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  • Summary: Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by Square Enix. Explore each traveler's story and use their abilities in and out of battle. Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Where will you go? Who willEight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by Square Enix. Explore each traveler's story and use their abilities in and out of battle. Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Where will you go? Who will join you? You alone can choose your path.

    Step into the shoes of a traveler to inherit their struggles and strengths. Use each character's special abilities to interact with the world and enhance your tactics in turn-based battles. The Dancer's alluring charm leads followers into battle, whereas the Apothecary can mix items to heal allies or unleash explosive attacks. Discover enemy weaknesses and target them to break through their defenses. Sore Boost Points each turn and spend them at strategic times to strengthn abilities, chain attacks, or provide aid. Choose the path you wish to walk and discover what lies beyond the horizon.

    * Explore multiple, distinct RPG adventures in a world created by Square Enix
    * Choose from eight characters, each with their own distinct story
    * The path you choose will affect where your adventure ends
    * Deep, strategic turn-based combat with a layered battle system
    * Music and visuals inspired by retro RPGs, brought to life with modern touches
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Aug 2, 2019
    90
    An excellent port of a great game, that still requires a controller to enjoy it to the fullest. It has 8 great stories, 8 interesting characters, a bunch of mechanics to use and most of all - a tone of hours to pour into it and finish it all.
  2. Jun 7, 2019
    88
    A work that has so much to tell, a journey that travels eight streets at the same time, destined to unite, to be loved.
  3. Jun 13, 2019
    87
    It’s a pleasure to play Octopath Traveler on PC as it is on the Nintendo Switch.
  4. Jun 7, 2019
    80
    Revisiting Octopath Traveler on PC has been a treat, not the least of all because of the available graphics settings that let you tweak the game's iconic hybrid visuals. This is an obvious feature in most PC games, but Octopath's mix of retro pixel art and modern post-processing effects are unlike most games. With one foot in the past and another in the present, adjusting resolution, textures, and lighting effects lets you dictate, to a point, which half of its aesthetic identity is most prominent. It's not a game changer, but it is an appreciated option that gives the PC version a slight edge over the Switch original.
  5. Jul 8, 2019
    80
    Octopath Traveler has many little and big pros. Its 'HD-02' visual style is beautiful; the music is great; the world is very big, non-linear, and full of things to do; the characters can be customised in many different ways; and, finally, the combat is fast, yet tactical, simple, yet deep. Octopath Traveler is great. However, it also has a couple of cons that for many people will be the deciding factor of whether they should play this or not, and these are, the almost non-existent interaction between its eight characters, its somewhat… artificial vibe, and the lack of a decent main plot.
  6. Jun 18, 2019
    80
    This breathtakingly beautiful revival of SNES-era jRPGs stumbles because of its fragmented main quest but still manages to provide a compelling experience for RPG fans.
  7. Jun 19, 2019
    50
    Octopath Traveler was a pretty good game on Switch and a mediocre game on PC. It's so clearly tailored for Nintendo's portable system that plunking it anywhere else is just going to exacerbate the flaws that it has. Yes, this port "works" okay, but that doesn't mean it works best here. For all Octopath Traveler's promises of harkening back to JRPGs of yore, it forgets we loved those games because we loved to see their characters share the load.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 42
  2. Negative: 10 out of 42
  1. Aug 1, 2020
    10
    An underrated game that needs more attention, the return of classic turn based jrpg is the best, the characters are amazing, their specificAn underrated game that needs more attention, the return of classic turn based jrpg is the best, the characters are amazing, their specific skills are great and useful in situations then you just relate to them one way or another. The soundtrack in this is one of the best, the art style is amazing! I might buy it on the switch for portable playing! Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2022
    10
    A beautiful game, great soundtrack and an interesting story. The best thing about this game is the secret/true ending where all 8 stories areA beautiful game, great soundtrack and an interesting story. The best thing about this game is the secret/true ending where all 8 stories are combined and the characters share an ending. The difficulty of the game is enough to challenge you, especially because of the final boss, and you will need to understand each class/profession. Finally, we recommend that you complete all the secondary stories, to unlock the true ending and prepare for the last boss.

    A game that when you complete it 100% (all the stories and the true ending) you will love.
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  3. Jun 11, 2019
    10
    Great game I've played the game using Xbox one, PS4, and Xbox 360 and all work fine for me on PC. The game brings me back to the awesome JRPGsGreat game I've played the game using Xbox one, PS4, and Xbox 360 and all work fine for me on PC. The game brings me back to the awesome JRPGs from the 90s with a modern look. You definitely should add this game to your steam collection Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2021
    7
    Unos pixeles hermosos, unos cuantos principales olvidables, y unas ciudades y locaciones bastante interesantes, son algunas de las cosas queUnos pixeles hermosos, unos cuantos principales olvidables, y unas ciudades y locaciones bastante interesantes, son algunas de las cosas que componen este juego, aunque tambien lo conforman una subida de nivel con grindeo, ciudades vacias y misiones secundarias realmente repetitivas. Realmente no es que esperes mas de un juego de este estilo, pero la sensacion que te da el estar jugando despues de unas 30 horas de juego (30 horas en las que aun no termino la historia principal del personaje principal debido a que necesito subir de nivel) es de cansancio, nada te apega a seguir la historia de los demas companeros que no te interesan, es un juego realmente entretenido al inicio de partida con batallas deasafiantes, pero nada te detiene a desinstalarlo despues de saber lo que te ofrece este juego. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2020
    6
    I wanted to love it but it was just bad. Story was a mess, combat wasn't interesting and you couldn't take 2 steps between random encountersI wanted to love it but it was just bad. Story was a mess, combat wasn't interesting and you couldn't take 2 steps between random encounters that take far too long to deal with. The graphics and sound weren't bad for what they aimed for but still could've been better, especially at full price. Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2021
    5
    I avoided this game for a long while due to lukewarm reviews. I'm glad it came to Game Pass and I could finally try it. But for some games II avoided this game for a long while due to lukewarm reviews. I'm glad it came to Game Pass and I could finally try it. But for some games I have a (seemingly) euphoric revelation where I ask myself if I am still enjoying the game and can see myself playing for another however many hours. In this case the answer was no.
    The story is almost non-existent, instead there are 8 mini stories, and the characters barely acknowledge one another. The lack of xp for "idle" party members and the insistence on grinding would have been better left in the 90s. You can make a retro JRPG without adopting the terrible mechanics some of them used.

    Date Dropped: 2021-08-24
    Playtime: 23h
    Enjoyment: 5/10
    Recommendation: Unless you absolutely swoon at the mention of 90s era JRPGs, no.
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  7. Oct 19, 2022
    0
    Bu oyunun görseli güzel. 16 bit görüntü ve unreal engine 4 ikilisi güzel ama, oyun bok gibi. Hikaye desen yok, aksiyon, macera vb. yok. VeBu oyunun görseli güzel. 16 bit görüntü ve unreal engine 4 ikilisi güzel ama, oyun bok gibi. Hikaye desen yok, aksiyon, macera vb. yok. Ve oyun 60 küsür dolar. Şimdi bu oyun indi bir oyun mu yoksa triplay oyun mu belli değil. O yüzden oyuna 10 üzerinden puanım 2 veya 3. Görsel güzel ama enfes donemindeki animasyonlar gibi yapmanıza gerek yok. Expand

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