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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is an easy-to-dive-into title for One Piece fans

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Watched Netflix’s One Piece recently and wanted to jump into the One Piece world by way of a video game? One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 might interest you.

You might be asking yourself why? Well, for starters, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 covers a significant part of the story of the anime and manga, without the hefty time investment you’d need to read or watch a hundred days’ worth of content. Most of the key battles are featured and it feels great to button bash your way through hordes of enemies and face off against powerful foes, while still getting a quick rundown of the story.

If you’re new to the franchise or even to video games, it’s also very beginner-friendly. There’s no need to wade through tonnes and tonnes of dialogue, or practice complex mechanics before getting right into the action. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is a “musou” game. This essentially means that you will play as a character, performing light, heavy, and special attacks, against waves of foes. A “beat ’em up” game in other words, like a 3D version of classic 2D brawlers.

Those aforementioned special attacks are incredibly flashy in true One Piece style and it helps that One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is not very complicated and easy to pick up and play – regardless of whether you’re a fan of the genre or a newcomer. This makes One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 a great way to experience more of the One Piece world in digestible chunks.

That said, if you want a more traditional JRPG-style game, you could also check out One Piece Odyssey, which we reviewed earlier in the year. One Piece Odyssey is a lot more slow-paced with turn-based combat but focuses a heck of a lot more on the early story of One Piece, which the Netflix show might have piqued your interest in.

Back on track, for those who are battle-hardened and seasoned One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 fans, you might be interested to know that the latest DLC finally lets you play as Luffy in his Gear 5 form. Given the incredible build-up to this event in the anime and manga, it’s great to be able to see him and play as him, in all his video game glory!

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 was played on PC using a code provided to gameblur by the publisher. It is also available on Xbox One/Series S|X, PlayStation 4/5, and Nintendo Switch.

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