It’s been about a year since CyberConnect 2 released the fantastic Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. When it comes to anime games, they are by far the best in the business, and this game was no exception. Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 wrapped up Naruto’s story, but as is happening with the anime, there is another story to tell. Naruto’s son, Boruto is getting his own anime and there’s already been a movie, so why not a DLC expansion to tie things together?
The Road to Boruto expansion allows you to folow the story of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, with a few side-quests dotted in here and there. Specific scenes in the movie have been recreated in 3D cutscenes, and they look very impressive. Boruto gets his own adventure mode where you can explore the village of the Hidden Leaf, Konoha. There are 10 side missions that you can do in the village, which although are slightly repetitive, do a good job of increasing the gameplay time of DLC.
The advantage of being based on a movie is that almost everything in the movie is covered in the expansion. Where the anime spans over hours and hours and has to be condensed into a dozen hours of gaming, the movie to game ratio is the opposite. However, this also means that content is very limited. With that said, the developers have done a good job padding out the story mode, which is actually quite fun.
With the Road to Boruto expansion comes a host of new characters, and these are added to the already huge roster of characters you can fight with. Whilst Boruto is the main focus of this DLC, you will also get a chance to control other characters such as Naruto, Sasuke and Uchiha Sarada. However these periods are quite short and for the majority of the DLC you will be playing as Boruto, espcially when you are exploring the village.
In terms of gameplay, it’s pretty much more of the same. There aren’t any major new innovations, though Boruto’s move set varies slightly. There also isn’t much main content here, you could easily complete the main story in a couple of hours, and you’ll almost have to do the sidequests for this expansion to be worth your while.
The biggest issue with Road to Boruto is the pricing, which is an eye-watering £15.99/$19.99, yes that’s right. This expansion is good, but about £6/$10 too expensive for the amount of content being provided. Whilst there is a good chunk of content here, the price is a little too dear in my opinion, so it’s up to you to decide whether a few extra hours of Naruto/Boruto gaming is worth it.
This DLC was reviewed on PS4.
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