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  • Summary: Embark with the Straw Hat Crew and collect your bounty in this anime fighter. Use Devil Fruit abilities, Haki techniques, and punishing combos to turn the tide in the ultimate One Piece battle royale. Step into the New World with over the top head to head combat featuring all the action,Embark with the Straw Hat Crew and collect your bounty in this anime fighter. Use Devil Fruit abilities, Haki techniques, and punishing combos to turn the tide in the ultimate One Piece battle royale. Step into the New World with over the top head to head combat featuring all the action, drama and comedy of this infamous pirate saga. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    75
    Fans of the series will find lots to love, but fighting fans who don’t know anything about One Piece shouldn’t shy away from checking out the wonderfully balanced action. By the time players reach upper tiers the opposition is formidable, but smart play is rewarded and it always feels fair no matter how weird the pirate plotline gets.
  2. Jun 2, 2016
    70
    One Piece: Burning Blood is enjoyable even for those unfamiliar with the anime, but the game is at its best for those who already have some knowledge of the story's events.
  3. Jun 5, 2016
    65
    One Piece: Burning Blood presents a huge roster and great care for story details, but it's dragged down by important flaws like a too limited story mode and uninteresting game modes. Combat gameplay needs some adjustments too, especially in the balancement department. A good start for a new One Piece beat'em up franchise, but still needs lots of work.
  4. Jun 5, 2016
    60
    Burning Blood is pure fan service through and through, and there’s nothing wrong with that. People who don’t watch/read the source material are going to remain thoroughly confused, but there’s still some enjoyment to be had in its wacky fighting and over-the-top style. If you’re not a manga fan and are looking for a fighter with tight mechanics, accurate hitboxes and a deep bench of combos, best keep looking.
  5. Jul 1, 2016
    60
    The game itself does work as an introduction to the series, giving the briefest of glimpses as to why it’s so popular, and piling on the fan service with countless playable and support characters. Neither good nor bad, it exists. That will be enough for many fans.
  6. Jun 7, 2016
    60
    Maybe one day an anime brawler with drop-dead gorgeous visuals and solid fighting mechanics will materialise, but until then, only the most dedicated and patient One Piece fans will find any long-term fun with One Piece: Burning Blood.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 14, 2016
    40
    Confusing for newbs and too shallow for fans, but has moments of flashy satisfaction. [Aug 2016, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 31, 2016
    9
    Always wanted this type of One Piece game. Fighting is nice, already played it for 4 h. Story mode meh, but it's a nice game . Will have aAlways wanted this type of One Piece game. Fighting is nice, already played it for 4 h. Story mode meh, but it's a nice game . Will have a nice June with this game ! Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2016
    2
    Bandai Namco fighting games are usually not good, that is a fact of life sadly. Franchises that seem like a match made in heaven for theBandai Namco fighting games are usually not good, that is a fact of life sadly. Franchises that seem like a match made in heaven for the fighting genre get games that are incredibly shallow, but very pretty looking. One Piece Burning Blood continues this trend.

    There are two positives I can think of for this title: The look and the content. There is a lot here. The game gives you a lot of things to fight with, a lot of characters to use and tons of support characters to get, even if the support characters are literally just still images. Then the graphics, which look amazing. It has such a crisp and distinct look and it truly feels like oyu are playing the anime in a totally unique style.

    Now, the bad? The fighting, all of it. The fighting engine in this game is simply terrible. It is clunky, finicky with responsiveness and quickly becomes insanely repetitive. The combat mostly relies on you pressing a single button, with no variation for combos and even if you discover a potential combo, chaining them INTO a combo is near impossible. You have special attacks 3 for all characters, but their use varies greatly, from broken to nearly useless. Then you have things like guard breaking that is not worth the payoff because if you miss, you are left wide open for punishment, but guarding in itself is broken, as you can guard and take no damage at all. The balance in the game is horrible too. The AI is absolutely punishing in this game, with some fights literally lasting about 5 seconds. All it is is a frustration simulation, that has a huge amount of style but barely any substance. This is barely a fighting game, and if I consider it a fighting game, it is one of the worst ones I have EVER played. And this is sprinkled with day 1 DLC too, which is always a bad sign. This game just isn't worth $60.
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