Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 marks the end of the story for that lovable, blond-haired, and perhaps the noisiest ninja that you can ever find in current anime-history, Naruto. For fans of the Naruto titles, anime, manga, or games, you would definitely not want to miss out on this particular videogame. When playing it, you will immerse yourself in the final arc of the Konoha ninja’s path to becoming the Hokage (that’s basically the mayor of the town for non-fans). But if you’re not a fan, then it is best to stay away from this game right off the bat.
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Marks the End of the Ninja’s Journey
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 has three main game modes to enjoy. The first, and possibly the most important of the three, is the Story mode. It will follow events that are found in the original storyline. For pure fans of the manga, there are some parts that have been changed to fit multiple instances. However, the overall outcome is still the same.
Just like other Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm titles, what’s unique about the franchise is also brought into this fourth installment for the PS4. You will watch several minutes of lengthy anime or still-frame cutscenes. However, note that these are all nicely voiced with a great background music to boot. These will come at uncertain moments, even in the middle of the battle.
Battles take place in full 3D arenas. Those who are already familiar with such a gameplay by playing the previous titles will see nothing new in terms of camera angles and basic playstyle. However, what’s new here is that there are a whole slew of added fighters that you can control. Each ninja, or otherwise, has their own set of unique attacks and abilities.
You can also put together your own team, with certain combinations leading to special attacks. For instance, if you bring together the legendary Team 7, them being Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke, and you will be granted with a different special attack. Battles are fast-paced and players need to think on their feet for most of the time. As such, there’s more strategy here than what you might think.
With Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 visuals and gameplay are happily upgraded to fit the PlayStation 4’s hardware. Everything about it is absolutely enthralling, that is if you’re a fan. If you’re not, you will be left with a lot of questions and might ultimately just put the controller down.