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Octopath Traveler IGN Review - JRPG Dream Come True!

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Are you getting Octopath Traveler?

Yes, day one/preordered! 45 68.18%
 
Maybe somewhere down the line 12 18.18%
 
No, doesn't interest me 9 13.64%
 
Total:66
For once IGN knows what they're talking about.

Some days I just blow up.

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Cerebralbore101 said:
IGN isn't really a good site anymore, but most critics agree that it's a must own title for Switch. Currently scoring 84 on Opencritic. That's extremely high for a JRPG with the kind of visuals it has. I was worried that critics would review it harshly due to the full price tag, and the low level of graphics. Lots of sites like Metro like to give unfairly low scores for being a JRPG, and lots of sites don't realize that graphics matter little. The Disgaea games are great, but routinely score in the high seventies due to those factors. So considering that, being at 84 is absolutely golden, for Octopath.

 

CaptainExplosion said:
For once IGN knows what they're talking about.

Honestly I just went with IGN because the review was in my recommended videos on YouTube lol, watched it and was very surprised it got such a high score, then I find out how well it's doing on Metacritic and Opencritic and I'm like DAMN! since as well all know, JRPGs more often than not get shit on for the littlest things, and any JRPG that can break the 75 barrier to get a green rating on Metacritic must be "amazing" by reviewer standards, lol :P 



I was going to wait for reviews before buying this one, and since my doubts are cleared I'll go for it.
Can't wait!

Wow! So far so good! Really looking forward to play this game :)

85 on Metacritic is extremely solid. Well done to the devs and hope this does really well. We need more old school JRPGs. I'll enjoy watching people play this on Twitch for sure.

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Jason Schreier from Kotaku called it "another botched JRPG experiment". His biggest criticisms are the big struktural problems in story and gameplay loop.
I will wait for other reviews from sources I know well but the game looks gorgeous and the battle system is great too so it would be a shame if his criticism is justified.

Last edited by MrWayne - on 12 July 2018

They need to keep putting out great third party games! Glad it did well with critics.

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I wandered half of Athens today and couldn't find a physical copy. Had to download instead :(

Was hoping i it would arrive today, but sadly it didn't. I am so excited to continue the story

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spurgeonryan said:
They need to keep putting out great third party games! Glad it did well with critics.

My dream would be for the SNES Final Fantasy games (4-6) or Chrono Trigger to be remade in this exact style... probably never gonna' happen, but damn a man can dream, right? :P And yeah, for a JRPG it's doing great with critics... hopefully it'll do good in sales too!