OCTOPATH TRAVELER™ - Buyer's Guide

Immerse in an RPG with stunning visuals, catchy music, and engaging gameplay, but be prepared for repetition in combat and a lackluster story.
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‘OCTOPATH TRAVELER II: Birthright’ delivers an immersive roleplaying experience on PC. Explore the mesmerizing and perilous universe of Orsterra, traversing through eight distinct regions in a quest to unveil the unique tales of each character. Play as any one of the eight protagonists, utilize their individual talents, skills, and Path Actions during intense battles while navigating a complex turn-based combat system. Engage with intriguing side quests and story scenarios that can be resolved in various ways, ultimately shaping your journey’s outcome.

Should I play OCTOPATH TRAVELER™ in 2024?

The Good

The game has received praise for its beautiful visuals, amazing songs, and decent gameplay loop. Some reviewers have noted that it’s a great game if you’re into stories, but the story lacks depth. The game’s pixel art is also impressive, and the Switch versions are considered a significant improvement.

The Bad

The main complaints revolve around the game’s repetition, with random battles becoming annoyingly frequent. Some reviewers criticize the story for being shallow and the characters for being forgettable. A few players have even stated that the game makes them feel like they’re losing their real-life sense of truth and experience.

Verdict

Despite the repetitive combat and lackluster story, Octopath Traveler’s stunning visuals, catchy music, and engaging gameplay loop might still make it worth playing. If you’re a fan of the genre and can overlook some of the game’s flaws, you might find yourself enjoying Octopath Traveler. However, if you’re particularly attached to story-driven games, you might want to look elsewhere. Overall, it’s still a great game, but with a few caveats. I’d say give it a shot, but don’t expect it to be a life-changing experience.



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