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  • Summary: In One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, the motley Straw Hat Pirates find themselves stranded in a mysterious land after a massive island rises to the ocean surface from underneath their pirate ship. Players must assume the role of their favorite One Piece persona and explore this newly formedIn One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, the motley Straw Hat Pirates find themselves stranded in a mysterious land after a massive island rises to the ocean surface from underneath their pirate ship. Players must assume the role of their favorite One Piece persona and explore this newly formed terrain to uncover the secrets and powers that lie within this isle. With the Wii remote and Nunchuck controller, players pull, turn and swing to battle nefarious villains using each character’s own unique set of moves including Luffy’s “Gum Gum Storm” and Nami’s “Cyclone Tempo”. Now with more One Piece playable characters than ever, gamers can journey through the exclusive new storyline in Adventure Mode using one of eight Straw Hat pirates or test their skills in Survival Mode and Vs. Mode to unlock more than 40 additional playable swashbucklers. Find a bountiful booty of items, unlock special moves and costumes all in the name of acquiring the ultimate treasure. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. This one is designed from the ground up for Wii and it really shows. [mar 2008, p.57]
  2. Foremost, the voice acting is pitch-perfect, with each line evoking the correct emotion from its audience.
  3. Luffy's newest voyage isn't one for the ages, but it still offers up plenty of goodhearted fun.
  4. Yes, the battles lack finesse but when it comes to bringing the series to life this is one game that will not fail fans of the Straw Hat Pirates.
  5. Contrary to its namesake, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure is more of a spirited Easter egg hunt than anything else.
  6. Most of the game is flat, due to monotonous tasks (hitting rocks and trees, going back for items) and bland fighting controls. The multiplayer action is solid and the presentation is true to the show, but this Adventure is too limited.
  7. One Piece: Unlimited Adventure takes the scavenger hunt approach too far. You spend way more time chopping up shrubs in search of raw materials than you ever do fighting soldiers or following the story.

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  1. Sep 30, 2012
    9
    I love the One piece series. My answer might be biased but this game was very enjoyable. The leveling system was interesting and the bossI love the One piece series. My answer might be biased but this game was very enjoyable. The leveling system was interesting and the boss fights were great. The story is a little silly though. Expand
  2. Tom
    Jan 23, 2008
    8
    I really haven't played too many anime-based games. That may be because a vast majority of them are sub-par. Not all of them, of course, I really haven't played too many anime-based games. That may be because a vast majority of them are sub-par. Not all of them, of course, just most. Being a big fan of One Piece, I looked forward to this game getting a U.S. release date when it was released in Japan back in 2006. However, in 2006, One Piece was still being dubbed by 4Kids, so I was conflicted as of the fate of a US release. As of late, FUNimation has gotten the US rights to One Piece, and one of the first things they did was announce a US release date for an English dubbed version of Unlimited Adventure. Which is one of many things this game got right, it uses FUNimation's new voice cast, and they sound great. A fan of the new dub (which began airing on Toonami in September 2007) will instantly notice the characters voices. Not only do the dub actors voice their respective characters (quite nicely I must add), they also both re-voice characters that appeared in the 4Kids dub, and characters that haven't appeared in the US dub at all. Gameplay-wise, the game is pretty fun. Each of the eight Straw Hat Pirates start out with only one or two attacks, but quickly gain new ones as they progress. Motion-control is used for things like fishing and bug-catching, but also some special attacks as well. It might get repetitive to use the same attacks again and again, and starting out with only one or two attacks might end up with you taking a little bit of damage early on. The levels, while not overly massive, are still pretty big, and it can get somewhat easy to get lost. You do find maps, but you might get lost a few times before you do. And one flaw with the big levels is that you cannot save in them, and must find your way back to your "camp" in order to heal and save. It'll get annoying, especially if you urgently have to stop playing. I might be biased, but I like Unlimited Adventure. Check it out if you're a fan of the show. And if you aren't, it's still worth a look, at least. Expand
  3. JonathanCarrier
    Aug 6, 2009
    8
    The fan in me loves this. Great move sets to beat up enemies, epic boss battles, a unique level raising system, and it is fun. The gameThe fan in me loves this. Great move sets to beat up enemies, epic boss battles, a unique level raising system, and it is fun. The game however gets repetitive quick with too much fetch questing, level grinding, and a bare bones two player option but overall it's a fun game. Although monotonous it can be enjoyed. Expand