Finished the main log yesterday. I've said most of what I think about it in the first thread but there's a few more things to discuss. What bothers me the most is ret-conning the end of the War of the Best. I get why they did it because it would probably be a real bummer to finish this video game with Luffy being utterly defeated by Akainu. Sakazuki is suppose to be such a bad ass Logia user that only Shirohige should be able to defeat him. The way the fight ends is a tad infuriating because it eludes to a twist in the later story that I've been thinking would happen but hasn't yet in the cartoon. Namely Luffy inheriting Ace's will among other things. It had less of an emotional impact on me because Ace wasn't even completely dead at this point in the game.
The game tried to default to easy but I played on normal thinking it wouldn't be a big deal. The only place I was having trouble was when you have to save your crew mates from Kizaru. Specifically it was when he goes after Chopper. For some reason every time I arrived where Chopper was he had like 1/3 of his health left. Naturally having the dumb DW a.i. that he does that blue nosed dumb ass just blatantly attacks Kizaru like crazy until he got killed. I eventually beat him after restarting the map to clear out territories and Pacifista stragglers so not much danger could befall the crew but it was a royal pain in the ass on normal.
Now all that's left is to grind characters to get all their attacks but it's just to kill time. I'm starting with Shirohige who thankfully is the Lu Bu of the game though he makes Lu Bu look like a punk bitch. Despite my negativity with the ending I still enjoyed this game quite a bit. When the fan service hits it hits hard but it also whiffs just as many times. You can tell they wanted to get this game finished before the next gen consoles get announced. If they redo this game for the next generation it's sure to be amazing. A cleaner frame rate, broader story, and better character progression could make it eclipse the popularity of future DW games. I'd give the game 3 stars and that's coming from a huge One Piece fan. What does everyone else think?