Average User Score: 7.6Jul 16, 2014You know what? I really wanted to give this game a good score. I really did. I was originally planning to give this game an 8, for sheer creativity. However, sheer creativity does not excuse some of the worst optimization I've ever seen in a single game, much less a 2-D one. For example, if you have more than 2-3 large objects on the screen at one time, the frame rate drops sharply. It feels more like a slideshow than a game.
Along with that, the game has a horrible tendency to crash. A lot. For some people, this was never an issue. For others, it crashed every fifteen minutes or so. Not actually exaggerating on that one. I timed it. Ultimately, it's up to you, but there are far better "interesting" games out there that have better optimization.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Apr 18, 2014For anyone who loves well-crafted stories, for anyone who enjoys interesting combat, this game is pretty awesome. The developers clearly put a lot of time into creating this world (which is HUGE, possibly larger than Skyrim's), and while it has a very MMOish feel, it definitely beats most.
I wouldn't say I did a speed run of this game, but I still played through it faster than most because of a short PS Plus subscription. And somehow, this game still took me weeks to finish. There are a ridiculous amount of quests to finish, most of them involving intricate characters and stories, and the occasional choices that may determine something important, or something that won't affect you at all.
Unfortunately, this otherwise amazing game loses two points, for two glaringly obvious problems. One, balancing. Yeah, the game definitely isn't balanced. While you can play the game any way you want (warrior, mage, rogue, etc.), you learn early on that there are some skills that just aren't worth your time (I'm looking at you, Blacksmithing). Along with this, there are plenty of abilities that are exploitable late game.
The other issues, are the surprisingly large amount of glitches found on the PS3 version. While not everyone experiences these, problems that could have been easily fixed were not. These problems include (but are not limited to) opening cutscenes for certain cities repeating every time you enter, the mini-map disappearing, and quest items remaining in your inventory after the quest is over, with no way to get rid of them.
TL;DR - This is an excellent game for those who enjoy a well done story, and pretty good combat. It may have balancing issues, and a number of technical problems, but nothing that should prevent you from playing this game and enjoying yourself.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jan 22, 2014There are plenty of problems with this game, like having half the island blocked off, a short story mode, and...yeah, well, those are the only real problems I can think of. See, it's a $10 standalone (I think) game. What can you expect? They really did more with this than what you'd see with most DLC. Seriously, think about this. You're a vampire. With superpowers. If Sucker Punch made Infamous 2 in the less than satisfying New Marais JUST to make a vampire DLC, I think that's forgivable.
Ever see those other conduits fly or teleport, and you'd sigh, and wish "Damn, only if I could do that." Well, now you can! Some of my most satisfying moments in FoB involve divebombing a pack of Mary's vampires in Shadow Swarm mode, and proceeding to kick the crap out of them.
The story mode itself is iffy, I mean, you generally can't bring yourself to care too much. But the side activities improve in every way. The Canopic Jars replace Blast Shards, and not only do you automatically get the equivalent of Blast Shard Sense, you can fly to where you need to go, making it SO much less frustrating. Dead Drops are replaced with Mary's teachings. This requires a little bit of detective work to track them down, but once you do, you get to listen to a psychotic female vampire rant about stuff! Generally more fun than what you usually get.
Oh. There's also user-created content. Yeah, I'd stick to the higher rated ones, if I were you.
All in all, worth the $10 if you want to get a little more of the original Infamous feel (less videogame character, more of a superhuman badass).… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jan 20, 2014Despite 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.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jan 19, 2014Positives: Well, there were a lot of characters. Like, a lot. Really, for a fanfiction fan like me, this was like a dream come true. Also, there were a few epic moments in the story that made me just stop for a moment, and appreciate the epicness.
Negatives: Well, the game REALLY seemed a bit rushed. I haven't played the other games in the series, nor can I be considered an 'experienced' player, but some of the combat features and a few of the boss fights (I'm looking at you, final boss fight), REALLY seemed rushed and just thrown in last minute. The Open World bits were terrible, and the ending was worse than the **** games I've ever played.
The item system only gives you a VERY slight edge, when using anything but health, chakra, or stat boosts. This along with the Hero and Legendary loadouts, while a little nice, were sorta confusing. Why couldn't there just be one loadout?
The final boss fights were a HUGE problem as well. I won't give anything away, but I'll try to explain it. There is no health regen in the game, and the final boss fights don't let you use health items. Also, a flying enemy with a VERY small hitbox. Fun! Not.
Also, quick-time events. Did I mention those? There's a lot of them.
The Open World? Yeah, you can sorta travel from place to place, but it's really slow, there are invisible walls EVERYWHERE. You literally are forced to walk down a narrow path.
The Cutscenes. Kill me now. There are a lot of them, which is to be expected from an anime-based game, but more so than usual. Also, some are unskippable. And the ones that aren't you don't really want to miss that much. Combine this with long loading times for each switch from gameplay to cutscene, it really makes the game longer than it needs to be.
The Voice Actors. Guess what? It's the English voice actors. You know, the ones that made Kakashi and Itachi sound alright, but made Naruto sound like a whiny brat (who, by the way, you'll be hearing a lot of). They really couldn't have just given the option of Japanese voice actors with subtitles?
Finally, the ending. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had released the later parts quickly as cheap DLC, but no. The ending itself is terrible. It really is. I'm not even joking. They have this really awesome (sort of) series of quick time events that seem to lead up to an amazing finish, but then....ugh. You'll see. Or not.
All in all, only the most die-hard of Naruto fans will enjoy this. And even then....I don't know. I only came for a playable Fuu.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.3Dec 26, 2013While games like Minecraft may give you the tools to build whatever you want, Garry's Mod gives you the tools to create whatever you want. Sledding gamemode? Already there. Way too role-playing gamemodes? There. The ultimate stealth/deception game of all-time (TTT)? Of course, there. Garry's Mod is fantastic, and for its price during Steam Sales, it's definitely worth it.… Expand