I know I normally post fan fiction here but..... I recently won, that's right like got for free, a copy of Akasuki Rising for the psp. I have to say it was addictive and really fun. The similarities between Rising and Uzumaki Chronicles 2 were evident. The screen shots I had seen had me worried that the graphics were under-par, but I was surprised. They were just fine I would give it about a 7.
It was the story line that got me hooked though. It was so much fun, I spent hours in the forest just fighting bandits. The real treat was getting to play as Akasuki members. My absolute favorite was Deidara! All those clay bombs!! lol I love it. SO story mode gets a 8.5
The controls were great! I loved how you can block with the same button you attack with. hahaha I power owned.