Re: Remember when the akatsuki were powerful and fearsome...
What happened to the power levels? Common sense - The characters are powered up by the Bijuu's who we have always known were powerhouses,why is it such a surprise to you that they are so strong when they have all the Bijuus power?
We have always known that if Naruto gains the Kyuubis power he would be incredibly powerful,the Kyuubis power has been shown MANY times throughout the story,yet you are surprised about the characters being so strong despite being powered by them.
"i remember when we actually had villains who were developed and had personalities and traits."
Dude thats only Kaguya and Madara's only been gone for 2-3 months so your memory of well developed villians with personialities and traits is not long at all.
And don't you think theres a reason why Kaguya's so quiet that hasn't been revealed? she hasn't been around long and everything about her hasn't been revealed.
" I remember when the fights were about strategy, intelligence and team work. "
So that means you remember the new chapter? or the one that came out the week before then? and all the others? What is Team 7 doing now? What was the SA doing? Every single battle had Teamwork and strategies
"And most of all, I remember when the manga was about ninjas and their struggles and fights"
Aren't the Ninja struggling now in their battle which is the most important one in history.Weren't all the Ninja's - Ninja Nations teamed up coming up with strategies in their struggle against the Worlds biggest foes?
Do no blame Masashi for your shitty Reading Comprehension skills.
The War has been filled with TeamWork and Strategies.
Kakashi and the Fourth Division Vs the Sevenswordsmen - Kakashi came up with a plan to take out Zabuza who was using the mist techniques to wreck their vision.He incorporated the Nara clans powers and the Yamakas to allow him to hit Zabuza and allow that girl to seal Zabuza.
Naruto,Killer Bee And Itachi Vs Nagato - Kabuto had Nagato absorbed KB's Hachibi Power in order for him to regain his youth so he could use his full power,then he could use the Human's Paths ability to kill Naruto and Bee temperarily,then take their bodies and souls back with the Naraka Path and Revive them later.But Bee stopped him from getting Naruto and Itachi so Kabuto had Nagato launch the Chibaku Tensei.Itachi then talked to Naruto and Bee about its weakpiont and together they stopped the attack by using their strongest long range attacks which Itachi knew would be pulled to it by Gravity,and before this was the KA usage inorder to break free from Kabuto's control.
Naruto and the Fourth Division vs the Third Raikage - Chapter 555 - one of my favorite chapters,it showed off Naruto's intelligence and power.He came up with multiple plans in that battle and was successful in landing his hit.From asking The Hachibi about the Raikage's scar.He figured that was his weak piont and successfully launch a plan to hit him.Knowing the Raikage was fast he went into Sage Mode so he could predict his movements,and dodge at tue last second to hit his weak piont.Then the sealing person could seal him before he regenerated.Kabuto had a plan to in his usage of the Third Raikage to beat Naruto.Also see the chapter before that with Naruto's genuis Rasenshuriken usage.These two chapters are some of Naruto's best moments.Proving that he's smart.
Naruto,Gaara and the Fourth Division Vs Madara - Chapter 560 - Another one of my favorite chapters - Naruto loaded up his Sage Mode While Gaara and the others fought Madara and when Naruto was ready he told Gaara and Gaara then pulled Madara out of his Susano'o which Naruto then launched a Rasenshuriken at him.
Naruto,Bee,and Hachibi Vs Tobi and the Edo Jin Pains - Tobi used the Sharingan,Rinnegan,Bijuu,and the Jins individual powers in combination.He used the Sharingan to predict Naruto and Bee's movements,The Rinnegan's Shared Vision,to see all over the battlefield plus the Bijuus power and the Jins Individual powers go fight them,like Utakate's Soap Bubbles and Yagura's Mirror Technique.
Naruto,Kakashi,Gai,Bee,Kyuubi And Hachibi vs Tobi - Kakashi anaylzed Tobi's powers,figured out how it works which allowed them to land multiple hits on Tobi,most notably Naruto's Rasengan which broke his mask.Kakashi outsmarted Tobi by sending Naruto's clone into the Kamui dimension to hit Tobi and not just the attack which allowed Naruto to get Tobi is his own damn Dimension - Epic.
The Shinobi Alliance Vs the Ten Tails - chapter 612 - that whole chapter was a strategy that involved teamwork using all of their powers.
i could list more.