Rated 4 out of 10 by Atta Jnr This game would ok if you are a Naruto fa
This game was okay to play. I wouldn't say it was the worst I ever played. I think the problem was they tried so hard to make the game look realistic, rather than focusing on the actual gameplay. In all respect, if you are still a Naruto fan, I would recommend you get tis game for the sake of having a naruto collection. But, if you are not a Naruto fan, and you want a game that would entertain you, I would not recommend this for you because you might not like it. P.S.: What they did in the trailer was not right at all. They made the graphics different from the graphics that would be seen in the actual game. So, in all respect, can the company just make the game seem like what the customer s going buy in the trailers before they if out for themselves? That would not hurt your industry because if they like it, they would be encouraged to buy your products in the future.
Rated 1 out of 10 by TheQ Don't do it
If you look at this game at the store and see the cool looking cover and get it like I did. The cover would be the best thing about the game.I was not a Naruto fan but I saw the game and tried to give it a chance and was not impressed. The repetitive sequences of traveling to and from villages was annoying. I was getting frustrated the first 10 minutes of playing this game. You go to a village and on the way there you get jumped and you have to fight the same people again and again. I thought from seeing a bunch of people on the back cover it would be a fighting game like Ultimate Ninja.BOY WAS I WRONG. the people on the back are just side kicks that you can use for about 15 seconds before they poof away.all in all The game just added motivation for this gamer to not like naruto STAY AWAY FROM UZUMAKI CHRONICLES FOR YOUR OWN GOOD MONEY.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SaiyanGirlz Naruto Rocks!
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles (うずまき忍伝, Uzumaki Ninden) is a video game for the Playstation 2. Unlike the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja titles on the PS2, which were fighting games, Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles is an action/adventure game. This is also the first 3-D Naruto game not to use cel-shaded graphics. A sequel titled Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 was later released. The game is entirely translated and features no Japanese voice track.
Rated 4 out of 10 by SadisticDude Bad overall
This game is OK. The gameplay is mediocre and the sound is good in general. Overall, the game was a challenge for me. However, Naruto fans may be disappointed in this game overall
Rated 4 out of 10 by AmazedGamer123 a Dissapointment
when you start it has a amazing cutscene that games you think these is amazing,but the game peaked right at that moment after that you just do pointless missions and fight bosses that repeat the same special move over and over again.YOu stop playing untill a year later at of frustration or just break the game
Rated 9 out of 10 by genard an early version of naruto shippudden impact
this game is an early version of naruto shippuden ultimate ninja impact it dosent have as many characters or boss leves but it still awesome i personaly like this game better than naruto ultimate ninja 1,2
Rated 10 out of 10 by NYCdays Great game
I finished the game and it was great even after i finished it it is definitely one of there best better then dragon blade which i was disappointed in but this game is a great game
Rated 10 out of 10 by Narutomagna classic
i would recommend this i loved this game and its only about 5 dollars give it a try i thought it was one of the best if you havent played naruto games this would be perfect
Rated 8 out of 10 by Jabor It is really hard to get a hold of
When you start playing they tell you all of these very hard controlls that you can never remember if you have played other games
Rated 4 out of 10 by lobothesacred3 Short but not very exciting
I want to start of the review by mentioning that I was looking for a Naruto game that is along this game in terms of style, but this game fails to deliver on the gameplay end.
Story: There isn't much of a story to this game, and it is further hurt by the lack of a clear reference to when this game would take place in the storyline. This game is obviously a divergence from cannon, but the game doesn't even bother to reveal the plot until around mission 17 or so. And considering the game only features 21 missions from the Hokage's office and few additional missions that you are forced to take part in during the game. Most of the missions are relatively easy to clear as well. A few of them require you to make use of your team mate's abilities like some of the later wagon protection missions.
Characters: The characters are the usual cast of characters from Naruto, but only a few of them are ever used in your team formations during your first run through of the game. The following list is all of the characters you can use in battle.
6) Kakashi (Unlocks after clearing the game)(Helps during a few missions of the main game)
7) Gaara (Unlocks after clearing the game)
As you can see the game ignores many of the other characters in the show. The only other genin to make an appearance are Kiba, Hinata, and Sakura.
Graphics: The game tries to go for a more realistic style for the characters, and to be blunt it looks terrible. The game probably could improve itself rather dramatically in terms of graphics if it switched over to cell-shading like most of the other Naruto games. The character that probably gets the worst treatment though is Orochimaru. I almost felt like laughing out loud just looking at his character design. The snake sanin resembles Severus Snape from Harry Potter.
Gameplay: The game is rather standard beat-em up. The problem is the game lacks any sense of finesse. You will just play through the game basically mashing on the square or triangle button for the most part to perform a very limited number of combos. In fact I'd guess that all together your main character has about five or six combo attacks in his arsenal and for game that will probably last anywhere from 10 to 20 hours depending on how much time you spend on grinding it will grow old rather quickly.
And, you ask about the other playable characters. Well, you can only use them for an extremely limited time during combat. So you'll be forced to rely on Naruto's taijutsu most of the time to get through the game.
Sound: The sound track is completely forgettable and I can't think of a single track that is worth listening to just for the sake of it. Though, I will admit that at least none of the tracks feel out of place.
Overall: The game is different take in the series and moves away from the rather frequently released Naruto games that are modeled after arcade style fighting games. On the other hand this game doesn't execute this very well at all. I'd say stay away from this game.