One Piece Odyssey is a game that feels crafted for fans, with handholding elements present to assist even if they never played an RPG before. However, people familiar with the games or unfamiliar with the series probably won't get much out of this adventure.
Fans of Utawarerumono should still consider giving the game a shot, as the strength of its story and characterization makes the trip worthwhile. Everyone else, though, would be better served by playing the previous games first before they take the plunge.
The Rumble Fish 2 is a fun fighter with a slew of interesting mechanics that give you many options to use on defense or offense. Mixing these mechanics with some compelling characters makes for a solid fighter, although not one that will likely stand against the giants of the genre.