A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact is a fighting game based on the Naruto Shippuden anime TV series. Players will go through a series of battles that are inspired from episodes of the show. Some of the missions in the game contain incidental objectives such as rescuing someone, but players are focused on combat almost exclusively throughout the entirety of the game. Some battles involve taking on hordes of faceless enemy forces, but most are protracted one-on-one fights against strong enemy characters. The battles, though sometimes intense and time-consuming, are very fantastical in nature. There are also a few sexually suggestive comments in the game's dialogue. While it is possible to play as the enemy characters, the focus of the story is on Naruto and his friends as they selflessly work to protect the world.
What's it about?
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA IMPACT follows the story of the anime TV series exactly. Players engage in several battles, each one representing a conflict from the show. The game progresses in chronological order so anyone familiar with the anime will easily follow the chain of events in the game. However, the storylines are designed such that even those who are less familiar with the Naruto franchise will still be able to follow what happens in between battles.
Is it any good?
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact is on par with the many other titles in this storied game franchise. There are so many Naruto game titles that they have become almost formulaic. The structure and controls remain largely the same, but the story sequences and mission objectives are updated to reflect the most recent episodes of the TV series. As such, anyone who has played previous games in the series will know what to expect here and should not be disappointed, but even newcomers to the video game franchise will catch on quickly and enjoy the variety of battles throughout the course of the game.
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