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edhe

I've gotten into this again, and have beaten the second chapter for Tressa, Ophilia and Cyrus - along with Olberic, they make a pretty fun team. But now, I've swapped out Tressa, Ophilia and Cyrus for Therion, H'annit and Alfyn, and it's become a bit less fun. Granted, they're around 15 levels behind, underequipped and lacking in their specialised skills, but it's going to take a bit of grinding to get them viable - even for their second chapters,
It's a bit tricky, because I have an odd one out in Primrose, so while after this next round, everyone will be around level 30, I'll then have to babysit Primrose.

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Krull

I find it weird how often people talk about grinding in Octopath Traveler. I had the enemy encounter minimiser active, and still struggled to avoid feeling overlevelled. I also rotated my team members for every chapter so, apart from my first pick (whom I switched out after completing his chapter 8), everyone was the same level. Never stuck with the same four all the time. Every character is useful, especially once you can add second jobs.

Final, final boss was my favourite bit of the game. It kicked my ass the first few times, but with the right strategy it is beatable without grinding - provided you haven’t dumped all your JP in the wrong places.

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Spoony_Tech

@Krull I'm with you and never had to grind once. Even when I was a bit underleveled my main carried the team. I also switched out quite regularly.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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the8thark

subpopz wrote:

I never did finish this game. I finished all 8 stories and enjoyed that bit, but the boss gauntlet and actual final boss[/spoiler] were just too much of a sudden difficulty spike. My characters, after having no problem with the rest of the game were nowhere near ready enough for this [spoiler](yes, I went back to all the towns and got all the new, better gear). I know I could have done it if I went and grinded out levels and job points for hours, but any time a game does something like this it wrecks the flow and I lose interest because it's just adding in a pointless grind for the sake of a grind. I put in the hours to get to where I was....why add hours of grind at that point? Anyway, it remains unfinished and will probably stay that way.

The boss rush is easy if you abuse the Weapon Master's Winnehild's Battle Cry ability while equipping some of the best weapons in the game.

The final boss is actually very similar to the 4 secret class bosses[/spoiler] in the way that you need to work out the right way to beat them. It's a puzzle, not brute force and high levels. Also I highly recommend not to use any of your [spoiler]jams and save them for the final boss as they make it actually relatively doable.

Krull wrote:

still struggled to avoid feeling overlevelled.

Actually the game is really set up well to overlevel yourself if you want to. The overworld enemies are split into low level areas, medium level areas and high level areas. I just grinded in forests in each area to level up. The last forest in the north east of the map had some of hte highest level enemies in the game. Around level 55 I think. I did everyone's chapeter 1 then worked my way up to that top end forest and grinded there a little. Did not take that long to overlevel everyone. So much so that even everyone's chapter 4 boss was a joke. But I still found it really fun.

Also using your job points wrongly doesn't matter. You can grind more very quickly. For the final boss you need a decent amount of job points for all 8 characters anyway. All that really matters is that you didn't use up all your jams and revatilising jams as when used correctly really help in the final boss battle.

edhe wrote:

It's a bit tricky, because I have an odd one out in Primrose, so while after this next round, everyone will be around level 30, I'll then have to babysit Primrose.

That really doesn't matter. 2 - 3 overlevelled characters just walks all over the game in everything except the 4 secret job bosses and the final boss. I did all chapter 2 - 4 bosses with 3 of the same characters I just swapped out the 4th when I needed to have a different character in the team. Doesn't matter what level the 4th character is. The other 3 can carry.

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Henmii

I only bought it recently. I planned to buy it shortly after release (I enjoyed the demo), but waited because of shortages. Then recently I pondered: "Should I still buy it? I am not a gigantic rpg fan. But If I wait to long, it goes out of print"

Well, I made the jump recently...and I am very happy that I did! Nice, complex gameplay. Awesome graphics and music. Fun characters and voice acting. Interesting stories. Lenghty and challenging bosses. I am 11 hours in and don't know if I'll see it through to the end, but so far I am enjoying it a lot. But I am just tipping the surface, I have done the first chapters of 6 characters and just started the first chapter of character number 7. But so far, really impressed!

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komodo182

I enjoyed the game. Wished it had more plot overall, but am excited for another game.

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Purgatorium

@Krull @Spoony_Tech

I had the same experience. I never had to grind. Could it be because in order to do one character's quest all at once you would have to grind and that's what people are doing?

The way I played I got all eight characters, switched out constantly, and wouldn't move to a new chapter until all the characters had completed the chapter.

But that might not be the most ideal way to play as it made the game ridiculously easy in the last few stories of each chapter.

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Spoony_Tech

@Purgatorium You can play the game anyways you want. I played exactly the way you described and I worked out in my favor. Grinding sucks if you can avoid it but I found that if you picked the right starting character they could carry weaker characters for quite a while.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Purgatorium

For sure, I chose Cyrus as my starting character and he was just a wrecking ball. Other characters managed to keep their levels on par with suggest levels by just being swapped in often enough.

The game is good in that way, actually. Characters gained levels pretty fast so even if they were behind, bringing them along with a higher party caught them up quick.

Purgatorium

Seacliff

Heard about the 'next console game' alongside the mobile spin-off announcement.

There are only two major things I would want from a sequel. More character interactions outside of banners with more influence over each other's plot would be great, as everyone basically makes sure everyone is recruited before starting a chapter 2 anyways.

The other bigger thing is that I would rather have no final boss over a forced one. I know this would be hard to do from a gameplay perspective, but it means a lot to me from a story and worldbuilding one. What I personally loved about this game was that there was no evil god breaking a thousand-year seal or an evil emperor from the more advanced nation. Everyone's story was personal. It felt like the playable characters could have been NPCs from a more traditional RPG.

They are Travelers, not heroes.

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Muyounosuke

Seacliff wrote:

What I personally loved about this game was that there was no evil god breaking a thousand-year seal

uh did we play the same game? that’s literally what the overarching story is about.

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Muyounosuke

komodo182

Muyounosuke wrote:

Seacliff wrote:

What I personally loved about this game was that there was no evil god breaking a thousand-year seal

uh did we play the same game? that’s literally what the overarching story is about.

But it was missable, so many players probably finished the 8 characters story and were like okay, now what....no climax>? There are still areas I haven't been too....

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Muyounosuke

@komodo182 ya I agree the final boss is really missable especially since almost all the side quests in the game are a little too vague, but there is a ton of clues in the the character’s stories especially the later chapters because three things keep popping up the dark god Galdera, the Gate of Finis, and Graham Crossford. Cyrus’ chapter 4 also makes it painfully obvious something is going on.

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komodo182

Muyounosuke wrote:

@komodo182 ya I agree the final boss is really missable especially since almost all the side quests in the game are a little too vague, but there is a ton of clues in the the character’s stories especially the later chapters because three things keep popping up the dark god Galdera, the Gate of Finis, and Graham Crossford. Cyrus’ chapter 4 also makes it painfully obvious something is going on.

Most people would know its hinting about something else (maybe a sequel, maybe something else in this game).

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bellow

Been playing this heavily for the past few weeks. I've decided to take a break for darksiders to keep it fresh, but I've been massively enjoying it.

Is it normal to be 32 hours in and only to have managed 2 second chapters? I didn't realize it was going to be this involved.

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BruceCM

@bellow, if you're doing everything, you're looking at 100+ hours easily.... It's a game where it's definitely worth doing that

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bellow

@BruceCM I'm doing a lot. And I've been trying to find the job shrines as part of my second chapter run.

Of course if I'd have known you can turn down battle frequency during my search (which I've just found out by skimming thru this thread) I might have shaved a few hours off my tally.

Those extra levels are nice, though😀

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Galarian_Lassie

Octopath will receive a patch on June 7th that will add simplified and traditional Chinese language support.

Where am I going! Nowhere, unless if I say otherwise!

rallydefault

What an awesome game, seriously. I might go back for either a second playthrough or to find absolutely everything.

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