Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Review
Near perfect recreation of the anime, believe it!
The Naruto Storm games have been giving fans the ability to either relive or experience major events from the show for the first time. I've always been impressed with the care and attention that CyberConnect2 brings to the table, which shouldn't surprise me, given that CC2 president, Hiroshi Matsuyama frequently dresses up as the orange-clad ninja himself when attending public events. This is a developer that not only lives and breathes Naruto, they also know how to make amazing and stylish-looking anime games. I'm looking at you Asura's Wrath.
Naturally, I went into Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 with expectations, that have been previously planted thanks to the superb titles that preceded it. While I can't say that I was a huge fan of Generations and Revolution, since they served more as filler games than retelling the core story, something the show is quite familiar with, the core Storm games were killer.
I took things a bit further and did a few things while reviewing UNS4. First, I actually went back and completely replayed Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Not only to get caught up on the storyline, but also to see just how different the game and combat felt in comparison. I then also simultaneously watched the same story arc to see just how much it was represented in the show. Both of these things yielded very impressive results for UNS4, which will undoubtedly make fans of the manga and anime, very excited.