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8.7 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2019

It's a pleasure to play Octopath Traveler on PC as it is on the Nintendo Switch.

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76 / 100
Jun 7, 2019

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

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9.3 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Octopath Traveler is a JRPG dream come true.

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Recommended
Jul 12, 2018

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

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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2018
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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2018

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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8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

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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Unscored
Jul 12, 2018

Octopath Traveler is the magical RPG the Nintendo Switch needed

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2018

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

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Unscored
Jul 12, 2018

Octopath Traveler is a beautiful game with one of the best soundtracks I've heard. The combat system rocks and will hopefully be used in more Square Enix games to come. There are plenty of good ideas in here. But the game is too grindy, too repetitive, too full of structural problems to be viewed as much more than another botched JRPG experiment.

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Jul 20, 2018

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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Aug 6, 2018

I heartily recommend Octopath Traveler to any RPG fan. Whether you cut your teeth playing Final Fantasy on SNES, or if you weren't even born yet, this game has a lot to offer. The narrative and character interaction leave a bit to be desired, but the overall quality of the game overshadows its deficiencies.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Octopath Traveler is a small triumph in that it mostly delivers on its promise to give us eight stories worth seeing through. None of them push the envelope in any way, and several drag, but that's not a huge issue when you have so many to choose from. Even if you skip one or several tales altogether you're still going to get a handful of RPG goodness.

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8 / 10
Jul 26, 2018

Octopath Traveler is a wonderful collection of adventures and stories, but the quirk of storytelling that lends it its name is both its greatest strength and weakness. While the turn-based combat and 'breaking' enemies makes practically every battle engaging, the eight tales this game tells don't really feel like they need to be told together. It's a little unbalanced because of this, but this remains a charming, beguiling JRPG.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

There are many reasons to consider Octopath Traveler as one of the best games available for Nintendo Switch. An interesting story put together with several charismatic characters. A deep and addictive battle system as well as both excellent visuals and audio work together in order to create one the best releases for this year.

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89 / 100
Jul 12, 2018

Octopath Traveler may not be the new Final Fantasy VI, but it is no doubt a great game. With an astounding presentation and a fantastic combat system, fans of traditional JRPG should not look any farther.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2018

Overall, Octopath Traveler is a very solid and engaging game.

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2018

Too many developers have tried and failed to capture the nostalgic and often magical feelings that players have for the JRPG genre. Pared-down retro releases and fluffed-up remakes come and go, yet none of them seem to get things exactly right. Fortunately, Octopath Traveler succeeds where other classically-styled RPGs fail: the presentation is spot-on, the combat is addictive, and the potential for party customization is tremendous. Small stumbles with dialog and framerate can be forgiven simply because the rest of the game is an absolute delight. This is an experience that players can easily get lost in for dozens of hours, and it's sure to be counted among the best Nintendo Switch exclusives released to date.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

A good port of an already excellent JRPG that the genre's fans should play if they've not yet.

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9.1 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Long, deep, and with a combat system tailored to perfection. Octopath Traveler is an almost perfect ode to the old school RPGs.

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