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  • Summary: NARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2 gives players a portable outlet for their inner ninja. A deep, original storyline allows players to access 30 major characters from the series, from standards such as Naruto and Sakura to unlikely allies like the weapons-based Tenten. The improved and intuitiveNARUTO: Path of the Ninja 2 gives players a portable outlet for their inner ninja. A deep, original storyline allows players to access 30 major characters from the series, from standards such as Naruto and Sakura to unlikely allies like the weapons-based Tenten. The improved and intuitive battle system makes it easy for even the newest fighters to get into the combat, using the DS Touch Screen to unleash devastating melee and jutsu attacks on any opponent foolish enough to get in their way. The new Squad Leader and Ninja Tag systems provide even more squad-building options, while the Wi-Fi multiplayer feature offers aspiring ninja the chance to take on challengers from around the world. [TOMY Corporation] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 78
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2, and the Path of the Ninja series as a whole, is proof that an RPG based on a popular license can be good.
  2. Path of the Ninja 2 is basically D3 making the best with what they had, and doing something impressive with it.
  3. Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 has a lot of potential.
  4. Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 was a game that set itself up to be an improvement over the last one. While it has improved in every category, the game is still on the boring side, and increasing the play-through time from 8 hours to 10 hours really doesn’t make it that much worthwhile.
  5. Despite the appealing online component, I can’t recommend Path of the Ninja 2 to anyone mildly interested in Naruto or portable RPG’s, as there are better examples of both on the DS.
  6. Having not watched Naruto before or played any other game, I found myself enjoying myself regardless of its graphic flaws.
  7. Naruto Path of the Ninja 2 is only for fans of the Naruto universe and not for general Role Playing Game fans as this game was made for people who enjoy the universe only. Naruto Fan – Rental, Everyone Else – Skip.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Apr 19, 2015
    8
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 is one of the best games you can pick up for your Nintendo DS with it's flushed out battle mechanics and great,Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 is one of the best games you can pick up for your Nintendo DS with it's flushed out battle mechanics and great, story mode. Besides playing the online aspects of the game, it does holds itself with a lot of goodies (and some baddies).

    Pros:
    - Great Story (Not the best non-canonical story for Naruto but still interesting enough.)
    - Good I guess antagonistic personalities.
    - Great battle system.

    Cons
    - Very gimmicky touch screen support.
    - Enemies that are not directly tied into the story are just generic, on-the-spot enemies.
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  2. Mar 12, 2013
    7
    Naruto path of the ninja 2 is a pretty decent,if not short RPG
    Pros-
    The battle sprites are well made Several characters,all of who fight
    Naruto path of the ninja 2 is a pretty decent,if not short RPG
    Pros-
    The battle sprites are well made
    Several characters,all of who fight differently enough to add replay value
    There is a certain level of satisfaction when you kill high level enemies,such as anbu's and Ninja tigers
    Cons-
    VERY cookie cutter villain
    Simple plot and desperately lengthens itself constantly Final boss is extremely cheap and doesn't feel like a fair battle
    Characters will gain several useless Jutsu,and you will only use 2-3(at most) by end-game
    Characters voices in battle can get annoying after a while,although I must ambit,hearing Shikamaru calling a giant salamander dragon a drag is kinda funny
    All-in-all Its a pretty good RPG that is better then most people give it credit for
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