One Piece: Pirate Warriors by Bandai Namco is a cult series for thousands of players spread across the four corners of the world.
Created by Eiichiro Oda, and released in 1997, the series tells the story of Monkey D. Luffy and his companions in search of the world’s most sought-after treasure, the “One Piece”.
We tried One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, come see how it went!
Earlier, the One Piece series was created by Eiichiro Oda, released in 1997, where it tells the story of Monkey D. Luffy and his companions in search of the world’s most sought-after treasure, the “One Piece”.
Bandai Namco brings us a new game in this series One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4. To situate, who accompanies the anime or manga, this game starts from the events that occurred in volume 17 of the manga, where after recruiting the Rena Chopper, arrive on the island of Alabasta, then can count on the next 5 arcs.
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 as in its predecessor is a musou game, giving the best example of this genre of games to those who do not know the genre, a game in the style of Dynasty Warriors, that is, hundreds of enemies and lots of action.
The game has 3 distinct modes:
- Dramatic Log is the story mode where we adopted the role of some key characters from that moment in history. I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of the series, but I would like to say that I loved the way the game manages to capture the moments of the series, I think mainly through the voices that seem to come out directly from the original anime.
- The Free Log which is, as the name implies, the mode where we have the most freedom, we have the opportunity to choose any character already unlocked and play anywhere in the story.
- Treasure Log is the challenge game mode, here we can perform various challenges in order to unlock a key character.
The combat system is as traditional as possible, much like its predecessor combat is basically a succession of combinations of simple attacks and special attacks.
I think any game like this is going to have this kind of fairly simple combat.
Graphically and sonically it doesn’t differ much from the previous ones, something I was even pleased with. The graphics are better than their predecessor, but it is not a very significant difference. Sonically they can expect the original Japanese voices and a soundtrack that portrays the series well. Something I always like to see in these kind of games.
In my opinion, the biggest problem that can be noticed almost immediately is the game camera. Not making it easy when we want to focus on a specific enemy.
The game follows the same sequence of events as the series, but passes several chapters ahead, and in some cases, entire arcs, which can be quite confusing for those who have not seen the anime or read the manga.
The game also has the tendency to abruptly interrupt gameplay with story sequences, something quite annoying for those who are focused on the game.
Verdict, by Tiago do Canto
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is, mainly for fans, a quick and simple game, a lot of fun most of the time, I like games a lot and I have to say I was not disappointed. It has a graphic presentation faithful to the original and many features of games adapted from animes.
Summarizing if the reader is a fan of One Piece, this is a game that I advise for those who want to relive the story, relying on many hours of action of the kind that the series has already accustomed us.
Operating System: Windows 10, 64bits
CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
RAM: 8 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
Disk: Requires 25 GB
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
- Well-represented history
- Lots of content to unlock
- Original voices of the series
- Repetitive and extensive loadings
- Game camera
- Rather confusing menus