It would be cool if you can choose in what clan your born like the Uchiha or something like that. And what nature type your related to. Even if your more of a genjutsu of ninjutsu or taijutsu type. And you get to choose wich jutsu you learn a long the way. By training and buying it of course.
Or in a story mode you could just be randomly born in Konoha for example, with a bigger chance to just be a normal ninja and a really small chance to be a hyuga clan member or an uchiha clan member. This could only work in a single player game mode otherwise the game ballance would be wrong. For a multiplayer mode you could make the ballance different so not one type of character is the best. And if you put this in a game you are more connected to the game because you put more time in creating your own character.
Last edited by SchnorMeister; 10-24-2011 at 07:26 PM.
I had created and submitted an in-depth list before. No idea if they've seen it or not though. This is what I came up with.
The look of the character is always important. A decent selection of costumes, with a few accessories like ninja headbands and such, would be great. 8 slots for custom character would be more than enough, but basing it off of hard drive space would be cool too. As for how they fight, you can choose which base stance you would like. Selecting the Asuma Stance for instance, would give you his movement and weapon.
Something that would really stand out is Combo Selection. Giving the option to choose Neji's tilt, Naruto's up combo, Sakura's down combo ect, would make each custom character very unique. Obviously, some combinations aren't possible, but that wouldn't take away from the experience.
Jutsu selection is a must. Giving your character a unique skill set will always make online interesting. For example, fighting Deidara online almost always means ranged clay bombs. There's no surprise. With a random opponent, you'll never know what skills they have, or how they fight. Your character can be set with almost any skill. There should also be a few unique Jutsu and Ougi just for Create a Ninja Mode.
Not a whole lot can be done here. Afterall, it wouldn't make sense for a random ninja to go 4-tail mode or use Susanoo'. Unless it's relevent to the stance (like puppet users using Kankuros awakening for example) it should be a basic activation cutscene with a power boost of some sort. What kind of power boost? Give us a selection of templates to choose from. small power and speed boost, Large power boost with defense reduction, ect. Even a few abilities like Lee's teleporting or HP regeneration would be amazing.
This is something every character should have. Allow players to create their own set of ninja tools. Give them 15 points or so, then allow them to choose which tools they want to use. A normal Paper Bomb could be worth 1 or 2 points, while the Chakra Seal Tag would be worth as much as 8 or 10. When selecting your ninja, you can choose between a custom set, or that characters default set. This will give more depth to even the Naruto characters.
Customization could be added to regular characters too. Kakashi can use Chidori and Kamui, but what about his Fireball and Water Dragon Jutsu? He even used them in a boss fight for UN2. Characters should have more than 2 jutsu. There are several ways this can be done.
1) Selecting the active jutsu during a fight with the d-pad or right analog stick
2) Use Ultimate Ninjas method of up-up and down-down activation to have up to five jutsu/specials.
3) Select which of your Jutsu you'd like to use when selectingyour character (like Storm 1)
With all this in place, fights would be much more diverse, dynamic and fun.