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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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  • Developer: Square Enix, Acquire
  • Genre(s): General, Role-Playing, Japanese-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Available On: Stadia
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Score distribution:
  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: 26 out of 302
  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. Sep 29, 2020
    10
    The reality I mean under 9.0 just breaks my heart into piece. I asked to myself times whether I am stubborn because of the nostalgia ofThe reality I mean under 9.0 just breaks my heart into piece. I asked to myself times whether I am stubborn because of the nostalgia of Classic RPG. So I just went to listen to the For redemption + Decisive I from the OST, and it had been already worthy to get 9.0 at least. Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2018
    10
    Best RPG on the switch in 2018 i wish they make a dlc or a octopath 2 with more heroes and more history
  4. Aug 3, 2018
    9
    The history of each traveler sometimes it's not interesting, but the game is beautiful. Intense RPG battles, excellent music and a good worldThe history of each traveler sometimes it's not interesting, but the game is beautiful. Intense RPG battles, excellent music and a good world to explore. I recommend for all RPG old genere fans. Expand
  5. Jan 10, 2019
    9
    One of the best JRPGs in existence, proving the genre i=is far from dead and the game is more than just a throwback
    Pros:
    - Beautiful art
    One of the best JRPGs in existence, proving the genre i=is far from dead and the game is more than just a throwback
    Pros:
    - Beautiful art style
    - Fun, tactical combat system
    - Diverse set of intriguing characters
    - Plenty of gameplay

    Cons:
    - I wish there was more character interaction
    - ALOT of random battles can be annoying

    100% worth a buy, you won't regret it, the game is really fun and it's easy to get lost in it because of how dramtic and interesting the character's storylines are aswell (I recommend starting as Tressa)
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  6. Jul 17, 2018
    7
    Octopath traveler is a blast from the past. It sucks you in early with its charming story and beautiful art work. Voice overs sound great andOctopath traveler is a blast from the past. It sucks you in early with its charming story and beautiful art work. Voice overs sound great and are a nice touch. Where this game lacks is lasting appeal. Once you exit your characters starting area, things get quite boring and repetitive. You can play each intro with the Demo, leaving very little reason to purchase the game at a whopping $60. This game would be been better off suited at $40, but look on shelves in about a week and you may just find it for that. Overall, it is well done for what it is, however what it is, is a repetitive system and the story falls off all too quickly. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2021
    0
    It grows on you.

    Pros: - fun combat - not too much grinding - stories are good - visuals are unique - music is nice -
    It grows on you.

    Pros:

    - fun combat

    - not too much grinding

    - stories are good

    - visuals are unique

    - music is nice

    - cute style

    Cons:

    - the stories start slow

    - imbalance in leveling because you can only carry 4 party members at a time.
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