Naruto fans rejoice, because Namco Bandai has another game headed your way. Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive is a PSP exclusive that’s coming out February 22. I got a chance to play it on Wednesday, and I thought I’d share my impressions with you.
The game is a nice mix of beat ‘em up ninja-punching action coupled with some RPG elements to keep things interesting, but the core element of the gameplay is teamwork. That makes it sound lame, but when you’re beating up a pack of wild dogs, it’s more fun.
Hit the jump for details on Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive. (I still only know what one of those words means.)
Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive (PSP)
I’ll be honest. I never got into Naruto, so I’m a bit out of touch. I stopped watching Toonami after the Buu Saga ended, so bear with me. From what I’ve gathered, Naruto is about ninja school, and learning to be a better ninja, and fighting ninjas, and so forth. I’m totally cool with this concept, but I probably couldn’t pick any of the characters out of a lineup.
In the mission we played, there were giant wild dogs terrorizing a village, and being respectable ninjas, we took it upon ourselves to beat the crap out of those dogs. There are six grades of difficulty: C, B, A, S, S+, and S++. In spite of the fact that we were playing a B-grade mission, one of the easier grades, I still died twice, and my teammates had to resurrect me.
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