Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke for the DS is a disappointing game. It
The core gameplay is important for any game and unfortunately Naruto vs. Sasuke
You do have various projectile weapons at your disposal, but most of them are weak and ineffective against the enemies. The one saving grace to the combat system is the various ninjutsu powers. Each character in the game has two different special powers that you can activate. Each power comes with its own attach graphics and usually deals a significant amount of damage. You do need chakra to use the ninjutsu powers, so their use is limited to a need to use basis only.
The levels in Naruto vs. Sasuke should be familiar to anyone who has watched the series. Some take place in the Hidden Leaf Village; others take place in the forest, on bridges and in Orochimaru
The playable character list is impressive too. Aside from being able to use every member of team Kakashi, you can unlock fan favorites like Rock Lee, Shikamaru, and even Hinata. Prior to each mission you have the option of selecting which three playable characters you want on your team. In addition to that, certain allies are able to act as a support character who you can call on to heal you or buff your toons. The playable characters can be swapped in and out on the fly, which you will need to do when one gets low on health.
Aside from the enemies
Since this is a side scrolling action game the graphics are composed of 2D sprites. The game is very vibrant and the characters are all detailed enough that you can easily tell who they are. The game is visually on par with other 2D DS games. The sound is mostly forgettable, it
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