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bellow

I can't wait for this game. It seems to me that the switch is the go to console for unique experiences, and this is just another fine example.

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Ryu_Niiyama

Hmm didn't realize that they capped the levels at 15 for the demo. Ok, ok. six hours later I guess I'm done.

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BMO_Advanced

Primrose sure is persuasive...

Hey old man want to follow me around? > Old man follows her around for the remainder of his life

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xPH03N1Xx86

Played an hour as Olberic, I have to say I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I particularly enjoy challenging anyone I like. Take THAT, Old Man!
Also I'm glad Patrick Seitz is voicing him, I think he's great as a knight.

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SKTTR

Playing as Olberic for 4h 32m, maxed him out at Level 15, found Primrose, and emptied both caves in the mountain as well as the desert dungeon.

The man that is harrasing the girl in the desert city can be slain with Olberic.
Just find him with Primrose in his hometown (or play a game with Olberic). Both the "hometown" of Olberic and the "hometown" of Primrose are connected in both parts of the demo.

There is a girl in Olberic's town after you defeat the bandits, that is talking about examining certain stones. I found such a stone in the other cave. Then I got Primrose and used her dance ability to make that girl follow her. Unfortunately, after leaving the village the girl didn't continue to follow Primrose, so I was unable to solve that mission.
A shame the demo doesn't show the journal or the full map, even if you can you move the cursor around it with the right stick.

The game is full of secrets, so many hidden passages that lead to secret treasure chests. I really like exploring in this game. Couldn't stop until I got to every border of the demo.

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meleebrawler

The game says you can recruit any other playable character at any time in the full version... which probably means they won't interact at all, darn it. That was my favorite part of Bravely Default.

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Ryu_Niiyama

Seeing as this is a Squeenix game I am expecting a few OST releases...can't wait. The music is old school fantastic. You know when you play a battle screen so much that you hum the song during the day, that sort of fantastic.

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MFD

@meleebrawler You'd think they would, even if they didn't in the demo... I really hope they will.

MFD

meleebrawler

@UmniKnight I was under the impression that while you have eight characters to choose from at the start, the overall story wouldn't change regardless of who you pick, only the perspective. But the way things are now seems to suggest you only get self-contained stories with each, with any feats of other characters happening off-screen while blank slates representing them sit in their respective villages waiting for you to recruit them.

Something like Final Fantasy VI is what I'm hoping for, with party members coming and going as the plot moves forward and maybe getting them all together at the end, except you stay focused on one particular character the whole way.

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MFD

@meleebrawler I can't imagine the characters not having interactions in that regard. That would be a HUGE missed opportunity, so here's hoping they didn't miss said opportunity.

MFD

iLikeUrAttitude

I can't wait to play the demo when I can finally open up my Switch this Christmas. Ever since it was revealed the game already had me sold on it.
My only concern for it is that the combat system may seem a little repetitive and how the Eight stories will intertwine.

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the8thark

@Octane

There's zero need to lock my post. I asked the question because it was different to the specific nature of this more generalised topic. Totally unacceptable. I can't report a post in a locked topic so I will report my post and in the report reference the locked topic in question:
http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/nintendo-switch/will_octop...
Just so this can be looked at.

Moving right along - it looks like I'm now forced to ask this question again in this topic. I apologise to everyone who was talking about the specifics of Octopath Traveller here but the forum moderators have forced my hand here.

Here's my question again

We all know about Octopath Traveller. A game by Square based on choosing one of many characters and experiencing their story in a top down styled RPG.
Seiken Densetsu 3 however many of you might not know about. It's a SNES game released in Japan only in 1995. It's also based on choosing one of many characters and experiencing their individual story. Both games in what the are is very similar. The main two differences are the tone. Seiken Densetsu 3 is more upbeat and it also has more action oriented combat whereas Octopath Traveller is turnbased.
Did I mention both games are both developer by Square? No. I guess I should have. Those who think Octopath Traveller is a totally new idea or concept with it's mutiple choices for playable character are wrong. They've clearly not played Seiken Densetsu 3 and other games like this.
Will Octopath Traveller be better than Seiken Densetsu 3?
Seiken Densetsu 3 is a spiritual successor to the Secret of Mana though it plays slightly differently. I would recommend anyone interested to get the fan translation patch for Seiken Densetsu 3. It's a very good game. Personally I like Seiken Densetsu 3 more than I do Secret of Mana.
I think the answer to this question will be based on two things. Those who've never played Seiken Densetsu 3 will just pick Octopath Traveller because well they have no experience with Seiken Densetsu 3 to make a fair comparison. Those who ahve played both, the Octopath Traveller demo and Seiken Densetsu 3 will have a tough choice on their hands. Both are very good.
Personally I think Seiken Densetsu 3 is the better game but that might change once Octopath Traveller fully releases to the public.
So what do you think?

the8thark

Octane

@the8thark I'm just trying to keep the discussion in one place. And I don't think anyone minds you asking it here...

If I could move posts to other threads, I would've moved it here myself. Unfortunately, I cannot.

Octane

Raiko

That question certainly doesn't lrequire a new thread.

Raiko

PikPi

I'm so impressed by Square finding this amazing middle ground between 2D sprites in a 3D gameplay world. I hope this type of pixel art innovation sticks around/inspires other developers to rethink sprite work

PikPi

ilikeike

A pretty awesome Japanese ad for the game has been released. It shows off some amazing new boss characters and environments.

Also @the8thark I don't think it's fair to compare the two games here because 1) Seiken Densetsu 3 has never been officially released outside Japan so most of us here haven't played it the way it's intended, and 2) Octopath Traveler isn't even out yet, so we can't judge whether its story and mechanics live up to their potential or how they compare to Seiken Densetsu 3. That said, I personally think that Octopath will hold up better if only because the modern turn-based combat leaves less room for the jank and glitches that characterized Secret of Mana's combat. Now, I haven't played Seiken Densetsu 3, so correct me if I'm wrong and its combat is much tighter than its predecessor's.

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meleebrawler

I'm still concerned at the seeming lack of interaction between party members. To me that would make for a pretty hollow JRPG, no matter how good it's combat may be.

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Snaplocket

@ilikeike You're right Seiken 3's jankiness, the combat is generally better but the game is pretty glitchy and a lot of the game mechanics don't work like they should.

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rallydefault

@the8thark
My question is: who the heck thinks this is a brand-new approach to an RPG? That seems weird that anyone would even think that. It never struck me as revolutionary.

Good background info, though. Thanks.

rallydefault

Ryu_Niiyama

I'm kinda glad that the special edition sold out on Amazon...I really don't need to buy it....but I really want buy it...sigh. Adulting is hard.

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