Side quests and equipment crafting were an enjoyable distraction for the most part but weren’t necessary for moving the story ahead much. I did enjoy getting to see additional Straw Hat crew members but it just wasn’t engaging enough to keep me coming back.
One Piece: World Seeker has many flaws and while most I’ve already mentioned throughout there are still a few I’ve yet to cover. I mentioned, early on, that watching the opening cinematic felt like watching another episode of the series, but I failed to mention that there is still a whole of content that isn’t voiced and requires much reading. This, I felt was a missed opportunity to really immerse gamers into the world, as One Piece’s fantastic ensemble voice acting cast is amazing and their talents were underutilised. Many fans of the series would argue that this is a deal-breaker for such a game since its focus is on the story.