In One Piece Unlimited World Red
the Straw Hat crew, led by Luffy, are about to get into an impromptu adventure thanks to a new friend, Pato the raccoon. They rescue Pato at sea. When the crew returns Pato to his home island, they are all captured except Luffy. Luffy will have to go rescue them, which doesnít take long. After theyíre all back together, the rest of the story unfolds. Amongst finding his companions and beating up bad guys, Luffy needs to help rebuild the town. You start out small, a tavern, then a factory and pharmacy, then things just snowball. I highly recommend you build up your town and explore. Thereís a whole lot more to the town than I thought there would be. They put some effort into giving you a full-scale town to explore. You can also explore the "dungeon" areas as much as you want. You do choose which one to visit when leaving town, so thereís no wandering around in-between areas, but I tend to get lost in-between areas, so I donít miss that kind of roaming. As is typical Straw Hat policy, just keep wandering around and Luffy will figure it all out, mostly on accident.
Your map will be a handy guide as to where you need to go and what you can (and need) to do. The map has things clearly marked. You will see a big ! on places where you need to go. These will usually advance the story or unlock something that you can do. You will see in your town the various places, like your tavern, garden, and mini-games marked on the map as well, just to make them easier to find. You will also find that you can go fishing at many spots on the maps. You will have to press the right buttons at the right time, very much like a rhythm game without the rhythm part. You can upgrade your fishing rod to get better fish. Youíll also find that there are various insects and other things that you can catch with your bug net. Itís a bit different mini-game, but youíre still pressing buttons when they come up on the screen. You can also upgrade the net at the factory. These things mostly arenít necessary to beat the game, but theyíre a fun addition.
You can also choose to play in the Battle Coliseum. Here, you will choose one of your characters to play as and battle against the rest of the crew and other competitors. Itís pretty much just a battle to the top to see who is the strongest.