One Piece Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece: Pirates Warrior 4 is the direct sequel to One Piece: Pirates Warrior 3. It is the fourth game in the One Piece: Pirates Warrior series.
The game’s story follows the anime story with some familiar arcs being retold. The missions recreate popular moments from the anime and manga. But a lot of popular arcs were not featured. Also, the story arcs featured in the game were shorter than they should be. Some details were left out during the retelling.
The game does a good job of retelling arcs already featured in previous games for newcomers. But this will bore old-timers who will be made to replay scenes that they have already played in previous One Piece: Pirates Warrior games. The campaign mode of the game can be finished in less than 14 hours. This felt disappointing and short, given that the One Piece anime and manga has so much story and content to be explored. The game should have been longer to cover the story adequately.
The game features over 40 characters with more to be added in the form of DLCs. A few characters that were available in the previous game aren’t available in this one. Each character has their unique moves. Characters can undergo transformations that will give them new moves. Character moves largely remain the same with the major addition being air combo. You will control several characters over the course of the game, with game missions featuring specific characters. Some characters will remain locked till you finish the campaign.
You beat up group of enemies and after that you beat up the leader of the territory to take charge of the territory. The map is large and there are a lot of territories to conquer. Islands from the anime are well replicated and look just like how they were depicted in the anime. The missions are of a wider variety than previous games in the series.
The enemy A.I is quite poor. Enemies will target you awkwardly. Friendly A.I is also poor with your counterparts doing a poor job of helping you with the battles. You can win battles by merely spamming the same button over and over again.
But overall, the game is fun to play. You will have fun experimenting with all the game characters and running through the game using them. The voice animation is good as the characters are voiced by the original Japanese actors.
One Piece: Pirates Warrior 4 has multiplayer modes. You can play the story with a friend via split-screen multiplayer. There is another mode that allows you to play some missions with three other players online.
- Great reenactment of the One Piece anime series
- Enjoyable gameplay
- Lots of characters
- Gameplay could get repetitive
- The graphics could be better
One Piece: Pirates Warrior 4 does a good job of emulating the popular anime series. The game leaves room for improvement, but it is fun to play. Whether you are a One Piece fan or someone new to the series, you will enjoy One Piece: Pirates Warrior 4.