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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. Aug 12, 2018
    10
    5 out of 5.
    Octopath Traveler takes much of what made old-school Final Fantasy great, gave the graphics a modern splash of paint while
    5 out of 5.
    Octopath Traveler takes much of what made old-school Final Fantasy great, gave the graphics a modern splash of paint while maintaining 16-bit era pixel art, and made the gameplay feel modern. Random battles exist, but learning weaknesses and learning when to implement a boost attack make each one more exciting that the Final Fantasy games of yesterday. While each character’s story doesn’t intersect, they are interesting enough to entertain. Unlocking secondary jobs adds enough customization to keep things interesting as you can mix and match Support Skills to make some powerful characters. Despite not being Final Fantasy in name, it is a better than more recent entries in the series.
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  3. Jul 14, 2018
    10
    Love it. Great game. Haven’t played much of it eat but so far so good. Don’t like the graphics? Don’t buy it. You will have seen it before youLove it. Great game. Haven’t played much of it eat but so far so good. Don’t like the graphics? Don’t buy it. You will have seen it before you bought it! Expand
  4. Dec 25, 2018
    9
    Actualmente el mejor JRPG que tiene Nintendo Switch.
    Recomendadisimo. Rico en gameplay, elementos e historia.
    Must it en toda regla
  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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