My review for Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles for the Wii will be a short one. This is because the game suffers from slow down so bad that it sucks the life out of this game and makes it nearly unplayable. If you are still interested in the game after that warning then please read on, as the game offers up an otherwise decent take on the Naruto universe.
Dragon Blade Chronicles takes place in the later part of the Naruto Shippuden storyline and is a standalone side story written specifically for the game. If you watch the series on Disney DX and haven
As for the story itself, it is surprisingly good if you like the Naruto style of storytelling. A local ninja clan is attempting to control dragons (called Genryu) in order to destroy the world. It
This is No God of War
Dragon Blade Chronicles is a 3rd person action game and at times it feels like it desperately wants play like the God of War series. But the gameplay never comes close. Naruto and Sasuke have the ability fight their enemies with their blades (Dragon Blades are used instead of standard ninja weapons as part of the storyline) and their ninjutsu. You can easily equip four different nunjustu powers, ranging from Naruto
Ho Hum Looks and Slow Down, WTF?
Graphically Dragon Blade Chronicles is decent but not outstanding. The character Even with the horrendous, game killing, show stopping, slow down I did my duty and played through the entire game. From start to finish it took me about 10 hours. The game is fairly easy and seasoned gamers should have no problem plowing through this one during a rental. I give the game props for creating an original story that stays close to the source material and for the excellent voice acting. But I can