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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this easy-to-learn fighting title will appeal to any fan of the Naruto series, but could confuse gamers who aren’t fully involved in the story. The game features a lot of reading, which outlines events that take place in parallel with the events of the game. The game moves you from fighting arena to fighting arena via a top down exploration phase. The combat is constant, and makes up the gist of this game.
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What's it about?
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN NINJA DESTINY 2 follows Naruto and his band of friends as they kick and punch their way through seemingly endless battles taking down various bad guys in three dimensional fights. The story mode is heavily driven by text that is sure to keep die-hard fans excited as the next battle is introduced. With a combination of face and shoulder buttons to attack and defend, as well as the touch screen used to introduce special items during battle, you’ll make your way through story mode, and eventually unlock a Quest mode, which is essentially more fighting and exploring.
Is it any good?
Considering the title is a three dimensional fighting game on the Nintendo DS, Ninja Destiny 2 is very good at what it does. However, criticisms of the first title as being somewhat shallow because of its two-button attack system, also ring true here as well and somewhat blemish this version. The story gets quite convoluted, and is quite hard to follow for the uninitiated. But fans of Naruto, will likely have zero issues keeping the various incarnations of characters straight. As one of the few fighting titles for this handheld system, it’s nice to help fill out the genre.
Online interaction: Wireless DS-to-DS play is available providing you have multiple game copies, making this a good game to play with a friend.
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