Octopath Traveler's attempt to balance new and old JRPG mechanics is impressive, and mostly successful. There's a charming one-of-a-kind title here that opts to talk about eight characters instead of focusing on one team, one world, and one story. Does this unusual method of storytelling work? I think so, but personal preferences will vary. Some over-long boss fights and questionable dedication to certain retro mechanics mar Octopath a bit, but if you own a Switch and love JRPGs, adopt this fluffy, lovely snow leopard of a game for your own.
4/5Read our Octopath Traveler review
Octopath travels to a second world.
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Let me show you my Pokeymans. And my Dragon Quests, my Octopaths, and my sushi rolls.
Put down whatever you're doing. It's time to celebrate game music.
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Flying Fairy, Pouncing Snow Leopard.
Here's our complete Octopath Traveler guide hub, featuring a beginner's guide, combat guide, tips and tricks, and complete character introductions.
- Octopath Traveler Combat Guide - How to Break Enemies, How to Boost Attacks
- Octopath Traveler Character Skills - How to Unlock New Character Skills
- Octopath Traveler Map - How to Traverse the Map With Ease
- Octopath Traveler Characters - How to Unlock New Characters
- Octopath Traveler Capture Guide - How to Capture a Monster as H’aanit
- Octopath Traveler Jobs - How to Unlock New Jobs for Each Character in Octopath Traveler
You see a lot going on with Square Enix's new RPG when you take a deeper look.
Fetch me my dustpan so I might sweep up the pieces of my broken heart.
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If you don't have yours yet, hit the trail without delay.
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All of Octopath's characters are equal, but some are more equal than others. You know how it goes.
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Octopath's demo paid off for everyone.
The road ahead is sunny. Mind the occasional pothole, though.
If the name of the game is weird, at least you know it's from a good pedigree.