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  • Summary: In ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN, eager fans will have the opportunity to live all of ONE PIECE epic battles against the most famous bosses such as Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci and much more. This new game opens doors to sail through the amazingly 3D drawn ONE PIECE world with Luffy, Zoro,In ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN, eager fans will have the opportunity to live all of ONE PIECE epic battles against the most famous bosses such as Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci and much more. This new game opens doors to sail through the amazingly 3D drawn ONE PIECE world with Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami and other nakama, and run through famous stages such as Baratie, Arlong Park and more. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 32
  2. Negative: 20 out of 32
  1. Dec 2, 2013
    70
    A lengthy and challenging JRPG based upon the Eiichiro Oda masterful manganime series, but lacks sophistication and variety.
  2. Apr 13, 2014
    55
    We feel sorry to see that a great publisher like Namco Bandai, in possession of a good license such as One Piece, produced such a mediocre title, which will be attractive only to the hardcore fans of the series, and especially the younger among them.
  3. Feb 11, 2014
    50
    One Piece: Romance Dawn is a great idea that was poorly executed. While fans and newcomers will appreciate the story, the gameplay feels like an afterthought. It becomes bland after mere hours and starts to feel like you’re going through the motions. This is not the reaction you want in an RPG, especially a long one like Romance Dawn.
  4. Dec 7, 2013
    40
    Fans of the series will have a hard time trying to enjoy this game, since it’s a repetitive and tedious experience that will fall behind the outstanding games the handheld is showcasing.
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    40
    The potential is still there, because Romance Dawn doesn't do nearly enough right to make this an adequate substitute for reading the manga or watching the anime.
  6. Feb 24, 2014
    33
    Romance Dawn is a misfire all around that only the absolute most completist of One Piece fans should give it a look. It’s a shame, because One Piece is normally something quite wonderful. Such a waste.
  7. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    his Dawn should set the sun on One Piece games for a while.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    So I got Romance Dawn for 3ds.
    I find the reviews hilarious
    They only have "clips" followed by still caps to advance the story! No voice
    So I got Romance Dawn for 3ds.
    I find the reviews hilarious
    They only have "clips" followed by still caps to advance the story! No voice acting! I don't want to read and am to stupid to even figure out who is talking!

    It uses a JRPG turn based combat system. Sorry that is actually Western standards for all "real" rpgs. Goes back to Ultima. You let the computer then or now be in true real time it can make 100 billion commands to it's units in the time it takes you click a mouse.

    Don't like "Tactical turn based combat..." don't buy a tactical turn based combat game. We have dumbed down RPG's, got rid of exploring, choices, the ability to make our own self into a game where you made choices and the outcomes changed with them.

    Now you can level up gun and armor, have a premade self, can pick good and evil but nothing in between, and your choices like Mass Effect 3 are as such, you did good you killed reapers and died, you did bad you killed reapers and died, you screwed everyone and died.

    Buy the games you like, but don't buy a game then sit then and whine thinking it will become it. Romance Dawn isn't a puzzle game, a first person shooter, or a football game, It's Not Cooking Sanji, ER simulator with doctor Chopper, or Battlefield Ussop edition.

    So far, what it claimed to be...it is. And these games have grind. I'm even seeing some redone animation in the cut scenes, then Nami asks Luffy to help her at Arlong park, it's not the original or the Nami short story. (mostly evident she had no blood coming from her arm or a stabbing scene.)

    It's a fricking what? 200 meg maybe 300 meg game? That's half of a CD rom, 1/3rd a GIG which a DVD could go up to seven.

    Enjoy it for what it is. And honestly, I played the hell out of it since I got it and find it amusing.
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  2. Feb 11, 2014
    8
    From what I've played so far the game is very enjoyable. The combat is smart and fun for me at least. The only problem i've notices so far wasFrom what I've played so far the game is very enjoyable. The combat is smart and fun for me at least. The only problem i've notices so far was the camera Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2014
    7
    I have been playing this game for about 8 hours and i feel that the gameplay is pretty solid. The way the turn based system is handled is thatI have been playing this game for about 8 hours and i feel that the gameplay is pretty solid. The way the turn based system is handled is that you choose the attack button select your target and then press the buttons in a correct sequence to unleash your attacks. From the beginning of the game the sequences are primarily just pressing the A button on your 3DS but each character gets SP points when you complete a battle thus giving you the option to upgrade your combos, TP special moves, etc. My one gripe with the game is that the manga style cutscenes are pretty boring and drag on for so long it feels like you're kept from playing the game but if you have read the manga or watched the anime and up to date with it you won't be missing out if you chose to skip these cutscenes. I skip the cutscenes only because I'm up to date with one piece. If you're not a hardcore fan of one piece this is not the game for you making it a rating of 4. For you hardcore one piece fans this deserves a 7. My first review =3 Expand
  4. May 25, 2014
    4
    I buy THIS GAME BECAUSE I AM ONE PIECE FAN ..... I FINISH THE GAME BECAUSE I M ONE PIECE GAME ..........................I WOULD NOT STOP YOUI buy THIS GAME BECAUSE I AM ONE PIECE FAN ..... I FINISH THE GAME BECAUSE I M ONE PIECE GAME ..........................I WOULD NOT STOP YOU FROM BUYING THIS GAME , BUT LOOK AT THE SCORE !!!! BUY THIS GAME IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE ONE PIECE'S FANS !!!!!!!!!! Expand