NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS Review
NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS is the latest release in the beloved Naruto Storm series of games, developed by CyberConnect 2 and Bandai Namco Entertainment. As a longtime fan of the franchise, I was thrilled to see a new installment after a period of inactivity.
Does NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS meet the expected standards of the franchise, and is it worth adding to your collection?
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For those familiar with the Naruto Storm series, NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS follows a familiar formula. Players can choose characters from the Naruto universe to engage in battles. This game boasts the largest character roster seen in a Naruto fighting game, offering a diverse selection to suit every fan’s preferences.
In the “Free Battle” modes, players can select a character and two additional allies to swap between during battles. The addition of a “Simple” mode makes the game more accessible to casual players and younger audiences, allowing for a more straightforward gaming experience.
While the extensive character roster is a highlight, the game struggles with balance issues, as some characters have distinct advantages over others. Despite this, NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS remains an enjoyable experience with its fast-paced battles and emphasis on flashy attacks.
Combat Mechanics and Story Mode
The combat system in NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS introduces new gameplay dynamics, including faster chakra regeneration and enhanced jutsu abilities. These changes may polarize fans, as they significantly impact the pacing and feel of battles.
However, the story mode falls short of expectations, with a “History mode” that offers a lackluster retelling of the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden storyline. The “Special Story” mode, featuring Boruto and his companions, also fails to deliver a compelling narrative, leaving fans longing for a more in-depth and engaging experience.
Graphically, NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS shines, offering stunning visual effects and vibrant character animations. The game’s soundtrack and voice acting further enhance the immersive gaming experience, catering to both English and Japanese language preferences.
NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS is a mixed bag, combining a rich character roster and visually impressive gameplay with a lackluster story mode. While it may disappoint hardcore fans seeking substantial narrative content, it still offers enjoyment for those looking for casual battles and stunning visuals.
If you’re a dedicated fan of the Naruto Storm franchise, NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS may not fully satisfy your expectations. However, for those interested in the expanded character lineup and fast-paced combat, this game still holds value. Consider waiting for a sale to purchase, as it may not deliver the triumphant return that fans were hoping for.
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NARUTO X BORUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS offers a captivating gameplay experience with a diverse character roster and visually stunning combat sequences. However, the lackluster story mode and unbalanced character abilities hinder its potential as a triumphant addition to the Naruto Storm franchise.