Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Impact

Platform: PSP

Developer: CyberConnect2

Publisher: Namco Bandai

# of Players: 1 (Ad-Hoc 1-2)

ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

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Score: B

 

Ever-busy developer CyberConnect2 went for a different, but “classic” beat ’em up approach for their latest Naruto Shippuden game and the results are mostly quite fun. Ultimate Ninja Impact takes many of the familiar characters and important parts of the story arc, puts a Dynasty Warriors-like spin to the gameplay, shakes well and despite some AI issues and PlayStation One-era background redraw, there’s a lot of game here that’s easy to pick up and play. A lengthy quest mode, unlockables galore, collectible cards that enhance skills and more are packed onto the UMD, making this an excellent value provided you’re willing to overlook some flaws.

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