Reviews and Problems with One Piece: Pirate's Carnival
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One Piece: Pirates' Carnival
15 December 2006
Conclusion: In a party atmosphere, Pirates Carnival will occasionally offer the kind of fun that causes people to absolutely freak when they lose in a tight match. A party atmosphere will probably go a long way in making the game's quirky sense of humor a bit easier to swallow, as well as helping you overlook some of the game's ho-hum minigames and agonizing pacing. However, the minigames lack the depth necessary to keep the game entertaining for very long.
Pros: Multiplayer action has its moments, Extensive incorporation of voice talent.
Cons: Too-simple minigames aren't much fun, even worse when you're playing alone, Ample use of license bogs down pacing, Some minigames repeat too often, Board game victories often feel arbitrary.
Excerpt: One Piece: Pirate's Carnival very much fits the visual style of the One Piece cartoon series. Characters like Luffy, Sanji and Chopper definitely look like their television counterparts, and the various scenes that the mini-games take place in go along with the show's general style very well. Whether you are racing against three other opponents or taking part in some rhythm game, you can't help but think about the show when looking at the visuals of Pirate's Carnival .
Excerpt: is one of those games that just screams "bust me out at parties," the sort of game that you can pick up and jump into with little thought to an over-arching storyline or needless expository sequences to explain that the object is just to beat the crap out of something. And in a way, that's what a lot of the Cartoon Network-licensed games of late have done.