The Switch library is filled with a lot of fantastic JRPGs, but one of the standouts would have to be the excellent Octopath Traveler. Believe it or not, but this new IP is now two years old.
To celebrate this special occasion, Square Enix has shared some chibi-style artwork on the official Octopath Traveler Twitter account. Take a look below:
Nintendo is also currently celebrating Octopath Traveler's second anniversary in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit event. You have until 15th July to acquire four new spirits:
Olberic & Primrose, Tressa & Cyrus, Alfyn & Therion, and H’aanit & Ophilia.
If you haven't played this game yet, it's well worth a look. In our review, we gave it nine out of ten stars and said it was a special kind of RPG that was an absolute must buy.
Will you be revisiting Octopath Traveler to celebrate its second year anniversary? Tell us down below.
So cute! I loved that game, I’ll have to go back and play it sometime.
I love this game and hope to one day finish it 😆
Square. Please remake FF6 with this engine. Its been my wish ever since I first heard of this game. Ill buy 2 copies of it I swear! ❤️
Oddly fitting, I’m just about to finally finish this beautiful game this week after owning it since launch.... I’ve knocked out Haanit (starter), Prim, Therion, and Cyrus’ stories. Just have the remaining 4 and some side quests then done minus Post Game Dungeon and a couple stories
@apportal you beat me by 30sec
This reminds me! Time to listen to the Break & Boost CD again.
I’ll eventually get back around to finishing it. Fantastic game.
They left best girl Tressa out of the picture?? How dare they!
Will it also celebrate... With a saaaaaale? =D
It's my favorite game that I've never finished. I really enjoyed the stories I had played through, but for some reason I couldn't do it. Just turned into a slog, but I still want to go back and retry when I have time
I didn't know it was OT's 2 year anniversary. What a coincidence. I just started a new game today.
Really looking forward to a sequel.
It's a real great game! Probably my favorite game from SE in a very long time. I've been kinda itching to revisit it, but I just don't have the time. Far too many things I both want and/or need to do...
Always wanted to try this game but have never gotten around to it. I’ve mainly been put off by the fact the stories are supposedly not too great.
It’s my third most played Switch game until now.
The game was good... but it was such a letdown that the stories were not interconnected until the final "extra" grindy boss.
I just wish the structure of the game was different. I find it messy and lacking focus
@sandman89 exactly what I thought
I got bored at some point and never finished it (but I will - I think I reached chapter 4 for all characters). I remember it being too artificially grindy at some point, and the battle music was getting on my nerves.
Can't believe it's been that long! Still one of my favourite Switch games though - and the first that I 100% completed/put more than 80 hours into.
A sequel would be amazing, the original comes together at the end but there's still more they could elaborate on.
I got to a certain point in that game where my people were just not hard enough and the older I get the less patience I have to grind the levels, so I just gave up. Only completed the first chapter of all the characters. But the level difference between them all was so massive I just couldnt be bothered.
I may go back to it as I was really looking forward to it when I first played the Demo, but the level difference between my main character and the others is just stupid
I felt nostalgic playing this game despite it being released in modern times. It was a wonderful game and I really enjoyed the music, too. I know Square is busy with Bravely Default 2 but I hope they revisit this franchise in the future.
Love this game. It's the most played game on my switch, with about 140 hours on it. I still have much of the endgame content to do, so I'll need to jump back in at some point.
I really wanted this at launch, but I waited. It has been on my wish list ever since. But after reading several comments about not finishing the game, I would probably be in that category. I love RPGs, but their length puts me off.
@mcdreamer I'd definitely still recommend! I know a lot of people didn't like the story direction, but I found it immensely refreshing to play an RPG with a focus on multiple small, largely disconnected stories. And the gameplay is top notch.
@SwitchVogel Cool, will still keep an eye on it then. I still have one game voucher left so perhaps I'll end up using it on this game. I can imagine the smaller stories might be a nice break from the larger RPGs I've been playing of late.
@sandman89 totally agree!
I think that is pretty much the only glaring issue of the game, because the battle system is amazing, the graphics gorgeous, the music incredible, the level scaling fair and intuitive, the job system super fun, etc..
If they ever make a sequel (which I hope), I hope they have a more interconnected story, even though the whole 8 character thing is kind of a foundational gimmick, so I don't know how they should restructure the game around it.
That said, I'd gladly take a more linear sequel with set events if it offered a more compelling (and overarching) story.
Now, if we could only get more info on Champions of the Continent!
I've owned this game for about a year thanks to a sale, but I have yet to play it lol. I love JRPGs, I just wish some of them weren't so...long. XD
One of the many games I need to get back to
The game's biggest flaw is by far the lack of an overarching story. And that's a pretty big flaw. I could see it being a deal breaker for some people. Some of the individual stories are pretty good though. H'aanit and Cyrus in particular. There's satisfaction in finishing Primose's story. And I wish there was a whole game where you could play as Tressa sailing around the world. There is a deeper lore and you get snippets of it throughout too. It leaves you craving more. But the other aspects of the game are so good that, at least for me, I'm willing to overlook that lack of meaningful character connection.
I think that's why people are clamoring for a sequel. People are like "make this game exactly the way it is but with a better story."
Octopath Traveler is the most played Switch game in my collection. Third time going through it, I have 5 out of the 8 characters completed. If you're unsure about the game, download the demo and check it out. You can save your progress in the demo if you decide to buy the full game.
Got it last time it was on sale and man is it good. Only drawback is lack of battle animations but other than that super solid and very robust while embracing the simple formulas that made for some of the best classic RPGs of all time back in the psx days.
@Classic603 this is exactly right. Love the ascetic, love the tale, but it turns into such a grind.
@GundamExia That's actually a great idea.
I don't like spoilers, but I have to say.
Somehow I defeated the final boss and got the spurning ribbon. I can't explain how, it just happened, and it was amazing.
And regarding the connection between the characters:
"A story experience that feels less like a classic JRPG and more like taking an Uber pool."
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