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Octopath Traveler

Square Enix, Nintendo
Jul 13, 2018 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
76 / 100
IGN
9.3 / 10
Easy Allies
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5

Octopath Traveler Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Huge array of class/job choices

Engaging combat and exploration

Messy narrative structure

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.


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Octopath Traveler Trailers

Octopath Traveler - Character Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018 thumbnail

Octopath Traveler - Character Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018

Octopath Traveler - Paths of Ritual and Research Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Octopath Traveler - Paths of Ritual and Research Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler - Paths of Noble Acts and Rogue Decisions Info Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Octopath Traveler - Paths of Noble Acts and Rogue Decisions Info Trailer - Nintendo Switch


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Critic Reviews for Octopath Traveler

Another fine turn-based battle system and some charming dialogue and visuals make up for an occasionally dry ensemble campaign.

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Never quite the sum of its parts, Octopath Traveler is a game with brilliant moments rather than a brilliant game.

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IGN

9.3 / 10.0
IGN

Octopath Traveler is a JRPG dream come true.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fantastic balancing act between old and new, creating a Japanese role-player that's full of charm, innovative ideas, and clever nods to the past.

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Combat is the highlight of the adventure. The stories unfolding between encounters are uneven, and the grinding required to progress is a frustrating roadblock

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Octopath Traveler finds comfort in tradition but doesn't shy away from breaking the mold.

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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.

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