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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: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  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 13, 2019
    80
    Ultimately, One Piece: World Seeker is a super fun game that does the iconic franchise justice and serves as an engrossing and delightful standalone experience. Now more than ever, I’m eager to dive into the series egregiously long story and see what else the Straw Hats have been up to for the past two decades, and what brought them to where they are in this title. The game’s shortcomings are easy to overlook thanks to the gorgeous environments, captivating music, engaging story, and utterly loveable characters. I highly recommend it for fans of the series, curious newcomers, and pirate enthusiasts everywhere.
  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 14, 2019
    60
    While fans can likely find enjoyment in spending time with the One Piece crew, there are far better open world adventures out there.
  5. Mar 18, 2019
    55
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Mar 14, 2019
    52
    The gameplay works like a hot needle and repeats itself constantly.
  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: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  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. Mar 15, 2019
    9
    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 lotI 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). But the game's faults do not detract that much from the experience. Once I started playing it, I was hooked and I hardly noticed 8 hours had gone by. I am biased because I love these kinds of open world games and One Piece, but I personally wouldn't give it anything lower than an 8. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2019
    8
    I like the game but i feel like its missing more like we should have more moves we can do in a combo, more playable characters from the crew,I like the game but i feel like its missing more like we should have more moves we can do in a combo, more playable characters from the crew, fill in that big empty space i hate when games do that, but overall i liked the game for the story but was way disappointedi thought itd be so much smoother and cooler Expand
  4. Mar 18, 2019
    6
    While the game is fun as a fan, the game is definitely lacking in some areas. Some issues I've found are:
    1) The camera is a bit too close.
    While the game is fun as a fan, the game is definitely lacking in some areas. Some issues I've found are:
    1) The camera is a bit too close. For an open world game, the camera should be moved back just a little bit or give the ability to move the camera closer/farther
    2) Combat is lacking. The fighting mechanics are clunky and the dodging is pretty bad. When going up against a guy with a machine gun, dodging is useless in the beginning because you get sort of "stunned" which results in you getting stuck in a flurry of bullets that drain your health bar like crazy. There's no way out of that attack once it hits.
    3) Movement is bad. You can't turn Luffy slightly to the left or right without him taking 2 steps. This makes getting in front of things you interact with, like treasure chests, difficult.
    4) It's advised you need to sneak around in some areas but Luffy doesn't sneak and you can't do anything like make him crouch to sneak so it's almost pointless.
    5) if there is anything you have to take a longer time to interact with, like treasure chests and certain doors, the button you need to hold takes too long. It takes a good 5-6 seconds to complete the interaction when it should be less.

    It's still fun to run around as Luffy exploring the world, but this is not a game that I'd go back to once it's completed.
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  5. Mar 15, 2019
    5
    Not good for a One Piece game. And the open world is just lifeless and didn't look like from One Piece world. This game is just a generic openNot good for a One Piece game. And the open world is just lifeless and didn't look like from One Piece world. This game is just a generic open world with a title One Piece in it. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 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. Mar 17, 2019
    1
    I just spent over 3 hours exploring...which is, you know, the entire point of the game, only to lose ALL of the progress I gained because II just spent over 3 hours exploring...which is, you know, the entire point of the game, only to lose ALL of the progress I gained because I didn't manually save at any point. Why is autosaving not more prevalent in this game? In THIS day and age, losing over 3 hours of progress due to a poor game save mechanic is simply unacceptable.

    I had a great time exploring and unlocking new areas, but got in a fight with one machine gun pirate flunky who wasn't even labeled as a boss character, and he took my health from full to empty in about three seconds. Game over, progress lost. This character looked exactly the same to me as a regular fodder pirate that I steamrolled in two hits only seconds prior so, foolish me, I assumed it was the same fodder pirate and I'd steamroll him in the same way.

    I purchased numerous upgrades on the skill tree during this time frame. The game should've autosaved after each purchase. I unlocked several new areas on the map. The game should've autosaved upon entering each area. Hell the game should autosave after every treasure chest you open, because they're major collectables that can be a real chore to find.

    Nope. All gone. I had a horrible day at work before this and was looking forward to unwinding, and while I greatly enjoyed the game while I was playing it, turns out it was all for effing nothing. I'm so discouraged that I doubt I'll pick this game back up. If only there was a way to demand a refund from the PSN store. My review is a 1 because I paid $65 for this game and only played for 4 hours yesterday, plus the 3 hours today which don't count because they never actually happened! Definitely not worth it!
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