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… Expand