1. "I played the demo and prologue, didn't like it" In response to Reply # 0
Seems like a joyless game, at least story wise. I admit I'm a bit biased though, I played FF 4 Heroes of Light (NDS) and didn't really enjoy that, and Octopath is made by the same producer as that game and Bravely Default.
3. "So far so good but the story is very thin." In response to Reply # 0
The individual stories are okay but so far, I see no reason why these eight characters are together. The combat has gotten pretty complex now that I'm outfitting my characters with dual jobs. I'm still chipping away at it with certain combinations and finding out what skills work with what enemy situation.
Of course I haven't picked it up in like a week and a half because Enter the Breach dropped for Switch but still.
4. "13 hours in and I love this shit" In response to Reply # 0
had to wait for it to hit PC, but this is a perfect game for a jaded nostalgic pining for the 16-bit days.
combat is really fun and I'm just starting; I actually look forward to encounters and boss fights. also, in a rare twist the NPC interaction is tip-top and gives good reason to revisit towns.
I *like* the super linear dungeons. I *like* the fact the the characters don't have high stakes (I'm only on chapter one) and are cobbled together. after playing FF XV for 10 uninteresting hours, and generally hating the open-world infatuation of the last two decades, this is catnip for me.