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Which do you think is the better JRPG as a whole, Xenoblade 2 or Octopath?

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Xenoblade 2, but Octopath is also a great game.



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XC2, but Octopath is also a great game. If the battles in Octopath Traveler were faster it would have been a tougher choice but in my opinion the battles take way too long.



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Super_Boom said:
I'd put Xenoblade 2 ahead by a country mile. Amazing characters, compelling narrative

Are you sure you're not refering to the first Xenoblade Chronicles? The second one has none of those...



I have finished Xenoblade 2 (110 hours) and have not yet finished Octopath (3 of 8 story completed, all the other 5 in final chapter, around 50h of play).

I enjoyed both game but they are not in the same catgory. Ocopath is charming and refreshing game, old school RPG with beautiful artstyle and a lot of towns and secret to find. Xenoblade 2 on the other hand is a masterpiece with an amazing world, amazing story and characters, and an incredible gameplay. It's on a much bigger scale than Octopath.

It's the game I enjoyed the most on Switch (I played Zelda on Wii U). I bought Torna but have yet to play it, I will complete Octopath first. But Xenoblade 2 is such a great game already.



Vodacixi said:
Super_Boom said:
I'd put Xenoblade 2 ahead by a country mile. Amazing characters, compelling narrative

Are you sure you're not refering to the first Xenoblade Chronicles? The second one has none of those...

Xenoblade 2 has better characters and story than the first. Only people who don't like anime style graphich would say the contrary. The story of the first Xenoblade was over the top, and in my opinion, the 2 is better in everything.



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So out of all the replies so far only 1-2 people actually think Octopath is a better game.
I think that settles the matter.



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Xenoblade 2 by a landslide. Not even in the same ball park here...



Vodacixi said:
Super_Boom said:
I'd put Xenoblade 2 ahead by a country mile. Amazing characters, compelling narrative

Are you sure you're not refering to the first Xenoblade Chronicles? The second one has none of those...

In term of character development and romance things, Xenoblade 2 is league ahead. For example: Compare Rex at the beginning to Rex at the ending of the game and the relationship of Rex and Pyra.



Vodacixi said:

Are you sure you're not refering to the first Xenoblade Chronicles? The second one has none of those...

I guess I'm not all that interested in changing your opinion, but I personally found the story to be on par with XC1, and liked the cast even more than the first. Rex's character development in particular was amazing, watching him go from a cocky naive kid into a true hero was amazing. I get chills whenever watch the climax in Chapter 7. When Pyra and Mythra ask if he is able to harness their power, and instead of answering yes, he simply asks: Do you love this world? He's not thinking about himself anymore, he fully realizes what means to be their partner. I could make similar comments about the rest of the cast, particularly Nia and Zeke...heck even the Nopon mascot had his own character arc. The story twists towards the end of the game floored me on top of that, particularly because I enjoyed the first game so much. 

If the game didn't make an impact on you the same way, no worries...but XC2 is definitely my favorite of the three XC games, and the awesome cast is the primary reason for that.



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I really like Octopath but XC2 (base package not even including the best expansion/season pass in the industry) is by far the better JRPG experience unless you are a die hard for turn based combat or have a problem with the art style.