I'm a big fan of the storm series and I even got up to top 100th player worldwide in the previous title. So I got some good info to share.
Firstly I don't mind that there wasn't a free roam but I wish the stories were longer and not just still images with voice acting, I wish there were some 3D Models interracting in perhaps a field or at least the ol' "Codec Conversations" like on magna carta 2. It could have been ALOT longer but I guess someone didn't really bother... I mean naruto's story alone could have been 4x bigger and I'm not talking about fillers either.
1st Disapointment: Why remove the boss fights? They were awesome! 1st Complaint: Okay so you got Naruto: Wind Shuriken, Robeless Itachi, Sword orochimaru... Tell me .... PLEASE tell me why not include them on the versus and free modes?! You made the picture, the model EVERYTHING, it's just a matter of adding in the little square or assign the directory to a button so that when you press square with itachi you get him robeless... simple? Increase the value of your product... but if you are for a single second planning on releasing content ALREADY found within the game... I will not be amused.
The gameplay now is much fairer compared to UNS2. Hopblocking isnt too effective, spamming kunais is blockable and easy to deal with and no more R2 spam to substitute. Clearly the game advanced from button mashing to strategy... So: Read below~
2nd Complaint: The Extra Dash: Oh its great! able to backout off a combo and all is wonderful... but when someone does block the extra dash (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE NORMAL CHAKRA DASH) they should be stunned for slightly longer than 0.5 seconds, the 1.5 seconds from UNS2 is fine for that(only to be applied to the extra dash! The quick stun recovery from the normal chakra dash is fine.) Why? Because unless you got a fast and long ranged character you cannot counter! You are forced to block or throw an exploding jutsu, otherwise they will just Extra dash and combo you until they run out of chakra. What does this mean? it means what is already happening, everyone in ranked matches use the same characters! Seriously 90% you will fight Masked man, Sasuke, Naruto or Kabuto, with the support of hidan, kimimaru, lee, Anko or any other slow attacking support. Leading me to my 3rd Complaint.
3rd Complaint: Why do some jutsu make your character spawn on top of the jutsu!? Meaning you will get hit anyway unless you waste 3 - 4 Slots.
It's like going a step backwards, this didnt happen in the previous title because you had a slight invisibility state after substitution. Now you always spawn on top of these slow moving jutsu forcing you to block the whole way through while the opponent restores his chakra, substitution gauge and attempts to grapple you - leading to a waste of substitution. It was tolerable with Hidan on the last game because all they would gain from it was some chakra, but that could be easily fixed, but the game now is dependent on using the right attack at the right time the fastest - leading to a waste of substitution. It's annoying and dull, none uses their favorite characters, only the ones they can abuse for a easy win, its worst than Sasori.
The game is new, all these glitches could be easily fixed with an update... I mean REALLY easily. Don't devalue a great game please.
BTW Yeah a naruto game, happening somewhere on naruto's childhood where you make your own character, customise it's 4 jutsu (One for each direction) would be pretty neat. Living the life of a random background ninja.
Game Is Great glad they limited the number of substitutions as i stopped people from what I called dancing, gameplay is much much faster, no qualms with this game except the hackers on the leaderboard which Namco hasnt fixed from storm 2
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I will have to admit after finding out about how easy they have mad this game for spammers who use kid ten ten..etc I was miffed but hey ive trained and it not an issue if u do ten ten against, Mask Man is a bum and easily trashed with the right character! I will say this its taken the 4 sub rule a lil bit to grown on me only because Im used to having as much subs as my chakara allows, But because of this rule I do get to see more kool looking Combos even if at times im all subbed out and on the end of a lil hand or foot to face action.. How ever and again I repeat HOWEVER the for me by far the most Horrible thing in this game to Me Is the fact they did not do something about disconection abusing pricks..... you say you listened to feed back from cry babies because a ninja can block in the air(O no) but you allow dudes who pick masked man , Kid Ten ten,Tsuchikage who during a macth tried everthing in there worth to spam you for ya points.. and by chance if uve fought em enough low to mid level players u can whoop even some high rank you might beat....but when u do they rage quit .... Burns me up just typing it
Story mode: too short and no boss fights actually kinda like Ninja Storms first system and for people who dont want to walk around could have the option of just of going to the a mission screen and just like teleport to the mission or something
Substitutions: Shouldn't have a separate bar instead with the chakra like before and if you worried about spamming make it where it cost more chakra
Ultimate Jutsus: shouldnt have to wait instead like DBZ super sayain system but its time limited like it is already and they should have their own set of moves including UJ. also they should not just be cut scenes but should have to punch in a combination of buttons
Awakening mode: How in the anime or manga when a character like for example naruto turns to the chakra nine-tails it should damage him in a way just like using Amaterasu damage sasuke or any one that uses it. Susanoo should have a catch to it because now people use it at a clutch because of how strong it is and these are users (sasuke , itachi) who havent perfected it yet and Madaraa has and will or should be in the next game so imagine his Susanoo.. something should be done about that.
Team Battle: I think if it was actually a team battle like MvC it would be fun because what it is now is more like Single support battle. Another is Should be able to perform combos with your support or team. Now say you choose a team and you know how they are given titles they should also have there own team ultimate jutsu
Battle settings: Should be able to increase health
Stages: should become damaged, when on water should drain chakra( would only make sense since they are using chakra to stand on it)
Counters: yes with timing like how substitution was
Characters: young gaara why take away shukaku where that is basically the difference between him and older gaara, rock lee what happened to drunken lee, itachis clone move how come they cant be destroyed by kunais but you can be hurt by them whats that, karin barely has moves why make her a character where the ones you made support like the sound 5 has a set of moves and they are support, please dont say secret character when its just an awakening mean its kinda misleading.
Comments: wish there was damage shown like blood to the characters but its a kid game so yeah i know its not going to happen, DLC, hopefully i wish you read our comments because any more games like this and i dont know who would buy naruto games... Generations was ok mean it seems rushed honestly it seems the stuff added could have been DLC.
I'm a BIG fan of every Naruto Game you have done, especially the Ninja Storms series. It was a big disappointment that we couldn't walk around the village like we could in Ninja Storm. (Like, on Ninja Storm we could like ANYTHING. On Ninja Storm 2, we could just walk around, jump and talk to people, why not be able to go on top of buildings and throw shuriken like in Ninja Storm?)
My first complaint is this, why make the story line so small? I was reading one day this article about Ninja Storm Generations, and it said the storyline would be huge, and that's not what I saw.
My second complaint is, the sound 5, why always make them support? That's what happened in Ninja Storm and again it happened in Generations, they would have had awesome combos.
My third complaint is, there should be like updates, because there are like loads of people doing glitches and that, and the substitution 4x bar is quite cool but once it runs out, all you see is your character getting hit.
A suggestion would be that people were allowed to create their own character, and like, after we completed goals or something, we would get better moves and combos, ninjutsu and that.
Boss battles were amazing, why make it a normal fight, and then the rest is just freezing scenes on that scroll screen? And I'm not sure what other people thing about this but I liked the fact you could climb on walls on Ninja Storm and that there was jutsu clashes. Ok so you took out the boss fights but then why take out the part they used to talk and it was as if it was a battle but they were just talking, really disappointed me that. To say the truth, Naruto Generations looks like a rushed game. The only thing better about Generations than Ninja Storm 2 is that there are more characters and the tournament/survival/training modes. By all this I just wanna say there should more of a storyline in Ninja Storm 3/4 (Don't know if this was 3 or not) free roam and maybe only create a character mode. Thanks