Reviews and Problems with One Piece: Unlimited Adventure
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One Piece Unlimited Adventure
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: One Piece Unlimited Adventure follows the exploits of a pirate crew that anime fans will be familiar with. The cel shading used in the visuals fit the anime targeted at the older members of the family. The game world is in a 3D format that is actually impressive in size. Enemies re-spawn which is actually needed since they will sometimes drop items that are needed to open new areas or as ingredients in some item creation (editor: which also is used to open new areas).
Summary: Based on the animated TV series, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, makes its exclusive debut on the Wii. Join Captain Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates as they embark on a search for the ultimate treasure in this all new original quest.
Summary: With most games, there is usually a very clear division between them: they are either intended to be the next blockbuster, or they are merely this month’s latest cash-in. When it comes to
One Piece: Unlimited Adventure
, I’m not exactly sure where it sits, and that is perhaps most disheartening of all.
Pros: Interesting premise., Characters look and sound close to the source material.
Cons: Too much backtracking., Nothing really pushes the hardware.
Excerpt: As you wander throughout the island, you'll come across all sorts of 'ingredients' that can be taken back to camp and turned into useful items. For example, you might hack down some scraggly trees to acquire lumber, or slash at low-hanging vines to obtain a vine rope. That's neat, except that you must backtrack to camp to do anything with your goodies except convert them to magical energy.
Conclusion: If you're a One Piece fan then you'll definitely want to check out Unlimited Adventure. I applaud the developers for taking the series in a different route and creating a full-fledged adventure here. It feels like One Piece, it looks like One Piece, and it sounds like One Piece. Sure the gameplay can get a little tiresome what with all the backtracking and the controls don't feel "quite" right but these flaws aside this is still a solid rental for a weekend.
Excerpt: The government says it’s bad to pirate and play games, but what about playing pirate games? In a bid to let players live out their inner buccaneer, Namco Bandai has teamed up with Shonen [show-nen] Jump for One Piece: Unlimited Adventure for the Wii. As the first full-fledged action/adventure based on the manga, does it make good on its promise of adventure on the high seas, or does it belong in Davy Jones’ locker?