Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 Reviews (GameCube)

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Nintendojo (2006)
In a world full of rehashes and rush-jobs, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 stands up and lets people know its possible to make a rich fighting game from an anime based on… fighting. Despite the fact that it’s a little too easy to have an opponent attack your backside, controls are typically quick responding and attacks are relatively devastating. Fans of the anime series will enjoy Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 as an attractive bonus. Fighter fans can also enjoy a responsive and attractive experience. Whether it be through the Story mode or multiplayer modes, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 has the potential to provide many hours of enjoyment.
Nintendo Difference (Jan 26, 2004)
Naruto 2 est un titre à posséder coûte que coûte pour tous les Fans de la série. Plus qu'un simple produit commercial, Tomy nous livre là une suite d'une très grande profondeur, et un jeu de combat des plus funs et agréables à jouer. Pour les autres, si l'univers vous intrigue ou vous attire, aucune hésitation, il faut l'essayer, et courir chez son libraire pour acheter les Huit premiers tomes du manga déjà parus.
IGN (Sep 22, 2006)
At its surface, Clash of Ninja 2 may look like the same old run-of-the-mill roster update, taking what players enjoyed from the original Clash of Ninja game, and simply expanding the amount of fighters. Anyone who gives the game a fair shake, however, will see that there’s far more to this than a few new fighters. The addition of four player battles alone makes Clash of Ninja 2 a worthy purchase, as the already frantic fighter is now doubled in intensity. Team fights are a blast to play, and the 3-on-1 fights are brutal as well, pitting the best player in your party against everyone else simultaneously. In addition, the cast of characters has more than doubled in size, and the overall play time needed to unlock the vault of extras will range in the 20+ hr range.
HonestGamers (Aug 08, 2009)
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 pretends it doesn't have that little number at the end of its title. In many ways, it's basically identical to the original. It uses the same cel-shaded graphics, features the same fighting engine, and even recycles combos for reappearing characters. The game goes so far as to completely subsume the story of its predecessor, starting over to tell Naruto's tale from the very beginning. Clash of Ninja 2 is superior, though, because of one profound improvement: four-way multiplayer.
Mag'64 (Feb 07, 2007)
"Naruto - Clash of Ninja (European Version)" ist ein würdiger, wenn auch - für Prügelfreaks - zu einfach gestrickter Titel. Unterhaltsam ist er aber allemal. Bereits nach wenigen Minuten werden sich Neulinge schnell in das Spielgeschehen eingefunden haben. Trotz der schlampig eingedeutschten Einleitung ist das Spiel hingegen sauber übersetzt worden. Technisch ist der Titel zwar anfangs ungewöhnlich, mit dem Grafikstil freundet man sich jedoch schnell an. Power-Ups und interessante Spezialangriffe setzen den Titel in einen gelungenen Rahmen. Besonderes Interesse werden vor allem Einsteiger bei Naruto und seinen Mitstreitern finden. Immerhin ist die Steuerung nicht so überladen wie bei vielen Genre-Konkurrenten. Dennoch - oder gerade deswegen - ein gelungener Prügel-Abschluss im Gamecube-Zeitalter.
75 (2006)
Naruto devrait séduire les fans avec un volet accessible et relativement dynamique, surtout en multijoueur.
JeuxActu (Dec 05, 2006)
Trois ans après sa sortie en import, Naruto : Clash of Ninja European Version parvient à captiver notre attention avec brio. Certes, le contenu est beaucoup plus chiche que Naruto Gekito Ninja Taisen! 3 et Naruto Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4 (absence de certains modes de jeu, moins de personnages et multijoueur limité) mais le titre possède suffisamment d’arguments en sa faveur pour figurer dans notre ludothèque exigeante. Il est vrai qu’avec sa superbe réalisation et son gameplay à la fois simple et complexe, il n’y aucune raison de s’en priver, d’autant que l’actualité sur GameCube est proche du néant.
70 (Dec 22, 2006)
La GameCube s'offre enfin un nouveau jeu de combat (voire un nouveau jeu tout court) après une longue période de disette. Peiné légèrement par le poids de l'âge, Naruto : Clash Of Ninja European Version est un jeu de combat classique qui tire bien parti de l'univers Naruto et se révèle très sympathique, en solo comme à plusieurs. Si vous êtes amateur de combat sur GC ou fan de la série Naruto, il serait inconcevable de s'en priver.
GameSpy (Oct 09, 2006)
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is a well-made homage to the anime and manga, and a capable final farewell to the GameCube for those looking to play the next Zelda game on their new Wii. The story mode and single-player game are standard fare, and worth playing through to unlock all the content, but you'll get the most fun out of this game playing with friends. It's simple to get into, so the kids can get in on the action, but even skilled players will find something to sink their teeth into here. While some will be drawn to the voice acting and the nods to the series, the fighting is fun enough to keep everyone happy.
70 (Dec 04, 2006)
Trop longtemps attendu, ce Naruto : Clash of Ninja sur GameCube ne fera la joie que de ceux qui avaient résisté à la tentation de se le procurer en import. On regrette, d'ailleurs, de ne pas avoir droit au dernier opus de la série, mais seulement au second volet, plus limité en terme de possibilités. Cette sortie n'en demeure pas moins une bonne occasion de retrouver enfin Naruto dans un jeu vidéo.
Video Game Talk (Dec 19, 2006)
It may not be the most technical fighter on the market but Naruto: Clash of the Ninja 2 certainly packs a punch. Despite its flaws this is a solid experience but it's one that you'll enjoy more with some buddies to beat up on. The single player game is good though I found the CPU to be a little frustrating at times. There's nothing worse than cruising through a game only to hit a brick wall along the way with no rhyme or reasoning behind it. If you are going to be the only one playing the game then I'd say it deserves a rental but if you have some friends who are itching for a fight then this is a solid purchase. The four player matches are some of the best that I have ever played, particularly for this genre. Either way though this is a fun title that D3 and Eighting should definitely get attention for.
GameSpot (Sep 26, 2006)
Clash of Ninja 2 is slightly more fleshed out than its predecessor, but the few updates and changes do little to negate the sensation of sameness that the game exudes. The eight returning characters have received no enhancements, and most of the arenas you'll fight in were featured in the first game. It ultimately makes this technically superior sequel harder to recommend than the original, especially when you consider the close proximity of the two releases.