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We've Played Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch - Is It Good?

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遊佐こずえ (27 days ago)
Steam ...
Matt Teeling (1 month ago)
Lol this is my first JRPG, and I’m having a great time. I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore player though.
Toriko (2 months ago)
Does someone know if you can create uncompleteable quests by messing up or will the outcome always be the same?
AlexanderTheGreat (2 months ago)
Weaklings
Cqllel (2 months ago)
Will there be a physical copy of the game? I know I have 128 gb sd and barely 10 gb down, but, I just want the physical for less space still. Although physical isn't my style and I prefer digital bcuz it's better in erryway, I like having the game case and seeing the inside of the case art. Like skyrim case and zelda
Bob Rezende (2 months ago)
Is it possible to see the enemy’s amount of life?
Erick Muniz (2 months ago)
se fosse rpg/strategy seria demais... no estilo final fantasy tactics.... na minha opniao !
James McGeachie (2 months ago)
Demo was great. The depth of field is vital to the art style and I hope it remains untouched in the finished product. Foreground and background.
Dmitrijs Spiridovics (2 months ago)
wtf those low res sprites!
Thang Le (2 months ago)
The art style is very much FF Tactics or Vagrant Story, I like it.
Matthew Rhodes (2 months ago)
Man, final fantasy tactics would look lovely with these graphics!
Henry Dudley (2 months ago)
I would subscribe but i cant stand your "hello lovely peeeeeoople:
Gaithoumei Kabui (2 months ago)
don like at all like dat knds of games its a wate stop mkng lk dat games
NickieB (2 months ago)
What is a college student who has no money supposed to do with a game like this?
Dinnie (2 months ago)
Thanks for the review, very much looking forward to this!!! Demo was great.
Xirc (2 months ago)
Could you elaborate on character interactions?
ogygogygo (2 months ago)
i'm not a native speaker, what do you mean by "soft" graphic?
Martin Jurkiewicz (2 months ago)
I hope people dont judge the story by the 3 h demo tho
Misgnomer Productions (2 months ago)
Game is super difficult? Pass.
Nadodan .Nadodan (3 months ago)
I played the demo. It looks fine, the 'softness' is part of the aesthetic that it really pulls off. Also you don't have to be a hardcore RPG player to get the combat. There are a set number of Weapon Types and Elemental types. Enemies are weak to at least one of these types of attack. It's like pokemon but simpler It's also pretty easy to figure out which enemies are weak to what, based on Geography, if the enemy is near a hero's starting area, one or more of its weaknesses will be one of the Weapons or Elemental Moves that Hero can use. So let's so you're near the hometown of the Hero who uses Axe and Frost, the enemies around his town will likely have a weakness to Frost or Axe. The game is pretty lenient with this, because once you figure out what the enemy is weak to, it will mark that attack type in the little squares below it, so you'll never forget. So essentially the first time you encounter an enemy will be you figuring out it's weakness, then the rest of the time it's pretty much a breeze. The Demo is up now and I definitely reccomend it, You get to play the game for 3 hours, and it gives you a really good taste of what to expect. I recommend starting with the hunter, because her abilities are super useful. Oh yeah, something I noticed but they didn't mention here, the music is wonderful. I usually play games on my switch while listening to youtube, but the soundtrack of this game had me entranced that I took my headphones out of my computer and put them into my Switch and I played all 3 hours in one sitting. Definitely looking forward to this game, it's a must have from what I experienced.
The Kittinator (3 months ago)
Rip
elnubnub (3 months ago)
A mainstream 2D RPG...... Okay I'm now officially buying a switch, maybe a 2D zelda and a 2D Metroid soon ?
Jason P (3 months ago)
After the first demo, I was not interested. I don't know what it was, but when this demo came out I said "Let me give it another try". After playing the full 3 hours, I am wanting this game. The story was fun, and interesting and hooked me. I am wanting to see how the story develops and I love the combat, its very fun! I also LOVE how special abilities from the 8 different characters make you react differently to the world! I am excited!
Sam Tarly (3 months ago)
Steep difficulty curve? Not if you actually use the combat system properly. Keep trying.
Jonathan Dominguez (3 months ago)
So it's challenging? Good...
Rat 5rd (3 months ago)
Should I get normal edition or compendium edition because I am not sure
Zeroguard10 (3 months ago)
Omg!!! I said to myself I hate this game now I am freaking love it 😻😻😻😻I don’t know what happened to me but this game it’s gorgeous and the game play is amazing try the demo on the switch OMG!!! The music is also amazing FUCK I can’t wait for this game now
Benjamin Patino (3 months ago)
This could have been the next Golden Sun.
caitsith (3 months ago)
interesting, the style of tactical rpg gameplay makes it sound kind of like final fantasy tactics, without the map.
Mik Mak (3 months ago)
even the special effects are pixelated WTF!
Ultranety (3 months ago)
Please check out my latest nintendo themed youtube video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g81yAgzsyks#
Latina Slut (3 months ago)
Thanks square for giving us a game that feels like something you put out on SNES. That's all us 20 somethings wanted.
Swedish Otaku (3 months ago)
So excited for this game. Music and graphics and gameplay and story is all so very solid and good.
Phoenix Moore (3 months ago)
The harder you say the game is, the more I'm like YES!!
Keith Beamish (3 months ago)
The break system just looks like the generic rock paper scissors weakness in ff13
Ewolf5150 (3 months ago)
Ughhhh random battles.......thought that ended like 15 years ago
Ewolf5150 (2 months ago)
Praise kek oh i did. Pokemon blue on gameboy back in 1998. Haven't touched one since.
Praise kek (2 months ago)
Ewolf5150 dont ever play a pokemon game buddy.
troy callahan (3 months ago)
Wait, they changed the way the bonus power up things work? Now blocking is tge only way to get them? Thats so much worse :( why did they do that?
ASquared (3 months ago)
challenge? Challenge? I FEAR NO CHALLENGE! POKEMON HAS BABIED ME WITH THEIR DIFFICULTY, SO I WANT A REAL CHALLENGE, EVEN IF IT MEANS TAKING ON THE DARK SOULS OF RPG'S!!! COME AT ME, FOR MY BLADE. IS. UNBENDING!!!!
Ahmxt Sxnjuu (3 months ago)
I wonder if there is actually enough content and what kind of things can you do after the story ?? Maybe a Really hard mode
Stephen Patterson (3 months ago)
Renaissance REN - A - SONCE
Stephen Patterson (3 months ago)
Or someone that speaks the language the phrase is derived from.
Johnny Revenue (3 months ago)
Stephen Patterson only if you're a hillbilly yank is it pronounced the way you did.
Kings Gambit (3 months ago)
I don't find attacking to stun your enemies to gain a damage free turn sophisticated. Hopefully the approach to combat changes with each character.
Caleb (3 months ago)
I really liked the demo, the music was so good, I'm excited to see the complete game.
Michiel (3 months ago)
Hope it really will be difficult
Patron (3 months ago)
I hope this is hard. Basically, I’m a genius, probably smarter than any two people reading this... combined. I just solve things. Every thing. It’s a curse. Imagine knowing everything instantly. What lesser minds take hours or days to even begin to understand, I know within seconds. Yes... I’m THAT smart.
Hunter (2 months ago)
Patron Thank you.
Patron (2 months ago)
Padparadscha ... ^ Just as I predicted. As. Always.
Padparadscha (2 months ago)
Patron *bothers responding* You have impressed me. What an insanely quick reply. I cannot comprehend such greatness, nor can I begin to compare the inner workings of my own ape brain to your wicked wit. Thank you for gracing me with your online presence. I will truly remember this moment in the years to come.
Patron (2 months ago)
(yawn) I predicted a response like this a split-second after I made the message. I even anticipated it would take roughly 14.1 days before someone made it. I'm just that good. Don't bother responding. I already know what you are thinking. Impressed. Afraid. In Awe. I get that a lot. Most hubeings are fearful of my massive intellect so I am used to it. Carry on. This moment will linger on in your (so-called) mind for the rest of your days, your one brush with greatness. It will haunt you, knowing you has this one brief interaction with a modern-day Michelangelo, Einstein, Hawkings... combined.
Padparadscha (2 months ago)
Patron Uh, yeah, hope you like the game.
cheesetown777 (3 months ago)
This looks way better than I thought it would. It’s been upgraded to a definite purchase.
Linus Magnell (3 months ago)
How hard could it be getting 60 fps? Devs need to understand the gameplay satisfaction of smoothness. Its wins over a slight graphic boost any day.
Rain / Ross (3 months ago)
whisper "sharp difficulty curve" to me one more time
Charlie Grace (3 months ago)
This is day one stuff for me - I adore JRPGs. I slept on the demo, then played it and fell in love with it. I’m STOKED for the release. I’d ideally like the special edition - and good! LET IT BE HARD!! I don’t need a game dumbing down for me. I’m 25, not 7.
El Chupacabra06 (3 months ago)
60fps is literally pointless for a turn based JRPG, I'd much rather them focus on graphical effects and resolution over 60fps.
McK (3 months ago)
There's something sweet and simple about a game that has SNES style graphics. I dn't care about graphics but I need interesting combat and a great story. Talked to another gamer today and he mentioned this. Looks interesting but I"m unsure.
Lubbie Whitmire (3 months ago)
I don’t that i’m More of a casual player, I AM BUYING THIS, NO QUESTIONS
R-virus (3 months ago)
Another month lets go!
Lucky Yolo (3 months ago)
Man did i just see you get into a random battle with some random monster you cant see? I hate that michanic so damn much.
El Chupacabra06 (3 months ago)
Lucky Yolo Welcome to Turn based JRPG's
BigTeddy26 (3 months ago)
Nintendo Life. Did you experience frame rate drops while playing the actual game? I know experienced a few in dock mode while playing the demo.
Jamie Kelley (3 months ago)
I really enjoyed the demo for this game, so I can't wait! :) Also, I have to say, the way you say "hello lovely people" reminds me a bit of Christoph Waltz. Very cool. :)
Trevor Greenfield (3 months ago)
I. Cannot. Wait. For. This. Game.
J. D. (3 months ago)
If you like such games. Try Battle Chaser Nightwar. TurnBase, good Difficult and nice artstyle. Im done with it and waiting now for Octopath. :)
Jakub Andrzej (3 months ago)
Lighting is both the beauty and a curse of the demo to be honest. Sometimes everything is so blury you can barely tell what's what. But whatever, still the game i'm looking forward the most...
CleetusVanDamme530 (3 months ago)
The game points out enemy's vulnerabilities and they lose a turn when exploited. How much more forgiving do you want it to be?
magicmasterfan1 (3 months ago)
nowadays if its not mash A to win its unforgivably hard...lol
newtguy (3 months ago)
Shhhh, don’t complain about it being difficult, they’ll hear you and make it super easy like all the other games nowadays!
Grayfox Art (3 months ago)
Sounds like bravely default
Garth Webb (3 months ago)
Great review
Joey Harder (3 months ago)
After Ni no kuni 2, I'm really ready for a challenge
J 87 (3 months ago)
This game should have better graphics or at least 60fps. 30fps just seems lazy. We know the switch is more than capable. Also, the artstyle/graphics are a bit silly for a full priced 60$ console game.
SilverbySkyline (2 months ago)
I think you're confusing a different (intentionally retro) art style with lazy / old graphics. Even though it's pixelated the backdrops are great, and no game has an art style quite like this. Plus RPG's are all about the story and mechanics. I don't think any game i've ever bought has been because of the graphics - they're an added extra, not the sole reason for purchase. In my opinion, anyway.
J 87 (2 months ago)
SilverbySkyline i would argue that wind waker STILL has much better graphics, a game that released 16 yrs ago than octopixel traveler. You can tell way more effort was put into WW, in terms of animations and the overall 3d overworld, than octopixel traveler, and this was 16 yrs ago... Idk how you guys can justify a full 60$ price tag for this game..whatever, its your money.
SilverbySkyline (2 months ago)
This really is a stupid point you're making. They've gone for an innovative art style and you're labelling it as lazy. What about when zelda went from full 3d back to cell-shaded, should that have warranted a reduction in price of the release? Art styles are subjective, they've not defaulted to pixelated because they had to - it's because they wanted to, to suit the genre and the nostalgia of old-snes style RPG's.
J 87 (3 months ago)
Tony Jenn to me, yes. If youre going to charge a full 60$ i expect graphics that you can tell the dev really put some effort into. Like i said, we live in a different decade now. The graphics in octopixel traveler would be fine in an indie game, or if this game came out 20yrs ago, but not in a full AAA 60$ game. Thats just my opinion though.
Tony Jenn (3 months ago)
J 87 so basically, the true worth of a game to you is based mainly on graphics? We have no idea what kind of work behind the scenes it took to make this game. And calling a dev "lazy" because they chose 30 fps is dumb.
Amanda Pollock (3 months ago)
I typically don't play JRPG's. But I played the demo of this game a lot, and I absolutely love it. I am so excited for this game's release. I typically struggle with difficult games, but Octopath Traveler- or at least the demo- is something that I love. Aside from level grinding for Primrose's boss. But it is so satisfying to take him down!
Righteous1 (3 months ago)
I think it's stupid to put this type of graphic on a game console. If it was on a handheld system I don't mind.
Meme Lord (2 months ago)
They don’t make games like these lately. Appreciate it while it lasts.
Righteous1 (2 months ago)
I guess it's good for playing switch handheld
Jonas Rosenven (2 months ago)
It's a great choice of graphic style. It looks great and will never age.
Jason P (3 months ago)
The game is quite beautiful...
Swedish Otaku (3 months ago)
That makes no sense. Why does it matter?
Emeth Delgado (3 months ago)
Its a SaGa game in disguise...I love it.
DueMagician921 (3 months ago)
Emeth Delgado reminds me of Eternal sonata where you can start as different characters
Lloyd Hallam (3 months ago)
The UI is clashing with the overall art style of the game. But looks good regardless!
amidnightstroll (3 months ago)
Gameplay looks good but the art style hurts my eyes for some reason
Alexander Khioe (3 months ago)
I'd prefer it to run 60 fps and have "softer" graphics rather than killer graphics with a lot of fps nosedive *coughxenobladecough*
Alexander Khioe (3 months ago)
El Chupacabra06 Battle chasers nightwar is one of the example of your preferred jrpg, well maybe not so japanese, but somehow locking it in 30 fps really agitates me, especially after seeing it run 60 fps on steam. Besides, that's their style of art. I doubt there's anything much they can do about the graphics. Lights and blurs got soften up and polished compared to the demo, the dev claimed. We'll see on the release date
El Chupacabra06 (3 months ago)
Alexander Khioe 60fps is pointless for a turn based JRPG, I'd rather them lock it at 30 and focus on graphics.
RoyalTrashing (3 months ago)
To me a game like Octopath looks better at 30fps, dont know why but It gives me some nostalgia retro feeling compared to the smoothness of 60fps. Resolution on the other hand should be 720p/1080p mandatory. Is the game that difficult? The demo was ok, balanced
heavyarms55 (3 months ago)
How long did you actually play it? I feel like if you only played a select portion of the game for a couple hours, judging the difficulty would be hard to do accurately. You have to take into consideration the time it takes to get used to it. Something you might find hard in a JRPG at the 3 hours mark could feel laughably easy at the 25 hour mark. And this is a Square Enix JRPG, it's not gonna be short.
Michael Harto (3 months ago)
Awww man, i don't want to buy switch just because of 1 game...
Dysth Ymia (3 months ago)
its great there's an engaging difficult JRPG even for random encounters instead of just spamming "attack" to get through each fight or only applying some amount of though for bosses
Isabella Taylor (3 months ago)
The game looks too "soft"? What?
melted dali (3 months ago)
I’m excited for this
Qeisama (3 months ago)
"Is it good?" I HOPE SO! I've ordered the wayfarer edition for God sake!
gigastrike2 (3 months ago)
What a hack video. There is no new information given, and they even go as far as to say elemental weaknesses and the brave/default system are unique. And of course they top it of with completely unsubstantiated praise just to tell the viewer what they want to hear and earn that like.
chrisovak (3 months ago)
Love the art direction. Thought the demo was repetitive and grindy though. Looking like they made plenty of improvements!
#HESFROMKANTO (3 months ago)
Honestly. I think they should call it Final Fantasy Octopath. Im buying it, but seriously, its a Final Fantasy game. It would be a good idea as that franchise itself is always changing each game, so it would be a natural fit. They could use it well...
Mike Strong (3 months ago)
Looks great, hardcore.
Xeriox01 (3 months ago)
love it
Kosmos (3 months ago)
Wtf do u mean by soft
Scott Isitt (3 months ago)
Playing the demo, the battle system and menus were quite intuitive, especially if you've played turned based rpgs in the past (like Final Fantasy 6 or 7). I was pretty sure there was explanation in the game that told you that you need to break an enemy’s defense before you can attack them. It takes some thinking ahead to execute a proper victory, but it’s not as difficult as this guy is making it out to be. Anyway, loved the demo and definitely planning on getting this. Think it comes out in July.
Jonas Rosenven (2 months ago)
The demo was just a matter of spamming the skills. I never used the regular attack. No thinking was required at all as the battles were all incredibly easy.
Drallion Tyanu (3 months ago)
I played octopath too. Demo its a great game.
dr0nzer (3 months ago)
Can’t even pronounce Renaissance correctly... this guys a joke. Hire some better pee pole to present.
Cloud Strife (3 months ago)
ok u got my attention at 2:25 😁
Pipes61874 (3 months ago)
Wont buy it if its just hard to be hard
IMRavnos (3 months ago)
is it really as mediocre and sub par as it looks?  I am a JPRG nut who dislikes mediocre crap.  This looks like Mediocre crap.
Grainsauce (3 months ago)
Ummm, did you not know that you can turn down the post processing effects, so that it doesn't look blurry......
ink bringer (3 months ago)
I played the demo and it's really not hard, it's pretty basic like SMT or Persona, but it has cool tricks and the ability per character is really cool
Kosmos (3 months ago)
ink bringer I dont know if shin me gami is easy lolol
Mike Friend (3 months ago)
Any noticeable improvements from demo?
Jonas _00_ (2 months ago)
There are a few, but not so many that it ruins the games original feel
El Chupacabra06 (3 months ago)
Mike Friend Silicon Studios made a video about the improvements they made from the feedback from the demo, you should be able to find it on Nintendo's YouTube page.
Ransford (3 months ago)
Uh not worth $60 will wait for a price drop. The only game worthy of $60 was breath of the wild and Mario and maybe Splatoon in my opinion the rest should be sitting at $30-40
El Chupacabra06 (3 months ago)
Ransford So is Xenoblade 2 not worth 60$? What the hell makes a game worth 60$ for you?
Robert Smith (3 months ago)
So it's basically gonna be a turn-based Dark Souls, yah? (Because you thought that modern jrpg's are fairly easy, only a few would dare to take on those challenging roots.)
Necoroyals (3 months ago)
This game gives me such a DnD vibe
James Layne (3 months ago)
Looks good but not worth 60 imo
Tony Jenn (3 months ago)
I think we should hold off on that statement until we get some reviews
Flatulence The Unending (3 months ago)
Thanks for the video Totalbiscuit
Geo The Hero (3 months ago)
The gameplay looks fun, but I wish that I liked the visuals. They are covering up all the lovely pixel art and environments with weird blurring and atmospheric filters that make it look muddy and ugly.
Arif Gunawan (3 months ago)
GOTY Confirmed!
Shut up, Shinji (3 months ago)
It really has the potential to be goty. However I agree with Jason, it will be overlooked by alot of people because of the artstyle. But the demo was amazing, if the whole game is as amazing it will probably be one of the best rpg's in years.
Jason Vue (3 months ago)
Arif Gunawan Highly doubt it. This game would have to surpass reaches that God of War placed in the playstation community. MHW and GoW are super strong contenders for that award.
Mateo (3 months ago)
The best looking 2D style RPG ever, and disappointed...to what, what looks better that it should look like? What on earth makes you play it and think soft, did you even play any RPG on 3DS. It should be better cause its Switch...its not a X, so dont know why your whack expectations are worth saying disappointing.

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