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Mixed or average reviews - based on 61 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 37 out of 61
  2. Negative: 1 out of 61
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  1. Jan 23, 2023
    90
    ONE PIECE ODYSSEY is a fantastic journey with the Straw Hat Crew, that combines a light-hearted adventure, with a fun and flashy combat system. A must-play if you’re a ONE PIECE fan, though still very much recommended even if you’re not.
  2. Jan 18, 2023
    90
    One Piece Odyssey is an extraordinary JRPG from one of the most popular anime around. Characters are overflowing with charisma, and you will get to know them much better which is a great start if you plan to embark on a 1000+ episodes adventure. This game will help you get a grip on the One Piece universe so even rookies will be sucked into this fun adventure and not feel left out. So put on your straw hat and get busy finding One Piece.
  3. Jan 12, 2023
    90
    One Piece Odyssey is a wonderful trip down memory lane for fans of the series. The game’s original story is earnest and the endearing bond between the Straw Hat Pirates comes through loud and clear. The engaging combat system and a decent number of side quests don’t hurt either. Sure, new players might get overwhelmed by some of the rushed chapters in the midgame and the flow between chapters could be better, but it’s hard not to notice the amount of heart and soul that was poured into the game. More than just a fantastic anime-based video game, One Piece Odyssey is an impressive JRPG and already one of the best surprises this year.
  4. Jan 12, 2023
    87
    One Piece Odyssey is definitely the best game dedicated to Eiichiro Oda's omnibus work, and a perfect JRPG for newcomers. Those who don't like One Piece or are looking for a more challenging and in-depth experience would do well to look elsewhere, knowing however that such successful adaptations are a very rare commodity indeed.
  5. Jan 26, 2023
    85
    One Piece Odyssey took on the tough task of being accessible to those who don’t know the source material, while also catering to the fans of the franchise. At its heart, One Piece Odyssey is a love letter to the fans, but that doesn’t stop from being a fantastic gateway into the world.
  6. 85
    It's not every day you get to play a video game based on an anime or manga designed to utilize every aspect of the source material to make a great game, rather than simply cashing in on its popularity of it for a quick buck. One Piece: Odyssey tells a good story that spawns many of the franchise's various arcs allowing you to experience the vast One Piece lore in a brand new way. Its turn-based combat is simple but addicting and fun, utilizing each and every member of the Straw Hat crew to the best of their abilities.
  7. Jan 11, 2023
    85
    One Piece Odyssey is a game that will delight fans and newcomers alike. The more tactical gameplay does the franchise justice, and with plenty of content and humor, you will be able to entertain yourself for a long time. There are some minor technical issues, but none of these will spoil the gaming experience with the result that One Piece Odyssey is one of the better games ever in the franchise.
  8. Jan 12, 2023
    84
    Just right for fans of turn-based role-playing games and the dye Straw Hat Pirates. The great animated attacks spread anime flair, but probably only ignite their full potential with fans.
  9. Jan 25, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is the game that the fans have been asking for a long time. It's not perfect, but it delivers everything that a game about the original story created by Eiichiro Oda should have. It is a pretty fun experience for those who love anime.
  10. Jan 22, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey does have its flaws in how its role-playing experience eventually works out over the course of its many hours, but when stacked against everything that's come before, it really is the best One Piece game yet. It's got a lot of fun things for fans of the series to dig into, and there is a lot of care and attention to detail paid in bringing the Straw Hat crew's various personalities and attacks to life. It might not be the best experience for the more dedicated, but it's definitely a perfect fit for current fans.
  11. Jan 18, 2023
    80
    So, One Piece Odyssey is a game that as an RPG can be tackled without any problem, but I really don't recommend it if you're not interested in the saga, even if you want this to be your gateway. On the other hand, if you're a fan from hell and it doesn't bother you that the genre is turn-based, the invitation to Waford Island is within reach.
  12. Jan 18, 2023
    80
    This is a distinctive, appealing example of the JRPG genre that also nails the essence of the One Piece universe. Fans from both worlds will adore it, and I found it to be a perfect appetiser as I await The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom later this year.
  13. Jan 17, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is the best video game story set in the One Piece universe to date. A delightful story and beautiful worlds more than make up for some more frustrating and outdated JRPG staples. Non-fans of the franchise might have a harder time getting into the already-established world, but it’s a hurdle that can absolutely be cleared. Whether players are newcomers or lifelong fans, One Piece Odyssey is a grand adventure absolutely worth going on.
  14. Jan 17, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey isn’t the most perfect adventure, but it is a grand one that plays to its strengths. It sets out to be a journey that anyone can enjoy, and achieves it by embracing well-established formulas while adding its own flavor into the mix. While there are a few bad winds pushing the ship away from the harbor of being a perfect experience, this is an excellent addition to the JRPG genre and one that I think you should try out whether you’re a big One Piece fan or just an appreciator of JRPGs.
  15. Jan 12, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is a real success on several points, providing a real pleasure to live again reworked key moments from One Piece, with an addictive turn based JRPG.
  16. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey offers a lot in the way of gameplay and exploration for those who want to enjoy it, but it also has a clear route for those who just want to finish the main mission and enjoy a new One Piece story. All the content is filled with dialogue worthy of an anime arc, the unreleased characters get respect, and the memories are extremely touching for those who have followed the gang's travels. However, Bandai's title falls short in offering a rich experience for those who are not already familiar with Oda's work.
  17. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is going to be most loved by people who are already invested in the One Piece franchise. Its clever approach to storytelling feels like a ‘greatest hits’ of sorts, and revisiting familiar places and faces is sure to be a joy for any fan. That said, this colourful, lively world is such a pleasure to be part of that even if you’re not well acquainted with Luffy and co, you’ll soon warm to their charm. An excellent blend of combat, adventure and storytelling, this is a JRPG not to be missed.
  18. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    The route traced by the guys from ILCA is undoubtedly the right one, which is why we hope that the studio will continue to work on the license in the years to come and that it can therefore perfect the shot with a hypothetical sequel.
  19. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    While it won't be remembered among the greatest JRPGs of all time, it will surely be among the best One Piece Games ever made, and while it's definitely not a high mountain to conquer, ILCA definitely did it with style, creating a solid game that will be liked by One Piece fans and JRPG aficionados alike.
  20. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    Fans are in good hands with One Piece: Odyssey. In fact, more anime games should be following in strides made here. On offer is a wonderful adventure that feels like a theme park visit to the series lands, old and new. Characters shine and bounce off each other well both in and out of cutscenes as colourfully as they should. Some areas need better story pacing and quality of life improvements such as better checkpointing and save states, and going more all-in on different story timelines would’ve also gone a long way. And it’s testing to see manga artist Eiichiro Oda’s troublesome female character design. However, it’s a blast of an RPG. Flaws are more than made up for in a thoroughly enjoyable anime affair along with an unexpected and very welcome spin on the known turn-based RPG formula. Smooth sailing lies ahead with One Piece: Odyssey.
  21. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is an excellent introduction to an Anime's world into RPGs. The gameplay is fun, with great content and a new adventure with the Straw Hat Pirates.
  22. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    Fans of One Piece and turn-based RPG lovers alike will be more than pleased with what One Piece Odyssey has to offer. Its combat offers a great new spin on the genre’s trademark battle systems, and is far deeper than one would expect from an anime-inspired title. Even if it isn’t perfect, the game takes chances in the best way possible and could very well lay the groundwork for much more promising One Piece games in the future.
  23. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is the ultimate adventure for a diehard One Piece fan. It's touching to be able to revisit the people and places making up some of the series most iconic story arcs in a way that feels rich and immersive rather than skimmed-through and streamlined. Some quirks in the overworld exploration and a few combat design flaws might make this a but of an unpolished RPG on paper, but if you've spent the last two decades with Luffy and his crew, then the shine and charm of One Piece Odyssey is undeniable.
  24. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey passes the test by making the leap into the turn-based RPG genre. Fans of the series will be delighted with this story with a new story arc. It has interesting mechanics but can feel very easy at first. It gets more interesting as we go along, and it's great to see the characters perform their signature moves.
  25. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    No matter whether you're a hardcore One Piece fan or a complete newcomer, One Piece Odyssey is an utter joy of a JRPG. Its combat system remains incredibly enjoyable throughout, and new mechanics provide depth and strategy in droves. Most certainly the highlight of the experience, but with fun exploration to boot, you're always assured of a good time. One Piece Odyssey plays a lot like Dragon Quest XI, and it's not that far off being just as good as it.
  26. 80
    I did have a delightful time with One Piece Odyssey. The best way to summarise it is as a breezy, easy-playing JRPG that you can knock off over several weeks and a few solid sessions. The developers have crafted something blissfully over-the-top and funny, and done One Piece a grand homage to celebrate its 25th year, while at the same time very cleverly figuring out how to make a 25-year-old anime as entertaining for newcomers and those not familiar with Luffy and the crew as it is for those who have watched every single episode. That is some incredible work.
  27. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    One Piece Odyssey is ultimately a story of friendship, a central theme of the series shown through the eyes of a new character to pass judgment and to understand why the bonds of this crew are so strong. While this adventure might retell past quests, there are enough subtle changes to spark some real emotion. Still, the low difficulty and reliance on auto-battle will leave hardcore JRPG fans disinteresting. However, the exploration and numerous ways to dump dozens of hours into this experience make this a One Piece adventure for everyone.
  28. Jan 23, 2023
    78
    One Piece Odyssey is first and foremost made for longtime followers of the manga and anime. That said, there is enough backstory and information to keep the casual gamer engaged. One Piece Odyssey is a robust, well-made JRPG that’s faithful to the core audience but fun for almost any turn-based action fan. Aside from the somewhat annoying, patchwork pacing and occasionally repetitive backtracking, One Piece Odyssey’s combat and oddball characters are fun to spend time with.
  29. Jan 11, 2023
    78
    One Piece Odyssey is a love letter that really knows how to hit the spot for fans. It still has room for improvement and a ton of potential, but ILCA has done well creating a well designed battle system. The OST is simply amazing, and the story is good enough to make sure to keep you entertained for a ton of hours.
  30. Jan 11, 2023
    78
    Despite some flaws, like an improvable storytelling, One Piece Odyssey surely is the best One Piece game to date, even if the bar set by previous entries was pretty low to begin with.
  31. Feb 1, 2023
    75
    One Piece Odyssey shows that the grand scale of the franchise is a good fit for a solid traditional RPG. The combat system is fun, and it’s great to get reacquainted with beloved characters and locations. If you're new to the series or just have some curiosity about it, the gameplay likely isn't strong enough on its own to keep you going. However, for fans that are already heavily invested in the Straw Hat Crew’s adventures, it's a tale worth checking out.
  32. Jan 30, 2023
    75
    One Piece Odyssey is a great RPG when the story isn’t getting in the way of its pacing. There is so much to enjoy about the gameplay with its action and creativity, as well as the turn-based structure that is typical of this genre. On its own, the story isn’t too bad either. It is fun and light-hearted with a small sense of good drama to keep it engaging. But the unbalanced space sharing between both gameplay and story causes such a stop-and-go pacing problem that in the end the gameplay experience is so heavily disrupted that it is tough to enjoy the game.
  33. Jan 29, 2023
    75
    While there are a few issues that will frustrate, One Piece: Odyssey is a great romp with the Straw Hat crew featuring a brand new tale that incorporates some of their best story arcs so far.
  34. Jan 17, 2023
    75
    One Piece Odyssey is a nice RPG for fans of the franchise. It's clearly crafted with a lot of love, and there's a ton of great banter and interaction between the cast members. The core gameplay is perfectly serviceable, but it never really reaches the realm of "great," and it takes a bit too long to get going. It's probably not going to attract the attention of anyone who isn't a big "One Piece" fan, but for those fans, it should be an enjoyable little RPG. At the end of the day, how much fun you'll have boils down to how much you enjoy punching bad pirates in the face with your favorite pirates, and there's a whole lot of folks who want just that.
  35. Jan 16, 2023
    75
    I have reservations about the experience as a whole – however, I can't help but smile thinking about this adventure with the Straw Hats. It nails the core cast of characters, the Memoria areas are fun to revisit, and the revelations surrounding Waford, Lim, and Adio ultimately satisfy. Of course, I can't thoroughly recommend this voyage for someone new to One Piece, but seasoned pirates will find a worthy adventure on the horizon.
  36. Jan 11, 2023
    75
    If you've watched the thousands of episodes of the anime, One Piece Odyssey is -probably- the game of your dreams. But if you don't know what a Devil Fruit is and you're searching for a good RPG to sink your teeth in, you should keep searching.
  37. Jan 11, 2023
    75
    One Piece Odyssey offers some of the franchise's most iconic moments, without appealing to mindless nostalgia and moving the plot forward. With solid and traditional combat and exploration systems, it lacks in the narrative unnecessarily and in the limited level design, but the balance is still very positive, especially if you are a fan of the Straw Hat Pirates.
  38. Jan 18, 2023
    73
    If you are a fan of both One Piece and classic JRPGs, then One Piece: Odyssey is not bad. It has restored the original plot well and has built vivid characters. However, the experience of playing it may not be a pleasure due to some outdated design.
  39. Jan 14, 2023
    72
    One Piece Odyssey scores with a lot of wit and heart, but is sometimes as tough as rubber.
  40. Jan 11, 2023
    71
    A tale built on revisiting past adventures in media res, One Piece Odyssey relies so much on retelling great stories that came before it that the adventure in Waford alongside Lim and Adio feels like an afterthought.
  41. Jan 25, 2023
    70
    A stunning One Piece game great for fans and JRPG newbies, but one that won't satisfy hardened min-maxers.
  42. Jan 24, 2023
    70
    One Piece Odyssey is a rousing adventure thanks to its engaging combat, liberating character customization, and beautiful environments. Sometimes, design choices limit player agency, but the effect rarely lasts long. The end result is a mostly satisfying JRPG that should keep fans hooked, provided they make it through the forgettable first few hours and take advantage of the various systems. After a few initial rough patches, the game lives up to most of its potential and is easy to recommend as both a One Piece experience and a JRPG.
  43. Jan 21, 2023
    70
    A celebration of the franchise, One Piece Odyssey is a well-made JRPG with an interesting cast and pretty and colorful worlds, ripe for cozy exploration.
  44. Jan 19, 2023
    70
    One Piece Odyssey delivers a great One Piece adventure, but without regard to the source material, is simply a good but unremarkable RPG. Hardcore One Piece fans will eat this up like a smorgasbord of Sanji’s cooking, but even with the Memoria sections, it’s a lot for newcomers to take in. The overly-simplistic gameplay and excessive handholding would likely be off putting for RPG fans who are in search of a good game but don’t care about the source material. Those who are not already familiar with the exploits of the Straw Hat Pirates are probably better off sailing past Waford, but this is the ideal game for established One Piece fans.
  45. 70
    While One Piece Odyssey is an entirely original story that retreads some not-so-original grounds, the sum of its parts equals up to a good game and a great time all around. Does it do enough to carve out a spot in the hearts of JRPG lovers around the world? Not entirely, but those that love One Piece will find a competent and beautiful RPG that is crafted with care.
  46. Jan 17, 2023
    70
    One Piece Odyssey’s attention to detail and respect for its source material informs an original story that is, at times, obfuscated by drab side content, and an innovative combat system that, sadly, rarely gets pushed to its limits.
  47. Jan 17, 2023
    70
    Solid Japanese role-playing game with decent technology, a good combat system but weaknesses in terms of demand, tension and storytelling.
  48. Jan 13, 2023
    70
    One Piece Odyssey proves that a classic turn-based RPG is a good genre fit for the world and characters of One Piece, and that makes it rewarding despite a lack of tension in its all-too-easy fights and some frustrating quest design that pads out its length.
  49. Jan 12, 2023
    70
    One Piece Odyssey has some pacing issues, and doesn't do anything tremendously innovative in the JRPG genre, but it will be indispensable for any fan of One Piece and gaming in general. It allows players to visit four previous arcs of the anime, relive iconic battles, and even reunite with some long-lost characters, all while keeping each character's personality traits very much alive. There are several hours of exploration and nostalgia waiting for Luffy and company.
  50. Jan 12, 2023
    70
    If you always wanted to join the Straw Hat Pirates, then One Piece Odyssey is the adventure for you regardless of your proficiency with video games. However, it wouldn’t necessarily be the best game for everyone else. Those who love Tales titles or are experienced with turn-based RPGs would do better with a different, more challenging title that doesn’t expect you to be familiar with the source material. It is a very easy adventure that expects a certain degree of knowledge about One Piece, even with Lim using the memory cubes to offer brief asides during chapters. But if you are a fan and are up for an effortless, nostalgic, and pretty stroll, this will leave you satisfied.
  51. Jan 11, 2023
    70
    Redundant and not very rhythmic, it risks leaving some players on the floor. But still, thanks to its engaging universe and its ingenious combat system, the game holds up well.
  52. Jan 11, 2023
    70
    Despite these pitfalls, One Piece Odyssey is a success in storytelling, animation, and combat style. With a satisfying conclusion, One Piece Odyssey opens up a new world of potential storytelling in the One Piece universe. It's also proof that, if done correctly, games adapting iconic or expansive manga can be strong - if not groundbreaking - entries in the JRPG genre.
  53. Jan 11, 2023
    70
    The main thing is, One Piece Odyssey has made me want to watch the anime. Yes, I’m aware it’s over 1000-episodes-long and is only just getting to its final arc now, but the world of Eiichiro Oda’s franchise seems more inviting now than ever, and that’s all down to what this game has shown me.
  54. Jan 11, 2023
    65
    One Piece Odyssey might appeal to long time fans of Luffy and co, but the glacial pace really drags it down.
  55. Jan 26, 2023
    60
    Through the animations alone I can see there was a lot of care put into creating this game, with some serious attention to detail (even down to Sanji refusing to damage the sole female enemy in the game). But there are some very basic design decisions, especially regarding game progression that hamper the experience greatly. The backtracking continues throughout even all the way to the very end, to the point that I really wondered what the extra padding was for. I’m not even interested in the post-game quest of fighting tougher opponents since all the boss fights prior were so basic. The great cast just isn’t enough to not make certain parts of the game feel like a chore. For the One Piece fan who can handle a bit of tedium and lackluster bosses, I can recommend it, for anyone else I wouldn’t suggest it.
  56. Jan 19, 2023
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  57. Jan 16, 2023
    60
    The new big One Piece adventure, while charming in parts, is unfortunately stuck too deep in a hole of backtracking, unpolished ideas, and frustration to provide any joy outside its large fan base.
  58. Jan 15, 2023
    60
    After a very nice first chapter, One Piece Odyssey gets bogged down in a tiring structure that multiplies the back and forth to excess, with numerous narrative cuts that chop up the rhythm of the adventure. The completely out-of-touch combat balancing finished convincing us that Bandai Namco's JRPG didn't have much interesting to offer, except for a few convincingly staged cutscenes. Nevertheless, it is a game that is just neat and addictive enough for hardcore fans of the cult manga to enjoy.
  59. Jan 11, 2023
    60
    This is a very simple, very lineal JRPG with an interesting combat system that doesn’t really shine. Enjoyable, but not enough to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the franchise.
  60. Jan 18, 2023
    50
    Fundamentally, One Piece Odyssey isn't a bad RPG, just a very generic one that strives to do little more than tick off all the checkboxes of what players expect from the genre: side quests, crafting, cooking, fan-service, and so on. Attaching the One Piece license to it results in expectations that are only partially met: While the Straw Hats are as delightful as ever to be around, the story they've found themselves stuck in is not. Ultimately, the greatest sin of One Piece Odyssey is wasted potential, something it shares with many of the other video game adaptations of the franchise.
  61. Jan 11, 2023
    40
    One Piece Odyssey is a slog to play, with horrendous pacing and progression issues destroying what little good can be found in the story and combat.
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  1. Jan 19, 2023
    It’s clear, both in Odyssey’s thrilling combat and colorful art direction, that ILCA harbors a lot of love for its source material. But these fleeting moments of joy make their counterparts — hapless storytelling, terrible pacing, and stilted navigation — all the more exhausting by comparison. The kernel of a good RPG exists within Odyssey’s framework, but it’s surrounded by so much muck that it can’t shine through. One Piece has a long, storied history, but I suspect Odyssey will soon be forgotten.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 53
  2. Negative: 13 out of 53
  1. Jan 16, 2023
    5
    Too big, too many fights, too much of the same. It gets boring very fast. Not a good game.
  2. Jan 14, 2023
    10
    Very good one piece game, little bit easy, but there is nothing wrong with difficulty.
    Great story, good level design and nice cut scenes.
  3. Jan 14, 2023
    8
    Refreshing to see turn based gameplay, I'm not a die hard Han and TB style games, but I think innovation within the system warrantsRefreshing to see turn based gameplay, I'm not a die hard Han and TB style games, but I think innovation within the system warrants celebration. Graphics are solid. Not amazing, but solid.

    Gameplay, while innovative, is a little easy. They do have a lot of systems, which, if you engage with you make the game easier (ff8 style)

    Characters are ON POINT. As a One Piece fan this game could be a 9/9.5, but trying to come at it without that lense. You'll enjoy the little details throughout. Oda wrote for the game, and you can tell. If you're a fan, this is a must play.

    Anime voice actors. No dubs, which is good, sub master race rise up.

    OST has yet to blow my mind. It's got the classics, so it's hard to complain.

    Overall, an easy turn based jrpg that doesn't do anything THAT bad, and innovates enough for a pretty fun time. Again, as a One Piece fan I just have a stupid smile on my face while I play this game; must buy.
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