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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: 68 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  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: 17 out of 189
  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. Jul 18, 2018
    10
    The best JRPG I have played in years. Great music, Engrossing Stories and the battle system keeps me coming back for. Just loving it all, theThe best JRPG I have played in years. Great music, Engrossing Stories and the battle system keeps me coming back for. Just loving it all, the art style is so beautiful. Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    This is the golden sun of the switch.
    Remember when you played those old final fantasy game, and wished you could explore everything and
    This is the golden sun of the switch.
    Remember when you played those old final fantasy game, and wished you could explore everything and uncover secrets by yourself? Well here you can from the very beginning, and much more!

    This is a Fantastic reimagining of the 16 bit era.
    Despite his look this game is actually doing something quite particular in it's structure, 8 differents heroes with different destiny, you can pick any, build the team you want, choose when you want to advance in a story, you can go anywhere in the map.

    The music is absolutely fantastic, up there with persona and nier easily.
    The game is stacked with content, expect 50 hours for the main game, and 80-100 for a completionist run.
    The difficulty is perfect in my opinion, hard enough so you actually use strategies, but not too hard so you get frustrated.
    The sidequest are very good, basically the npc tells you a problem or something vague and you have to figure it out, there is no specific indication on how to do it, but if you pay attention to dialogue and understand the world you will figure it out! It's much better than all those JRPG with giant Arrow, that tell you to kill 10 birds or something like that.

    The only potential negative is the quality of the dialogue which is not always very engaging with all the stories.
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  4. Sep 28, 2018
    9
    Man, where can I even start with this? This game is truly amazing! At first I wasn't interested in it, and I thought it was way too expensive,Man, where can I even start with this? This game is truly amazing! At first I wasn't interested in it, and I thought it was way too expensive, but then I tried out the demo, and 30 minutes in, I wanted to buy the game! When it comes to RPGs, I'm usually the kind of guy who finds it fun, until I have to farm! There's not that much farming in this game, which makes me love this game so much!

    Seriously, buy this game! It's worth the money! If you're unsure about buying it, try out the demo! It gives you 3 whole hours to play the game!

    I've already played over 25 hours, and I'm not even done yet!

    PROS:
    Amazing stories! (Which almost has me to tears, and to the edge of the seat!)
    Great graphics
    Great combat system
    Decent voice acting
    Great world (open world too)
    Amazing music! (My favourite has to be the battle theme!)
    A lot of play time!

    CONS

    There are side-quests in the game that are hard to understand. A character just tells you something, and gives you no hints whatsoever!

    The way H'aanit talks :/
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  5. Jul 13, 2018
    9
    Presentation. 10/10
    Graphics TV. 9/10
    Graphics Handheld. 9/10 Music. 10/10 Controls. 10/10 Fun-factor. 9/10 Score. 9/10 one of the
    Presentation. 10/10
    Graphics TV. 9/10
    Graphics Handheld. 9/10
    Music. 10/10
    Controls. 10/10
    Fun-factor. 9/10
    Score. 9/10

    one of the best JRPGs in years with many new formulas.
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  6. Jul 22, 2018
    8
    All the fame, which this game had was crazy. Usually this means poor title with good marketing. Two demos were published, this usually meansAll the fame, which this game had was crazy. Usually this means poor title with good marketing. Two demos were published, this usually means more marketing, and more fame even. I am not like a fanboy of JRPG genre, but i like it a lot and i was trying to wisely chose between Octo and other tittles release same time almost. Fame won, i bought it ;-)
    Technicality: graphic is OK, but not stunning, rather don't play on big TV, music is perfect and nice for your ears, haven't seen bugs or glitches.
    Play-ability:
    Story is fine but not epic, characters are fine but I do not feel the bound with any, skills system is very good, a lot of items on a market to buy, sell, find... Fight is perfect - very good and interesting system coming from @Bravely [email protected] game......and..... this is it: "Bravely default" on 3DS is first game which I could think about when i am thinking about Octopath. Unfortunately for Octopath, Bravely Default was much more interesting for me (better story, better characters, same good fight)

    If you have 3DS and have not played in Bravely Default (9/10), but thinking about getting Octopath, its fine, but you will be more happy with this nice 3DS.
    If you want some JRPG but preffer to have more action go for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (10/10 for me).

    Octopath Traveler is still very strong title and a very good game (8/10 on my personal score board ;-))
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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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