History VideoGame / NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2

14th Oct '17 3:08:41 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' is a action adventure and fighting game sequel for ''VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm'', released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and based on the ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' anime, developed by CyberConnect2. If you want to know what the story is about you should really head over to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the manga's page]], but the gist of it is that the main character ([[CharacterTitle Naruto]]) is a ninja aspiring to earn the Hokage ("fire shadow") title, or in other words, [[ToBeAMaster become the leader of his village]]. And then it turns out [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan there's an malevolent Beast of Mass Destruction inside of him]], friends betray him, shadowy organizations start hunting him -- and all of this before the part of the plot this game deals with.

to:

''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' is a action adventure and fighting game sequel for ''VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm'', released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and based on the ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' anime, developed by CyberConnect2.Creator/CyberConnect2. If you want to know what the story is about you should really head over to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the manga's page]], but the gist of it is that the main character ([[CharacterTitle Naruto]]) is a ninja aspiring to earn the Hokage ("fire shadow") title, or in other words, [[ToBeAMaster become the leader of his village]]. And then it turns out [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan there's an malevolent Beast of Mass Destruction inside of him]], friends betray him, shadowy organizations start hunting him -- and all of this before the part of the plot this game deals with.



This game is followed up by ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations'', which addresses the Substitution problem in ''Storm 2'' and expands the cast of characters from the beginning of the series up to a bit after where ''Storm 2'' leaves off. It also doesn't have the cinematic boss fights that this game had for the fact that CyberConnect2 wanted to make ''Generations'' a more traditional fighter, and the fact that the team that made the cinematic boss fights became the main team for Creator/{{Capcom}}-published game ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''. AndNowYouKnow. (The boss fights are back for ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', on the other hand.)

to:

This game is followed up by ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations'', which addresses the Substitution problem in ''Storm 2'' and expands the cast of characters from the beginning of the series up to a bit after where ''Storm 2'' leaves off. It also doesn't have the cinematic boss fights that this game had for the fact that CyberConnect2 [=CyberConnect2=] wanted to make ''Generations'' a more traditional fighter, and the fact that the team that made the cinematic boss fights became the main team for Creator/{{Capcom}}-published game ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''. AndNowYouKnow. (The boss fights are back for ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3'', on the other hand.)
15th Sep '17 4:28:47 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Happens with a lot of boss fights' second modes--and that's not counting the ones that simply change up their pattern and attacks in ways that the normal version of the character cannot do. We have for your consideration: A rail shooter (Gaara vs. Deidara), A stationary shooter (Naruto vs. Orochimaru), a beat 'em up with shooter moves (Jiraiya vs. Pain), and that middle portion of the final fight with Pain. It's still the fighting genre, but both players are changed up so much as to make the gameplay veeery different.

to:

* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Happens with a lot of boss fights' second modes--and that's not counting the ones that simply change up their pattern and attacks in ways that the normal version of the character cannot do. We have for your consideration: A a rail shooter (Gaara vs. Deidara), A a stationary shooter (Naruto vs. Orochimaru), a beat 'em up with shooter moves (Jiraiya vs. Pain), and that middle portion of the final fight with Pain. It's still the fighting genre, but both players are changed up so much as to make the gameplay veeery different.
12th Sep '17 12:22:56 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: In the game, Suigetsu already has Zabuza's sword with no explanation as to when or how he got it, though it's handwaved somewhat by the fact the first game skipped over the "Bridge Of Heroes" arc so technically, it's not Zabuza's sword he's using, but his own.

to:

* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: In the game, Suigetsu already has Zabuza's sword with no explanation as to when or how he got it, though it's handwaved somewhat {{Hand Wave}}d by the fact how the first game skipped over the "Bridge Of Heroes" arc so technically, it's not Zabuza's sword he's using, but his own.



* ControllableHelplessness: After the BossFight against Itachi, all Sasuke can do is back away in terror.
** He can also try to gather chakra (which doesn't work as he's all out) and attack with his sword (which also does nothing, as Itachi has the [[NighInvulnerable all but unstoppable]] Susanoo in effect).

to:

* ControllableHelplessness: ControllableHelplessness:
**
After the BossFight against Itachi, all Sasuke can do is back away in terror.
**
terror. He can also try to gather chakra (which doesn't work as he's all out) and attack with his sword (which also does nothing, as Itachi has the [[NighInvulnerable all but unstoppable]] Susanoo in effect).



* DifficultButAwesome: Shikamaru. Proper use of him turns any opponent into a figurative ping-pong ball, exploded across the stage and back with little chance of escape. When Shikamaru is mastered, he can easily beat [[GameBreaker game breakers]] like [[SuperMode Sage Mode Naruto, Mangekyo Sharingan Sasuke, and Itachi]].

to:

* DifficultButAwesome: DifficultButAwesome:
**
Shikamaru. Proper use of him turns any opponent into a figurative ping-pong ball, exploded across the stage and back with little chance of escape. When Shikamaru is mastered, he can easily beat [[GameBreaker game breakers]] like [[SuperMode Sage Mode Naruto, Mangekyo Sharingan Sasuke, and Itachi]].



* SequentialBoss: The game has these for ALL their boss fights. In order:

to:

* SequentialBoss: The game has these for ALL ''all'' their boss fights. In order:



** Orochimaru vs. Naruto: Again, fairly normal until Naruto goes [[OneWingedAngel Four-Tailed Fox]] on Snaky. BeamSpam ensues.
* ShipTease: [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]] have the infamous 'Secret Lovers' thing, which became a RunningGag in the series. Their letters in the mail SideQuest are a big one too.

to:

** Orochimaru vs. Naruto: Again, fairly normal until Naruto goes into his [[OneWingedAngel Four-Tailed Fox]] 4-Tailed Form]] on Snaky. BeamSpam ensues.
* ShipTease: [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]] have the infamous 'Secret Lovers' thing, which became a RunningGag in the game series. Their letters in the mail SideQuest are a big one too.
12th Sep '17 9:05:18 AM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The game storyline spans the events from the first episode of ''Shippuden'' (which is a sequel to the original ''Naruto'' anime) to episode 175, though [[AdaptationDistillation Omissions]] and [[AdaptationExpansion additions]] can be found here and there. The player mainly takes the role of Naruto (though at times, you get to play as other characters of the series). The story begins as Naruto and Jiraiya, Naruto's perverted teacher, return to their home village after two-and-a-half years of training. From that point on, Naruto matures and becomes stronger as the story progresses.

The gameplay is somewhat the same as the original, with the ability to run free within the battlefield as well as the use of battle items and "Ultimate Jutsu" (such as [[RazorWind Futon: Rasenshuriken]], [[SphereOfDestruction Chou Odama Rasengan]], [[KillItWithFire Amaterasu]] and [[ShockAndAwe Kirin]]). Out of battles, you can collect all sorts of items- including materials to create items, "Memory Crystals" which show key moments of part one, "battle records" which let you face past battles and "story records" to watch the cutscenes of the game's main storyline. You are able to explore the Hidden Leaf, Sand, and Rain Villages and speak with game characters and civilians.

to:

The game storyline spans the events from the first episode of ''Shippuden'' (which is a (the sequel to the original ''Naruto'' anime) to episode 175, though [[AdaptationDistillation Omissions]] omissions]] and [[AdaptationExpansion additions]] can be found here and there. The player mainly takes the role of Naruto (though at times, you get to play as other characters of the series). The story begins as Naruto and Jiraiya, Naruto's perverted teacher, return to their home village after two-and-a-half years of training. From that point on, Naruto matures and becomes stronger as the story progresses.

The gameplay is somewhat the same as the original, with the ability to run free within the battlefield as well as the use of battle items and "Ultimate Jutsu" (such as [[RazorWind Futon: Rasenshuriken]], [[SphereOfDestruction Chou Odama Rasengan]], [[KillItWithFire Amaterasu]] and [[ShockAndAwe Kirin]]). Out of battles, you can collect all sorts of items- including items--including materials to create items, "Memory Crystals" which show key moments of part one, "battle records" which let you face past battles and "story records" to watch the cutscenes of the game's main storyline. You are able to explore the Hidden Leaf, Sand, and Rain Villages and speak with game characters and civilians.
11th Sep '17 10:53:14 PM Smeagol17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' is a action adventure and fighting game sequel for VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm, released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and based on the ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' anime, developed by CyberConnect2. If you want to know what the story is about you should really head over to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the manga's page]], but the gist of it is that the main character ([[CharacterTitle Naruto]]) is a ninja aspiring to earn the Hokage ("fire shadow") title, or in other words, [[ToBeAMaster become the leader of his village]]. And then it turns out [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan there's an malevolent Beast of Mass Destruction inside of him]], friends betray him, shadowy organizations start hunting him -- and all of this before the part of the plot this game deals with.

to:

''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' is a action adventure and fighting game sequel for VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm, ''VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm'', released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and based on the ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' anime, developed by CyberConnect2. If you want to know what the story is about you should really head over to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the manga's page]], but the gist of it is that the main character ([[CharacterTitle Naruto]]) is a ninja aspiring to earn the Hokage ("fire shadow") title, or in other words, [[ToBeAMaster become the leader of his village]]. And then it turns out [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan there's an malevolent Beast of Mass Destruction inside of him]], friends betray him, shadowy organizations start hunting him -- and all of this before the part of the plot this game deals with.
11th Sep '17 10:52:52 PM Smeagol17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' is a action adventure and fighting game for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} based on the ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' anime, developed by CyberConnect2. If you want to know what the story is about you should really head over to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the manga's page]], but the gist of it is that the main character ([[CharacterTitle Naruto]]) is a ninja aspiring to earn the Hokage ("fire shadow") title, or in other words, [[ToBeAMaster become the leader of his village]]. And then it turns out [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan there's an malevolent Beast of Mass Destruction inside of him]], friends betray him, shadowy organizations start hunting him -- and all of this before the part of the plot this game deals with.

to:

''Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' is a action adventure and fighting game sequel for VideoGame/NarutoUltimateNinjaStorm, released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and based on the ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' anime, developed by CyberConnect2. If you want to know what the story is about you should really head over to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the manga's page]], but the gist of it is that the main character ([[CharacterTitle Naruto]]) is a ninja aspiring to earn the Hokage ("fire shadow") title, or in other words, [[ToBeAMaster become the leader of his village]]. And then it turns out [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan there's an malevolent Beast of Mass Destruction inside of him]], friends betray him, shadowy organizations start hunting him -- and all of this before the part of the plot this game deals with.
11th Sep '17 10:51:22 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Kakashi vs Naruto and Sakura: A battle in the training field in standard play, followed up by a lake area where he shoots Water Dragons. If you avoid them or have Sakura knock him off his high point, he shoots fireballs and guns you down with Lightning Blades.
** Deidara vs Gaara: A battle on top of the Kazekage's Mansion, dodging his explosive birds and spiders, waiting for opportunities to knock him off his bird and open a gourd of sandy whoopass. When you take a healthy chunk of his HP, an aerial chase ensues, where you have to again avoid his fire and pelt him with [[MoreDakka Sand Shuriken]].
** Orochimaru vs Naruto: Again, fairly normal until Naruto goes [[OneWingedAngel Four-Tailed Fox]] on Snaky. BeamSpam ensues.

to:

** Kakashi vs vs. Naruto and Sakura: A battle in the training field in standard play, followed up by a lake area where he shoots Water Dragons. If you avoid them or have Sakura knock him off his high point, he shoots fireballs and guns you down with Lightning Blades.
** Deidara vs vs. Gaara: A battle on top of the Kazekage's Mansion, dodging his explosive birds and spiders, waiting for opportunities to knock him off his bird and open a gourd of sandy whoopass. When you take a healthy chunk of his HP, an aerial chase ensues, where you have to again avoid his fire and pelt him with [[MoreDakka Sand Shuriken]].
** Orochimaru vs vs. Naruto: Again, fairly normal until Naruto goes [[OneWingedAngel Four-Tailed Fox]] on Snaky. BeamSpam ensues.



* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Happens with a lot of boss fights' second modes--and that's not counting the ones that simply change up their pattern and attacks in ways that the normal version of the character cannot do. We have for your consideration: A rail shooter (Gaara vs. Deidara), A stationary shooter (Naruto vs. Orochimaru), a beat 'em up with shooter moves (Jiraya vs. Pain), and that middle portion of the final fight with Pain. It's still the fighting genre, but both players are changed up so much as to make the gameplay veeery different.

to:

* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Happens with a lot of boss fights' second modes--and that's not counting the ones that simply change up their pattern and attacks in ways that the normal version of the character cannot do. We have for your consideration: A rail shooter (Gaara vs. Deidara), A stationary shooter (Naruto vs. Orochimaru), a beat 'em up with shooter moves (Jiraya (Jiraiya vs. Pain), and that middle portion of the final fight with Pain. It's still the fighting genre, but both players are changed up so much as to make the gameplay veeery different.
11th Sep '17 6:38:38 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ActionGirl: Unlike the main series, the entire female half of the cast gets a fight -- excluding Shizune, Anko, and Temari.

to:

* ActionGirl: Unlike the main series, the entire female half of the cast gets a fight -- excluding sans Shizune, Anko, and Temari.



* AdaptationExpansion: A staple of the game, for example the Sasuke and Sai Arc and Immortals Arc.

to:

* AdaptationExpansion: A staple of the game, for example the Sasuke and Sai Arc arc and Immortals Arc.arc.



* BleakLevel: [[spoiler: The destroyed Hidden Leaf Village. Also serves as the final area for the story mode. ]]

to:

* BleakLevel: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The destroyed Hidden Leaf Village.Village]]. Also serves as the final area for the story mode. ]]



* FixFic: The... ''thing''... they did with [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which was very galling given the circumstances. The manga [[OutOfFocus certainly took its time]] getting back to Hinata's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, even indirectly; when this game came out the confession had effectively been dangling in the air for years, without us knowing what Naruto thinks of it or even whether he remembers it. The game cut out the part where Hinata actually says "I love you", but included an ExtendedGameplay unlockable feature which declared the two "[[BattleCouple Secret Lovers]]". Wishful thinking? EpilepticTrees? A bit of both? [[spoiler: The fact that, at the end of the manga, they do eventually hook up, get married and have two children, along with [[WordOfGod Kishimoto's statements in several post-series interviews]] that '''he''' planned on Naruto/Hinata being the main OfficialCouple since the early stages of the manga, plus the fact that [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation he considers the best adaptation of Naruto to be this video game series]], even stating that he thought these games were BetterThanCanon, places this nugget closer to HeartwarmingInHindsight than anything else]].

to:

* FixFic: The... ''thing''... ''thing''...they did with [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which was very galling given the circumstances. The manga [[OutOfFocus certainly took its time]] getting back to Hinata's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, even indirectly; when this game came out the confession had effectively been dangling in the air for years, without us knowing what Naruto thinks of it or even whether he remembers it. The game cut out the part where Hinata actually says "I love you", but included an ExtendedGameplay unlockable feature which declared the two "[[BattleCouple Secret Lovers]]". Wishful thinking? EpilepticTrees? A bit of both? [[spoiler: The fact that, at the end of the manga, they [[spoiler:they do eventually hook up, become a couple, get married and have two children, children]], along with [[WordOfGod Kishimoto's statements in several post-series interviews]] that '''he''' he planned on Naruto/Hinata [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] being the main OfficialCouple since the early stages of the manga, plus the fact that [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation he considers the best adaptation of Naruto to be this video game series]], even stating that he thought these games were BetterThanCanon, places this nugget closer to HeartwarmingInHindsight than anything else]].else.



* InterfaceSpoiler: "Hidden Leaf Village ([[spoiler: Destroyed]])" is a selectable stage right from the start. The actual event doesn't occur until the Final Chapter.

to:

* InterfaceSpoiler: "Hidden InterfaceSpoiler:"Hidden Leaf Village ([[spoiler: Destroyed]])" ([[spoiler:Destroyed]])" is a selectable stage right from the start. The actual event doesn't occur until the Final Chapter.



* LethalJokeCharacter: ''Tobi''. His attacks are weak... but he can spam bomb balls, phase through attacks, teleport, run real fast, and so on. Then when his health is low, he becomes a Fireball spamming Madara[[spoiler:/ Obito]]. Also, Karin and Ino are both lethal joke characters with surprisingly powerful attacks.

to:

* LethalJokeCharacter: ''Tobi''. His attacks are weak... but he can spam bomb balls, phase through attacks, teleport, run real fast, and so on. Then when his health is low, he becomes a Fireball spamming Madara[[spoiler:/ Obito]].Madara/[[spoiler:Obito]]. Also, Karin and Ino are both lethal joke characters with surprisingly powerful attacks.



* NumberedSequel: The second installment in the ''Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Storm'' series.

to:

* NumberedSequel: The second installment in the ''Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Ninja Storm'' series.



-->'''Sasuke:''' Narutoooooooo!!!!!!!!
-->'''Naruto:''' Sasukeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

to:

-->'''Sasuke:''' Narutoooooooo!!!!!!!!
-->'''Naruto:'''
Narutoooooooo!!!!!!!!\\
'''Naruto:'''
Sasukeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!



** [[spoiler:The fact that both Naruto/Hinata and Sai/Ino ended up being {{Official Couple}}s at the end of the manga makes this HeartwarmingInHindsight]].

to:

** [[spoiler:The The fact that both [[spoiler:both Naruto/Hinata and Sai/Ino ended up being Sai/Ino]] became {{Official Couple}}s at the end of the manga makes this HeartwarmingInHindsight]].HeartwarmingInHindsight.
23rd Jun '17 2:46:09 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler:The fact that both pairings ended up being {{Official Couple}}s at the end of the manga makes this HeartwarmingInHindsight]].

to:

** [[spoiler:The fact that both pairings Naruto/Hinata and Sai/Ino ended up being {{Official Couple}}s at the end of the manga makes this HeartwarmingInHindsight]].
23rd Jun '17 2:36:57 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FixFic: The... ''thing''... they did with [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which was very galling given the circumstances. The manga [[OutOfFocus certainly took its time]] getting back to Hinata's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, even indirectly; when this game came out the confession had effectively been dangling in the air for years, without us knowing what Naruto thinks of it or even whether he remembers it. The game cut out the part where Hinata actually says "I love you", but included an ExtendedGameplay unlockable feature which declared the two "[[BattleCouple Secret Lovers]]". Wishful thinking? EpilepticTrees? A bit of both? [[spoiler: The fact that, at the end of the manga, they do eventually hook up, get married and have two children, along with [[WordOfGod Kishimoto's statements in several post-series interviews]] that '''he''' planned on Naruto/Hinata being the main OfficialCouple since the early stages of the manga, plus the fact that [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation he considers this video game series to be]] BetterThanCanon, places this nugget closer to HeartwarmingInHindsight than anything else]].

to:

* FixFic: The... ''thing''... they did with [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which was very galling given the circumstances. The manga [[OutOfFocus certainly took its time]] getting back to Hinata's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, even indirectly; when this game came out the confession had effectively been dangling in the air for years, without us knowing what Naruto thinks of it or even whether he remembers it. The game cut out the part where Hinata actually says "I love you", but included an ExtendedGameplay unlockable feature which declared the two "[[BattleCouple Secret Lovers]]". Wishful thinking? EpilepticTrees? A bit of both? [[spoiler: The fact that, at the end of the manga, they do eventually hook up, get married and have two children, along with [[WordOfGod Kishimoto's statements in several post-series interviews]] that '''he''' planned on Naruto/Hinata being the main OfficialCouple since the early stages of the manga, plus the fact that [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation he considers the best adaptation of Naruto to be this video game series to be]] series]], even stating that he thought these games were BetterThanCanon, places this nugget closer to HeartwarmingInHindsight than anything else]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 43. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2