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Begun in 2003 on GameCube, the series of Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special continued his adventure on Wii, as is the logic of things. This transition marked the arrival of the new season, known as the Shippuuden. While it is always about to find Sasuke, Naruto and other ninjas of Konoha will face a new threat : the Akatsuki clan. This name is also not fallen out of nowhere since we met two of its members : Hoshigaki Kisame and Uchiha Itachi, Sasuke’s older brother. Composed of 12 members, clan Akatsuki and Orochimaru acts in parallel, too busy lately to heal its wounds caused by the fourth Hokage. Their actions are not yet very clear but it appears that the capture of Gaara seems to be their first objective. To accomplish this mission, Deidara and Sasori are sent to the village of sand to capture the new Kasekage. Takara Tomy and 8ing have adapted the game to the gameplay features of the machine. A good idea ?
Here is the starting point of Naruto Shippuuden, who also served as the storyline for Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special. Indeed, like the previous parts, the story mode is entirely consistent with the episodes that are aired right now on TV Tokyo. We go to 41 playable characters and the opportunity to participate in online battles with rankings that allow you to display the name of your choice. The full list of the 41 playable characters includes Anbu Kakashi, Ino, Choji, Shikamaru, Asuma, Sakura, Naruto, Sai, Yamato, Kiba, Shino, Hinata, Kurenai, Kabuto, Anko, Orochimaru, Tsunade, Jiraiya, Sasuke, Itachi, Kakuzu , Hidan, Deidara, Sasori, Hiruko, Yugao, Tenten, Neji, Lee, Guy, Kakashi, Killer Bee, Kisame, Gaara, Kankuro, Temari, Chiyo, Baki, Minato, Naruto Sage, Raikage. 8ing redesigned each former players, so you have the feeling of discovering a brand new title.
Visually first, new outfits for our heroes can intensify this feeling of novelty. Then, all the special moves of each of them has also been revised and corrected, which provides additional pleasure. Indeed, characters such as Sakura, Neji and Tenten have much more to do with old shutters and agree with their technical developments related to manga and anime. Trained by Tsunade, Sakura now has a staggering strike force, so that each of his strokes give the impression of causing severe damage to the opponent. As for other characters such as Naruto, Gaara, Rock Lee, Kankuro or else they stand out above all by new furies, that should satisfy all fans of the work by Masashi Kishimoto. It is useful to know that all 41 characters each have two furies, which allows you to vary the pleasures.
However, 8ing retained the main mechanisms involved in Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special, while providing some welcome subtlety. Now, each of the arenas, closed at first, host of additional items. Crates, boulders, logs, these objects at first sight uninteresting offer new possibilities of gameplay to the characters. Indeed, it is now possible to hide behind one of these elements to prevent an attack or a shuriken, but also use it to support cross to the other side of his enemy. Better still, the battle arenas closed so we thought actually hide a second plane, provided access to force or on the sides, not down, just the same way as in an episode of Dead or Alive. To get there, it’s easy, just send collapses faster than his opponent by a specific shot or smash the ground after several attacks. The transition between the two arenas is illustrated on screen by a cutscene in which players are not just mere spectators. So they can keep fighting while falling !
If Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special is compatible with the GameCube controller or the Wii pad classic, the title also derives part of the functionality offered by the duo Wiimote / Nunchuk. And in the same way that Dragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the run time of furies that the Wiimote and Nunchuk are used. An animated sketch appears on the screen and shows us what it takes to succeed his attack without a hitch. Nothing complicated just because it says usually make circles with the Nunchuk and gestures forward with the Wiimote. In short, it is far from attacks virtually impossible for Dragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3. The addition of these features increase the immersion. There is growing into the skin of the characters doing their ninjutsu with their arms and fingers!
There are obviously some mini-games that take advantage of the functions of the Wiimote. As the name suggests, the test “Skuriken Training” is to throw shurikens at targets (with the image of Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi) that appear on the screen. Obviously, we need to reach as many targets in a limited time with the only restriction of not hitting Sakura. As to the test “Kage Bushin Spotting” and asks the player to point the good Naruto and move the Wiimote as soon as we found the right person. There remains the “Rasengan Training” where the objective is to train to perform the Rasengan from Naruto with the duo Wiimote / Nunchuk. These tests allow sympathetic to train for a real duel.
Side game modes, Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special is also provided that these predecessors, which should take in breath both single player that can accommodate the presence of three other partners if he wanted passed. However, we deplore the lack of fashion “Three Man Cell” which allowed the team combat as The King of Fighters. As in every game in the series, he’ll have to pass through mode “Story” and this time “Score Attack” to unlock all hidden characters, but obviously aware that the method used in the old parts were more only tedious, it does not pass through the shop to buy various bonuses in the game now, simply complete the two game modes mentioned above to access the full cast. A very fine resolution on the part of developers.
The media exchange is an ideal opportunity for Takara Tomy and 8ing review copy of his famous series of Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen. If the engine has greatly improved 3D graphics and therefore have a marked improvement over the episodes released on GameCube, we are also excited about the update of our clothing Konoha ninja but also by the variety of shots entirely new . Timing with the animated series and requires the sake of authenticity, the developers have increased the number of characters to 41. A very important figure who can make his choice among all the fighters. As for the Wii game play, it has a certain playful interest. Experts probably will prefer the GameCube controller or Wii Classic Pad. Still, that Naruto Shippuuden Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special is a game vital to those who hung the old parts.