The artwork was certainly up to the same level of quality that you can expect from Masashi Kishimoto. That spanning, two-page panel of the Leaf Village is impressive by any count. Many artists would use a computer model to save time. I could very well be wrong, but this looks hand drawn. I'd have to check, but that seems to be a mirror of Naruto's post time skip return.
Sure, Naruto was only just about to simultaneously save the world, unite the warring Shinobi Nations behind him, and get justice for the death of his parents, but what's Sasuke up to these days? Really?! It's not that Kishimoto didn't tease this with last week's chapter, but that doesn't make up for pulling the rug out from under the readers so suddenly. It undermines the spectacular drama of Neji's death, Hinata'sresolve, and the realization of Shikaku's plan.
If you were wondering if Kishimoto was running out of ideas. You might be right. The revival of the Four Hokages is far less impressive after Kabuto rose an entire army of the greatest ninja the world has ever seen. Even the way they were revived felt cheap. Orochimaru accomplishes this by acquiring a Noh masks -- that has been conveniently left in place for over a decade --, and it allows him to use the infamous Death God of the Reaper Death Seal (Fūinjutsu: Shiki Fūjin). Not only that, he knows just how to undo the previous seals, and he has away of weaseling out of the consequences. I want to hope that this is only a step one of some wildly different plan. Who knows, maybe this could lead to something bigger, but that isn't clear this week.
A 2 out of 5 may seem harsh, but this chapter was the literally equivalent of a game running 28 to 6 when the power suddenly drops out. What makes this worse is that last week's NARUTO was so exhilarating. We've been waiting over a year for the conclusion of this epic world war, but he make us wait to show Sasuke's story.