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  • Summary: (Also known as "Naruto: Ninja Destiny II") Get ready to guide Naruto towards his destiny as he battles to overcome the demons of his past and avenge defeat in Naruto Ninja Destiny 2. Featuring 25 playable characters, an action-packed story mode and the option of asserting your authority against friends in multiplayer mode, Ninja Destiny 2 takes you straight to the heart of the Naruto universe on Nintendo DS. Story mode introduces a brand new plotline created especially for the game. After suffering a crushing defeat to his one-time friend, Sasuke, Naruto must pick up the pieces and train with the Leaf Village ninja to take his fighting skills to new heights. Guide him around 3D environments, interact with other characters and dispatch of those who stand in his way as you help to turn Naruto into the fighter he was always destined to be. In battle mode you'll have to rise to the challenge of going toe-to-toe with friends in all-action ninja battles. Choose from one of 25 characters before unleashing your own brand of finely-tuned fighting fury. For the first time in a Naruto title you can even step into the arena as any of the popular Hokage characters. Voice acting from the original anime cast adds an extra impact to every blow. Whatever way you play, the larger than life personality of the hit series is brought to life on DS with dazzling style, while the unique features of the handheld ensure there are plenty of novel ways to gain the edge in battle. [Nintendo of Europe] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. 75
    For those that already jumped into the world of portable fighting with the original Destiny on DS, Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is more of the same, but it’s also a nice improvement on the formula.
  2. It improves upon its predecessor in every respect. [Nov 2009, p.86]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To sum up, we can say that despite having more than average graphics and a decent fighting system, Naruto Ninja Destiny 2 doesn't meet expectations. Its only notable improvement in comparison with the previous game is the varied character roster we can choose from.
  7. The unlockables are neat, but they aren’t neat enough to really redeem it. At all.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    3
    Nope, there is NOTHING intriguing to do in this swag-filled DS game.