|05-03-2010, 03:44 PM||#1|
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Naruto: Arkham Asylum
Mislead by the title? Don't worry, it will all be clear by the end of this post. I've seen all those "make your own character" posts and I think it is cool, but these is not what Naruto needs. Naruto needs a truly awesome game, not an MMORPG that feels like it was fan made. We need strong, developed content.
Think of Batman Arkham Asylum, but with Naruto. You would (solely) control Naruto throught a quest that is independent from the series. Is it canonical? Who knows, but the story should feel like it doesn't change anything in the series, but establishes something nice. Maybe a story that happens in those 2 years of training that Naruto had with Jiraiya would fit?
The characters should have a complete redesign. I already established that Naruto should be the only playable character, but I also feel the need to pull Sakura, Sasuke and Kakashi out of the equation. Mentions are fine (something like Naruto saying: "I once had a friend who I used to hate") but nothing more. If possible, not even name mentions. Characters from the Naruto universe would be awesome to see, but I feel like the team in which Negi is, and the team in which Hinata is, shouldn't be in the game. When I think of nice redesigns, I would like to see something simple, that feels less bulky and more agility-friendly. If you would like some idea, search for Naruto Designs Deviant Art on Google. The image is by a user named mandachan.
The story, like I said, is independent which means that no Akatsuki and no Orochimaru. Put Naruto against something that he hasn't seen before. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it SHOULD make for a large adventure.
Gameplay-wise, I feel that exploration is the way to go. Have Naruto explore some Shinobi Base or some Ninja Prison (Arkham Asylum pretty much) that is extensive and variated. In battles, you should be able to summon Kage Bunshin Clones by holding the R2 button. If the button is unpressed, Clones dissapear. Also, make clones smart. I would like to see them pull moves when it feels like they can, not whenever they want. Enemies should be able to kill clones (unlike in the fighting games, where clones are invisible and can only dissapear when your combo ends) and make them independent. If it seems like the enemy is off-guard, your clone should execute some special attack. Maybe a Uzumaki Naruto Barrage, where you only need to make the final move of the whole attack. Since you would be fighting more than one foe at a time, your clones could easily focus on an enemy that you are not fighting, without interfering with your fight. Also, I would like to get rid of the Chakra Meter (WHAAAAT? THE CHAKRA METER? NO CHAKRA LIMIT? RASENGANS BY THE ASS OR WUT?)
Nooo, wait, listen. First, I don't think that clones could an abused technique, mainly cause they can die with one hit, and you are not fighting a single enemy. Also, you need to hold R2 to keep them summoned, which means that Clones are not mandatory, and only go as far as you wish them to go. Rasengan can't be abused, mainly because the technique would take a few moments to create (some animation that takes TIME, unlike the fighting games where rasengan can be executed in less than a second) in which you would be vulnerable to enemy attacks. Couple that with the fact that Rasengan is very innacurate, and Naruto doesn't have many jutsus (Kage Bunshin and Rasengan would be the only real ones) and you don't have a need for a Chakra meter.
On the other hand, gadgets would be represented by Kunai, Shuriken, Explosive Seals, etc.
Next, I believe that the hand-to-hand combat should be more detailed than the freeflow combat used in Batman Arkham Asylum, and the game shouldn't use a "combo system" (its an exploration and progression game, not a beat'em up)
Finally, I would like the game to refrain itself from using the Kyuubi. Maybe only for the last boss battle, but I believe that Naruto would be invinsible if he used it against normal foes.
So that's it for my ideas, what do you think? Any other ideas? (please, no Sasuke or Itachi things -.-)
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