Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is scheduled to be released in Japan next week on Thursday, February 23rd. That means popular Japanese magazine Famitsu has already gotten gotten their hands of a copy to review the game. Their verdict? A total score given was a 36/40! How did they come up with that score? Well, Famitsu generally has 4 staff members play the game and then give their opinion of it in the form of a score out of 10. The sum of their individual scores is the total score for the game. In other words for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, each of the four staff members gave it a 9/10 for a total of 36/40. That is a really good score, 90%, however, it is lower then Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, which earned a 39/40.
Just in case you are wondering, that does not mean Generations is inferior to Storm 2. If anything, the updated gameplay and battle mechanics make it look vastly superior! We’re not sure why the score was lower, but if we had to guess those 3 points were lost due to a different type of story mode. Generations is pure battle, Storm 2’s story mode had action/adventure and RPG elements in addition to battling. The diverse offerings of Storm 2 are certainly appreciated, but most of us only play story mode once. We believe players spend most of their time enjoying the battle, and that’s what Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is all about!
By the way, if you want to know how Generations stacks up score-wise to other Naruto games Famitsu has reviewed, check out the list below.
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3/360) – 10/9/10/10 (39/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3/360) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3) – 9/9/9/8 (35/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact (PSP) – 9/8/9/9 (35/40)
- Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja 5 (PS2) – 9/9/8/8 (34/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Gekito Ninja Taisen! Special (Wii) – 7/6/6/8 (27/40)
- Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles (Wii) – 7/6/5/5 (23/40)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is a 3D fighter in works by CyberConnect2 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. It will have a revamped online mode, over 70 playable characters, and at least 38 stages. The game is scheduled to be published in Japan on February 23, 2012, North America on March 13, 2012, and March 30, 2012 in Europe. For more information, please visit the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations section.