Some of the best parts of the chapter came from the the sibling rivalry between the original pair of hokages. Tobirama wants to kill Sasuke, but he's shut down by his big brother pulling chakra rank. I want to be impressed, but this display of power was cut short repeatedly throughout the chapter.
At least someone finally made reference that there is an epic world war going on where the fate of reality hangs in the balance. However, it doesn't help to be reminded that there somewhere else I wish the story was right about now.
Back when I was in school, I had a psychology teacher that taught us that when someone is asking for your opinion. They don't really want 'your opinion'. They want to see if you agree with what they've already decided. Sasuke has continuously droned on and on about how his mind is made up, and he wants vengeance against the Leaf Village. His response this week is that he may be open to something else. It's just unfortunate that everything that was even remotely interesting about this chapter was continuously cut off.
My heart utterly sank when I saw that image of Hashirama starting to sit down to tell his story of the Uchiha and Senju Clans history. It has a terribly implication that this flashback may be lasting more than a chapter. It's not as if we aren't learning anything of importance. I'm just not curious where this is going. I'm wondering when it'll finally be over. Not something you want from your audience as a story teller.
In no simple terms. I'm utterly confused as to the direction NARUTO is suppose to be taking. Is Sasuke going to be Naruto's ultimate final rival, or are we going to see some out of left field redemption? The war between the Shinobi Alliance and Tobi's forces lasted over a year. We were teased with it finally concluding, but we've been diverted to this meeting of the minds. With exception of the emo-revelations of the Uchiha Clan aside. These are decent enough chapters. Just extremely poor placing.