Game: Octopath Traveler
Available Platforms: Switch, PC
Price: $59.99 [USD]
Reviewed on: PC
Developer: Square Enix
Release date: June 7, 2019
Octopath Traveler lets the player pick an adventure by allowing them to choose a character to start the game with. Each character has a different class and story to enjoy. The classes that the player can choose are: Apothecary, Cleric, Dancer, Hunter, Merchant, Scholar, Thief & Warrior. Each have strengths and weaknesses and each is a real blast to play! In addition, each character has several sub-jobs that the player can acquire for them. For instance, the Thief can choose Dancer, Merchant or Apothecary as a sub-job.
- Great story. The game drops the player into an interesting world and allows them to pick a character to play with, each with their own unique back story.
- Music. The game has a nice assortment of background music, as is standard with Square Enix’s games. Composer Yasunori Nishiki did a phenomenal job of scoring the game in a way that captures the essence of what makes classic RPGs great!
- Characters. As mentioned before, the game allows the player to choose one of eight characters and each has a unique and interesting story and personality.
- Art. The game uses classic RPG style graphics, but still uses some amazing artwork (See that awesome snake?) combining the two flawlessly.
- I really couldn’t find anything to complain about with this week’s title!
Octopath Traveler is a fun story-driven role player that immerses the player into an interesting world. As a fan of RPG style games, specifically the retro (NES/SNES) style, I found it to be an excellent purchase as Steam was having a sale on it. I really enjoyed my time with the game and recommend it to anyone who likes classic RPGs.
I Rate this game 100 out of 100
Check out my first impressions video below: