Top Critic Average
Octopath Traveler is an intentional throwback to the golden era of JRPGs. A pixelated but gorgeously rendered adventure that tells the tale of eight protagonists and how their stories ultimately affect one another. Some loved its old-school approach, while detractors felt it held the title back.
Huge array of class/job choices
Engaging combat and exploration
Messy narrative structure
Octopath Traveler Trailers
Octopath Traveler - Character Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018
Octopath Traveler - Paths of Ritual and Research Trailer - Nintendo Switch
Octopath Traveler - Paths of Noble Acts and Rogue Decisions Info Trailer - Nintendo Switch
Octopath Traveler Screenshots
Critic Reviews for Octopath Traveler
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.