One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 struggles to outdo its fantastic predecessor, but it's still great fun to smash through hordes of enemies alongside such a colourful cast of characters. The game's delightful and diverse roster really is its greatest strength, and thanks to an emphasis on building combos, the combat system can be surprisingly rewarding, despite its repetitive nature. The pretty standard story mode will leave non-fans completely lost, but those who enjoy the action will find a near endless supply of it in the title's other offerings.
The port has some issues with videos, controllers, and optimization, and the game lacks some content in comparison with its predecessor. But it's still a worthwhile experience for One Piece fans.
If you’ve never played a musou game before, then One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is a fantastic one to start with. If you’re not a One Piece fan, however, your enjoyment of the game’s story may be limited. But if you like One Piece, and/ or like Dynasty Warriors, then you need this game in your life.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is the best Musou around, and it's also a must buy for all lovers of Eiichiro Oda's opera omnia.
Review in Italian | Read full review
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is a huge game that allows players to relive iconic battles like never before, playing as one of the 40 plus characters. There's so much for fans and newcomers to enjoy but nothing new or special to stop the game becoming monotonous after a while. Also the same problems that I feel have plagued musou games still exist, disappointing camera control which isn't awful but can make boss battles a pain at times. The difference in difficulty between bosses and grunts is like Heaven and Earth. They are pretty much useless and wait to be killed, they just need to put up a fight.
One Piece. Pirate Warriors 4 is not a bad game at all as it offers a lot of frenetic and chaotic battles with simple yet fun gameplay mechanics. However, it is really predictable and its contents are what many fans (from both the anime and Musou series) would expect. Its more of the same formula we have seen in previous titles, though that is not necessarily bad or wrong; only not amusing.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The gameplay is fun and the combat sequences can put a smile on a player's face, not to mention the truckloads of content. At the same time, its performance is not the best and the game loses fluidity in some moments. It also suffers from a shoddy plot development, which makes it less suitable to be a good candidate for representing the animated series, and doesn't match its Warriors peers.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Although it's incredibly easy and features one of the most stubborn cameras in recent memory, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is quite possibly one of the best Warriors-style experiences you'll have on modern consoles. It's slick, fast-paced, and weirdly charming, even if you don't know your Luffys from your Crocodiles.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 isn’t a groundbreaking game by any means. It is a noticeable step forward for its series as a whole though, and boasts some worthwhile high points and potential that fans of the One Piece series and Musou games alike will be able to appreciate.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 offers a faithful retelling of the iconic series' story with thrilling combat to boot.