One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum Review, All Characters, Opening

Posted on September 21, 2016

One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum is now available in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS and popular magazine Famitsu has given their review! The game officially released today, September 21. Famitsu gave the game a 31/40, which is 77.5%. So how does Famitsu score their games? They generally have four reviewers who take the time to play the game and rate it out of 10. The compilation of their scores becomes the final Famitsu review score for the game. In other words, for One Piece: One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum three reviewers gave it an 8 out of 10 and one gave it a 7 out of 10 leading the final score to be a 31 out of 40. That’s slightly below average score for a One Piece game. The reviewers mentioned the fighting and amount of characters are enjoyable, but the audio quality and main campaign mode (which has static images and scrolling text) is lackluster.

Here is a comparison of scores for the last few One Piece games released in Famitsu’s opinion:

  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3) – 10/9/9/9 (37/40)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS3) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PSV) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PSV) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3) – 9/9/9/9 (36/40)
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle 2: New World (NDS) – 8/8/9/8 (33/40)
  • One Piece: Burning Blood (PS4) – 8/8/8/8 (32/40)
  • One Piece: Burning Blood (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 (32/40)
  • One Piece: Romance Dawn (PSP) – 8/8/8/8 (32/40)
  • One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum (3DS) – 8/8/8/7 (31/40)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP (3DS) – 8/7/8/8 (31/40)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Wii) – 8/8/8/7 (31/40)
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle (NDS) – 8/7/8/7 (30/40)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 (Wii) – 7/7/7/7 (28/40)
  • One Piece: Gear Spirit (NDS) – 7/6/5/6 (24/40)

One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum takes around five hours to complete the main campaign mode, similar to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which was also developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. To unlock all characters – the 23 playable and over 80 support – it will take much longer than that. Speaking of characters, you can take a look at all of them in the video below along with the game’s opening and some gameplay.