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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: 17 out of 199
  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 17, 2018
    10
    Better than Persona 5+ FF XV+NNK2 and everything from sony playstation games. The reason why it was so good is because the game didn't treatBetter than Persona 5+ FF XV+NNK2 and everything from sony playstation games. The reason why it was so good is because the game didn't treat you like an idiot like other JRPGS. Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2018
    10
    This is a true masterpiece JRPG with some of the most innovative and captivating graphics and effects I've seen (HD-2D). The story, voiceThis is a true masterpiece JRPG with some of the most innovative and captivating graphics and effects I've seen (HD-2D). The story, voice acting, atmosphere and soundtrack are top-notch. Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2018
    9
    This game is not made for everyone, is made for fans of the JRPG genre, if you are a fan of games like FF VI, Chrono Trigger, Lufia, GoldenThis game is not made for everyone, is made for fans of the JRPG genre, if you are a fan of games like FF VI, Chrono Trigger, Lufia, Golden Sun, Terranigma, Tales of Phantasia, etc, then you will love this game. If you complain about something like the amount of fights or the graphics then you buyed the wrong game and the JRPG genre is not for you. Get information before buying a game. Also the differents characters with one own history for each one is not something new, if you liked this premise I suggest you to play Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2) Expand
  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. Oct 16, 2018
    8
    Octopath traveller – best Nintendo switch game?
    The first thing you’ll notice about Octopath Traveller is its striking graphical style. It
    Octopath traveller – best Nintendo switch game?
    The first thing you’ll notice about Octopath Traveller is its striking graphical style. It looks, quite simply, like no other game before it. Square Enix has applied Unreal Engine 4 tech to vintage sprite work, creating a world that blends modern polygons with old-school bitmap graphics. The developers have created a storybook world that extrudes the dungeon maps of 16-bit console RPGs into three dimensions, then soaks everything in atmospheric lighting and shadow effects.
    The name octopath traveller comes from the fact there are 8 heroes (octo) and they’re all following their own story line. The game’s eight heroes are all well-defined characters, each unique from the others. They distinguish themselves by dialects, personalities and quest goals.
    Every element of Octopath Traveller comes together brilliantly to create a refreshing take on the genre. While it channels the spirit of old favourites, it never feels derivative. It genuinely does feel like a 16-bit RPG that has evolved into something new rather than being mere nostalgia-bait anyone who’s been pining for a great RPG will not be disappointed by Octopath Traveller ...whether they want a vintage experience or a brand-new one
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  7. Aug 7, 2018
    0
    I take back everything good I said about Octopath Traveler:
    * the grind is ungodly
    * it's only playable if you break it * 8 shallow,
    I take back everything good I said about Octopath Traveler:
    * the grind is ungodly
    * it's only playable if you break it
    * 8 shallow, poorly-written, stories crammed into a narrative belong in a Tarantino movie not a game
    * the plot is painfully slow
    * the characters are broadly drawn and 2-dimensional
    * the dialogue is garbage
    * the promised hours of gameplay are artificial level grinding and not based on actual content
    * the subjob system is a lazy copy of Bravely Default/Second with none of the creativity or freedom
    * the secret job boss fights are tedious and awful in a way that should be reserved for optional bosses not core unlocks of the game
    * the pixelated graphics are a lazy ploy to sell you nostalgia rather than an artistic choice
    * it's not worth $60
    * it's not worth chasing it down to 3 stores only to have to order it on Amazon
    * All of you cult fans don't really believe it's as great as you say. You're just desperate for a good RPG on a system you bought solely for Breath of the Wild and got very little except a bunch of full-price, repackaged, 2-year old Wii U games that didn't interest you enough to buy the system the first time.
    * Nintendo is more interested in selling you cheap plastic figures than delivering quality games
    * Square Enix sells trash now because fans will just make excuses for them because they sold you your favorite game when you were a kid.
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