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  • Summary: Building on "Naruto: Rise of a Ninja," this sequel features Naruto, who has now evolved into a well-respected Ninja, but his new status and abilities trigger the envy of his best friend and Ninja teammate, Sasuke. The enemy of the village, Orochimaru, takes advantage of the situation and convinces Sasuke to leave his friends and his village in order to join his evil clan and become more powerful. With the help of his Ninja friends, Naruto goes on a quest to retrieve Sasuke and save him. Naruto: The Broken Bond is also the only Naruto video game, other than "Rise of a Ninja" that features an online multiplayer mode which allows players to compete against others in an online tournament mode. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. As with all great sequels, Broken Bond deals with darker story elements than its predecessor and becomes a more jaw dropping spectacle as a result.
  2. Ubisoft has succeeded in creating the ultimate Naruto-game. The Broken Bond builds upon the foundation of the first game, and retains the open world and strong audiovisual presentation. Story wise the game is both more intense and lengthy then its predecessor, making The Broken Bond the best Naruto-game to date.
  3. Naruto The Broken Bond brings an important and necessary improvement as a sequel. Despite some repetitive missions and side quests this title succeeds by tying together four genres without fail.
  4. This may seem like a dumbing-down, but if memory serves the ninjas in Naruto’s world never had to use seals to perform those feats in the first place. Authenticity wins the day.
  5. It’s not perfect, to the hardcore or others. But it is good enough to give you an experience you won’t regret.
  6. As an entire package, Naruto does a good job of presenting an awesome part of the story, but makes enough fumbles that stunts the potential to really be the best Naruto experience out there.
  7. 67
    Aficionados need not hesitate -- The Broken Bond presents the Naruto franchise in a largely engaging manner, with plenty to see and do in the campaign and via Xbox Live. It's a less definite prospect for newcomers, though, as the fan service and familiar scenarios go a long way toward masking the frustrations and limitations found within.

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  1. narutoninja
    Nov 27, 2008
    best idea ever. multiplayer naruto team battles. like co op in an FPS but with a game with the best graphics i've ever seen, and the best characters of any series (game/anime) i've ever played/seen. soooo good. Expand
  2. LesleyB
    Nov 24, 2008
    Just completed the single player story. Played a bit online. Played ladder solo a little too (can
  3. LonnieH
    Nov 24, 2008
    This is one of the best games I
  4. byrd
    Nov 27, 2008
    of all the things you could have for the holidays when its all cold outside and crap you should get this. graphics so good you'll stay inside until it's sunny again. lol Expand
    Nov 27, 2008
    If you're having trouble deciding, like I was, just sit back and click over some screenshots. Single handedly, this game is worth it for its graphics. This cell-shading (or whatever) style of characters with its cinematic background graphics is a) innovative as hell and b) simply beautiful. Another word that comes to mind is lush. Orrrr, breathtaking. I'm serious! Peep the visuals my friends, you won't have a choice after that. Expand
  6. mikeg
    Dec 11, 2008
    i played demo and was hooked...they say its 10 hours to beat,,,i have 18 hours clock in and 78 % of story mode done,,,i dont watch or know show,,but if you lookin for a good action rpg plus dont forget online...30 charcters,,,rent or buy ,its a definite playable game...enjoying over some of the big titles..... Expand
  7. Apr 19, 2011
    Looks pretty but ultimately the overusing of quicktime events, same environments and repetitive questing for the majority of the game make this more of a chore than a fun experience. Combat feels shallow and clunky, but the Jutsu controls are fun. Expand

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