Back at the camp, you can build a stove to create meals that will boost your stats, as well as tools that you can use to fish, to catch bugs, and to dig for some of the items you'll eventually need. Of course, you also need to collect junk to build those things too.
Games like this always involve some collecting and backtracking. However, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure takes the scavenger hunt approach too far. You spend way more time chopping up shrubs in search of raw materials than you ever do fighting soldiers or following the story. While that lopsided emphasis on collecting doesn't totally ruin the game, it does hamstring it to the extent that only diehard One Piece zealots will have the stamina to finish this one.
Jan 29, 2008