Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch
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Octopath Traveler

Jul 13, 2018
8.53
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Good
99th of 7782

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Square Enix
Content Rating: Teen

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 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. Store Boost Points with each turn and then spend them at strategic times to strengthen abilities, chain attacks, or provide aid. Choose the path you wish to walk and discover what lies beyond the horizon.

Gamer Reviews

2917 Reviews
8.75
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Arv L
8.50
Nov 9, 2021

HD-2D is one of the games selling point, and I became a fan of it.


Octopath traveler is an interesting game that tells the story of 8 protagonists in separate manners.

The combat was fun and difficult at times with traditional turn based and new weak point system.

The narration and voice acting are good, and the narration was fresh

as that the challeneges that thee protagonists face are personal and not

the traditional "defeat a god" or "overturn a government" mechanic.


There are lots of ways this game can improve, from connecting and having deeper stories,

more battle tactics and customizations, and expansive worlds. Excited for Triangle Strategy from the same studio!

Smile
9.00
Oct 25, 2021

You follow 8 stories from 8 different characters and all of them never disappoint and very heart warming. Gameplay is quite a challenge but it is also fun to strategize. Lastly, music was, is and will always be oh so good.

Aug 20, 2021

The story is intriging and mature. The music is phenomenal, difficult to get bother with it. The boss battles have too much health which makes eternal the battles.

The random encounters are balanced.

Critic Reviews

56 Reviews
8.30
James PaleyJul 16, 2018
Where I was initially impatient with the amount of grinding I was in store for, I’ve since come around in favor of it. This game re-awakened that long-lost feeling of a zen task to complete, a high-tension rock garden around a blossoming fountain of childish joy. This kind of RPG may not be for everybody, but it is one thousand percent for me. If you too long to recapture what I’ve described, you would be a fool to turn down Octopath Traveler.
Kevin TuckerJul 12, 2018
Octopath Traveler succeeds where other classically-styled RPGs fail: the presentation is spot-on, the combat is addictive, and the potential for party customization is tremendous. Small stumbles with dialog and framerate can be forgiven simply because the rest of the game is an absolute delight. This is an experience that players can easily get lost in for dozens of hours, and it's sure to be counted among the best Nintendo Switch exclusives released to date.
Ashley GillJul 20, 2018
Octopath Traveler is easily my favorite Square Enix RPG in years but the fact is these sorts of RPGs are not for everyone. Just because I enjoy stealing from and analyzing every interactive NPC I come across in the hopes of stealing something good or getting a hint about a quest doesn't mean the gaming populace as a whole will like it. I like messing around in menus, grinding, and getting lost in RPGs. It's likely you may not.

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