Ok here is my second take on Naruto:Ninja Storm 2
-For the 360 and PS3.
-Well combat is fun, fast paced, and you can choose a LOT of different strategies depending upon your preference/skill.
-For the most part, each character is balanced. Very important.
-The story has a lot of button sequences, very fun, and sometimes brutally so.
-Story mode is a bit long.
-Online mode is fun, but connection is annoying. You fight internationally you get lag, no matter who/what.
-Some characters don't need to be there:
Karin is pointless, since she is a sensor, choji/temari/ino have never fought in shippuden really, shikmaru is now not a strategy character either. He speciallizes in point blank attacks.
Story mode is what you might call a "waste of time." Not only does literally make you travel by foot.Dear god was i pissed when i figured this out. Literally the worse idea ever since you can't SPRINT anywhere. You can spend 5 minutes just holding the stick somewhere before you get there. Not only are some parts just ridiculously far away, but sometimes you have to backtrack too.
Is sort of broken with a couple of characters
Puppets: If your puppet is out of the screen, you can be overpowered. Since they can't see the attack you will be launching, and most of them are homing.
Range: Range characters really are hard to deal with. The dodge system itself isn't perfect so sometimes instead of dodging to the side, the camera angle changes and i run straight into a bomb.