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  • Summary: Come aboard and experience the pirate’s life in One Piece Grand Cruise for PS VR. Be prepared to be swept away in the first One Piece VR experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. 50
    ONE PIECE: Grand Cruise feels like a trip aboard a dinghy rather than a pirate ship. Even simply allowing for free travel around the boat as the show’s various characters react and move around would’ve given players something more interesting to do.
  2. May 29, 2018
    All in all fun and able to show the historical characters of the brand from a different point of view, ONE PIECE: Grand Cruise would have won hands down our sympathy (and sufficiency) if it had been proposed not as a game, but as a 'VR experience, maybe free or otherwise at a price consistent with the very few contents offered by the package.
  3. Jul 14, 2018
    Terrible, useless, boring. This would be enough to discourage the purchase of One Piece, but what must also be added is the total lack of content.
  4. Jun 22, 2018
    One Piece: Grand Cruise is certainly a pretty game, but there’s nothing much to do in its big world. Nothing fun, in any case. It’s a boring, short and annoying game that hurts the One Piece franchise.
  5. Jun 26, 2018
    This game should have been the ultimate fan service to One Piece fans but unfortunately the game severely disappoints. The limited gameplay that the title offers is repetitive and doesn't add a whole lot. The parts where you're blasting ships and a Kraken is fun but wears thin very quickly. One Piece: Grand Cruise definitely had potential but the developer didn't take any chances at all.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    One Piece: Grand Cruise is an awful experience that lacks both in content and quality.
  7. May 23, 2018
    The premise of Grand Cruise seems promising: a virtual reality mini-game set in One Piece's colourful world. However, it's an awful bare-bones VR experience and the fact that they're charging a decent chunk of change for it is ridiculous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 9, 2020
    It’s a cute little VR experience, exactly what I was expecting from it! It’s fun getting to see the Sunny and see all of the Straw Hats!
  2. Aug 5, 2019
    One Piece: Grand Cruise is a beautiful game that does its best to immerse players into the anime’s world, that has to be said. That’s also theOne Piece: Grand Cruise is a beautiful game that does its best to immerse players into the anime’s world, that has to be said. That’s also the only positive thing about this trainwreck of a game. It’s almost devoid of actual gameplay, it’s stupidly short, it’s boring, and it’s too expensive for what it offers. Don’t be fooled by the adorable presentation: One Piece: Grand Cruise is one of the worst games you’ll find on the PSVR. Expand
  3. May 22, 2018
    One Piece: Grand Cruise is a very brief VR showcase that seems to be a direct port of a VR show that probably came from the One Piece eventOne Piece: Grand Cruise is a very brief VR showcase that seems to be a direct port of a VR show that probably came from the One Piece event that took place in Japan. When you start the game you can choose the Navy Attack or Kraken scenarios.

    After a short intro you're given a choice to visit a part of the ship. You can only visit Nami's Room and the Galley in the Navy scenario but in the Kraken scenario you can visit the Sickbay and Upper Level as well. Each area you visit has two characters who talk to you, one doing most of the talking.

    In the Kraken scenario they ask you questions (which don't change anything) and you can look at one of 3 items in the room to choose who will congratulate you at the end (the third item always being Luffy's hat).

    After visiting an area and a short conversation you're taken to the feature minigame of the scenario. where you use the PS4 controllers gyro or the Move controller to aim. The Navy Attack is a short shooting gallery where you blast cannonballs and other debris out of the air before it hits the ship. The Kraken has you shooting at a very ugly octopus for a bit before it gets driven off. It's during these minigames you see the major problem with this being a port of a VR experience at an event. Multiple other VR "players" surround you and take part in the minigames, unfortunately they're crack shots and leave little for the player to shoot during the Navy attack.

    After the Kraken attack you see a short action scene with Luffy and it's over, the Navy attack barely has anything after it's over. Overall it's over before it begins, there's almost no interaction in the conversation areas and the minigames are disappointing.

    I'd only recommend this to superfans who are dying to see their favorite characters up close in VR, no matter how short the conversations are.

    I appreciate them releasing this VR showcase to the rest of the world but it's definitely not worth $9.99. Hopefully they make a lengthier One Piece VR game in the future

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