Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact for Sony Corp.’s PSPis a solid action combat title that includes added variety of attacks in a streamlined mission system.
In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact, users can fight through as Naruto or sub characters in a main campaign. In addition, the title includes Ad Hoc co-op missions and versus play for two players.
Each level takes place in a confined map that signals enemy placement and destination info.
Combat is quick and efficient with users able to begin a combo with standard attack or Ninjitsu magic. Users can intertwine both attacks to pummel foes, or defend and evade with ease. Trigger targeting is standard, though the title mainly rotates the camera behind the character instead of focusing on an enemy.
The mob AI is standard and exists to be disposed of. The title generates a gang of characters simultaneously to allow users to mash through a crowd in Dynasty Warriors-esque fashion.
In boss levels, users will enter cinematic quick time events that hold a episodic flair with multiple, explosive actions.
To add depth, users can find and equip Battle Cards to each character to change stats like Attack, Defense, and Ninjisu strength.
The graphics engine is decent at 30 frames-per-second. Naruto and pals are cel-shaded and animated well against flat backgrounds. The storyboard segments are well-acted via veteran voice actors, with beating sounds that are lightweight.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact is a solid action combat title in the franchise. The mission-based levels allow for quick fights beatings at home or on the go.