Kotaku: "Nearly a year ago, I talked about what it was like to play One Piece: Pirate Warriors without any foreknowledge of the massive One Piece franchise. In summary: everything seemed like pure, unmitigated insanity.
And thanks to the way it jumped through the series’ story at a breakneck speed, it wasn’t easy to follow either. Overall, I enjoyed the game—and the resulting insanity—but it didn’t prove interesting enough to cause me to watch the anime or read the manga. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, on the other hand, might succeed at that."