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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

I like the look of the game, and the battle system especially seems like something I'd enjoy.
My only concern is how he described the different story paths, as if they're almost completely unrelated to each other. I guess I was hoping for the stories to get intertwined and that each one would expand on another in some ways.
But I'll probably check it out if I have the chance. Reminds me a bit of Bravely Default.

Last edited by Hiku - on 12 July 2018

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SuperNova said:

Mine has just arrived! :3
Can't wait to open it up and get into it!

Edit: It sounds like a little bit of a shame that the stories don't converge and tangle more past a certain point, but it is a very original choice to make and I'm willing to give the dev team a huuuge benefit of the doubt on the story, since I haven't played it yet.

 

Hiku said:

I like the look of the game, and the battle system especially seems like something I'd enjoy.
My only concern is how he described the different story paths, as if they're almost completely unrelated to each other. I guess I was hoping for the stories to get intertwined and that each one would expand on another in some ways.
But I'll probably check it out if I have the chance. Reminds me a bit of Bravely Default.

Octopath Traveller is about 8 individual stories, not 8 perspectives on one overarching plot. It reminds me a lot of SaGa Frontier. 



Xxain said:
SuperNova said:

Mine has just arrived! :3
Can't wait to open it up and get into it!

Edit: It sounds like a little bit of a shame that the stories don't converge and tangle more past a certain point, but it is a very original choice to make and I'm willing to give the dev team a huuuge benefit of the doubt on the story, since I haven't played it yet.

 

Hiku said:

I like the look of the game, and the battle system especially seems like something I'd enjoy.
My only concern is how he described the different story paths, as if they're almost completely unrelated to each other. I guess I was hoping for the stories to get intertwined and that each one would expand on another in some ways.
But I'll probably check it out if I have the chance. Reminds me a bit of Bravely Default.

Octopath Traveller is about 8 individual stories, not 8 perspectives on one overarching plot. It reminds me a lot of SaGa Frontier. 

I'm not exactly looking for an overarching plot that's present in all storylines, but rather some ways they get intertwined.
For example, in SaGa Frontier 2, Gustave's story ended a bit abruptly and ambiguous, to the point where I wasn't sure if I would perhaps see him again later. But then in Will's storyline, "Gustave" does show up again. Except it's a fake Gustave.
The presence of this character in Will's story had a bigger impact on the story because we got to know Gustave through the previous story, and how he built up his reputation, rather than if the character's backstory had been explained in exposition.

It seems like the main characters of Octapath Traveler team up in the game? So I'm hoping that they affect each others story lines in interesting ways, even if they all have different goals.



Nice, the Switch really is shaping up to be "Paradise" for the JRPG gamer.

*slight smiles*

I wrote this one off since the first demo didn't really impress me, but I might have to pick it up at some point. Seems like it's getting a ton of praise. Then again...so did Bravely Default at first...maybe I should wait till people complete it.

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Due to the recent flooding no shop close to me has it and my amazon order is slated to arrive on the 25th. *sigh*
(But I don't want to download it out of principle.)

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Hiku said:
Xxain said:

 

Octopath Traveller is about 8 individual stories, not 8 perspectives on one overarching plot. It reminds me a lot of SaGa Frontier. 

I'm not exactly looking for an overarching plot that's present in all storylines, but rather some ways they get intertwined.
For example, in SaGa Frontier 2, Gustave's story ended a bit abruptly and ambiguous, to the point where I wasn't sure if I would perhaps see him again later. But then in Will's storyline, "Gustave" does show up again. Except it's a fake Gustave.
The presence of this character in Will's story had a bigger impact on the story because we got to know Gustave through the previous story, and how he built up his reputation, rather than if the character's backstory had been explained in exposition.

It seems like the main characters of Octapath Traveler team up in the game? So I'm hoping that they affect each others story lines in interesting ways, even if they all have different goals.

They don't team up for a common goal they more so just cross paths and travel together lending their skills to the party to see out their on story, the open ended nature of the game made it difficult for SE to make the characters interact and affect each others stories as the amount of chapters and 8 stories for 8 characters would require a lot of combinations for every scene.



Was tempted to buy the Wayfarer's Edition but it was sold out on Amazon. Probably for the best though, as my finances are hurting a bit as it is. Settled for the regular edition, but had to at least opt for a physical copy. Now the wait begins.. Watching live streams in the meantime, looks awesome. While the turn based RPGs are hit and miss to me, I do love the retro 80's-90's JRPG vibe ala Dragon Quest, FF6, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, etc.

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Got it with Zelda BOTW (double dipped since I already have the Wii U version), and Hollow Knight.

But the reason I finally got it now (Octopath Traveler) lands in a few hours and I canít wait to finally play it!

 

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