Naruto has been the star of almost all fighting games for the longest time, mainly because of the success of its animation series. Game manufacturers, programmers, and designers have been inspired to make variations of Naruto’s story and adventures and Naruto Shippuden (Shinobi Rumble-DS) is one of the results of their creative endeavors.
Like all fighting games, Naruto Shippuden is not that perfect. Here are some of the game aspects that need improvements:
a. Story not so good
Fighting games should be able to deliver an effective and compelling storyline to get the attention of the player. It makes the player stick to the mission. Unfortunately, Naruto Shippuden’s story is very droning. This is one aspect that was not given much attention
b. Redundant music
It is a given that fighting games are fast-paced and ever-changing so that the interest if kept and the excitement is always heightened. Naruto Shippuden does not deliver in this area. The soundtrack just keeps on repeating itself like a lullaby, definitely making the game boring.
c. Repetitive arenas
One of the assets of many fighting games is the constant variation in the fighting arenas. This adds to the dynamism of the game, making it more challenging to the players. If the arenas just keep on getting repeated, what challenge would be left for the players to anticipate? There should always be the element of surprise in these fighting platforms to make the players engrossed and motivated enough to complete the mission.
d. Slow characters
It is often disappointing to see how virtually slow your characters are when you use them. It cuts down your momentum level and your want to finish the mission. Seeing that your protagonists are slower than they are supposed to be do not exactly translate to a cool game.
Fighting games will always continue to attract gamers. Of course, it should only be expected that these games will be analyzed and compared with one another. Naruto Shippuden needs some jolt. This should make the next release a much better gaming investment for DS users.