*This is our first game review please bare with us.*
- Review Price: $59.99
- Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Release Date: August 31, 2018
- Developer: Soleil Ltd
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is Bandai Namco 21st Naruto game which means they have experience making Naruto games, I’ve played Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, I have also played Dragon Ball XenoVerse and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 which this game is designed off of so I thought I know what I was doing. I was sadly mistaken (not a “bad” mistaken, like a refreshing mistaken) This game adds the XenoVerse mechanics of MMO but no flying, just a lot of wall running to get to your objective.Speaking of objective, there are 2 games modes in this game!
The Story is the PVE part of the game, It has you running around the city center of Konaha speaking to the different character from the Naruto and Boruto universe, they give you what is called VR Missions. According to Konohamaru, VR Mission are training simulation to boost your fighting skills to help prepare you for the Ninja World League.
The Ninja World League
The Ninja World League is probably the hardest part of this game, It’s the PVP aspect of the game. It has 4 Match Types: Flag, Base, Combat, and Barrier Battles. Either I’m really bad at PVP (I am), or these people are cheating. Half of the match can’t get a punch in because they combo me to death (which is VERY annoying)
Create A Character
When it comes to creating a character you have 4 loadout types, Attach, Range, Defence, and Healing, all of them have their own Jutsus, and way you acquire these jutsus? VR Masters, When you complete various VR missions in the story new VR Masters appear and when you select one as you master, you basically become their student. Naruto teaches (Gives you) the Rasengan, the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, and Massive Rasengan, but they only work on your Attach loadout because Naruto is an attach type. Sasuke who is a Range Master gives you Fire Style: Fireball Justsu, and other ranged Justus. You get the point.When you complete missions you get XP (obviously) and scrolls. Scrolls have to be appraised by TenTen who is the shopkeeper in the game. When you get the appraised you get either clothes, weapons, or character customization like face paints or hairstyles. Once appraised you have to go to sakura’s inn to change load out.