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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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  1. Positive: 70 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  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 17, 2018
    90
    Octopath Traveler is an extremely satisfying storytelling experience vastly different from other traditional JRPGs out there. The eight stories followed over the course of the game are all compelling in different ways, and each is engrossing in different ways. The combat is simple, yet nuanced, and building party compositions never stops being a fun exercise as the adventure presents each new challenge. The pacing does have some small missteps here and there, especially as the world opens up between each major act, but it's a tiny hurdle in an otherwise magnificent experience.
  3. Aug 30, 2018
    90
    While not the perfect JRPG, Octopath Traveler has too many merits and good qualities that it's impossible for me to not recommend it.
  4. Jul 12, 2018
    85
    Octopath Traveler manages to remain faithful to the glorious past of the JRPG genre without feeling outdated.
  5. Jul 26, 2018
    80
    Octopath Traveler is a grower, and one which takes a good while to reach full swing. The reward for the perseverance is a beautiful world and enough story to shake a stick at, but not a wonderfully satisfying conclusion.
  6. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Octopath Traveler is not a perfect title, the fragmented narrative and certain predictable mechanisms in the progression system could make many people turn up their noses. Nevertheless it remains a unique RPG, able to combine the nostalgic charm of the classics with a modern and captivating writing.
  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: 21 out of 246
  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
    I understand some people's issues plots not coming together for characters, but as I've played this more, I really disagree with that being aI understand some people's issues plots not coming together for characters, but as I've played this more, I really disagree with that being a concern. It has EIGHT different really cool stories that get me invested. And it's unique that these are 8 different people on their own journeys. It makes it feel more believable than a super team uniting against one big bad evil guy. Nostalgic, beautiful, with super fun combat. One of my favorite games in a while. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2018
    10
    I have played the Demo and The Prologue. In my entire life I have played a lot of JRPGs, the new and the old, where they are all greatI have played the Demo and The Prologue. In my entire life I have played a lot of JRPGs, the new and the old, where they are all great games. What I liked about Octopath Traveler is a mix between the new and old JRPG. People who loved Bravely Default will love this game because this game does it better in many ways in terms of story telling and exploration. The Story is truly one of the best and offers Eight different stories where so far I have completed only two. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2018
    9
    Sinceramente, 2018 ha sido un año con un montón de tiempo libre. Y junto con ese tiempo libre ha venido la posibilidad de jugar muchos juegos.Sinceramente, 2018 ha sido un año con un montón de tiempo libre. Y junto con ese tiempo libre ha venido la posibilidad de jugar muchos juegos.
    Sobre todos los que he jugado sobresale uno. Y ¿por qué esta gran clasificación? No es por sus gráficos, que son maravillosos con unos personajes y paisajes de 16 bits; no es por sus mecánicas que recuerdan a las joyas de los RJPG; ni es por la música que acompaña a la aventura que es una delicia; es por el tiempo dedicado. Aunque he jugado grandes juegos como God of War, Detroit become human o Super Smash Bros. (aunque este tiene solo 4 días, solo le he dedicado un 10% del tiempo frente al 80 del Octopath traveler) este Octopath me ha enganchado y ha superado por más de 60 horas de juego al resto. Eso es lo que me ha hecho ver lo grande que es.
    Las posibilidades de tener una profesión secundaria hace que sea rejugable porque cambia las estrategias de grupo. Las historias son una mera escusa para jugarlas una y otra vez. El subir de nivel se hace mucho menos monótono que en juegos del estilo.
    En resumen, para los fans de los RJPG es una compra obligada y un disfrute seguro. Voy a ver si lo empiezo otra vez.
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  5. Aug 1, 2018
    9
    This game has the best spell in the entire history of RPG's. it turns every battle into a game of Russian Roulette where you will either dieThis game has the best spell in the entire history of RPG's. it turns every battle into a game of Russian Roulette where you will either die horribly or reap incredible rewards.
    Beguiling Grace.
    Primrose's super expensive spell generates a completely random effect, be it full BP (or no BP) your items falling our of your pockets, summoning a random monster (on either team) and the most valuable outcome of all: extra XP.
    It's made the combat so enjoyable, I cannot recommend it enough.
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  6. Dec 9, 2018
    8
    Un JRPG muy bueno con un apartado visual precioso y unos efectos de luz muy bonitos, las 8 historias están muy bien ya que tratan muchasUn JRPG muy bueno con un apartado visual precioso y unos efectos de luz muy bonitos, las 8 historias están muy bien ya que tratan muchas emociones diversas pero la única pega que le encuentro a la historia es que los personajes no interactuan entre si y las historias son totalmente independientes pero a pesar de esto es un grandísimo juego que todo amante del JRPG i poseedor de una Switch debería tener Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2018
    0
    good music and good game cover, but the game itself is very poor in graphics. very old fashioned style.

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