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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
The Gamers Temple
28 October 2013
Excerpt: When I reviewed the original One Piece: Pirate Warriors on PS3 , I didn't come away from the experience impressed. The QTEs and finger-purpling button mashing combat just felt like Dynasty Warriors with a fresh coat of anime paint, and not being a fan of the One Piece franchise didn't help much either. Its been a little while, and now we have One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 on the PS3. Does this one fare any better than the original? The answer is... complicated.
Excerpt: One Piece has sauntered its way back into the Family Friendly Gaming Nation. Will it leave this review in one piece? Read on to find out. One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 on the Playstation 3 is a mixture of the Dynasty Warrior game play style and the One Piece anime universe.
Summary: I've never really paid attention to Dynasty Warriors , as Chinese history usually isn't something that grabs my attention. Besides, I didn't think that I was missing much more than a whole lot of button mashing. Then Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei announced that they were making a Dynasty Warriors game based on One Piece , Shonen Jump 's anime/manga franchise about a stretchy boy trying to become the next Pirate King.
Summary: If you’re a fan of the One Piece anime or the Dynasty Warriors franchise (with which Pirate Warriors shares a game engine and far too many ideas), you will feel right at home. Even if you’re not a fan before you start, you might be by the end.
Pros: True to the source material, Satisfying combat
Cons: Little strategy to the button mashing, Extra modes add little
Conclusion: For not being a fan of manga/anime in general, I really, really enjoyed One Piece ’s fiction. The characters are a blast, the animation is top notch, and the world is just way too crazy to even begin to describe. So much yelling, so much drama, and we’re unfortunately left with a DW clone to try it’s best to house it all. It’s a shame that the developers thought this was the way to go, but more power to them for at least trying to get these characters out there.
Review: One Piece: Pirate Warriors stays faithful to the series, but suffers from repetition
11 October 2012
Excerpt: A game based on Japanese anime can be really weird if you've never watched an episode. A friend of mine played a bit of One Piece: Pirate Warriors and went, "Why does this kid have the ability to go Dhalsim on everyone with his limbs?" I then went on to explain the purpose of gum gum fruit, and he was still confused. Later on, he'd say stuff like "Who's this ninja guy?" and "What's with the clown whose body parts keep coming off?" Sigh.
Excerpt: Ok, I admit it - I'm reviewing the newest One Piece game, Pirate Warriors, despite not being much of a fan of the manga or anime. It isn't that I dislike the franchise; I'm just not that into anime outside of Dragon Ball. In fact, aside from knowing it is about pirates and whatever garbled Japanese language knowledge I gained from endless hours playing Jump! Super Stars and Jump! Ultimate Stars, I know very little about the series. So...
Excerpt: Considering how popular the animated series “One Piece” is here in North America, it’s really not surprising that the property also boasts the title of the highest selling manga in Japan. The epic voyage of the eccentric wannabe pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his loyal crew of misfits has delighted not only myself, but thousands of fans across the world through comics, television shows, movies, and yes, even games.