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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 12 out of 14
  1. Dec 22, 2010
    55
    The repetitive enemies, poor environment design and visual slowdown will turn you off so much that you'd never give the franchise another chance.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    35
    Shallow combat, frustrating exploration, and crippling technical issues make Dragon Blade Chronicles a Naruto adventure to avoid.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    35
    The coup de grace was slowdown that plagued the game from beginning to end, even when running through the many vacant hallways.
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    40
    The story mode is pointless and the two-player mode is bare-bones. There is almost nothing worthwhile to do in this game.
  5. Feb 24, 2011
    40
    Overall, Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles is a really poor excuse for a Naruto game and a video game in general.
  6. Dec 22, 2010
    40
    If you're going to make a game with ninjas and dragons, it better be larger than a mountain and a couple of rock textures.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    25
    The only thing that Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles has going for it is a decent story, but everything else about the game makes it practically impossible to enjoy. It's dull, it's uninspired, and it's shallow in the extreme.
  8. Mar 4, 2011
    42
    A game that is at best, mediocre. Atlus' localization talent was wasted on a poorly executed adventure that even hardcore fans would be hard pressed to find enjoyable.
  9. Jan 10, 2011
    55
    Naruto Shippuden Dragon Blade Chronicles is an easy game made for the young fans of the famous ninja. The older fans of Naruto's saga will be disappointed.
  10. 30
    Ultimately, Dragon Blade Chronicles is a wasted opportunity.
  11. Mar 8, 2011
    25
    Surgically extracts everything that makes the anime fun, leaving a lumpen brown mess. [Jan 2011, p.66]
  12. Dec 22, 2010
    34
    It's not that Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles is completely broken, it's just that each and every aspect of it is so flawed that it results in an experience that is mediocre at best.
  13. Dec 22, 2010
    20
    How to describe this new Naruto on the Wii ? An error, a joke, rip-off, an infamy ? Hard to tell, but one thing's clear : the game is completely and utterly disastrous. It's like the fillers of the anime : uninspired, tasteless, and botched.
  14. Feb 18, 2011
    43
    Naruto has definitely seen better days. In the end, all these problems can't be forgiven when put together, not even by the most die-hard fans. Naruto: Dragon Blade Chronicles is perhaps a story that would have been better seen as an animated film. But as a video game, you can pass on this story.

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