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Path of the Ninja, uh, 3? No, 2.5, uh...,
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This review is from: Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 - Nintendo DS (Video Game)
I think this game was horribly misnamed. I understand keeping "Path of the Nijna" as the title as it follows the same RPG-esqe combat and levelling system as its predecessor. HOWEVER, it cannot be called a sequel to the original Path of the Ninja.
For those of you familiar with the series, this game doesn't pick up where the last one left off. In fact, it skips somewhere between 30 and 40 episodes. Tsunade is already Hokage, Sasuke has already left, and the Sand has returned to being allies of the Leaf. The last game left off on Episode 80. These conditions dictate a start somewhere around 120.
Not only that, but the story doesn't follow the series like the the first Path of the Ninja *AT ALL* but rather includes an entirely new storyline that is, how should I say?, predictable, basic, and overly-linear. Plus, I beat story mode (the only mode I cared about) in just under 10 hours. Pfft.
In summation: if you love Naruto (as I do), you will probably find this game enjoyable (especially since the price went down). But if you DO love Naruto, be aware that this no longer follows the series (or for that matter, its predecessor) chronologically.