X360 Thursday, November 6, 2008 | 5:35 PM

Naruto BB preview videos

Naruto BB preview videos

As promised by the great Driftwood yesterday I've recorded quite a few videos of the preview build Naruto: The Broken Bond on the 360. The game certainly seems quite polished as is, very few bugs to be seen. Ubisoft definitely listened to the fans of the series and worked a lot on the facial expressions of the characters, but it's still not really convincing. Still, it's a *big* improvement compared to ROAN.
Update 4: Last video is up.


Preview part 1
Preview part 2
Preview part 3
Preview part 4
Preview part 5

All comments

Commented on 2008-11-06 13:13:34
See, thats the thing I pointed earlier.
That shows some more combat+cutscene after the point where the demo ends. Just look at the characters, the movements, the grabbing of the hokages , the talking... all seem so quick without subtle movement and smoothness.
Still very robotic, wich is a tad dissapointing: like showing us a raw diamond, they could still improve on with a little more effort... buy some japanese animators.
Commented on 2008-11-06 14:11:37
Well, thanks to this videos, I see and improvement this time. They quit the anime sequences, thats a good point. Now, the cut scenes are in real time, that´s much better and more coherent with the game.
It´s very nice to listen tracks from the anime (Preview part 2 says all, that track was incredible on the first naruto season)
Nice to listen the original japanese voices too.
Graphics are a little bit better, and combat seems to be more worked. I didn´t like Rise of a Ninja, but the second part... maybe I´ll give it a try.
Commented on 2008-11-06 16:36:13
I like it!
I will get both Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm and Naruto The Broken Bond!
The character model is not so good i this game tho, but i will still get it:D
Commented on 2008-11-06 17:51:34 In reply to Nbmaster
Posted by Nbmaster
I like it!
I will get both Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm and Naruto The Broken Bond!
The character model is not so good i this game tho, but i will still get it:D
Nop, it's almost the same shit, try to see 720p footage... probably some more work and detail in the shading and facial shadowing in UNS, but it is almost the same crap. The big diference is almost exclusive to animation in terms of visual quality.

But I concur, to a full-fledge experience its best to play TBB and it will probably be the "better game" once you get the full picture as the gametrailers review of UNS shows it faults.
But for a casual buddy versus playtime, there is no doubt: UNS all teh way.

One strage thing i read was that TBB has rights to the shows OST in some way, so the music we see on the demo "Orochimaru Theme - Naruto OST I" is said to be exclusive to TBB and so on with all, or some other tunes. We can see in these blimblim videos that TBB is full with the show's emblematic music, but does it stop UNS from getting the same treatment?
If so why, because it adds very much to the atmosphere of the game to have the official ost.
Commented on 2008-11-06 18:43:56
Great work Blim! You should post these on Neogaf, the forums guys there would love it. The game is getting completely ignored by the gaming community and that's sad.
Commented on 2008-11-06 18:47:32 In reply to donkeyman
Posted by donkeyman
Nop, it's almost the same shit, try to see 720p footage... probably some more work and detail in the shading and facial shadowing in UNS, but it is almost the same crap. The big diference is almost exclusive to animation in terms of visual quality.

But I concur, to a full-fledge experience its best to play TBB and it will probably be the "better game" once you get the full picture as the gametrailers review of UNS shows it faults.
But for a casual buddy versus playtime, there is no doubt: UNS all teh way.

One strage thing i read was that TBB has rights to the shows OST in some way, so the music we see on the demo "Orochimaru Theme - Naruto OST I" is said to be exclusive to TBB and so on with all, or some other tunes. We can see in these blimblim videos that TBB is full with the show's emblematic music, but does it stop UNS from getting the same treatment?
If so why, because it adds very much to the atmosphere of the game to have the official ost.
I have whached the review from gametrailers.com, but did you se the review from IGN.com?
And the music in UNS is awesome, and the graphic looks like you are playing the anime thats adds very much to the atmosphere to.
The character model is better in UNS.

Both games will be awesome, and the review have nothing to do whed how you like the game or not, people are diffrent.
Some people like UNS better then TBB and some people like TBB better then UNS.
As i seid i will get both beuause both are to awesome Naruto game!
Commented on 2008-11-06 18:50:33
Ah, you guys are just too mean. Why don't you give Ubisoft a lil more credit? *in a Spider-Man joking way*

But really guys, you should be happy that Ubisoft is bringing these games to the U.S at all.
Commented on 2008-11-06 21:13:55
Had absolutely no idea they were making a second game. Props to Gamersyde for having the better coverage over these less hyped games.
Commented on 2008-11-06 22:58:30
This game looks great, and actually much more to do besides the main quest. This looks like fun. Alot of exploring and platforming, and that's what i loved about ROAN, and this looks even better.
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:16:36 In reply to Zeta_Nova
Posted by Zeta_Nova
But really guys, you should be happy that Ubisoft is bringing these games to the U.S at all.
Um... this isn't like the usual Naruto games which are ported over years later after release in Japan. These are developed by Ubisoft for the US and European market.
Commented on 2008-11-08 22:34:27
Ubisoft has done a great job on this game. I loved Naruto ROAN, and I certainly love the new entry in the series. The graphics,animations,and realibility make this game even sweeter. Although Ubisoft could have extended the amount of episodes you play. I give this game a 9/10.
Commented on 2008-11-09 00:25:28
Terrible. I just played the demo on xbox 360 and it was very awful. The animation of the game is horrible, whomever was in charge of it should be ashamed of themselves and then go watch filler episodes for a year. The demo was shallow and awful nothing fun about it.

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