I'm not exactly in a hurry, while definitely not last year, I've a decent backlog for the rest of the year, not to mention I'm just off the back of Nier: Automata and am doing New Game+ in Persona 5, and am currently awaiting the Xenoblade 2 DLC campaign. In other words I'm not at a dire need for JRPGs.
If I'm being perfectly honest, part of the reason I'm so interested in this, beyond the combat system and art style, is that I want more significant third party support on the Switch, but haven't actually done much towards that effect. Of my 6 Switch games, only one is third party, and it's Shovel Knight. While Shovel Knight's great, I REALLY don't need to worry about Yacht Club's future games coming to Switch. Third parties like Square Enix, Ubisoft, Bethesda, etc., are much more of a concern.
It's not your job to keep third parties on the Switch. It's Nintendo's. And it's not your obligation to buy third party games. It's their job to make their games as compelling and unmissable as possible, if they are to expect sales.
That being said, buy Octopath. It's amazing.
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