Rated 2 out of 10 by DaGiftedOne Game is not Challenging and simply awful
First off I bought this game opening day back in november of 07, and the last time I played this game was December of 07. This game is simply easy, no challenge at all. The controls are good but way to repetitive. There is no room for making your own strategy. It's the same Jutsus again and again and again and again. The Storyline doesn't follow the anime or manga at all and almost feels like your about to enter a filler episode. I thought this was the best naruto ever created the first 2 weeks I had it and then I realized there was nothing left to do once I beat the game that takes about 4 or 5 days to beat. XBOX live is awfully repetitive because people just do the same moves again and again. There is no originality in this game. Save your money on this product even if you are a naruto fan. Just rent it. The graphics are great but this game is HUGE disappointment. After seeing how incredible Naruto Ninja Storm is going to be this game probably should have been made for PS2. Naruto Chronicles 2 for ps2 is a lot better game then this garbage.
Rated 3 out of 10 by cpt gsd BEWARE!!!
ok.... I like naruto and all but THIS game.. well its fun in the beging but the story line is short!!!!! It took me about 5 hours to complete it! The only really good thing about this game is the achievements. If you beat the story mode and never play it aging you would get 425 gamer score. Also the online play is hard! The only people who play online are people who never die, plus in order to get a 15g achievement you would have to beat about 7 online matches!!!! AND THE WORST PART OF IT ALL IS ..... IF YOU DIE IN ANY OF THE MATCHES YOU START ALL THE WAY FROM MATCH #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are looking for a game just to get gamer score.... buy fuzion frenzie, because in order to get all of the achievements it would take you hours... Like one of them is find all coins ( You get 110g)! There are over 500 coins and over 200 rare coins all in the game play!!! Overall do not get this game!!!
Rated 7 out of 10 by ultimate-saiyan-maboo-booconjorbis It could be better...
OK, so i buy this game i get home i play it for an hour or so, leave then come back and play it some more... 7-8 hours later I am done with the story missions... what the heck... i'm a huge Naruto fan and i must say that the game makes it more simple than it really is. the books were complex and the game just simplifies everything... the graphic quality is absolutely gorgeous and the controls are just about perfect for this type of game, you actually have to remember "hand signs" with the controller to do a jutsu. the game ends after the Garaa and Naruto fight. which is pretty short. the fights get more simple the further you get to the end... and you not once see Naruto's signature move... the Rasengan!!! they should at least put that in... all in all its an entertaining game, and i'm expecting there to be a second one to continue the story line... and hope that they even go into the Shipuuden series... so if u like short fun simple entertaining games then this is the game for you.... if u like the complex long multi-hour games then this is a game for your kids or little siblings.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Madog13 A Naruto game that is hard to beat.
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja is a game that you do not compare to any Naruto game before it, at the time of it's release it was probaly the best Naruto experience you could get on a console that can be argued today but one things for sure this game made sparks when fans first got thier hands on it. It can be argued today whether or not it is the best Naruto, with games like it's predescessor Naruto: the broken bond ( another great game by the way) and Ultimate ninja storm 2 ( it's full name is a mouthful). But the game is pretty solid, a great multiplayer experience, a great story, though it is a little short but there is plenty of side quests to do. I'm not going to tell you to buy it because this game isn't for everyone so resherch it beyond gamestop reviews and decide if you want to buy this game or not, but I will tell you I liked it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by narutos#1 fan its a good game
this game is good but it lacks some very important things like longer story mode you should be able to play as all the charcters other than that this game is very fun the fighting is very fun the roam mode is one of my favorites because u could just go around the leaf village or any where u want to and do any thing the game allows u to do do hide in seek with the kids which can be very chalenging at times alsol race which is hard i barley beat it and another thing thats fun to do is deliver ramen to custumers thats all i got for roaming story mode is fun at the end u summoun the nine tailed fox and u dodge gaurus attacks then attack him which is kinda hard but very fun the chiunin exam would be fun if u played as everybody but the beggening everybody is so mean to naruto thats all i have to say i would reccomend to go get
Rated 9 out of 10 by otterking2 Naruto Review
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja is an all in all great game that in the other reviews has been underestimated. Yes, the story line is short, but there is HOURS of extra fun stuff all around Konoha. Be it finding Konohamaru, helping villagers, or having a ninja race. All of the free movement has a real Spiderman game feel and is allows you to use your ninja powers outside of battle. Trust me, jumping from building to building is simple, but entertaining. There are only a few real problems with the game. First, you start with all of the characters, you don't have to unlock them. None of which can be used in story mode at all. My biggest problem with this game is the pronunciation that many of the characters use. Such as, mispronunciation of "ramen" as "raman". This game is really fun though, and any Naruto fan would love it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ..:Revan:.. Great Game~!
When you first start off, the game tends to have little excitment, as for you have no jutsus, or anything, you just wander around, but as you get farther into the beginning, the game is very, very enjoiable, the graphics are the best I have seen in a Naruto game, the backgrounds most of all, are just beautiful. Which also the Leaf Village is very fun to explore, even over, and over agian. Once you progress in the game further, you can explore more, such as have the power to walk up walls, and water. So there is much re-play value to this game, even after you have completed the Story Mode, there will still be many un-lockables to well, un-lock. I really enjoyed this game, and still havn't completed it as far as getting all achievments goes. I recommend this game to all Naruto Fans, or any Action Gamer.
Rated 7 out of 10 by email@example.com A good title for Naruto fans alike, probably not the best game for anyone else though....
I am a Naruto fan myself, and I am very pleased to find a game that follows the anime's story line. The timeframe of the game starts when Naruto is a ninja in training and ends at the fight with Garaa. The next game coming out for the 360 will pick up where Rise of a Ninja left off. This is a free roam adventure game in single player and a fighting game in multiplayer. The story mode, of course, goes through Naruto's adventures like stated above. You do missions and either earn health or "chakra" depending on if its a ninja mission or social mission. This is not a long game at all. I work constantly all week and given my time range of how long i had to play my 360, it took me about a week to complete the game with a combined playing hours of about 18 hours maybe? Overall, I give it credit for following the anime. The multiplayer is just any old fighting game. You would think Live would make it better but it doesn't seeing how you have to wait for a random fighter to show up. But there is the forest of death exam (which i havent tried out yet). Overall, this game would please fans, but if you're just a regular gamer, you probably wouldn't have much interest with this title
Rated 9 out of 10 by C-Money Great Graphics, Fun to Play
I was surprised by how great this game is. I just became a fan of the series after I picked up this particular game, this being the first game I've played. The graphics are awesome, I love the jitsus you can perform (shadow clone, sexy, and the concentrations) The fighting system is also very fun but can get a little frustrating at times when it doesn't go your way. The cinematics and the gameplay mix together very well. The voice acting is great too and adds a lot to the game. Seems like it takes atleast 12 hours to beat this game so it will keep you busy for a while. Theres a lot of upgrades you can earn and lots of quests/minigames such as the ramen delivery and hide and seek that will keep you entertained apart from the main quests.I would definetly recommend this game to anyone whos a fan of the series.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kolbster I love naruto, so naturaly...
I happen to love Naruto thanks to my cousin, who gets me into just about everything you can write nerd on. But I did love this game. It has some sweet moves, some great concepts, like running up walls, when can you do that in real life? Never! The game itself was pretty short, and kind of leaves you hanging. But it was still fun, had some easy and hard achievements. The only real hard ones are the online ones. The online game play is fun, but some people have too much time on their hands and whoop me every time, so i say, PRACTICE until you can beat that annoying guy who kicks you in the feet till you die. Then you're set to fight the others. Anyway, the sound is sweet, the Two player is fun if you've got a buddy who wants to Ninja battle you. It was fun, can't wait for the second one.