Fair-haired boy in an orange suit, knows every fan of anime, it does not matter with interest if he follows his adventures, or building a grimace at the first mention of a young ninja. Naruto is incredibly popular all over the world, the major animated series has more than three hundred series. Continuation of the already grown-up protagonist (which is based on events that took place in it, made the game) is no less interesting. Neither show, whether it's Comiket and Wonder Festival, does not pass without the participation of cosplayers dressed as your favorite ninja outfits. Designed and feature-length films, adding even more intrigue to an already complex plot. What is the hype about the tombstone with the name Naruto, shown in one of the trailers to full-length tape. Gaming industry is also actively exploits the well-known brand. Different parts exist on all modern platforms: the Xbox 360 - Rise of Ninja, and The Broken Bond, the PlayStation 3 - Ultimate Ninja Storm, but their popularity episode found it on the PlayStation 2, I think just for this reason that the fourth part of the series Ultimate Ninja released on it.
Introduction to Naruto Shippuden, we begin by describing the two major, I would say the key modes. The so-called Master Mode offers you embark on an adventure through the world, controlling the main character.You start with a story about a girl Aoi, who, for whatever reason, decided to sacrifice himself to the demon caves. To help her out and shed light on the true state of affairs to our restless friend Naruto and his mentor - the master Gehrig. It all looks like a typical action from a third party. The motto of the games - "Go ahead and forward-only, you are galloping through the story, one location is replaced by another cheerfully. In towns offer little freedom, but no more. As in previous chapters, most of the time gameplay occupy fighting and platform puzzles.
Villagers are eager to share with you information, though not all, of what they say, it is useful for assignments. So you do not mark time, to help easy recognition. Every character you encountered over the head with a symbol: "emblem Village hidden in the foliage - has information about the assignment," question mark "- a task not related to the core.
In the hard way you will help ninja skills. You meet enemies in random order - were, never stopped anyone, suddenly bam - retrieving location and starts fighting the battle. In comparison with the previous parts combat system has not changed, still you do swotting on the button "circle", thereby giving cuffs left and right, and in time respond to emerging start button QTE (instant events.) Also available are a block and jump. Using chakra apply a special kick Naruto - Rasengun, he will need not only to punish their enemies but also to overcome obstacles. This extremely simple system allows you to build a combo attacks that are becoming more diverse with increasing level. Ordinary enemies do not differ wit and ingenuity, and because the same location may have to pass twice, the fight quickly get bored. But bosses will bring a lot of trouble. If pripechet quite a battle, you can use different drugs, which are easily found in barrels, boxes, crates, scattered in abundance all over the world. And if you too lazy to look for something that you could buy in the nearest village shop.
The second major mode Ultimate Ninja 4 - is a Free Battle Mode, in fact represents a pure fighting game. You can find more than 50 characters. I think this is enough for all. Choosing the hero for the battle, you define the style. The combat system is similar to the one described earlier. There is a major blow, throw shuriken, jump, "triangle" chakra call for more powerful and spectacular strike. As in the single-player mode, all this can be combined into combos, there is also a QTE, slightly more diverse than in the Master Mode.Interest is added and multi-level arena: you are free to move as deep into the battlefield and fight on the upper levels. Lack of arenas is also not observed.
Hero Mode is the link between the two previous regimes. He is extremely entertaining built. During the passage of Master Mode, you'll collect the so-called "areas of memory, which provide access to the heads of the history of Naruto from the beginning. Chapter are shown in the form of colorful sketches, composed of personnel anime series. Accordingly, the opening characters involved in this chapter, they are available in "battle mode". Some chapters where Naruto went into battle on the subject, is an arena for the fight - win in a fight, get a reward and an opportunity to open the memory further. Also has cells that are CG-rollers. Like, everything is logical, though Hero Mode is double-edged sword. On the one hand, there is an incentive to pass a single mode, experts refresh the memory all the moments in the life of your favorite heroes and beginners, though briefly, but will be up to date. On the other - those who wanted to play it in "about Naruto fighting game, willy-nilly will have to undergo Master Mode.
There are still two game section - it Shop and Collection. In the former you can buy figurines of characters, powerful jutsu, the most prominent sayings, music, and, importantly, guidance on fighting for each fighter. All this is honestly earned money in the Master Mode. Figures from the contemplation of the main actors are getting a purely aesthetic pleasure. No, I do not think anything bad, almost all poses extremely well sealed during a particularly spectacular moment of the battle. View or listen to the same property can be acquired in the second mode.
With regard to visual and audio Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden, it is not hard to guess that virtually all aimed at getting to know the style.That there is a marvelous record players in the "collection"! Recognizable cartoon style is the game faithfully. But, unfortunately, the area around it looks to put it mildly rustic, almost no interactive objects, only the bright colors of a little feast for the eyes. It is worth noting that the fighting pretty spectacular, and the various inscriptions in Japanese comic book style, and kept popping up during the strikes, just add charm game. Dear to the heart melodies will accompany you in the menu, and in the journey, and in the arena. Voices of characters voiced by the same people as in the series. Although sometimes come across poorly chosen voice of urban residents, for example, in the same village girl voice said 30-year-old woman, but such confusion with using SMS rather rare.
Alas, Ultimate Ninja 4 and could not raise the bar above the status of a game for the fans. " Little different from previous games, it looks outdated graphically, even for platforms 6-th generation, and fighting may seem too simple and unpredictable. However, it still is a great gift to all fans of anime and manga series Naruto.