it too long. Its storyline isn't very good but the missions you can do story or nonstory are very thorough and enjoyable. It is best for Naruto fans and kids. The character selection isn't huge but bigger than the last game. In the first you had a time limit on characters other than Naruto in this there is no limit and has drop in drop out co-op like the lego games. The graphics are pretty bad but hey it's a PS2 game.
A Vast Improvement over the Last Game
This game improves upon the last game in the series in just about every way. The only areas that aren't improved are the combat system and equip system for weapons.
Story: The story seems to be largely in line with the show. The main story is about the Shirogane clan who are trying to gather five spirit orbs that were used to seal away the master puppet that wields the power to destroy entire nations. The storyline follows Naruto and members of several other teams searching for, defending, and reacquiring the spirit orb that was hidden in the nation of Fire.
Characters: While the amount of characters used in this game is still highly limited it at least allows for the use of more characters for the other modes outside of story mode such as survival, mission, and 2P vs mode.
On the downside this game entirely ignores team 8 and the only playable female character is Sakura.
Gameplay: The core of the gameplay in this game hasn't changed at all. It is still relatively simple and repetitive. You can easily beat every enemy in the game with the use of a few different taijutsu combos. You will largely rely on mashing the square button [weak attack] and the triangle button [strong attack] to clear away enemies if you are surrounded.
The game does make changes to use of team mates though. In the previous when you switched out with a team mate they were only useable for several seconds and were largely used to spam a powerful jutsu before you switched back to your main character. In this game your team mates have their own health and chakra bars. While you can't choose team mates during the story mode you can select them in the mission mode once they've been unlocked. You can also improve their stats like you would the main character. Of course, each character has its own storage for virtue.
Graphics: The game makes a drastic improvement in this department. The characters are far more fitting and appear a lot more like their counterparts in the show. And there are no characters like in the previous title they feel like they were completely shafted in terms of design. Even the main enemies while still appearing to be rather generic ninjas and bandits have been improved upon and look cleaner.
Sound: The soundtrack is also improved and draws upon several tracks from the actual show. While it is slightly disappointing that the game doesn't have any new original songs that stand out the music doesn't hurt your ears to listen to either. The only real negative on the sound is the fact that whenever you highly a mode in the game that one of the characters from the game will speak in the background. This grows old rather quickly and there is no apparent way to turn this off.
Lasting Appeal: Unlike the previous game this one offers several modes of play and offers far more content to add to replayability. The game also includes characters that can only be unlocked by completing certain modes of the game or beating story mode a second time.
Overall: The game vastly improves upon the previous game in almost every way and is nice game if you are a fan of the series. If you aren't a fan of the series then I'd recommend ignoring this game since there are better beat-em ups out there.
I bought this game a couple years ago, and it was awesome. I especially love the way the graphics were created. The 3-D movemoent just makes me shiver when I play it. Also, this game is a lot more of a role-playing game then others which makes me happy, because RP is also my favorite. Too bad, I broke it. But now, even after two years, I'm buying it again, and you should too. It's really a great game!
Fun and awesome game!!
I think this game is fun and awesome. I would highly recomend this game to a friend especially one that loves naruto and is a fan of the show.
worst naruto game ever
bad graphics, bad gameplay, bad story the only good thing is the characters then again they only have to attacks and the same combo clash of a ninja 1 is better than this garbage stick with the ultimate ninja series
Good to start
Well this game is really good when you start playing it but as you play it more and more it just gets a boring
Not The Best
I saw this game on sale and thought I was tired of renting it repeatedly so I bought it. It was not the same game I had originally rented which was ultimate ninja. I played it for a while and hated it. there is only 2 jutsu available for each character and 2 different attacks. Then right in the middle of the game you are in a room and it is impossible to get out and you cant move on or unlock new characters without moveing on it sucked.
Nice Game and Recccomend!!
It was cooler from the first Uzuaki Chronicles and I loved how the story was :)