Why do Naruto and DBZ games Suck?
Summer is pretty slow for good games so recently I have went to my back log of Anime games… and its not pretty. So, I decided to write this lovely article on how they suck and what they can do to fix it.
Anime and Manga are forms of entertainment that millions of people enjoy daily. Whether its watching Naruto online or playing video games Anime has had a huge impact on the gaming industry for years now. One of the main problems with anime based games is… they suck! Don’t get me wrong there have been a few anime-based games that were ok. But the large majority of anime games are rushed, unbalanced, sloppy messes. For this article we will take the two most popular anime franchises in America.
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a game that does half of the necessary things to be a great game. I played the hell out of NSUNS 2 getting all the achievements so I had plenty of time to figure out what was good and bad. NSUNS 2 has a great original score, fantastic graphics, and true to the source material content. But, where things fall apart is the multiplayer and balance of the game. To be a great fighting game you have to have balance and good skill based controls. Naruto has none of this. Some Characters like Deidara just press one button all match to attack. Cyber Connect2 needs to look at other fighting games on the market like Tekken and Blazeblue to get some new ideas for their franchise. Or even taking a page out of Clash of Ninja Revolutions book to formulate more advanced combos and skill based fighting. NSUNS 2 did a good job of taking their time between the first game and sequel but more time could have been used to flesh out the combat. Adding a chakara bar that has a set amount according to the character would also be great addition to mix up the gameplay. In all of the Naruto games players pretty much have a unlimited supply, all you have to do is charge it. There needs to be a change if we will ever have a truly great Naruto game.
DragonBallZ is probably the biggest culprit of making crappy anime fighters this generation. The camera in Raging Blast is so bad I couldn’t believe they even released the game the way it was. The gameplay has been the same for years now following the same mash, mash, mash, Hold down to charge then smack them button controls for years now. What the developers of this crap need to do is vary it up. Use different button combos in conjunction with the teleporting and transformations to add depth to the game. Pressing square, square, square, square, then hold and release is not good gameplay. It’s just mundane and boring. DragonBallZ also needs to lay off having so many damn characters. They should just have a solid amount like Tekken and make sure to balance those characters? At this point if you want to see all the characters go watch DragonBall, DragonBall Z, and GT. Most DragonBallZ fans want fantastic not 10 million characters. With so many characters in these DBZ games they don’t take the time to fully flesh out all of the characters making many of them feel the same and boring to use.
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