A lot of licensed games are absolutely horrible. Developers and publishers know that fans of the property being made into a game will buy it based on the characters on the cover, so they tend to throw these characters into the most derivative, cheaply-produced game they can make as quickly as possible.

One Piece: Grand Battle does not fit this pattern. There is actually a decent game underneath the anime-licensed shell. But this only makes it more frustrating, as every good element seems to have an accompanying annoying flaw that keeps the game from being anything more than an aggressively average fighting game.

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