Choose your path wisely in Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch. This turn-based RPG adventure lets you play as Primrose, Cyrus, Therion, Alfyn, H'aanit, Ophilia, Tressa and Olberic in the magical world of Orsterra, where you unfold eight different stories. Collect Boost Points in Octopath Traveler to unleash stronger attacks and more powerful assistance.This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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Design, Graphics, Story
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
8 Short Stories
One thing the Super Nintendo is fondly remembered for is its role playing games - titles like Final Fantasy III, Chrono Trigger, or Secret of Mana. These games are story-driven and have you play as a cast of characters usually working to save the world from a great evil.
The games generally had beautiful, if blocky, artwork, and unique, menu driven combat. A new game has been released on Nintendo Switch, called Octopath Traveler, which celebrates this tradition.
Rather than the one epic story that most games like it deliver, Octopath Traveler is more like a collection of eight short stories, all set in the same land. You choose one character to start as, and as you journey on, you’ll come across the seven other characters available to play. Each character has four chapters, which each take an hour or two and finish in a dramatic battle which are tailored to that character’s particular strengths or weaknesses. The characters include a knight-errant who is searching for the man who killed his king, a cleric on a religious pilgrimage, and a woman who escapes slavery to find the people who murdered her parents.
Just as engaging as the stories in the game is the combat. The game requires a lot of strategy in battles, but thankfully the game doesn’t hide very much information from you. When you strike an enemy with something that they are weak with, the game will let you know - and if you do this enough, the enemy’s defenses will break and they will be unable to act for a turn. Balancing this with your party’s attacks and resources is the key to victory - but it often isn’t easy.
The game’s art style is an homage to the games from the Super Nintendo era - characters look like they could have come directly from that console, and while the environments are all 3D, they are layered with pixellated textures, giving the world a cohesive look that, while looking modern, also evokes the feeling of those older games.
Octopath Traveler isn’t perfect - I wish the characters’ story lines intersected more - but it’s a beautiful game, in its story,its music, and its artwork.
At first i was hesitant about how good the game could be, i mean great graphics , good enough combat and nice music, i thought i have played the demo and the prologue a lot it will be the same that happen to me with destiny but no way adter playing it for around 20 hrs i am deeply in love with this game it is like FF6 but different but at the same time it brings a lot of nostalgia try it out
This game is very beautiful. Full of nostalgia. It handles itself like an old school JRPG but with some nice indie graphics and a very smooth game play. Already put in 2 hours of gameplay and expect a good 80+ hours to come.
This game is really good. It’s almost like chrono trigger for the snes. Excellent gameplay mechanics and good story. The boss fights really make you strategize. Be ok with dying a little bit, but learn from the defeats. Must buy for any switch owner that loves jrpg’s.
This game is an excellent rpg. Over the years as my life has become more hectic and ive had less time on my hands, rpgs have been a hard genre to keep up with. Ive found many a rpg that ive loved, but have fallen out of after 10 to 20 hours of pkaying simply because life gets hectic. This rpg has rekindled my love for the genre and is a great game for anyone who is like me that has very little time on their hands and can't really invest hundreds of hours into an rpg. The graphics, muisc, voice acting, battle system, and overall presentation is spectacular. Dont listen to those who say this game is dull, download the demo on the eshop and try it for yourself!
It seems Square Enix is comfortable experimenting and/or revising JRPG techniques and tropes into a new game. This time "Octopath Traveler" combines Retro with the New. You have to option to play as 1, 2-7, or all 8 protagonists in this game. You make your way through the world leveling up and continuing with the story.
However, JRPG fans know the importance of grinding; and, you need to grind A LOT! If you're not prepared to so that, then this game is NOT for you.
If you have a Switch and are a fan of Square Enix's games, then don't wait to purchase and to play this amazing game!