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  • Summary: In a game exclusively developed from the ground up for the Xbox 360, and for the first time, gamers can experience Naruto starting from the series' beginning. Relive Naruto's transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja. Immerse Yourself In Naruto's Universe: RoamIn a game exclusively developed from the ground up for the Xbox 360, and for the first time, gamers can experience Naruto starting from the series' beginning. Relive Naruto's transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja. Immerse Yourself In Naruto's Universe: Roam freely and discover authentic environments. Explore the genuine Konoha Village and its surroundings. Interact with Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi and members from the Naruto cast. The first Naruto game to combine action-adventure gameplay, classic platforming battles, head-to-head fighting, and in-depth character development. Build Your Fighting Techniques to Defeat Deadly Enemies in Fast-Paced Combat: Define your own way of the ninja as you learn to better control your chakra, improve your techniques, master new taijutsus and ninjutus, and command more powerful ninja weapons. Select your favorite Naruto character and challenge a friend. Customize your character and pick your own battlefield. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. The beautifully rendered graphics are amazing and keep you in awe. The voiceovers match their counterparts and make you feel like your watching the TV series. The controls are tight and responses, except for the occasional platforming sections where things can get unnecessarily difficult due to some jumping issues.
  2. I've thoroughly enjoyed playing Naruto: Rise of a Ninja. I find the character to be an excellent balance of oddball wacko, to someone you feel and care for.
  3. In the end, it hints strongly at a sequel, leaving you salivating for more. That is all you can really ask of a game.
  4. The look and feel of Naruto is spot on and coupled with gaming moments such as being able to leap from branch to branch with timed button presses and looking sexy as hell in the process, then moments like in the heat of battle pulling off an amazing jutsu, make this game what it is.
  5. 80
    Naruto: Rise of Ninja is easily one of the better games to have been inspired by an anime series, that both fans and non-fans can enjoy together.
  6. Rise of a Ninja is decent for what it is, in that it's a solid first attempt at the Naruto franchise on a modern console.
  7. 60
    Even with all these hiccups, there’s still a solid combination of adventuring and fighting to be found here. And the sense of progression--going from a lowly no-skilled friendless ninja to a super awesome friendless ninja--is handled well in terms of what powers you get and when you get them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Nicl
    Oct 11, 2009
    10
    this game was great but it was like all the others short for once i want to go by a naruto game and have go from when he was a kid to were hethis game was great but it was like all the others short for once i want to go by a naruto game and have go from when he was a kid to were he becomes hokaga other than that i loved it the way you use you justu is amazing it just needs to go from beginging to end Expand
  2. RickM.
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    I'm not even a fan of this anime series but i love this game! it's full of magic and ninjas and all kinds of cool battles, overall I'm not even a fan of this anime series but i love this game! it's full of magic and ninjas and all kinds of cool battles, overall a really really cool game. Expand
  3. KennyG.
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    I really wish this game had more hype. It's creative, fun, interesting, captivating, etc. Much better than these violent WAR games I really wish this game had more hype. It's creative, fun, interesting, captivating, etc. Much better than these violent WAR games everybody is playing. And these medieval LOTR wanna-be games are just getting old too! This game is so refreshing, it's emotional, educational, the graphics are so freaking VIBRANT! I think everyone should be playing this game. Oh! And it has clips from the anime series, which is really good too! You should also check that out, it helps you get into the game a little bit more. Expand
  4. JamesW.
    Nov 2, 2007
    9
    1. Back from the dead. I thought that the series was pretty much lost, but this game has made the great comeback! The game play is very well 1. Back from the dead. I thought that the series was pretty much lost, but this game has made the great comeback! The game play is very well done along with the graphics and use of cut scenes. I find myself forgetting to play the game sometimes cause I am watching the game unfold. Very great game from a great company! A must have in the game library. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2014
    9
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    Voice acting - 8 Gameplay-8 Presentation-10 Graphics-10 The only problem I had is that some of the voice actors from
    Combat-10
    Story-9
    Voice acting - 8
    Gameplay-8
    Presentation-10
    Graphics-10
    The only problem I had is that some of the voice actors from the show weren't there.. It's kind of annoying to listen to a voice you know is wrong.
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  6. BenjaminA.
    Nov 5, 2007
    9
    The water in the game makes me thirsty. That's how realistic the graphics are. The forest makes me want to go hiking. THhe village makes The water in the game makes me thirsty. That's how realistic the graphics are. The forest makes me want to go hiking. THhe village makes me want to go mingle with my neighbors. The game is intensely immersive, and the search for new missions, talking to people, secret items, online fight mode - all these things make the game extremely intersting. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes ANY kind of game! Expand
  7. nana
    Nov 1, 2007
    0
    its not good

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