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  • Summary: The storyline of Nartuo: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 - The Phantom Fortress revolves around a mysterious phantom castle that has suddenly appeared over the Hidden Leaf Village, draining the townspeople’s life energy. When Naruto infiltrates the castle to find out who is behind this terrible scheme, he finds himself confronted with threatening illusions, visions of the past and a strange masked woman with a vendetta against the Leaf Ninja. Joined by his friends, it will take all of Naruto’s courage to unravel the puzzle behind the castle and defeat this powerful new enemy. In The Phantom Fortress, players take a custom party of four NARUTO characters through over 100 floors of the castle, experiencing fierce one-on-one battles, exciting mini-games and dramatic story twists in an all-out game of survival. Along the way, players will be able to power-up each party member in a new character customization system, equipping abilities and items to gain a decisive edge in battle. Updating the series’ trademark fast-paced combat system, players will be able to pull off acrobatic flying attacks, flashy combo strikes and unstoppable jutsu skills with ease. Additionally, players can customize their game experience by choosing to play through the full game with English or the original Japanese voices. Players can also hone their fighting spirit against their friends in the game’s intense multiplayer mode. An incredible variety of team configurations are available as players do battle to see who has the strongest ninja jutsu. NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress supports game sharing for multiplayer action on two PSP systems with just one copy of the game. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. An incredibly slick fighting system and top class presentation make this a must for anyone seeking an alternative to the usual one-on-one fighters.
  2. It has the right mix of components to make a great fighting game, and it's a fantastic addition to the Naruto canonical plot. The action is fast-paced, the control system is intuitive, and the presentation is engrossing.
  3. If you're looking for a serious fighting game, check out Guilty Gear Judgment, Street Figher Alpha and the upcoming SNK titles. But if you just want some fun, this is worth trying out.
  4. A great diversion for everyday games – but the lengthy storyline and unlockables are ultimately only going to appeal to die-hard fans of the series.
  5. As a fighting game, Phantom Fortress is decent. [Aug 2008, p.83]
  6. Overall, The Phantom Fortress is a surprisingly captivating portable game, that does well to live up to its popular name.
  7. 40
    The simple fighting engine allows for some easy to get into action that will satisfy Naruto fans' desire to see their favorite characters pulling off their signature moves. If you want anything deeper than that, however, you're out of luck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Apr 5, 2013
    This must be my favourite Naruto game for the PSP. I don't know if I like it this much because I am a fan of the anime, but I can't resist. I bet half of the critics who reviewed this game simply compared it to Final Fantasy or something when they shouldn't have. Out of all the Naruto PSP games I've played, this one has all of the moves used by characters in the original Naruto and they are truly usable. One more thing: this is not an action RPG game. What if this is one of those adventure games where you actually don't fight all the time? Well it is. Its best feature is Heroes Mode which has a special system and also takes some strategy. The game is simple and good. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    The story mode isn't really a blast, but its the graphics and smooth gameplay that's just sexy as hell :)

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