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Octopath Traveler vs Xenoblade 2

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Which is better?

Octopath Traveler 14 32.56%
 
Xenoblade 2 29 67.44%
 
Total:43

Of the Switch's 2 high profile exclusive JRPGs, which do you think is better, and why?



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That's really difficult. Both are great in their own ways. Gotta think some more on this.



I havent finished Octopath yet, but from what i have played so far, XC 2 is a bit better, mostly because the story is better and better structured.



Until now haven't finished XC2 but I am at the final battle at 80hrs and that game I played non-stop up to that point , with OT I've only played around 23hrs I'm at the last 2 for Chapter 2 but stopped cause I kept buying new games on PS4 but couldn't even finish those too as I have rl things to do too, but anyways, overall I'm liking XC2 better but not saying OT is not fun because it is, it just released at the wrong time for me.

Edit: I liked XC2 better because it has a unique take on battle system and the beautiful vistas and story is just right by me, while OT's pixelated but beautiful art style is appealing to me, the story is just a bit of a cliche imo and there's a little to heavy grind to be done compared to XC2. 

Last edited by Sunstrider - on 01 August 2018

             

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This is a perfect comparison because Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has exactly what Octopath lacks - great character chemistry. Even the blades with optional sidequests interact with the main party better than the main cast of Octopath Traveler interacts amongst themselves. That’s not to say that I don’t think Octopath Traveler isn’t a great game (currently 20+ hours in and can’t put it down), but XC2’s story and cast were magical and glossed over any flaws from poor controls, bad camera angles and bad pacing (I.e. throwing you in an open world area filled with level 10-92 monsters in the second chapter).



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Ulternia said:
This is a perfect comparison because Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has exactly what Octopath lacks - great character chemistry. Even the blades with optional sidequests interact with the main party better than the main cast of Octopath Traveler interacts amongst themselves. That’s not to say that I don’t think Octopath Traveler isn’t a great game (currently 20+ hours in and can’t put it down), but XC2’s story and cast were magical and glossed over any flaws from poor controls, bad camera angles and bad pacing (I.e. throwing you in an open world area filled with level 10-92 monsters in the second chapter).

Actually forgot about those too, the interactions between characters, didn't quite like that on OT's.



             

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Don't think either is really good, but at least I finished Xenoblade Chronicles 2, so that is my choice.



Both are fantastic, and I am currently loving Octopath. However Xenoblade 2 definitely had a stronger hold on me.



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Ahh ... I'm not finished with Octopath so I can't take a decision right now. But right now, I prefer the graphical style used by OT, both soundtrack are just incredible ! (One of those better win the award !), the combat system had me more engaged in Xeno 2 but the strategic value of OT's battle system is more present. Story wise, Xeno has a better structure with it's narrative while OT is kinda all over the place but for good reason to not abide to typical JRPG standards.



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Xenoblade 2 by a very comfortable margin, because Octopath Traveler fumbles in its final section. While being the same thing over and over again, OT was still fun because of solid fundamentals and it had no glaring flaws; but then that final section screws it all up with a combo of braindead design choices to fulfill Square-Enix's company guidelines of making their games suck.



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