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  • Summary: Leave your compass behind and join Luffy as he embarks on a brand new action-packed adventure where you can experience the powers of the legendary Gum-Gum fruit to uncover hidden secrets on an original, never-before-seen island.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. Mar 14, 2019
    85
    It was almost inevitable that One Piece World Seeker would have some faults, but it’s hard not to love the game regardless of them.
  2. Mar 21, 2019
    75
    With One Piece: World Seeker it feels like we are finally getting higher quality licensed anime games, but it still has a way to go to be truly incredible or essential, even for fans of the series. Still, if you want to run and rocket with Luffy and the crew, this is a great place to do so.
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    68
    One Piece: World Seeker features impressively rewarding exploration that'll have you immersed in its beautiful and expansive world. That being said, the combat falls flat and tedium will rear its ugly head much sooner than you'd expect.
  4. Mar 13, 2019
    60
    One Piece: World Seeker is a solid attempt at an open-world licensed anime game but the same attention to world building isn't applied to its gameplay to craft something that's truly memorable.
  5. Mar 18, 2019
    60
    One Piece: World Seeker does not manage to meet the expectations built on its several showings. Instead, we are presented with a conventional open-world game that in spite of having a nice story, it is lacking in most of all the other aspects.
  6. Mar 14, 2019
    53
    A game with a weak story and nothing really interesting apart from exploration and graphics, with only few engaging moments. It is somehow authentic but absolutely not the One Piece game fans were expecting.
  7. Mar 14, 2019
    30
    One Piece: World Seeker is an unfinished game. Its open world is shockingly barren, its gameplay is clearly undercooked, and its presentation is placeholder. Eventually, Luffy's skill tree does allow for a little more fun, but the title still ends up feeling like an in-house development build that's used for playtesting, not a full price retail release. As a One Piece game it's bad enough, but as an open world title in 2019, it's borderline unacceptable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Mar 15, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I felt like I was playing "TLOZ: Breath of the Wild" but with a different flavor (one I personally enjoy more), more mobility (this has a lot more 3D mobility), and a bit of a clunkier gameplay (hard to aim the special attacks, slippery controls when running, camera could be better). Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2020
    10
    Great game. Don’t make the bad reviews turn you off, it’s a really enjoyable game.
  3. Mar 21, 2019
    9
    If you are a One Piece fan, you should at least enjoy the scenery and awesome cutscenes.

    That said my score is based on a product that is a
    If you are a One Piece fan, you should at least enjoy the scenery and awesome cutscenes.

    That said my score is based on a product that is a great "pilot" for a next game.
    People should stop comparing Spiderman to this game, the budget is in a whole other league and the target is a lot different as well.

    This game has great scenery, with pretty basic button bash options.
    The way how skills and karma work are great for a first time, we can at least build further on this concept.

    I think that a true One Piece fan should appreciate this game and have hopes on the next possible game. Yes, the open world feels kind of empty and the fights are pretty boring, but at least you get to bash a button and see one of your awesome anime characters use a nostalgic skill.

    I will not go to details, because I hate to spoil things.
    Believe me the nostalgic things and the cutscenes are worth your while.
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  4. Aug 26, 2020
    7
    The game has flaws. No doubt about it. If you’re coming into this game thinking it’d be perfect (no idea why you would), then you’d beThe game has flaws. No doubt about it. If you’re coming into this game thinking it’d be perfect (no idea why you would), then you’d be severely disappointed. With that aside, One Piece World Seeker is a game that can be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone, but specially so by the fans of the series.

    I came into this game after hearing a few people tell me about how “bad” it is and I am glad to not have the same opinion as said people. You start the journey with Luffy, the main character, and also my favorite. Why you would expect to play as other characters, I have no idea. How many open world RPG games allow you to play with anyone besides the designated main character/avatar? Yet somehow this is a “valid” complaint. Luffy being the only playable character makes perfect sense. The game wouldn’t really work otherwise, from a gameplay and story perspective. This isn’t the Unlimited series where you carry the entire crew with you. A lot of the functions are things only Luffy can do. The entire skill tree and story are based around Luffy. Allowing you to play with anyone else would require an overhaul of the entire game, which is why it was kept to DLC.

    The graphics are gorgeous. The game makes good use of the PS4 Pro’s capabilities and HDR visuals. A “Photo Mode” in the Start Menu gives you access to free camera where you can even edit your screenshots and make the shots look even better.

    The story is good. It isn’t going to win any awards, but it’s good nonetheless and fits the One Piece world perfectly. Although if you are very familiar with the series, you would find some strange inconsistencies. Such as Luffy’s bounty being quoted as both “100 million” and “500 million” during several parts of the game, when in reality, Luffy’s bounty at this point in the story is “1.5 billion”, so that didn’t make any sense. But if you can look past that, you’ll be alright.

    There will be many things you won’t be able to do until you have certain skills. Gear 4 which allows you to fly (sort of) for a limited time, doesn’t come until about half way through the game. But the more skills you get along the way, the more fun you’ll have. You can hover from building to building using UFO, make everyone around you faint/stun during fights, fly over to Sky Islands, among lots of other things.

    The original characters are good. They’re designed by the creator himself after all. Their personality isn’t exactly the most original in the series, but they’re good. The main antagonist for example has a really good motive for doing what he’s doing and chances are you’ll enjoy it more as it goes.
    My biggest issue with the game is the lack of voice acting outside the cutscenes. This is quite annoying for me and strikes me as “lazy”. But hey, if a big budge big shot top name AAA like Zelda Breath of the Wild can get away with nonsense like that, I don’t see why we should be so hard on this anime game.

    Other issues include: Getting a mount at the very end of the game – why? These things are a LOT more useful earlier in the game, not when you’ve already done everything there is to do.

    People who complain about the game being “empty” need to realise that it is no more empty than the majority of open/semi open world games out there. If you have every square foot of your game’s world filled with NPCs and enemies, you’re going to run at 4-8 FPS on a PS4 Pro or XboneX. At least, that is if you do not cut the size down by 85% and lower the textures to 480-720p. It seems as if some people thought this was The Witcher 3 with One Piece characters. The game is no emptier and more barren than every Elder Scroll and Fallout game ever made and is more populated than DBZ Kakarot and even Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.

    Again, the game isn’t amazing, and it has many flaws. But these games are often fun enough to be worth a deep sale. $20 for this is great deal. However, being honest, it is trendy to smear faces all over stuff when others are doing it and many people who hate on this game either don’t own it or played 5 minutes of it and decided they would hate it. Not defending the game’s flaws, but complaints are often just wrong (e.g. “combat is repetitive”, you know, just like Dark Souls and Sekiro).

    All in all, if you’re not an edgelord who plays games to ignore the good and just focus on shortcomings, I’d recommend giving the game a try if you can find it on sale, specially if you’re a One Piece fun. Who knows, you might enjoy it like I did.

    7/10. Platinum’d and fully completed on 27/08/2020.

    -Shonendo
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  5. Apr 29, 2021
    6
    a good game for die hard one piece fans the best part of this game is his story really nice old school classic one piece story with a lot ofa good game for die hard one piece fans the best part of this game is his story really nice old school classic one piece story with a lot of easter eggs and love for the details gameplay is the main problem of the game it is buggy and feels lame (fighting too) but im optimistic for the future if they can make the game fluid and with more viarity it can be one of the best anime games i enjoyed playing still and i would recommend this game only for die hard one piece fans Expand
  6. Apr 2, 2019
    5
    This game is a good idea but had poor execution. Giving fans an open world One Piece game is a great idea but the open world feels so lifelessThis game is a good idea but had poor execution. Giving fans an open world One Piece game is a great idea but the open world feels so lifeless and empty that it is kind of boring. I wish they would have given us a way to sail to other islands by using the Thousand Sunny and letting us have ship combat with navy or other pirate ships.

    The missions and combat are really repetitive and the enemy AI doesn't seem to do much but take their beatings, which consisted of me just mashing 1 button.

    The bosses don't fare any better as they really require no strategy other than block their attacks, then counter with your own, repeat steps til the boss' health is depleted.

    Luffy's crew are reduced to a support cast that either offer cooking or crafting and the rest are either seen just standing around or in cutscenes. They are not playable or able to join you on any of your missions.

    The only pros I can think of are the way you travel the map is fun, the skill tree is a good way to reward progress, and the story is really interesting. This is a half decent One Piece game but needed some more polishing before release.
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  7. Jul 26, 2020
    0
    Horrible and shame. Stay alert !!!! Don't lose your time in this ridicolous game

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