Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 DS

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. Rather, they have chosen to approach the series with minor tweaks and upgrades, which will be hugely appreciated by those who missed the original, but might seem irrelevant to those who already shelled out $35 to acquire the first Ninja Destiny.
  2. Nintendo Power
    70
    It improves upon its predecessor in every respect. [Nov 2009, p.86]
  3. This tie-in is halfway between a NDS beat’em up and an average GBA title (gameplay-wise); a bit more polish could’ve opened it to a wider public, but as it is, it will attract only Naruto’s die hard fans.
  4. The shallow battle system makes the single-player mode boring, and while the story mode is interesting, it isn’t all that long and doesn’t cover much new ground.
  5. The latest installment in the powerful Naruto franchise didn't leave us enthusiastic: the few game modes available, some problems with the combat system and a very simple and linear adventure make it a fan-only oriented game.
  6. This flashy fighter is all style and no substance.
  7. If you are a Naruto fan, you should stay away from this game, because of its awful music and the repetitive gameplay. If you are not a fan of Naruto, you mustn’t even care.

Awards & Rankings

#62 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Apr 19, 2015
    1
    If you've hated Naruto: Ninja Destiny, then this will get you into a rage. Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is a prime example of what aIf you've hated Naruto: Ninja Destiny, then this will get you into a rage. Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is a prime example of what a terrible sequel is. First, the graphics are exactly the same. If you put the two games side by side, I honestly wouldn't tell the difference in em'. The fighting mechanics are back with no improvement! YAY! However they actually had the time to make more (i mean like 4-5 new..) characters to fit the Shippuden Arc. I was well surprised that the developers did this than to copy and paste all the assets from the last game and stretch out their necks and legs to make them appear larger. They added survival mode and quest mode.....(honestly don't make more modes if the foundation of the game which is fighting is jack **** And.... yeah this one by the looks of it took more brainpower than the last one which I applaud but still IMPROVE ON THE FIGHTING!!! Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    3
    Nope, there is NOTHING intriguing to do in this swag-filled DS game.