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One Piece Odyssey review | PC Gamer

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What’s it? A turn-based JRPG romp by means of One Piece’s previous.
Anticipate to pay: $59.99/£49.99
Developer: ILCA, Inc.
Writer: Bandai Namco Leisure
Reviewed on: Home windows 11, Nvidia 2080 Ti, Intel i9-9900k @ 4.9GHz, 32GB RAM
Multiplayer? No
Out: Now
Hyperlink: Official site (opens in new tab)

25 years in the past Half-Life hit PC, the primary PlayStation dominated supreme, and a little bit pirate journey manga referred to as One Piece started. Now I am pushing 40, greying, and nonetheless having fun with the continuing adventures of rubberized ruffian Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. Celebrating a quarter-century at sea, the crew are off on a grand JRPG voyage with One Piece Odyssey: a sprawling, charming journey that creaks underneath its personal scope.

When you’ve no concept what One Piece is, or have solely seen just a few episodes of the anime, Odyssey most likely is not for you. It is set round 750 episodes into the anime, and assumes information of its characters, their skills, and their histories. On high of that, many of the sport is devoted to (loosely) retelling the occasions of 4 main story arcs, these reprised adventures bookended by a narrative written particularly for the sport.

(Picture credit score: Bandai Namco)

Whereas manga writer Eiichiro Oda had minimal enter in Odyssey’s story, he did contribute some ideas and creature designs, together with some adorably doofy monsters. Odyssey strands Luffy and crew on Waford, a forgotten island inhabited by a pair of recent characters: big-haired explorer Adio and mysterious native lady Lim, who magically strips the crew of their powers earlier than realizing they’re the good form of pirates. Whereas mercifully nobody has amnesia, the Straw Hat crew have forgotten tips on how to combat, in order that they’re off on an journey to get better the reminiscence cubes holding their misplaced battle prowess, after which into the World Of Reminiscence to relive 4 of their most necessary adventures and brush up on their beatdowns. 

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