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  • Summary: Embark on a vast new role-playing adventure as one of eight travelers, all with their own origins, paths, and goals. The producers of the Bravely series at Square Enix have brought a new world to life through a mix of CG, pixel art, and "HD-2D" visuals. Embark on a vast new role-playingEmbark on a vast new role-playing adventure as one of eight travelers, all with their own origins, paths, and goals. The producers of the Bravely series at Square Enix have brought a new world to life through a mix of CG, pixel art, and "HD-2D" visuals. 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! Enjoy the freedom to choose your own path while experiencing the story through the role you play. Combat revolves around the Boost system, a fusion of traditional turn-based battling and modern enhancements. Each turn, build up BP that can be spent to dramatically increase your strength or provide aid. Identifying when to Boost may just be the key to victory.

    * A new RPG adventure from the minds at Square Enix who brought you the Bravely series
    * Choose from eight distinct characters, each with their own path, and see where the story takes you
    * Music and visuals inspired by RPGs of yore, brought to life with modern touches
    Deep, strategic turn-based combat with an innovative battle system
    * Enjoy the free demo in Nintendo eShop and help make this an RPG for the ages by sharing your feedback with Square Enix
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  1. 100
    Octopath Traveler is a beautiful game that somehow never gets tired. It has a labyrinthine plot that bravely attempts to give eight characters the same scope and development as eight sole protagonists would get in lesser games. It’s also a game that bravely makes the story all about those characters, with the world, harsh as it can be, almost secondary to the insular unit and their individual arcs. That sheer ambition is all the more impressive because Octopath Traveller uses sprites. Little 2D characters made up of even littler squares. People need to play this game if only to realise that not everything spectacular needs to be photo-real.
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    90
    Octopath Traveler is an incredible combat system, a juicy progression tree and a gorgeous setting wrapped in the trappings of a traditional RPG.
  3. Aug 7, 2018
    90
    The narrative and character interaction leave a bit to be desired, but the overall quality of the game overshadows its deficiencies.
  4. Jul 12, 2018
    85
    Octopath Traveler feels like a gem from the golden age of JRPGs that is something I've been craving with stunning visuals, music that deserves a vinyl release, and so much more.
  5. Jul 26, 2018
    80
    Octopath Traveler is a wonderful collection of adventures and stories, but the quirk of storytelling that lends it its name is both its greatest strength and weakness. While the turn-based combat and ‘breaking’ enemies makes practically every battle engaging, the eight tales this game tells don’t really feel like they need to be told together. It’s a little unbalanced because of this, but this remains a charming, beguiling JRPG.
  6. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Octopath Traveler is a magnificent experience, but its story structure holds it back from being a truly amazing game.
  7. Jul 19, 2018
    60
    For a game whose title seems to promise a winding journey of deep and dangerous discoveries, Octopath Traveler goes out of its way to put you on the most predictable and comforting of paths.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 214
  1. Jul 13, 2018
    10
    Played a fair amount of the game as of now. The character designs, stories, and graphics are what make Octopath Traveler the unique game thatPlayed a fair amount of the game as of now. The character designs, stories, and graphics are what make Octopath Traveler the unique game that it is. I have yet to complete the entire game but I am excited to dive further into the game and learn more about the different paths you take within the game. A must have for any JRPG fan and I highly recommend giving this game a try (Try the demo) even if you haven't played/like JRPGs. I'm sure it'll change your mind. A great quality game from a great quality company. Hope to see more gems like this in the future. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Best turn based RPG of 2018 thus far. 10/10 should play again. Oh btw it's only on the Switch unfortunately.
  3. Jul 14, 2018
    10
    A very good game. Hours and hours having fun.
    Just play it. It’s marvellous.
  4. Jan 10, 2019
    9
    One of the best JRPGs in existence, proving the genre i=is far from dead and the game is more than just a throwback
    Pros:
    - Beautiful art
    One of the best JRPGs in existence, proving the genre i=is far from dead and the game is more than just a throwback
    Pros:
    - Beautiful art style
    - Fun, tactical combat system
    - Diverse set of intriguing characters
    - Plenty of gameplay

    Cons:
    - I wish there was more character interaction
    - ALOT of random battles can be annoying

    100% worth a buy, you won't regret it, the game is really fun and it's easy to get lost in it because of how dramtic and interesting the character's storylines are aswell (I recommend starting as Tressa)
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  5. Jul 13, 2018
    9
    Octopath Traveler is a return to those "good ole days" of gaming. When presented with an idea to tackle eight stories in one game, OctopathOctopath Traveler is a return to those "good ole days" of gaming. When presented with an idea to tackle eight stories in one game, Octopath rises to the occasion and succeeds in many ways. This is a must-buy for JRPG fans! Expand
  6. Dec 15, 2018
    8
    Un rpg con un estilo artístico hermoso y una banda sonora impresionante, un sistema de combate entretenido que recuerda a brabelly default,Un rpg con un estilo artístico hermoso y una banda sonora impresionante, un sistema de combate entretenido que recuerda a brabelly default, pero.... al final son 32 capítulos que repiten la misma estructura simple y hacia el final te pedirá que levees mucho a menos que tengas una buena estrategia contra el boss de turno.
    Buen videojuego, pero hacia el final algo decepcionante, quizá por culpa de las altas expectativas que tenía en él.
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  7. Oct 4, 2018
    0
    Had to reset my password just for this. This game is being rated over the top. It's borderline bad, possibly average. Such a downgrade fromHad to reset my password just for this. This game is being rated over the top. It's borderline bad, possibly average. Such a downgrade from the Bravely games. Quite clear was originally a 3DS game in development. Art style is good, but the amount of blur makes it all look rubbish. Expand

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