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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3) - Review
1 October 2013
Excerpt: Perhaps the greatest advantage of the move to digital is a reduction in risk costs associated with localization. Without production, shipping, and a reduced retail cut, releasing on a digital marketplace like Steam or PSN exclusively allows for various titles that we may otherwise have not seen in...
Excerpt: There’s one thing my readers need to know before you read this review. I have never seen an episode of One Piece in my life so am not savvy to the subject material that this game is based around.
Excerpt: One Piece is a huge hit in Japan. It started life as a series of comics, and later spawned a hugely popular anime series. Here in the west, it has more of a niche appeal, although this hasn’t stopped Namco Bandai from releasing One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 .
Summary: One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 is a Dynasty Warriors game that improves on its template largely through the sheer unorthodox nature of its subject matter. The world of Monkey D. Luffy presents an energetic and kooky backdrop that compliments the bombastic battles of the Warriors franchise remarkably...
Excerpt: Let's rock the boat! Did you know that One Piece is the best selling manga in Japan, by an absurdly wide margin? No? Many people do not realize this because One Piece never took off in the west like Naruto or Dragonball did, thanks to one of the most reviled dubs in history.
Summary: Intellectually it may not be too demanding but the mix of story, mechanic and graphical style makes " One Piece: Pirate Warriors " a great example of its genre, as well as being a fantastic tie in to the anime that both long time fans and newcomers can enjoy.