Naruto: Path of the Ninja DS

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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, playersBased 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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Score distribution:
  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. Nintendo Power
    70
    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. 60
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja isn’t a bad game, it’s just a stale one.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JamesM.
    Nov 27, 2007
    10
    This game is one of the best naruto games for the ds just like the other one's if your a big fan of naruto then it dosen't matter This game is one of the best naruto games for the ds just like the other one's if your a big fan of naruto then it dosen't matter what other people think, for (graphics,gameplay) because they didn't make it. so the point is if naruto is one of your favorits then i recommend this. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 2, 2007
    10
    Its th best ds naruto game out there. If your an anime fan or never been an anime fan you got to check this game out.
  3. May 16, 2016
    9
    no matter what i grew up with this game and the 2nd one i played them so much they were my first rpg and what got me into them i recommend atno matter what i grew up with this game and the 2nd one i played them so much they were my first rpg and what got me into them i recommend at least trying it before giving a bad review on graphics alone the only thing i find a problems is the characters ultimate forms like naruto nine tails mode if they added something like that into this instead of putting it into special battles i would no doubt give this a 10-10. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#73 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007