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  • Summary: Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles introduces a lush, 3D world that will test the players' Ninjutsu skills as Naruto, the feisty orphan who wants to become the most respected and admired ninja of all time. A brand new story drives the missions as players experience the trials and tribulations of aNaruto: Uzumaki Chronicles introduces a lush, 3D world that will test the players' Ninjutsu skills as Naruto, the feisty orphan who wants to become the most respected and admired ninja of all time. A brand new story drives the missions as players experience the trials and tribulations of a ninja-in-training - fierce competition from fellow students and constant challenges from their teachers. Players can collect status-boosting chips and plates to customize all aspects of Naruto's abilities and face-off against multiple enemies using either close combat moves or long-range weapons like shurikens and explosive cards. With familiar characters like Kakashi, Sasuke and Neji that can swoop in for assistance, Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles offers mini-games and lethal attacks straight from the popular anime series to satiate any aspiring ninja. [Namco Bandai] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. All this Action and RPG goodness doesn’t take place in a cell shaded world though as developer Cavia decided that realistic graphics were appropriate this time around. Fans of the series might be put off by this at first but after a while it’s easy to get used to. [JPN Import]
  2. 70
    Combos are just a matter of bashing button but you can augment these attacks by using your special moves. [Issue#154, p.82]
  3. Definitely an improvement for the series. It’s pointed in the right direction, now all we have to do is make sure it gets there in time for the next version.
  4. It's a decent brawler, but repetitive combat and missions keep it from rising above the level of Naruto fan service.
  5. Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles is a title with a few ups and downs, but the best way to describe it is as a 'cute' beat 'em up. Unfortunately, it lacks anything groundbreaking in its gameplay and aesthetic qualities. It's also just too short.
  6. Insipid tasks aside, Uzumaki Chronicles' biggest failing is that it's just not very fair. Success depends largely on earning power-ups from missions, but you only get one shot at passing. [Jann. 2007, p.84]
  7. This feels as if it was rushed out for Christmas, and if they would have waited until there was more material from the show, it could have been worth the effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. JoshH.
    Dec 14, 2006
    10
    This game is the best naruto game I played so far I'am telling you if your a naruto fan you got to get this game. thak you naruto makersThis game is the best naruto game I played so far I'am telling you if your a naruto fan you got to get this game. thak you naruto makers and game maker man is naruto good :) Expand
  2. BrunoXXX
    Apr 18, 2007
    10
    It is a very good game.I think that who gave this note (6,4) only played the first missions. After the fifth mission that the game started to It is a very good game.I think that who gave this note (6,4) only played the first missions. After the fifth mission that the game started to be cool. Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2015
    9
    This game, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles is one of the best Naruto games I've played and probably the first 3D Naruto game to hit the PlaystationThis game, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles is one of the best Naruto games I've played and probably the first 3D Naruto game to hit the Playstation console. The story in this game is superb and quite honestly teach you the mechanics of the game in such a unique way. What really caught me off guard is the level up progression. Rather than having your character automatically become stronger at a certain point, you can decide when and how your character progresses in terms of strength. Without going into much detail, it's a jigsaw puzzle of how you level up (so cool). Other than that, great replayability, great plot development and great... well... everything! Expand
  4. BrandyR.
    Nov 30, 2006
    8
    I think that the way some of the stats are set up are quite annoying. Other than that the game is quite fun and enjoyable.
  5. DesmondH.
    Nov 27, 2007
    7
    Decent, but button-mashy.
  6. PatrickD.
    Jul 17, 2007
    3
    The most rrepetitive game I've ever played.