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  • Summary: Based on episodes from VIZ Media's hit anime series Shonen Jump Naruto, the new game features a unique time-based combat system in which players must determine each character's strengths and use them accurately to help them defeat the enemy. Choosing from six available characters, players explore the Village Hidden in the Leaves and the world of Naruto as they roam across forests, fields, rivers and mountains. Along the way players encounter bosses and enemies that they must use their special techniques to defeat. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Despite some shortcomings, Naruto: Path of the Ninja is a worthy effort, and just might be the best portable Naruto game currently available.
  2. The game doesn't puch the DS; the graphics are so-so, the top screen isn't used for anything special, and the Control Pad usually works better than the stylus control. [Dec 2007, p.85]
  3. Naruto DS overall is a decent RPG game that keeps true to its series. The graphics and overall presentation let it down, and the story is kind of dull, since it more or less borrows the whole script from the show.
  4. 60
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja doesn't go out of its way to offend anybody. It's thoroughly playable from beginning to end without any major problems, but the little things along the way tend to stick in your craw.
  5. Its average battle system and unimpressive graphics really doesn’t do much, and there isn’t anything to really appeal to the average gamer.
  6. A disappointment for fans of the series. A story with as much depth and variety as Naruto should have been an epic role-playing game, but the end product with which we are presented is remedial and random, seeming very much as though the producers of this title were told to slap something together at the last minute, shove the Naruto characters into the game somewhere and get it to market in a hurry.
  7. Do yourself a favor and check out my review for Naruto – Clash of the Ninja Revolution here on this site. I promise; it is at least 1,000,000 times better than this disgrace of a video game.

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