Naruto Shippuden Ninja Destiny 2

Game review by
Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media
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Action-packed 3-D fighter easily beat by simple controls.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

The player guides the team through the story and evil doers are vanquished, and good usually triumphs over bad. However, it is done by fighting.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters consistently resort to fighting to solve conflicts.

Ease of Play

Very simple controls are easy to learn, and controlling the characters is easy even during intense fights. Unfortunately, the ease of control also translates to an overly simplistic game where button mashing the same buttons will progress you through the game with little effort.

Violence

The game is based around Naruto and his team of fighters traveling from location to location to fight people in one-on-one combat. Weapons, including swords, exploding devices, and shurikens, are used as are various methods of hand-to-hand combat and magic. But, there is no blood or gore in the title.

Sex
Language

No major foul language is used in the game, but players call enemies names such as "jerks."

Consumerism

Game is based purely on the Naruto brand which encompasses movies, television shows, toys, and video games.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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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Kid, 11 years old June 18, 2011

Chidori yet not gorey

The game is intense all though no blood or gore the game does add alot of pain and weeps. Times can be depressing though. But still a very good game. If your ma... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 14, 2010

Not as good as Clash of Ninja...

This is great if you want a good brawler with 30+ characters that's portable.

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why this game is so heavily based around fighting. Do they feel that violence is the best way to solve conflicts?

  • Is Naruto Shippuden Ninja Destiny 2 an advertisement for the anime or other toys? Is this a fair way to represent the series?

Game details

For kids who love fast action

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