In the category of failed adaptations, this Naruto game is clearly an insult to the work of Masashi Kishimoto.
Naruto and its worst video game adaptation
Considered one of the cult manga by a whole generation, naruto climbs easily into the legendary Big 3 who revolutionized the world of Japanese comics. It is therefore clearly not a surprise to see the work of Masashi Kishimoto adapted into video games.
Tackle a mythical work is not an easy task. As is the case for dragonball, some titles manage to win the hearts of gamers and fans of the manga universe. But very often, the requirements are high and disappointments can happen quickly. Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles released in 2010 totally disgusted the fans.
The Wii game that disgusts Naruto fans
The editor 505 Games it may well have beautiful titles in its workforce such as death stranding Where terraria, it also records a few misses. The proof is with Naruto Shippūden: Dragon Blade Chronicles, a beat em all developed on Wii to celebrate the manga’s 10th anniversary. Although the game does not follow the plot of the original work, one could still hope that its realization remains neat and coherent: absolutely not.
This is how you will find Naruto and Sasuke in totally wacky outfits that have nothing to do with the manga universe. A freedom that is not to the liking of the fans who sanction the title with a severe 3/10 on the reference site Metacritic.
Beyond the aesthetic aspect and the empty sets, the gameplay is not there: slowdowns galore, camera angles worthy of the PS1… The icing on the cake, the game offers a combat mode multiplayer with only two characters. In short, a sloppy game that any Naruto fan should avoid!