NARUTO ONLINE is available now across Europe on PC, published by Oasis Games. NARUTO ONLINE is an MMORPG turn-based browser-game that is set entirely in the NARUTO universe. The game is the very first and only Online NARUTO RPG in the world to be officially licensed from BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT.
While the game faithfully follows the story portrayed in the anime series, NARUTO ONLINE is the only game that allows you to continue the tale. Additionally, five brand-new characters that represent the elements of earth, water, fire, wind and lightning will be introduced. Players can choose to become one of these characters and start a new adventure, gaining experience in a variety of different types of quests and gameplay modes.
· Based entirely on the NARUTO Anime Story Line
NARUTO ONLINE currently features 9 arcs of the Naruto storyline for players to go through and explore, featuring all the familiar locations such as the Village Hidden in the Sand and the Valley of the End—the story will continue only in NARUTO ONLINE.
· Relive key scenes from the series with the original voice actors in person
Details such as the original voices of the characters and in-game usage of the series’ scenes will make NARUTO fans instantly familiar with game, entering the world they know from the series
· Establish your own Ninja Team
Player can recruit their favourite ninjas and fight together with them. All of the ninjas are modelled after characters from the series so as to seamlessly fit in the game world
· Combo Fighting System
Match the ninjas in your team, making use of the Naruto Bonds-system which can greatly enhance your team’s fighting abilities and manifest groundbreaking combos
· Gameplay Modes
From Single Player mode to Multi-player dungeons, giant Worldboss battles and battlefields, the game features tons of ways of gaining EXP, obtaining new items and equipment while enhancing your characters and their outfit on the way
· Ready to play right away
No downloads required, users can create an account in under a minute and start playing right away
NARUTO is not something that I had previously heard about and so I can only speak as I find. The game is pretty much general animé as I have seen the children and grandchildren watch regularly on television with exceptions that the female characters are usually dressed in more than a few wisps of cloth, characters aren't up and in your face and they don't have tiny noses and huge eyes; nor are they in the Power Ranger mould.
You begin with a single character but very quickly begin to add friends to your merry band while you follow the leads of missions, quests and sub-missions. Nearly every move ends with you meeting someone or something in an open street, a jungle clearing or some other similar place where you can face-off; you and your people to the left of the screen and the adversaries to the right. Before combat begins you have time to rearrange your group to have whoever you want in the centre and on the flanks - it sometimes helps to put yourself to one end so that you are facing the opponent you fancy fighting. Then the battle begins and it is pretty much a regular affair. Opponents from either side move forward in full 2D mode towards the facing opponent and hit or miss with various sound effects and visual effects displayed excitedly across the arena. This continues until one side has been completely defeated - each character that is defeated disappears automatically from the field. Back to the mission giver, grab the rewards, re-equip as necessary and then on to the next encounter.
As a free to play game it is great value, fun, uncomplicated, colourful, vocally enjoyable and visually exciting. I found nothing new that I hadn't come up against before, mechanically, but then I didn't find anything I didn't like either, so it's status quo! You could thus say "it rocks!"