Octopath Traveler PC arrives today, dragging a 16-bit JRPG into the modern day with a striking 3D pixel style, a tremendous battle system and music you’ll be humming until your dying day. How does Octopath Traveler PC gameplay weigh up? We welcome Katharine to talk is through the best and worth bits of the game.
Rock Paper Shotgun has a written Octopath Traveler review over on the site. You can read it here: We didn’t have the time to put in 80 hours for our own video review, so invited Katharine to talk us through an Octopath Traveler PC review. These impressions cover everything from the style of the game, to the story, to the limitations of the multi-character system and the weak endgame adventure. If you’re currently looking for Octopath Traveler which character to start with, she even has guidance on that – pick someone good at fighting, as you’re stuck with them for a while. Maybe not Primrose the dancer. Rhythm can only get you so far.
As you ogle gorgeous Octopath Traveler PC gameplay, listen out for Katharine singing the praises of another killer soundtrack. Sounds like we need to add the Octopath Traveler OST to our Christmas list. (Yes, we know it’s June, but give us a break.) She also explains why the Octopath Traveler battle system is one of her favourite examples of JRPG brawling and talks about the perils of unbalanced party development when it comes to the endgame and hunting down Octopath Traveler secret boss. Of course, as Octopath Traveler Stream is out today, no doubt the community will start flooding forums with advice for decent party management.
If you’re curious about how long is Octopath Traveler, it took Katharine 80 hours to hit the end. Octopath Traveler’s length and world map is decent for the genre, though do expect some grinding to keep your party on a level footing. Of course, this is par for the course for the genre. And we do love a good JRPg here at Rock Paper Shotgun – have you watched our review of Dragon Quest 11? We show it some love here: It even made out Games of the Year for 2018, which you can enjoy here: Will Octopath Traveler PC make out GOTy list for 2019? Well, that depends if either Matthew or Alice have time to play the damn thing. So many games, so little time.
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