Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles Review

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.

Unique Story


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

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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