- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Breakdown: 50 (41 / 5 / 3 / 1)
- Approximate amount of time to : 20+ Hours (w/out Game Master! which is a 30 Hour Trophy)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 11 Story Mode Scenarios / 12 Tournaments / 41 Survival Matches
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Special peripherals or multiple controllers needed? Second Controller Recommended
Introduction to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations:
Welcome to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, the direct sequel to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, which progresses the story up to the beginning of the Shinobi World War Arc. It also brings back characters in their younger form from the Pre-Shippuden timeline as well as a couple main villains. It creates one of the largest Naruto rosters yet. The game features a couple new modes, one of which, is playing online utilizing the Ninja Info cards to becoming more than just a display picture for players online. There are also minor changes to certain in game mechanics such as the Substitution Jutsu.
Trophy-wise the game is pretty straightforward and really just a grind from start to finish. The only thing that may get into players heads will be the Ninja Info cards as it seems like the percentages just won't reach its needed numbers, however, with the methods within the guide, this shouldn't be a problem one should have to worry about.
Basic Controls/ Game Mechanics
Because the game lacks any sort of tutorial mode the game assumes you automatically know what to do and throws you right into the action, to make sure players are utilizing everything correctly, here is a list of what each button does:
: Shuriken / Projectile
: Chakra Load / Hold to Charge Chakra
: Strike Attacks / Ninjutsu or Ultimate Jutsu after Chakra Loads
or : Supprt Ninjustus
+ : Throw
: Substitution Jutsu
Direction buttons: Ninja Items
Substitution Jutsu ( while blocking or before an attack hits)
Substitution Jutsu was the biggest concern to regular players as it was easily abusable in the previous game. This time, there is a gauge connected to the Substitution Jutsu which limits a player to 4 uses during a certain period before it hits its refill time.
Chakra Load can follow up into various things. You could go for the raw damage from your Ninjutsu or you could use it in combination with your other normal commands to poke in fun at your opponent. Here are the various chakra variant moves.
Chakra Dash ( > )
Chakra Dash is a fast dash at your opponent which nearly reaches opponents half the screen away from you. Chakra Dash is a good way of closing the gap between you and your opponent and if it were to hit the opponent as you reach them, it will put them in a short stun state so that you can follow it up with your characters Strike Attacks, however, if your opponent were to be blocking upon impact of the dash it could leave you open for attack.
Chakra Shuriken / Projectile ( > )
Just like the regular version, the variant with a chakra loadout will throw out your characters projectile of choice except it will be much faster, have tracking, and will cause a slight increase in stun if it were to hit. This is a good way of poking at your opponent if they try to stand back and charge their own chakra, however, be warned that the Chakra Dash will easily beat it out regardless.
Ninjutsu / Ultimate Jutsu ( (2x for Ultimate) > )
Ninjutsu's can be described as your special moves for each character, each of which have their own way of being ultilized. Ultimate Jutsu's are the same way, be wary of how many times you attempt your Ninjutsus though, if they are whiffed, you will still lose half the amount of chakra if they were to hit.
Awakening (Hold when you reach minimal health )
Your health consist of two bars. On the second bar there will be a small arrow at the top of the HUD. Once you have reached past that arrow, you can hold and go into your characters awakening. Think of this as a "comeback" mechanic for the game. Some characters are much more overpowered then the others.
Opposite to traditional fighters, for this game you will be highly advised to follow the steps as instructed below to ensure you conveniently unlock all your trophies without wasting any time. During your quest for completion, most of your trophies will unlock through "natural" progression. For your trophy for Ryo accumulation, everything you do in the game will earn you Ryo so as long as you are aiming for 100% you will be bound to unlock it as well as other misc trophies as follows:
First S Rank!
Story Mode Scenarios
During this step, you will be completing various story scenarios that play out and summarize the story pretty well from the Pre-Shippuden arcs to the current arcs going on in the series. Upon starting the game up for the first time you will have the following scenarios unlocked:
- Tale of Naruto Uzumaki
- Tale of Sasuke Uchiha.
- Tale of Young Naruto.
Upon completing these three scenarios, it will chain and unlock the other hidden scenarios behind them. Completing these scenarios will also unlock every character and support in the game as you complete them all, making it a great start before you approach the real grind of the game which will require all the characters to be unlocked to ensure steady progression. Here are the following trophies you can unlock from story mode:
Tale of Naruto Uzumaki complete
Tale of Sasuke Uchiha complete
Tale of Young Naruto complete
Tale of Minato Namikaze complete
Tale of Itachi Uchiha complete
Tale of Madara Uchiha complete
Tale of Zabuza and Haku complete
Tale of Jiraiya complete
Tale of Gaara complete
Tale of Kakashi Hatake complete
Tale of Killer Bee complete
Ultimate Ninja Gathering
Gimme a hand!
Five Kage Summit
Additionally, after completing every Story Scenario you can visit the Shop in the main menu and select "Buy Image." It is there where you can buy image sets that are connected with each characters tale as well as unlock the the trophy connected to it right away, which is as follow:
Free Battle / Tournaments & Survival
This step will be one large grind as you must go through various trials and matches that could easily take up 15+ hours of your time in the process. While Tournament are easy and manageable with the right mentals and use of your tools, Survival isn't as forgiving, however, thankfully we have a glitch we can exploit!
This handicap glitch is very handy and will easily make your grind easier. What it does is reduce the damage you receive from you opponent (ultimately giving you more health) and increases the damage to the opponents health, so that you can kill them in about 2 Ultimate Justus.
Upon entering Free Battle, select "versus" and do a 1P vs COM battle (it can be Team or Single however remember which one you selected, team is recommended). At the character select screen, press and edit the following options:
- Timer: 99
- Difficulty: Super Easy
- Handicap Bar: Scroll it right for max handicap in your favor
Now play out the battle regularly and finish it quickly. After finishing the match with ease, you'll have options to rematch and go back to various menus. Select to the return to the Free Battle Mode Select menu and it will bring you to that menu where you can select Tournament or Survival. Now keep this note in mind, when you select either mode, it will ask you to do Team or Single. You must select the same you picked originally for the 1P vs COM battle in order for the glitch to work, if you pick otherwise, it will revert the damage back to regular damage.
Team is recommended because later you will have to unlock Ninja Info cards which may become an obstacle to some players path for completion, however with teams, you can fasten the progress by earning various titles and Ninja Info Cards for using characters as your support 5 times each. Keep track of this and use a variety of characters when you can.
Tournaments range from 4-8 players per tournament depending on the ranking. You start off at beginner level tournaments with pre shippuden characters leading up to beginner tournaments with more updated characters. The tournaments are divided by rank, all of which have three tournaments connected to each of them. With the Handicap Glitch listed above, these tournaments should be quickly finished with ease. Here are the tournament trophies you can earn from this mode:
Team Seven Tournament Champ!
Sand Genin Tournament Champ!
Leaf Genin Tournament Champ!
Boy's Life Tournament Champ!
New Team Seven Tournament Champ!
Leaf Chunin Tournament Champ!
Ultimate Ninja Tournament Champ!
Leaf Higher-Up Tournament Champ!
Shippuden Tournament Champ!
Peerless Ninja Tournament Champ!
Akatsuki Tournament Champ!
Five Kage Tournament Champ!
Survival will probably be the biggest grind in your path towards completion as you must complete 10 survivals within 4 different ranks for a grand total of 40 survivals, plus the added Ultimate Survival you must take part in for a separate trophy. To unlock the tournaments, you have to go through nearly 8-10+ matches per survival in the later levels of survival matches. With 40 survival matches you must go through, this will be quite the grind. With the Handicap Glitch making it much easier to manage, it still is quite a bore to finish it all. After all is said and done, you should have the following survival related trophies:
Introductory Stage Survivor!
Free Battle / Grind for Ninja Info Cards & Titles
For this step, you will be going through various means of unlocking your Ninja Info Cards and Titles as well as buying everything you need from the shop for your respective trophies and performing everyones Ultimate Jutsu which will also correlate to the trophy for using every character. During this step you should have the following trophies unlocked:
Substitution Jutsu Master
Ninja Info Card Collector
Ninja Tool Master
Ultimate Jutsu Movie Master
Card Collection Master
Final Steps Before You're Done
In case one has forgotten, you can also earn a trophy through editing your Ninja Tool's. If you haven't done so yet, you can earn this now through your "Collection" in the main menu. You will more than likely have everything completed before the 30 hour mark. Once you each that point, you can simply leave the game on and it will count towards your time, while you are idle. After you have completed this you should be done with the game for the following final trophies:
First Ninja Tool Edit!
I'm the greatest ninja!
Conclusion to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations:
As a whole, the game delivers a dream roster of characters that any Naruto fan can enjoy. While the story mode is lacking in any free roam gameplay, that just means easier trophy acquisition for us. The game can be a bit of a grind but the game is fun enough to enjoy most of that time.
[PST Would Like To Thank Setsuna for this Roadmap]