One Piece Odyssey Review (PlayStation 5)

For this One Piece Odyssey Review, we play an RPG project to commemorate the ONE PIECE brand’s 25th Anniversary, which combines classic staples of the JRPG genre with the unique elements of ONE PIECE. This game has been lovingly crafted over many years to ensure that fans can truly touch the world of ONE PIECE… and now, ONE PIECE ODYSSEY is ready to set sail! Produced with direct involvement from Eiichiro Oda, the author of ONE PIECE contributed to this project both with new characters and monster designs and with the main plot.

One Piece Odyssey Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 29.49GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Graphics setting – performance or quality.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, auto compensation for the camera, auto dash, trigger effects, vibration, and rotating the map.
  • JRPG gameplay.
  • Japanese voice with subtitles.
  • Beautiful Anime cutscenes.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • The main story along with many optional side quests.
  • Save points are scattered around the world. L
  • 20 save slots.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Gum Gum Rocket (Your rubber arms) allows you to swing and climb on vines etc.
  • Interaction points show with an icon.
  • Seamlessly switches between cutscenes and gameplay.
  • Looks absolutely stunning.
  • Items are randomly around and are represented as shiny spots on the floor.
  • Breakable objects like barrels and crates.
  • Powerful orchestral soundtrack.
  • All combat is held in seperate areas and isn’t always in the same place you are.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • TP (Tension Points) are earned and used in battle, it can be carried over.
  • Earn EXP and money from combat.
  • The turn order of everyone in combat is shown clearly on the sidebar.
  • Dramatic scenes occur under specific conditions and can change enemy attacks or abilities.
  • Get bonus EXP from clearing dramatic scenes.
  • Rick, Paper, and scissors style combat with power, technique, and speed is more or less effective in different situations.
  • Level up to increase your stats.
  • Handy icons show if a character is stronger or weaker than the enemy.
  • Combat speed increase button.
  • You see the enemy roaming around and touching them starts combat, hitting them from behind to get an advantage but this also works for them.
  • Full-party management system for things like equipping artifacts.
  • Artifact/item placement on a character is a grid and you fit as many artifacts/items within the space. Kinda like the inventory system in a Resident Evil game.
  • A knockback can happen whereby hitting one enemy can push them into another and damage them.
  • The color of observation is a technique that will temporarily show enemies that give more exp, hidden items, etc.
  • Collect the power cube segments to upgrade the power of your abilities and attacks.
  • Swap which character you explore the world with by pressing the d-pad.
  • Breakdown walls, secret routes, vines, and more are used within the world.
  • Hooligans are a fancy way of saying elite (tougher) enemies.
  • Dr. Sarbays encyclopedia fills in as you collect record cubes from enemies.
  • Camping can be done at campfires and here you can regain HP, cook, make trick balls, fuse accessories, and change outfits.
  • Parties can be had and these festivities grant you an increased exp earn rate (30%) for 10 battles, recover HP, and the critical chance is five times better.
  • Scramble Area Battle: this system allows players to move around through multiple battle areas.
  • The objective is a list that grants rewards once they are fulfilled, their criteria are kept secret.

One Piece Odyssey Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Invisible walls.
  • When you go the wrong way in a mission you will get a short but annoying black screen load.
  • Slow starter.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Hitting a save point is slow as you still have to wait for the menu and then select your save slot.

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One Piece Odyssey:

Official website.

Developer: ILCA, Inc.

Publisher: Bandai Namco

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!