Most games based on popular Shounen anime fall in one of two categories: they’re either some sort of RPG, or much more often, they’re some kind of fighting game. Those of the latter category almost always have dubious distinction of being pretty mediocre and adhering to the same old tired formula. With relatively shallow depth, little in the form of character balance and repetitive gameplay even for a fighting game, these games often fail to appeal to a general public and bank on winning over fans of the source material with their often faithful depiction and the promise of a chance to make dream matches a reality.
One Piece: Burning Blood, based on the still running show One Piece, is a new addition to this library of games coming to western shores. And it does nothing to change the identity of anime-based fighters.