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PlanetInfinite
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Thu Jul-26-18 11:52 AM

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"Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch)"


  

          

I just copped but I'm in the middle of packing so I'm probably not gonna get far into it until well into August.

Just think Mid-90s turn based classic Square JRPG with SNES level sprites and simulated 3-D environments. Fans of Star Ocean for the PSX will like it.

Giant Bomb Quick Look looks real good: https://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-octopath-traveler/2300-13449/

Polygon Review: https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/12/17563366/octopath-traveler-review-nintendo-switch-jrpg

Waypoint Review: https://www.dualshockers.com/octopath-traveler-review-nintendo-switch/

  

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I played the demo and prologue, didn't like it
Jul 26th 2018
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looks really good
Jul 27th 2018
2
So far so good but the story is very thin.
Sep 06th 2018
3
13 hours in and I love this shit
Aug 03rd 2019
4

topaz
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Thu Jul-26-18 07:07 PM

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1. "I played the demo and prologue, didn't like it"
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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.

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will_5198
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Fri Jul-27-18 07:29 AM

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2. "looks really good"
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almost want to buy a Switch just for it

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PlanetInfinite
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Thu Sep-06-18 10:57 AM

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3. "So far so good but the story is very thin."
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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.

  

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will_5198
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Sat Aug-03-19 10:42 PM

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4. "13 hours in and I love this shit"
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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.

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