Octopath Traveler is a Japanese role-playing game with eight characters. Each of them has their own origin story. Each of those origin stories ends with that character deciding to leave their home and travel the world. You start by picking one character. Then you encounter all of the others during your journey. They each have traits that help one another out in different ways. You are free to mix and match party members to accommodate battle situations.
However: the character you choose first must always be in your party when you play the rest of the game.
Which of the eight characters will you choose? Which *should* you choose? Maybe those are different questions, and maybe both of them are impossible to answer. Well, here's a video dedicated to finding an answer, anyway.
ROFL!!! your voice over is hilarious lol, great game, I have been looking for a console to buy to supplement my pc for when the grind gets to me and since I love traditional rpg's the most of all games this looks like it, thx man.
*Beginning of video:* Uhm... Is this guy on drugs?
*End of Video:* Am... Am I on drugs?
Why. Why is this so soothing?
Edit: I wanted to start with Ophelia, but I started with H'aanit, because I like jumping to conclusions.
Also, I have important life advice specifically for Tim: for your safety, please don’t ever play the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII in English. Experienced simultaneously, the wacky localization script and dummied-in MIDI soundtrack may trigger severe heart palpitations.
“Infinite Undiscovery” (suggestive poetic nonsense) is a way, uhhh, “better” name than “Octopath Traveler” (thesaurus-stained word diarrhea). “Octopath Traveler” is truly the bottom of the Bad JRPG Name Barrel I’m sorry Tim
Though I guess nothing bottoms out “Bravely Default”.
Skank Hunt it’s how i talk. btw if you only watched like four seconds of this video before making this comment because you disagree with kotaku’s review of the game and presume that the person narrating this video is the person who reviewed the game, let me inform you that this video is in fact very different from the kotaku review of this game. for example, it was made by a different person (me) . . . :-O
i make this distinction because a LOT of people are sending me hate because of that review! if however you just dislike my voice—close the tab, dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I started the Prologue demo with Alfyn. He definitely seems like one of the intended starting characters, of course not the true intended starting character. Alfyn's open ended Prologue leaves a lot of room for the whole Travelling aspect. While there might be story markers, there's really nothing that shouts "Hey you should probably go here first!" because Alfyn has no true goal at the beginning of his first chapter. Just "explore the world and help people!". I ended up finding Primrose first on the route I took.
Annoying that the translation team decided to make H'Aanit and her people speak the eay they do when in Japanese they speak the same dialect as all the other characters. I hate when translations take extreme liberties like that.
I was going to work my way clockwise on the map in the demo starting with Ophelia. I did lose a few of my bonkers with this video and will go counter-clockwise instead when I buy the full game, because old English > hardcover first editions. It’s good that you did all the stories for me, so now I don’t have to lose the rest of my bonkers.
I also want to see a vid about why Kill Bill is the worst Quentin Tarantino movie.
To all those who say “Primroses story is the darkest! 😱😰”
Her BACKSTORY is dark. That’s it.
Everyone’s stories go dark at least once.
Tressa and the exploitation of a city, their men, and they’re lack of merchant knowledge
Cyrus and his journey that leads to a cultish man kidnapping woman, men, and children, sacrificing them all for a dark ritual.
Ophelia with child kidnapping and death threats.
I haven’t played the other ones yet but I ASSURE YOU, they all have serious moments.
Played Therions prologue in the demo and was kinda disappointed, so I was gonna pass on it initially. After watching Tim's video, I preordered it right away and now have over 25 hours logged. This game is incredible. Thanks for not letting me die hungry Tim.
man, i went to college in indiana. leaving indiana to literally go to every continent in the world is not hating on indiana any more than staying in indiana is hating the entire world outside of indiana! man, i just went to indianapolis for the 500 like two months ago. i do not hate indiana . . . man
Jacky Ha oh, you mean Star Ocean: The Second Story, published by enix in 1998, three YEARS before square and enix merged . . . ?! lol
this game’s staff all worked on legacy squaresoft properties, so i excluded enix from that intro lol
you’ll see some enix later in the video, though!! 7th saga yeahhhhh
Crazy Idea- take us unwashed mashes through the majesty of some of these underappreciated JRPGS you mentioned in this video. Whether it be a 10 min rundown or a 1-hour epic, I for one, will watch even second of it. And I will LOVE IT. I also won't die stupid., although I'm very hungry. I always say this - but you, Tim, are the very finest scholar of language and ewntertainment, I just want more.
Wow, a reply - incoming cringe... "Senpai noticed me!". Any one of those JRPGs you flashed on the screen getting their own video would be just gravy. I also do not own a switch and am a little tired of the coverage itr gets but Octopath is a HUGE reason to buy one. Also, I'm still waiting for the next episode of your FFVII series. Just do it live without the editing. The one you did in that format was perfectly fine.
You know, before watching this, I didn't really know anything about Octopath Traveler. I don't even own a Switch, though I thought I might get one sometime in the next year for something like BotW. This review/explanation has put this game on my "would buy first" list, and has reignited my desire to purchase a Switch. Awesome work as always, Tim.
WHAT. Hateful Eight is easily the worst Tarantino movie. So contrived, so stupid. The """"twist"""" of guns planted under the tables and god damn channing tatum under the floor is the most eye rolling nonsensical bullshit Ive ever seen. Plus the dialog was by far the most masturbatory QT has ever been. It's an awful movie. And this is from a QT fan boy.
Here are the true power rankings:
1. Jackie Brown
2. Pulp Fiction (I guess)
3. Inglorious Bastards
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Kill Bill 2
6. Kill Bill 1
7. Django Unchained
8. Hateful Eight
And really rankings 3-7 are extremely tight for me IMO.
Mase i’ll admit h8ful hasn’t marinated enough for me, though lordy i watched KB a couple months back and it is really noodly n waffly. if you separate them into two films i can see part 2 escaping from the bottom of the barrel though i choose to take them as one (so does QT, if his numbering is any indication). so for me they sit together beneath . . . hateful eight lol
no, i just said the wrong thing. i definitely realized the error while editing this video. however, fixing it would have required me to go back into the audio recording booth—or put a subtitle on the screen. i figured, why not LIVE LARGE!!!!!
PSA: Whichever character you choose at the beginning, is going to be your MAIN character, in the sense that he or she can NEVER leave your party. ...You are able to have a party of 4 characters, and can swap out characters as you wish between the other Octopath Travelers (once you have them available), but you CANNOT swap out your starting character. So choose carefully. I chose Cyrus as my starter and i couldn't be happier. He's like a Sherlock Holmes with mage spells. Dope.
Andrew Izquierdo as i pointed out in other comments, you actually CAN swap your main character out, after you complete their main story!! (which is a good way to wind up with four highly leveled characters)
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