One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition, which is an enhanced version of the PlayStation 3 and Vita title, is now available on PS4 and PC. The game features an exclusive story by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, and includes over 40 pieces of DLC. It also runs at a higher frame rate and at a 1080p resolution. It costs $39.99.
“We are excited to have One Piece: Unlimited World Red make its way to the current generation of video game consoles and PCs,” said Randy Le, Associate Brand Manager at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition provides a treasure trove of content for gamers seeking an exhilarating action-adventure game.”
All of the good things mentioned so far and I wish the same could be said for the presentation. It is extremely evident that this is a game ported from the 3DS, with murky textures, rough edges to the worlds, and some elements of sub-par lighting. The character models and cut scenes are colorful and well done, though the same can’t be said for the bland and uninspiring worlds you will travel through. Voice work is completely Japanese which will push some away but I believe it just adds more to the game. The character voices are just wonderfully done and there is just something compelling about goofy Japanese characters speaking their native tongue while making some ridiculous statement.
One Piece: Unlimited World Red is a good yet unspectacular game. There is a lot of content here between the story and coliseum mode, with a good 30+ hours of things to keep you busy. Yet, the content isn’t overly impressive and things like bug catching, fishing, and farming just feel forced and not fully thought out. The combat is deceptively deep with good AI teammates and unique combat moves, but also shallow in it’s utter lack of difficulty. There is a good game here hidden under layers of tacked on mini-games and half-baked ideas. If you can look past it all, fans of the series or newcomers all together will find plenty of wise cracking, good moments to enjoy.
One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC.