What are the best One Piece games? Watch JV Ranking After One Piece Odyssey Release
Game news What are the best One Piece games? Watch JV Ranking After One Piece Odyssey Release
Like the prejudice surrounding their television adaptations, manga often have difficulty adapting them on our consoles. One Piece is no exception to the rules and the license has become lukewarm and cold in recent years regarding its video games. Does the release of One Piece Odyssey herald a comeback?
- One Piece Odyssey
- One Piece: Dawn of Romance
- One Piece Unlimited Cruise 1: Treasure Beneath the Waves
- One Piece: Battle of the Giants
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors
One Piece Odyssey
This is the new kid on the block: One Piece Odyssey released on Friday January 13th on PC, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It differs from its predecessors mainly by its gameplay: it swaps the usual sauce beat them for turn-based combat, emphasizing the techniques of each character whose animation is taken directly from the television adaptation. Enough to ensure a certain loyalty to fans of the original work, especially since this is also the main arc of the manga that the cast of One Piece Odyssey revived (in an alternate way).
Is that enough? According to the JV, today’s Odyssey is “the most complete and daring adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s work“While the experience is quickly overwhelming or even frightening, it can serve as a model for the ultimate game development.
One Piece: Dawn of Romance
Apart from One Piece Odyssey, One Piece: Romance Dawn is the last One Piece game to inherit a rating above 13/20. Released on November 23, 2013 on the 3DS in Europe (released in 2012 in Japan on the PlayStation Portable), it is the first video game to focus its gameplay on role-playing (or RPG) play. Like Odyssey, One Piece: Dawn of Romance already seems to feature the same pitfalls ten years ago: an adaptation that is fiercely faithful to the manga in that players will relive the main narrative arc of the first 50 volumes through a series of dungeons.
Ultimately, JV gave it a score of 14/20, praising the new 30-minute cutscenes and well-thought-out combat system while criticizing One Piece: Romance Dawn for “a little too reliant on the awesome aura of this excellent shonen“.
One Piece Unlimited Cruise 1: Treasure Beneath the Waves
This is probably the least action-oriented One Piece game yet, but it doesn’t seem to let it down, quite the opposite. Rated 15/20, One Piece Unlimited Cruise 1: Treasure Under the Waves places more emphasis on island discovery and exploration than action scenes. The latter is full of treasure useful for crafting, which each member of the crew can exploit according to his abilities (Chopper will make medicines, Sanji will cook while equipment will be made by Chopper and Franky). Therefore the emphasis is really on freedom but this One Piece game doesn’t forget about the fight. In addition to the Versus mode consisting of 30 characters, waves of enemies will try to push your plants: it’s up to you to defeat them using techniques from the manga, which can be improved as you use them.
Something that teased the JV editorial staff when the game released in 2009. If it falls far short of the standards observed for manga video game adaptations, it still is “a complete game specially aimed at fans of side quests / side quests in action and adventure games“.
One Piece: Battle of the Giants
After the national success of Jump Ultimate Stars in Japan (which unfortunately was not released in Europe at the time), One Piece: Gigant Battle which was released on DS on 01 July 2011 was inspired by the latter concept. . Sort of like Smash Bros but with a different protagonist from Eiichiro Oda’s universe. While the cast of playable characters is limited, no fewer than 70 support heroes come with the game. Without any scenarios to speak of, the title provides players with multiple challenges on each island, which are updated as you go. There is a small role-playing dimension where you can increase your character’s stats as well as purchase special abilities.
If this intrigue-less adaptation sins with the number of playable characters and with the absence of an online mode, it releases “Enough energy and good humor to seduce all manga fans“.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors
This is the most prolific video game saga One piece in video games. As Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm is developed by CyberConnect 2, the One Piece: Pirate Warriors available in four masterpieces, the first of which was released in September 2012 on the PlayStation 3, which still has the best One Piece video game rating with a mark of 16/20 Very good. This is the first adaptation of the game to land in Europe in HD packaging. It adopts the principle of Musoua subgenre of beat’em up in which players must fend off waves of enemies while conquering territory.
An excellent work that stands out for its many and varied game phases. JV only regrets that there is no variety of playable characters because if Luffy is heavily highlighted, his comrades fall far behind and are only playable during very specific sequences.
However, One Piece Odyssey may not be one of the important games in 2023, but it seems to bring a breath of fresh air to the video game adaptation of the universe created by Eiichiro Oda. With a score of 14/20, he manages to meddle among the best in the license. How enthusiastic about the future of Luffy and co. in our game console.
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