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Octopath Traveler

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Genre: Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)

A role-playing game from the Bravely Default team is being developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. They have brought a new world to life through a mix of CG, pixel art, and "HD-2D" visuals.


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81Good85
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Based on 11
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Fair 70%

A great throwback to 16-bit era RPGs while even re-introducing it for a new era and showing that so much more could be done with it. Everything in its presentation and battle systems is what I would want with more RPGs done in its style or possibly even remaking some classics. That said, the big detractor for me, as with many other people, is the overall story and plot. I made my way through all eight characters' stories which made for about a 1... Read More

TL;DR One of the best modernized SNES-era-JRPGs out there. Comes very close to a masterpiece, but falls just short. General Thoughts This is everything I wanted FFXV to be. This game is a shining example of how to take an SNES-era style JRPG, bring it up to date with modern JRPG mechanics and mix in a few Western-RPG game mechanics. It's a perfect mix of charming story telling from Dragon Quest, Sprite/Character art from SNES-era Final Fantasy... Read More

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No overarching or central plot Main characters don't interact in a meaningful way No boosting into debt No encounter rate slider No beastiary The way H'aanit talks... Read More

Storyline

Embark on a vast new role-playing adventure as one of eight travelers, all with their own origins, paths, and goals. Where to begin? Who to team up with? Where to go next? Only you can decide.

Each traveler can use a distinct Path Action, a specialized way of achieving objectives and interacting with people you encounter. The warrior can "challenge" people to a duel, whereas the dancer can "allure" others to follow her, even into battle!