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Which Octopath Traveler Are You?

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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.
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Sesshomaru3700 (13 hours ago)
I chose Therion, because he looked awesome. Simple as that. 😂 I haven’t regretted my decision yet.
Sesshomaru3700 (13 hours ago)
What the fuck am I watching 😂
Gaming Landscapes (3 days ago)
Dude, Where's my Bonkers?
DaMarcus Austin (4 days ago)
..... Well loved the video but I literally squealed when you said you were from Indiana... That's where I'm from... It's like we are buddies now
Kotaku (1 day ago)
DaMarcus Austin heck yeah dude
LordOfElm (4 days ago)
Where is the 33 minute long video lecture on early modern english?
Kotaku (1 day ago)
LordOfElm where’s my $10k raise
Tyger Gray (5 days ago)
I didn't know Dwight Schrute was making videos for kotaku....
Satanicoaldo Aldo (6 days ago)
The cleric girl also does a pilgramage like Yuna from final fantasy X.
Squid Kid (8 days ago)
there is a secret final boss and i’m sorry to say, it’s not an octopus
Mark Elder (8 days ago)
WHERES MY BONKERS
Scott Brennan (9 days ago)
This man... Need a raise
Devan Mackey (11 days ago)
I am now a fan
B W (12 days ago)
Dude, the “humor” is overkill. Why do you feel like making fun of everything? Just focus on the content!
Alex Landon (13 days ago)
Tim is a god among menopath travelers
Tabo Okozube (14 days ago)
Dude..I tested Infinite Undiscovery when I worked at SE. It was painful.
jmr1415 (14 days ago)
FYI: Bishop is an ecclesiastical title across a lot of christian churches not just the Catholic ones, in particular the Protestant Church of England uses them and they don't have a celibacy rule.
Mentalic Warfare (15 days ago)
At first, I didn't like this guy. But after a while he grew on me, now he's one of my favorite voices on youtube.
William Johnson (15 days ago)
I loved the 7th saga reference. I laughed alittle too hard when you said Kamil from 7th Saga lol damn that game was hard...
Hat Guy (15 days ago)
I must admit, til' now I've never heard anyone react with such passion to turn based strategy.
Eric Castillo (16 days ago)
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.
Thank YOU! KIll Bill IS the worse Quinton movie! Thank GOD someone else noticed! Not a bad review on the game.
Greg Geiger (18 days ago)
Wild arms is dope
xKaibabz (20 days ago)
I died when I saw that he had a save file for each prologue 😂😂
reed (21 days ago)
I love Tim Rogers. I love his bonkers. I hope he never loses them.
Cibaito Power (21 days ago)
This game looks amazing
Giuseppe Gentile (24 days ago)
You sir, are a breath of fresh air.
Kat Odonnell (1 month ago)
Your humour is humorous.
Promise Uzowulu (1 month ago)
I think tressa was better than alfyn
Marc Mazur (1 month ago)
You should start a patreon just to talk about early modern English. No jokes.
Giovanni (1 month ago)
*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.
7SidedFilms (1 month ago)
I started primrose, but kinda wished I started with Cyrus, ophilia or olberic. It’s a great game though.
Eli F (1 month ago)
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.
Eli F (1 month ago)
“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 (1 month ago)
What’s wrong with your voice?
Kotaku (1 month ago)
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trenton Stockwell (1 month ago)
Why doesn't Tim just start his own channel? I know I would watch it, who else would?
Kotaku (1 month ago)
guaranteed salary
Jared Johnson (1 month ago)
Tim, if you think Kill Bill is worse than Death Proof, we have a problem.
Jared Johnson (1 month ago)
>:0
Kotaku (1 month ago)
Jared Johnson deathproof at least has a punchline, and its kung fu scenes are better (that’s a burn on kill bill’s kung fu scenes)
KelyxTheMage (1 month ago)
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.
likessox92 (1 month ago)
Tim is too good for kotaku
Andrew Brant (1 month ago)
Where's the 30 minute linguistic analysis of H'aanit's dialect???
asaka616 (1 month ago)
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.
TheKiss (1 month ago)
Dear Tim Rogers, No video of yours could ever be too long for my taste. Sincerely, Four-fifths of the entire Internet
Viper Excess (1 month ago)
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.
ASquared (1 month ago)
Tressa's my favorite too!
Adam Hawks (2 months ago)
To all those who say “Primroses story is the darkest! 😱😰” No No 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.
sarsattacks (2 months ago)
Not sure why so many thumbs down. This is the funniest video about Octopath I've seen.
duece08 (2 months ago)
JUST SAY YOU DON'T LIKE THE DAMN GAME, KOTAKU.
Kotaku (1 month ago)
i do like the game, though. btw kotaku is more than one person
Catowar Meowson (2 months ago)
Poor Cryus got #metoo'ed
BennyBoy46 (2 months ago)
Where's my bonkers?!
Advancer 64 (2 months ago)
0:34 Uh... They do talk to each other...
Sabatini Trema (2 months ago)
Hahahahaha...very entertaining 😂
Francisco Rodriguez (2 months ago)
WHERES MY BONKERS?!
TheStanhoff (2 months ago)
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.
The Rebellion of Pinda (2 months ago)
TRESSA WAS MY START AS WELL!!
LucenProject (2 months ago)
How Quotable!!
David Alexander (2 months ago)
I actually started as Ophilia without realizing that little OCTOPATH bit.
Rylan Love (2 months ago)
Anyone else see that there are eight hundred and eighty-eight thumbs ups right now? ...never have I so badly not wanted people to like a good video.
promezeus (2 months ago)
Haanit also doesn’t know her parents...........
Sam P (2 months ago)
I'm sorry but I have to correct you. The hateful eight is easily the worst Tarantino movie, not Kill Bill. Continue...
apoQ (2 months ago)
I also did that with the save files!!!! :D
BowmansWorld (2 months ago)
Probably the only worthwhile kotaku video i have ever watched. Narrator was great/hilarious.
BowmansWorld (2 months ago)
Didnt know kotaku had a fellow like you working for em, will def go check out ur other vids man haha!
Kotaku (2 months ago)
by saying this is "the only worthwhile video" on this youtube channel, you are being VERY MEAN!!! to my other 86 (!!!) videos on this youtube channel lmao
Ricardo Bourdet (2 months ago)
idk why but it slightly triggered me the way some of the names were pronounced (Haanit). Also I must suck because I picked Ophilia and had some trouble with the boss fight and fond it the hardest.
Ricardo Bourdet (2 months ago)
Kotaku lol I always heard it more like you would say the ice cream (Haagen daz or whatever)
Kotaku (2 months ago)
hmmm, that's the way they pronounce it in the game, so
Zenrath (2 months ago)
Octopath Traveler traveler, i freakin lost it
PSN PocketsFulOfHope (2 months ago)
I started with therion just because.
Rain Marshal (2 months ago)
I like this guy, he’s a dickhead
Jan-Hendrik VAN DER AHEE (2 months ago)
When I saw this video is by Tim Rogers I SCREAMED LIKE A FREAK
tasa nova (2 months ago)
Great video! But sad for the hate on Indiana
Kotaku (2 months ago)
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
Jonathan Matos (2 months ago)
Olberic is my OT, but i’m liking everyones story so far.
Jerome Grossley (2 months ago)
Tressa = Best girl
Overwatch I guess (2 months ago)
THERION No excuses
Salty Ambrosia (2 months ago)
Kill Bill is the worst Quintin Tarentino movie? Explain yourself.
Arvin R. (2 months ago)
LOL at Haanit! There's a meme with Chinese folks about it requiring more English knowledge(I think they said College level English) due to the use of too much old English in her own prologue.
King Voxel (2 months ago)
You had me at Infinite Undiscovery! I've been wondering how they generate these modern RPG names for years now.
Fred Green (2 months ago)
LOSE MY BONKERS
Sleeping Forest (2 months ago)
I was born in 1993 I don't know any of these game references that he mentioned in the video XD.
Sleeping Forest (1 month ago)
mushy yeah that is true XD
mushy (1 month ago)
Poor kids ): they missed out on the best games. It climaxed at Dreamcast/GameCube/PS2/Xbox so maybe you caught the tail end of greatness
Stephen Johns (2 months ago)
Jesus Christ listening to this with earbuds in was the creepiest 20 minutes of my entire life.
T Mclaughlin (2 months ago)
Anyone Recommend to get this game I'm not sure yet
Listonosh (2 months ago)
Does primrose and Ophelia have the same exact field skills? Seems like they can both recruit people to follow them into battle
Listonosh (2 months ago)
Ah ok, makes sense. I'm up to Primrose now, and so far enjoying the hell out of it. But I will the say the repetitive nature of everyone's chapter 1 is a bit worrying
Kotaku (2 months ago)
Listonosh it is the same skill on paper, yes, though the people it’s possible for them to recruit differ
Anthony Z (2 months ago)
Professional video game expert? Hahah, ok. Go get a real job if you want to call yourself an expert.
Kosmos (1 month ago)
Get outta here old man
chupidog (2 months ago)
I like these videos a lot lol. the delivery is so funny and weird
Bryan Truce (2 months ago)
Tressa is absolutely best girl. "Here player this is free money for dealing with a loading screen"
Kotaku (2 months ago)
Bryan Truce yeah, i totally love it. she makes grinding a lot more, uh, maybe “fun” is the right word: instead of walking in circles, you just walk through entire zones in big long loops
Onyx Oblivion (2 months ago)
Hell yeah I love SaGa Frontier
Mike Totarella (2 months ago)
Please review every game ever, your review style is unlike anything I’ve heard and I love it
Tacomanjaro A (2 months ago)
Each letter in OCTOPATH is the beginning letter of each of the travelers Ophelia Cyrus Tressa Olberic Primrose Alfyn Therion H'aanit Sorry for blowing your mind lol
Kotaku (2 months ago)
Tacomanjaro A hey thanks for the comment though uh if you think you’re blowin MY mind it’s clear you ain’t watched the video you commented on lmao
Mark in Austin (2 months ago)
When you professed your love for Itoken's music it became clear you are my video game spirit animal.
Pigpug Pigpug (2 months ago)
I fucking love your voice XD
Jacky Ha (2 months ago)
woww, didn't bring up star ocean 2 on games done by square enix, i see how it is
Kotaku (2 months ago)
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
Dee Dubya (2 months ago)
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.
Dee Dubya (2 months ago)
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.
Kotaku (2 months ago)
Dee Dubya i’d LOVE to do an anearth video. i have it running in an emulator over here. i wish there was a fan translation . . . that’d make it easier to make a video for a wide enough audience lol
Ryan Kirby (2 months ago)
I picked Tressa because she’s the most relatable, since I work retail and my life story is the most boring in comparison to my peers
Isaiah Taylor (2 months ago)
God damn you Tim Rogers.
Aira 4.0 (2 months ago)
That ending though I give you props Tim and yes Make it your new catchphrase
wardm4 (2 months ago)
Was this an FFVI ad? If so, it was awesome! I went right out and bought it after watching this.
Pyraxian1 (2 months ago)
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.
Mase (2 months ago)
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 (2 months ago)
Kill Bill has more katana's, bruce lee jump suits, and eye plucking of a one-eyed person, therefore it is auto better than H8. I rest my case.
Kotaku (2 months ago)
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
Sharito742 (2 months ago)
Shut up Kotaku!! Your review suck ass!
Michael Peterson (2 months ago)
I thought the untouched bonus was for money and the break bonus was for exp. Does that change later?
Kotaku (2 months ago)
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!!!!!
Rafael Henrique Kroll (2 months ago)
This guy makes the best videos on Youtube.
namename (2 months ago)
Best 20 minutes of my life. Tressa is my octopath traveler traveler.
Kletian999 (2 months ago)
As a catholic. Wanted to let you know protestants have bishops too, and some of them have married priests. Even Catholics used to have families for bishops. Loved the video.
Kotaku (2 months ago)
ah, yes, i knew this, though the bishop in this game mentions a pope. i seriously meant to rewrite that part of the script!!!
John Miller (2 months ago)
Hey, Saga Frontier was great! When I was 12.
Kotaku (2 months ago)
John Miller if you happen to be only 13 now this game will BLOW YOUR MIND, then lol
Andrew Izquierdo (2 months ago)
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 (2 months ago)
Kotaku oh that's interesting, had no idea about that. Thanks for the response!
Kotaku (2 months ago)
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)
Leisure (2 months ago)
Bad video.
Kotaku (2 months ago)
I'm sorry, I can't quite make out your handwriting there. Did you mean to write "UhhghhghhhhhgHGHHghhHghHGhGHhghHghhGHhGHhHghhhhhhhh"?

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