Has anyone picked up this game yet? i thought we could get some tiers/gameplay discussion going amongst those that have it for PS2. its pretty fun imo. not “deep” per say, but fun. i was talking with someone-i think it was ShinAkumax-and he mentioned that it was a great (if not the best) anime to videogame translation in terms of capturing the “feel” of the manga, and i tend to agree.
these tiers are just my opinion, of course…
Sasuke/Curse Mark Sasuke
- i haven’t unlocked Nine-Tails Naruto yet, but he is probably in the same tier as Curse Mark Sasuke
** i almost put Gaara in the top tier simply because of his ridiculous level one super. it hits super fast and has sick range - probably the best level one super in the game, imo.
the way this game plays reminds me of a number of other games, but the first thing i thought was that it felt a lot like Smash Bros. (mostly because of all the wacky items and helper characters that fly on screen)
combo system is very basic. i’m talking ‘circle, circle, circle, back + circle’ simple. the hits feel very Tekkenish, only much slower.
1-3 level supers. supers are dirt easy. all you do is press triangle once (red), twice (purple), or three (blue) times to level up, then press circle to make your character lunge forward. the hit has to connect. T, O. thats it. you can build meter (chakara) by holding down (like in the old DBZ fighters), picking up a chakara item, or by collecting charaka balls from knocking your opponent down or into a wall. if your super connects the game goes into a weird Parappa the Rapper/DDR mode where you have to input a series of buttons within a certain time limit to do more damage and continue the super animation.
you can pull of what i call “parries”, but its really a substitution jutsu. press block at the moment you’re about to get hit to appear behind your opponent. this is usually a free super if they were mashing. you can “parry” out of a lot of things, even grabs and air attacks.
Orochimaru just seems all around broken: sick grab range with the snakes, best/fastest sweep in the game imo, kabuto assist puts opponent to sleep - AFAIK, if Orochi gets a knock down and he has a helper scroll in stock, he can just call kabuto on wake up, opponent wakes up into kabuto’s sleep jutsu and its a free super for Orochi.
i’ll post up more thoughts if there is enough interest or if other people post up.