Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is a fighting game based on the popular Naruto anime and manga series from Masashi Kishimoto.
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Story & Themes
There are several different gameplay modes in Ninja Storm Revolution. The story mode gives the player the opportunity to follow several ninja factions as they do behind-the-scenes work. Some of these characters are bad guys or nemesis in the original series; we get to see some of their motives and watch events that are only spoken off in the original series. Players familiar with the Naruto series will find well-loved characters and be introduced to never-before-seen scenes, all animated by the same company that produces the anime.
The main gameplay mode is a simple fighting game. However, players will be pitted against each other or against the computer in an arena to see who's the strongest ninja. Each playable character has different skills and abilities.
Players cannot save during battle, but their stats will be preserved no matter where they are in the game.
There are different difficulty modes when playing against the computer, but when battling a real life opponent the difficulty entirely depends on the player's expertise.
Violence While the story mode has somewhat more violence than the normal gameplay, neither is exceptionally violent. Players can tweak the graphicness of the violence in the settings. Because it is a fighting game, some basic amount of violence is inevitable, but parents should note that typically characters don't die or become wounded during or after battles—fights are to the knock-out point, not to the death.
Scary Imagery Some of the story mode scenes may be somewhat frightening. For example, bad guys include creepy-looking wooden puppets, a man that can turn into crows, and a man who has suture marks along his skin. Fans of the Naruto series will find nothing scarier than is present in the original material, however.
Sex & Nudity One character has a move that allows him to turn into a group of cloud-covered (nothing explicit is revealed) nude women who flirt with the opponent as distraction. The move is played for humor above all else, though.
Strong Language Some mild language is present. Players can also switch the language settings to Japanese or Japanese with English subtitles.
- Many of the bad guys in Naruto aren't entirely evil. Even the most morally deficient of them has motivations that we can see reflected in real-life people, for better or worse. Does understanding enemies make it easier or harder to defeat them?