Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch
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Octopath Traveler

Jul 13, 2018

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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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

2149 Reviews
8.61
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4 reviews
8.53
Nov 7, 2019

It is a great game, and as far as I'm concerned a really good representation of the genre. I've completed it in about 80 hours, and have mixed feelings about. For the first 30-40 you discover everything, game mechanics, jobs, characters and all of that and it is AMAZING, but after all that happens, it becomes quite boring. It is still a great game, it just feels like something is missing to keep you engaged.

30
Aug 27, 2019

A perfect RPG and hard.

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Peter Torckler

Peter Torckler

Feb 12, 2020
8.40
Turtle

Turtle

Aug 28, 2019
8.50

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

54 Reviews
8.29
Josh TorresJul 12, 2018
I don’t particularly mind that Octopath Traveler is a collection of eight separate stories, but the lack of any sort of cohesion even among the party members bogs it down and makes the stories that are there ring slightly hollow. Octopath Traveler is an excellent game, but the elasticity of its structure proves to be the one unassailable hurdle between it and becoming a classic in its own right.
Robert GrossoAug 03, 2018
It is old school in its presentation, but modern in its inner mechanics. It shuns expectations by not being a loud, glorious epic. Instead, it embraces the diversity of human problems in a fantastical world, giving players fulfillment that tugs the heartstrings as you reflect on your own journey through the tales before you. Octopath Traveler strayed from the path, and in taking the road less traveled, it became a journey that all should experience for themselves.
Chris CarterJul 12, 2018
Octopath Traveler is a small triumph in that it mostly delivers on its promise to give us eight stories worth seeing through. None of them push the envelope in any way, and several drag, but that's not a huge issue when you have so many to choose from. Even if you skip one or several tales altogether you're still going to get a handful of RPG goodness.

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