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Thursday - May 25, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - DLC Reunion of Memories available
The DLC Reunion of Memories has been released:
The “Reunion of Memories” DLC for ONE PIECE ODYSSEY is now available!
Dive back into more adventures!
The adventure through Memoria continues.
Join the Straw Hat Crew trapped in a new adventure by a mysterious and familiar looking girl, carrying an obscure and threatening cube in her hand…
Monday - March 06, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review
RPGamer checked out One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey Review
Best-selling manga One Piece isn’t short of game adaptations. In addition to sailing the Grand Line, the Straw Hat Pirates have navigated through several games ranging from fighting to adventure. Now it has anchored in a full-fledged role-playing game with One Piece Odyssey. The game spares no effort in trying to attract old and new fans alike, promising a new story written by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece’s legendary creator. However, One Piece Odyssey ends up playing it too safe. The whole thing is very predictable and uninspiring. Combat ages quickly, and exploration tires of itself, trading freedom for linearity right off the bat. It’s an experience that will likely only satisfy the biggest fans of the manga.
One Piece Odyssey is a blatantly predictable and run-of-the-mill experience. While it may seem obvious that an anime game is targeted to an audience familiar with it, one may wonder why to waste an opportunity to make it more democratic and attract new fans. The tweaks to the classic turn-based battle structure are welcome but fall short due to the game’s unchallenging difficulty and easy-to-break equipment system. Die-hard One Piece fans will be able to appreciate the game as an interactive reminiscence of its arcs with minor redesigns. Yet, those looking for a bold and unique game may need to look elsewhere.
Wednesday - February 01, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review
Easy Allies reviewed the J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey - Easy Allies Review
Thursday - January 26, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review @ RPG Site
RPG Site reviewed the J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey Review
Being a fan of One Piece probably means that I was likely to either be extra-critical of its RPG adaptation or alternatively more lenient with a personal attachment to the characters. Now after having played One Piece Odyssey, I think I’m leaning on the “more critical” side. Odyssey is the first major turn-based RPG for the series, with the mega-hit Shonen manga more often adapted into action titles instead. I was pretty excited about this game, with my only concern being that the main development team ILCA, was largely only known for their support work and more recently the Pokemon Pearl and Diamond remakes which got a mixed reception. I haven’t minded their work on the Voice of Cards series, though.
The setup, and story overall, is pretty basic. Captain Luffy of the Straw Hat Pirates spots a strange island and demands they land there, before being pulled in by a storm. Shipwrecked, a strange girl called Lim separates the pirate crew from their powers, which is represented in this RPG framework by being set back to level one and having very few skills. The crew soon fights the island guardian Collossi and travels to Memoria, dream-like lands made out of their collective memories in order to regain their scattered powers. Though the events in these memories aren’t always exactly the same as what actually happened in the past.
I was also disappointed that certain moments were not made into cutscenes, or even playable segments. Such as one point where you save Princess Vivi it, merely tells you in text what you did. This especially agitating after all the time spent combing through the sand for minor things instead of playing what could have been a more fun rescue mission. Later on, these sorts of events shook things up a bit more, and there was one distinctly fun part (for a fan) in Dressrosa, and they just didn’t do enough of that.
Through the animations alone I can see there was a lot of care put into creating this game, with some serious attention to detail (even down to Sanji refusing to damage the sole female enemy in the game). But there are some very basic design decisions, especially regarding game progression that hamper the experience greatly. The backtracking continues throughout even all the way to the very end, to the point that I really wondered what the extra padding was for. I’m not even interested in the post-game quest of fighting tougher opponents since all the boss fights prior were so basic. The great cast just isn’t enough to not make certain parts of the game feel like a chore. For the One Piece fan who can handle a bit of tedium and lackluster bosses, I can recommend it, for anyone else I wouldn’t suggest it.
Monday - January 23, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review
Dotesports has reviewed the J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey review: Not quite a bone run
Approaching it like a One Piece film won't cut it.
Whenever One Piece is brought up in a conversation, what is the first thing that pops into your head regarding the anime/manga series?
Several common answers would be the characters, the worldbuilding, or maybe even a general sense of adventure. One Piece Odyssey successfully nails two of those three elements while the Straw Hat crew explores the island of Waford, but the execution of the story, paired with dated RPG elements, does fall a bit flat where some fans hoped it would soar like a Coup de Burst.
A new adventure with familiar (and redundant) foundations
When it was revealed One Piece series creator Eiichiro Oda would be helming the story and many of the design elements for Odyssey, fans grew hopeful that the RPG’s story would play out like one of the newer One Piece films and actually tell its own tale of adventure with the Straw Hats. Unfortunately, this isn’t entirely the case.
About half—if not more—of the 30-plus hours of Odyssey’s story is spent in Memoria, a dream world that one of the game’s original characters Lim sends the Straw Hats to in order to experience past events from the One Piece story. This is all done because she doesn’t like pirates at the start of the story, never talks to Luffy and the crew, and uses her special plot-device powers to remove all of their strength (which you had just gotten used to during the opening hour) resetting your character’s levels from around level 40 to one.
Overall, One Piece Odyssey is a fun experience for anyone just looking for a relatively easy RPG that has a great cast of characters, an interesting enough story, and plays well within its limits. But those limitations are fairly strict and you could very easily end up losing interest if the battle system or story doesn’t grab you enough early on.
For One Piece fans, I can recommend this game solely on the fact you get more One Piece content done in a way that will feel both familiar and unique. Just try to ignore how boring the Memoria sections are.
Wednesday - January 18, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review @ Gamespot
Gamespot reviewed the J-RPG On Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey Review - Filler Arc
One Piece Odyssey captures the visual style and whimsy of the original material but stumbles at turning it into an engaging RPG.
For decades, the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates have thrilled and enchanted readers and viewers across the globe. Turning such a beloved and long-running action-adventure series into game form has proven to be quite a challenge, with many developers stepping up over the years to try and gamify the magic that's made the One Piece anime and manga such a success, often to mixed results. One Piece Odyssey is the latest such attempt, and it takes the approach of transforming One Piece's dramatic battles into a turn-based RPG. While it does a solid job of getting the look and mood of the series down, One Piece Odyssey unfortunately offers little more than a very basic RPG adventure.
The game opens with the Straw Hat gang stranded on the mysterious island of Waford. Their ship, Thousand Sunny, lies in a wreck nearby and with no obvious way to repair it, the gang sets out exploring this wild new world. A strange young girl named Lim emerges and, fearful of the pirates, she removes all of the crew's strength and special powers. With the help of Adio, a rather suspicious adventurer who calls the island his home, the Straw Hats set out to recover their powers, learn the secrets of Waford Island, and escape to journey another day. Along the way, they'll also be able to relive the great adventures of the past.
Fundamentally, One Piece Odyssey isn't a bad RPG, just a very generic one that strives to do little more than tick off all the checkboxes of what players expect from the genre: side quests, crafting, cooking, fan-service, and so on. Attaching the One Piece license to it results in expectations that are only partially met: While the Straw Hats are as delightful as ever to be around, the story they've found themselves stuck in is not. Ultimately, the greatest sin of One Piece Odyssey is wasted potential, something it shares with many of the other video game adaptations of the franchise.
Saturday - January 14, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review @ IGN
IGN reviewed the J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey Review
A seaworthy adventure.
A classic turn-based RPG in the style of Dragon Quest is not exactly the first place my mind goes when it comes to thinking of game genres that would pair well with the action-heavy world of One Piece, but as One Piece Odyssey proves, it’s actually kind of a great fit. The Straw Hats make for one hell of a party of RPG characters; Eichiro Oda’s one-of-a-kind art style lends itself well to filling the world with fantastical and amusing creatures; and the over-the-top nature of battles from the actual manga and anime gives plenty of material for some of the coolest (and funniest) special attacks I’ve seen in any turn-based RPG. Those fights would’ve been better if they were a more consistent challenge, and I could’ve done with less backtracking through areas I’d already explored, but this is still a surprisingly satisfying JRPG that’s not quite by the numbers.
The story begins with Luffy and crew suddenly finding themselves marooned on the mysterious island of Waford. It isn't long before they meet two original characters: Lim and Adio, who have an understandably deep distrust of pirates. So much so that, upon first meeting, they steal the powers of the Straw Hats, providing a convenient way to explain why Luffy and company don’t win every battle just by looking at their enemies. (Though, that does come later.)
What follows is a grand story that plays out on two fronts: The adventure in Waford sees The Straw Hat crew attempting to help Adio and Lim by defeating a handful of elemental colossi that are responsible for the giant storm that surrounds the island (I know, what’s the worst that could happen?); and another that plays out in Memoria, a world of memory created through Lim’s special ability that allows the Straw Hats to revisit specific locations and events in their history. The revelations and twists won’t shock anybody, but I still very much enjoyed both sides of Odyssey’s story. Lim, especially, is a wonderful addition to the cast, and I loved watching her go from being extremely wary and cold towards the crew to being intrigued and occasionally flabbergasted by each of their individual quirks, and eventually fully embracing the Straw Hats as her friends.
The power of One Piece’s story, world, art, and characters does a lot of the heavy lifting in making One Piece Odyssey a joy to play, even if I could beat most of the battles in my sleep. It really could have used some sort of way to adjust the difficulty and add even just a little more tension to its fights to make them more satisfying to get through, and a lot of the quest design in the middle relies too much on backtracking through already-visited areas, but One Piece Odyssey nails the most important parts: The heart, humor, and soul of One Piece.
Friday - January 13, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Released
The J-RPG One Piece Odyssey has been released:
One Piece Odyssey
During their voyage, the Straw Hats led by Monkey D. Luffy, are swallowed up by a huge storm at sea and end up on a mysterious island. Upon meeting island denizens Lim and Adio, the Straw Hats lose most of their powers. They set out on an adventurous journey across the legendary island of Waford. Overcoming the dangers of the island and uncovering its mysteries will be the only way to find their way forward in their journey and set sail once more.
A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND – Explore the legendary island of Waford and uncover the story of its inhabitants, Lim and Adio. Mysterious ruins and never-before-seen monsters populate a completely new scenario and storyline never before seen in the ONE PIECE story.
STRAW HATS AS ONE – Defeat new enemies, unravel mysteries, and unearth a whole new adventure with the Straw Hats! In addition to Luffy, play as Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Franky, and Brook!
RPG WITH A ONE PIECE TWIST – Experience quests and dungeons all with an authentic ONE PIECE twist. Enjoy what you love about RPGs but with your favorite characters and an original touch from the ONE PIECE universe.
Thursday - January 12, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review
Shacknews has reviewed the upcoming J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey review: It's One Piece Dragon Quest!
Hands down, One Piece Odyssey is the JRPG that fans have wanted for an excruciatingly long time.
Video games based on Japanese anime tend to be fan service at best and a cash grab at worst. Unless it’s a fighting game or an Omega Force musou game with characters from Dragon Ball, Naruto, Demon Slayer, or other Shonen Jump animes (or if you want to go really back, the Initial D Arcade Stage racing game in arcades), there aren’t many examples of anime games that are critically successful. As a matter of fact, out of the dozens of One Piece video games on console and mobile platforms, not one has averaged higher than an 80 on Metacritic. One Piece Odyssey seeks to change all that, with Bandai Namco opting to have developer ILCA create a full-fledged JRPG out of the long-running franchise. And while it stumbles a bit trying to mimic Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series, One Piece Odyssey comes surprisingly close to the real deal.
One Piece Odyssey is a wonderful trip down memory lane for fans of the series. The game’s original story is earnest and the endearing bond between the Straw Hat Pirates comes through loud and clear. The engaging combat system and a decent number of side quests don’t hurt either. Sure, new players might get overwhelmed by some of the rushed chapters in the midgame and the flow between chapters could be better, but it’s hard not to notice the amount of heart and soul that was poured into the game. More than just a fantastic anime-based video game, One Piece Odyssey is an impressive JRPG and already one of the best surprises this year.
Wednesday - January 11, 2023
One Piece Odyssey - Review @ Noisy Pixel
Noisy Pixel reviewed the upcoming J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey Review – A One Piece Adventure For All
When creating a game adaptation of a series as popular as One Piece, I can only imagine the round table discussions these developers must endure. Given the notoriety, an action-adventure game would likely be the best genre to deliver, given the low barrier of entry for fans who aren’t necessarily gamers. However, developer ILCA has been tasked with creating a One Piece experience as an RPG, and it would seem they accomplished their goal. One Piece Odyssey is a grand adventure from beginning to end, with an emphasis on being accessible to general fans.
One Piece Odyssey is ultimately a story of friendship, a central theme of the series shown through the eyes of a new character to pass judgment and to understand why the bonds of this crew are so strong. While this adventure might retell past quests, there are enough subtle changes to spark some real emotion. Still, the low difficulty and reliance on auto-battle will leave hardcore JRPG fans disinterested. However, the exploration and numerous ways to dump dozens of hours into this experience make this a One Piece adventure for everyone.
Monday - December 19, 2022
One Piece Odyssey - Memories Trailer
A new trailer for the upcoming J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY — Memories Trailer
Friday - November 04, 2022
One Piece Odyssey - Review @ Kotaku
Kotaku checked out the upcoming J-RPG One Piece Odyssey:
One Piece Odyssey: A Fresh Direction For The Series | Gameplay
Monday - October 24, 2022
One Piece Odyssey - Gameplay Trailer
The J-RPG One Piece Odyssey will be released on January 12, 2023:
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY - Alabasta Gameplay Trailer
Immerse yourselves in the world of One Piece with this new gameplay trailer showcasing the world of memories - Alabasta! Relive the adventures of the Straw Hat Crew as they explore memorable locations and interact with characters from the original anime series.
Sunday - October 09, 2022
One Piece Odyssey - Alabasta Trailer
The Straw Hats re-visit the Kingdom of Alabasta in One Piece Odyssey:
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY — Alabasta Trailer
The Straw Hats find themselves reunited with an old friend inside memories of Alabasta. Will Luffy once again liberate the desert kingdom?
Thursday - September 15, 2022
One Piece Odyssey - Release Date: January 13, 2023
The J-RPG One Piece Odyssey will be released on January 13, 2023:
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY - Release Date Trailer