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  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
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  1. Sep 17, 2012
    7
    This game is definitely flawed but Naruto fans will enjoy anyway, especially the ones looking for a good co-op experience. It's got it's own original story, several different modes and a good selection of fan favorite characters, but the game play is extremely flawed making this game an experience only enjoyable to the most hardcore of fans. So if your a fan who's willing to overlook theThis game is definitely flawed but Naruto fans will enjoy anyway, especially the ones looking for a good co-op experience. It's got it's own original story, several different modes and a good selection of fan favorite characters, but the game play is extremely flawed making this game an experience only enjoyable to the most hardcore of fans. So if your a fan who's willing to overlook the many flaws this game has get it, if not don't get it, it's as simple as that. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2015
    7
    Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is a fairly great sequel to the game, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles. The story for this game in general is just a bit boring and at some parts it's becomes predictable. The enemies and boss battles are quite easy if your level up your character often or have a strong second player. So yeah that's the story mode. Now:

    The mission mode is probably my favorite mode
    Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is a fairly great sequel to the game, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles. The story for this game in general is just a bit boring and at some parts it's becomes predictable. The enemies and boss battles are quite easy if your level up your character often or have a strong second player. So yeah that's the story mode. Now:

    The mission mode is probably my favorite mode of the game. There are a lot of missions to play through and judging by the rank a mission was assigned to (ie. A rank, S rank) they are pretty difficult. Unless you buddy up with a friend in Co-Op, then they might seem to be bit easier but still difficult.

    The Battle Mode feels slapped on. For starters, you get to play all the protagonists and antagonist of the game (with the exception of all boss characters.) From there you select your team leaders and his/her members to battle it out against your friends (btw 2 players are required for this mode). The stages are bland as balls and the fights can become repetitive, quickly.

    Survival Mode is a damn difficult mode where you battle against a crew of canonical characters (ie. Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto vs You) You need the skill to pay those tax bills, trust me.
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  3. Jan 20, 2014
    8
    Despite what everyone says about this game, I personally enjoyed it quite a bit. It gave you a RPG-esque leveling system, which, while slow, helped you out as your levels remained the same after story mode.

    The missions were actually the most realistic I've seen. It's not the standard "help your neighbors with their trash" missions you'd see in something like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
    Despite what everyone says about this game, I personally enjoyed it quite a bit. It gave you a RPG-esque leveling system, which, while slow, helped you out as your levels remained the same after story mode.

    The missions were actually the most realistic I've seen. It's not the standard "help your neighbors with their trash" missions you'd see in something like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, or something like that. Nope, they're all combat based missions, which are a lot more enjoyable. Even the escort missions, which says a lot.

    The combat system, while not perfect, is a little satisfying, especially after you slowly gain levels. Nothing feels better than being able to spam shadow clones after *SPOILER ALERT* you unlock the infinite chakra *SPOILER OVER*.

    Unlockables? I won't give away much, but the game gives you a VERY good reason to replay the story mode a few times. All I'll say is that it gives you an additional story sequence, and an additional character that you may or may not like/hate.

    The item system is actually well thought out. Most items that you pick up ACTUALLY have a purpose. This, along with the equippable items (also well thought out) make it an enjoyable experience.

    Also, a boss mode. Yeah, they have that. It's pretty fun, and it's also one more mode than other Naruto games.

    Also, Co-op. Yep! Most things in the game allow co-op! It may not be the best, especially with camera angles, but the co-op battle mode itself is rather enjoyable.

    The only real negatives that I can think of, are your standard ones. One, the voice actors. *shudders*. Yeah, we have the standard whiny Naruto as usual. Can't be avoided. Luckily, skippable cutscenes (I think). Two, loading times. They are a little lengthy, but they let you do this little spinny thing with the loading wheel...look, it gives you chakra, alright?

    Also, the story mode has a story. Sort of. It's a little different, which could be a good thing.

    All in all, it is REALLY fun. I've played maybe 5-6 other Naruto games, and this one easily is the best out of all of them. I would highly recommend it.
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  4. UchihaD.
    Sep 4, 2007
    0
    Maybe one day...naruto will actually have a game worth playing.
  5. BrandonF.
    Nov 11, 2007
    8
    Story Flow is a little to sketchy. Other than that GREAT GAME TO BUY.

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#40 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#53 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Play Magazine
    70
    Now, with sharpened graphics, more features, and an original story, Uzumaki Chronicles is fine for fans of the series. But the battles are a little stiff, and the relationships between locations, characters, and events would be confounding to Naruto newbies. [Sept 2007, p.74]
  2. PSM Magazine
    60
    Doesn't hold a candle to the fun-filled action of the Naruto anime or manga. [Oct 2007, p.84]
  3. 50
    We recommend that only the most dedicated, noble, selfless, and utterly brave Naruto fans try this game out.