A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
As with other games in this series, Naruto and his friends use violence to get out of most jams. That, plus the occasional sexual reference and name calling, means the game sends an overall negative message to children.
Positive Role Models
Naruto and his friends are good people, but they tend to use violence to solve any and all problems. The group also uses insults to make themselves feel better when compared to their friends and enemies.
Ease of Play
Even though it's simply a fighting game, the controls are quite complex and could give gamers with smaller hands a workout when using the Wii remote. Button combos are easy to learn, but the layout on the Remote is difficult to deal with. Gamers can use the Classic Controller, the GameCube controller, or a combination of Wii remote alone or with the nunchuk to find the perfect control scheme.
Violence & Scariness
This game is based around martial arts fighting and includes some bladed weapons. No blood appears in the game, but magical attacks are used quite often. Two characters appear to be impaled in short cut-scenes.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some female characters tend to fall into stereotypical roles at some points within the game, but are generally equally as strong and tough as males. Also, there are some implied sexual jokes involving a ‘Make-out Manual' as well as some references to characters named Sexy Jutsu (magic) and Pervy Sage (a teacher)
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There are a few sexual terms, including "pervy" and "sexy." Also, characters call one another names such as "idiot" and "jerk."
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Products & Purchases
Naruto is a worldwide brand with licensed cartoons, toys, and video games appearing almost everywhere.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a fighting game in which characters use their fists, feet, and various bladed weapons to attack on another. A couple of characters are impaled in a cut-scene, but there is no blood. Since our heroes resort to violence and name-calling at the first sign of any trouble, they aren't particularly good role models. Plus, mild sexual references made by the game's characters during cut-scenes.
Is It Any Good?
Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a fairly deep fighting experience that utilizes every button on the Wii Remote, but the layout of the controller does make things somewhat trying at times. Thankfully, the game allows the use of the GameCube controller as well as the Wii Classic controller which both make controlling the game a lot easier. Jumping, dodging, and countering attacks are performed with various button presses, and the animation is very smooth and evokes the style. The game looks quite sharp for Wii title, featuring cartoon cut scenes straight from the Anime series as well as nicely detailed 3-D representations of the characters from the show.
Online interaction: Online play is available here in both Friend only matches or against a random stranger.
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