We are not second class customers
I have been playing this game for almost 3 years and I love it. But the low rating comes in due the fact that this game’s version, a.k.a. Global version, has been treated with less transparency then its Japanese counterpart. This lack of transparency is in much part due to the lack of laws in the US and other counties where global version is played. Namely, that the randomness of the characters acquired trough pulls with Gems that are obtained trough playing and by buying them is much less than the randomness used in the global version.
It is important to know that in the Japanese version that rates for the probabilities of obtaining a character is clearly displayed in the Japanese version, but this is not the case for the global version. This, and the large data collected recently supporting the belief that the rates are tampered with has made thousand of players like me raise our voices in protest for the way Bandai/Namco os handling it’s business.
I am a F2P customer, and I would never, I repeat, never spend a penny on this game. But there are other players that spend thousands of dollars, and they are being taken advantage of!
Once this company comes clean and transparent about the rates, I would be more then happy to rate the game 5 starts because it truly is a beautiful game to play more so if you are a fan of One Piece like me.
Nigh Perfect (has issues)
By Lancelot the Corrupted
This is hands down the best One Piece app available on Apple devices so far. The leveling, characters, and daily rewards keep you interested in trying again and again day after day. However I’ve noticed 2 issues:
1) Often times during 5 to 11+ star missions they will have some crap boost that makes even a team of 6 all with Atk over 1,500 still lose in a single hit from the enemy. It’s very unsatisfying to work on a team just to be killed off over something I can’t control. Ambushes are even worse as it almost always happens.
2) I’ve noticed after you rank up your ships a couple times it hits a point where it fails to upgrade to a ridiculous level. Like after getting the ‘Piece of Spadille’ almost fully upgraded I ended up spending 350 soda only for it to fail everytime. It’s really frustrating.
Aside from those 2 things I love the game, though I wish monsters like the Sea Ants got better evolutions so there will more incentive to keep them. If you have allot of free time or very little free time due to kids this app is perfect option for you. It’s possible to reach immense power without having to pay to win (though paying won’t exactly hurt your odds either).
By The supertanker
I love this game I've been playing it since it was released. Up until the Alabasta island the game is extremely enjoyable and the simple controls help this but I have one question to ask. Why the hell does all the enemies gain health pools and damage rival to the end level island boss and they all gain a special that depending on how your team is set up will destroy your health or make it to where you can't even attack for several turns letting your team to get demolished by low level tier enemies. With which you can only continue using a rainbow gem which you only get 5 when completing a island and a additional 3 throughout the course of the island too bad unless your a nigh master strategist you'll run out of these extremely fast. Now I realize money is king in corporations and businesses but you really need to stop making levels impossible to the point where you try to strong arm the payers into buying gems. So please make the game playable again and update the the game website more frequently so we at least have some idea on what we're about to head into.
Been playing since 1.0
Been playing since 1.0 big time One Piece fan here. I’m F2P through and through. Was able to get many legends with most spending a dime. The game is very fun and engaging, for a free game, it is definitely one of the best and I’ve enjoyed it all these time. However as soon as they rolled out the “Treasure Map” mode, I quickly lost interest. Mainly, this mode requires FARRRRRR too much time. For the entire event duration, normally 4 days. You are required to play non-stop or at least divulge 3-4 hrs of continuously play to keep up with the progress. Worst of all, in order to keep up, you HAVE to spend gems to pull characters that boost your score. These score boosting characters are different each event so you are FORCED to spend gem in order to keep up, FORCED to spend hours a day to keep up. To a working professional, that is just too exhausting. I participated in 4 events and I officially quit OPTC. So long OPTC. Thanks for 3 years of fun.
Enjoy the Manga & Anime, this only frustrating
I want to rate this higher but I can’t based on performance alone. The constant downloading, even though I have chosen the mass:bulk download option, is annoying but I can deal with it. The being cheated out of characters when performing a pull after finally earning rainbow gems through gameplay is insulting. A few times I have contemplated spending money on this game because I LOVE One Piece, but after each pull I retract that thought. I know if I were to spend money I would only be disappointed & feel like i’ve been ripped off. In addition to that, progress in the game can go incredibly slow based on the steep difficulty curve. Now it may just be me, but with upgrading my characters as much as I can in every way possible, the story seems to really slow down in pace do to overpowered opponents & slow battle pace. I originally played this game around the time it came up but when I upgraded my mobile device & tried to log back into my account but everything was gone. I gladly started over because of my love for it but now some of these issues make it frustrating going forward.
Great Game. Horrendous Management.
I don’t even know if I should call it management but that’s what I’m going with. The game itself is as fun as any gacha game, and it is fairly generous on how gems, the premium currency, is earned. The issue lies with Bandai Namco, or most likely the section of Bamco than runs OPTC, handles its fan base and communications. It treats the players like second class customers and just kinda says “Oops oh well” to it’s mistakes and isn’t transparent 100% with what is going on. Also I know it’s their game so they don't have to be generous on their banners but that’s not how you keep a player base since not everyone is going to want to spend hundreds of dollars just to pull on banners that players feel they’re being shafted on. One final note the whole “economy of the game” situation that just went down is really stupid considering the game is a PvE (You can compete with other players during special events but it’s not really PvP) game so there is zero harm in being nice with rewards other than the harm it does to Bandai’s wallet.
The Issues with OPTC
By Hunter Traverse
As previous reviewers have stated, a large issue with the global version is the idea of rare recruits. I have done many multi-pulls only to receive nothing for it. In the Japanese version of the game, you are basically guaranteed a six star in every pull, and they even send you a free six star in the mail, along with the evolver set. In the global version the only “guaranteed” way to get a six star is to buy the gem bundle. Another issue I’ve seen, with my friends and I, is the download bonus. The best place to start is how slow it is. In the past the download bonus took no time at all, but now it takes so long, even when I’m on wi-fi. Not to mention, most of the times we don’t get, or even see a chest for the gem. I personally believe that we could do with out the download bonus, or at least it could be fixed in some way. The only other issue I have with the download bonus is that it happens to me twice a day. If we got equal treatment as the Japanese version, and the download bonus was better, then maybe I would give the game a higher rating, but until then I can only give the game two stars.
Customer service is horrific
I’ve played this game for multiple years and enjoyed it even though the grind can be a lot. I’ve built an account pouring a lot of time and money into it. I’ve backed it up with an old Facebook and didn’t realize I never backed it up again with my current (I know, big oof on my behalf). Even finding the form to send a request for restoration is a nightmare. I have tons of transaction recipes and answered multiple questions. Of course I don’t remember the last mission I played or even who was my third crew anyone who’s played this game a long time knows that they have a different grind mission every day and crews change frequently. I reached out on three different occasions providing proof of purchase and player ID. Sending screenshots of me using my crew. After three attempts of them saying they have inadequate information I think I’ve finally given up. For a game that literally just pours in money you’d think they could use those funds to have a decent team to make sure their customers are taken care of. It was a pretty fun time playing the game, but if something happens to your account just know that’s probably gone forever.
If you're a fan of one piece play this game. If not but u enjoy strategy games, give it a shot. My advice to you is the first to rare recruits u get should be good ones if u wanna progress well through the game. If not consider re downloading and starting over. The game will only continue to improve as they release new maps and characters, which will in turn make more team strategies possible. With the version 4.0 that was just released, Bandai has shown once again a genuine effort to innovate. Their efforts have paid off with an increasingly strategic game with a seemingly endless amount of customization available to the players (in regards to the teams they build).
Unfortunately, despite my love of this game, I will be changing my rating to 1* until they clear up this "sugofest rate controversy" on global. I look forward to them explaining their innocence or making moves to right any wrongs so I can change it back to a 5*.
It's crazy how big this is...
I mean, for a phone game, there really is a LOT of content here. If you're a One Piece fan, it's even BETTER. The game is addicting, and it's fun to see your favorite characters grow and evolve, let alone play. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something free to kill time with. It definitely doesn't BEG for your money, like a lot of games do. The only drawback is every once in awhile, it'll have to take a long time to download new data to the game. But it's worth it! And even then: you can have it download data automatically! This game wins!!!
UPDATE: it got better. Now there are super evolutions that help to include time-skip versions of your favorite characters! So it's always updating!
UPDATE UPDATE: I'm still playing this a year later so it's keeping itself fresh and it's always getting bigger and better.
MEGA UPDATE: it's still so good!
ULTRA UPDATE: It's stiiilllll tha king baybeeee!