Octopath Traveler - Before You Buy

Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch) is a JRPG with a cool look and nostalgia infused gameplay. But how does it hold up on its own? Let's talk.
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  1. gameranx


    2 жилийн өмнө

    Favorite character?

    • Trinity Legend

      Trinity Legend

      28 өдрийн өмнө

      H'aanit Literally turns the Game Into Pokémon Lite! But I really love Tressa and Cyrus Personality Wise

    • Ushio Okazaki

      Ushio Okazaki

      Сарын өмнө


    • Ewerton Silva Rafael

      Ewerton Silva Rafael

      Сарын өмнө


    • starsapphire2013


      Сарын өмнө

      Therion always.

    • Hetansh Chetta

      Hetansh Chetta

      Сарын өмнө


  2. Albert Vu

    Albert Vu

    Цагийн өмнө

    You mentioned Child of Light. Officially a fan of this channel now.

  3. 7ito The Gaymer

    7ito The Gaymer

    21 цагийн өмнө

    I just noticed this on Xbox games pass

  4. Paul Beverage

    Paul Beverage

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Unless this game has changed a bunch since release I find this review to be missing a bit of important detail. Also some things at least to me seem entirely wrong or inaccurate at best.

  5. Mike Potrero

    Mike Potrero

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    didn't finish the game but letting us know what's what before we buy...alright. dislike

  6. leon luo

    leon luo

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Does this dude even play video games?

  7. I-Life Gaming

    I-Life Gaming

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    i love gameranx and everything but this review I THINK is absolute trash. you really dropped the ball. first, you didn't give it nearly enough credit as it deserves. i don't think you mentioned that you can pretty much completely skip segments of character stories that you think are boring. and why is cyrus' story boring and not ophilias. you also didnt mention how the first character you choose, you NEED to have that character in your party the whole time. also, "a little easy".... have you even got to chapter two of the characters? Grindy.... ummm you shouldn't be skipping battles anyway duurrrr.... you only played it for 7 hours? get the hell out of here! how can u review the game after that long. i can point out like 5 more things but i wont. AFTER THIS REVIEW OF YOURS AND SEEING HOW "OFF" IT IS.... NOW I CAN'T TRUST ANY OF THEM. you are now off my radar as far as reviews go

  8. Joey R

    Joey R

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Just got this on steam for half off. Kinda has some OG maple story vibes

  9. Thundercookie03 -

    Thundercookie03 -

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Love how he said 50-60 hours. Like hes should think more 100-120😂

  10. Shalon Smith

    Shalon Smith

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't know why it took me so long to pick this game up. But yes it does have a final fantasy 6 vibe. Bunch of different characters each with their own mechanics and just a beautiful game.

  11. Mr R

    Mr R

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    When I saw it on game pass it was an amazing surprise. Love this game!

  12. Brandon Smythe

    Brandon Smythe

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    So many games to play so little time. Does anyone else get upset knowing they will never get to play everything?

  13. Moses Douglas

    Moses Douglas

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Have it for Xbox via Game Pass its not easy but it's fun.

  14. Kevin Guy

    Kevin Guy

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    actually best game ever

  15. Dario Lambkin

    Dario Lambkin

    Сарын өмнө

    Really great game.... the grind is REALLY GRINDY. But it’s on the switch so you can easily grind while watching TV or on a road trip. It’s 9/10 IMO.

  16. pony qi

    pony qi

    Сарын өмнө

    How do the characters develop?

  17. Wiseman108


    Сарын өмнө

    Character models remind me of Suikoden.

  18. ced2k caritas

    ced2k caritas

    Сарын өмнө

    If this is not the best, what is the best?

  19. Ferarri Brown

    Ferarri Brown

    Сарын өмнө

    On game pass.. The show comes out in april as well on game pass for xbox

  20. English Infidel

    English Infidel

    Сарын өмнө

    Thanks, now I know this game I was tempted to drunkenly buy actually sucks balls.

  21. oldschooldogy316


    Сарын өмнө

    I am so disappointed. I just downloaded this game after watching a review where some clown was talking about how beautiful the game was. In should have known that wasn't true when I saw that it was just a 3gb download. This is one of the worst looking games I have ever played. it looked like it should have been on the original NES or an early handheld game. I deleted it very quickly when I saw what it looked like.

  22. eternal


    Сарын өмнө

    before you buy don't buy!

  23. MarcusMcFlyy


    Сарын өмнө

    Who's here after seeing this on Xbox GamePass?

  24. puhas kass

    puhas kass

    Сарын өмнө

    Imagine some pokemon game remake like this

  25. Frank James

    Frank James

    Сарын өмнө

    i would like it better if my character was on the left side of the screen

  26. Alexandre Maheux

    Alexandre Maheux

    Сарын өмнө

    got it yesterday and im having a blast just got into the world map and cant wait to see whats next i thought at first this was a 8 parts scenario games involving 8 differents character once i got to the world map i realised it was a full fledged classic FF style thank you square enix!

  27. Vinny Costa

    Vinny Costa

    Сарын өмнө

    Played It on gamepass, hated It. Limitated character progression, limitated story and no antagonist. Played 15 hours and regret It.

  28. Greg Tuff

    Greg Tuff

    Сарын өмнө

    Really happy this is out on gamepass. I was kinda meh about it but Falcon knows his shit.

  29. Bradley Lavergne

    Bradley Lavergne

    Сарын өмнө

    Did u guys forget it doesn't have microtransactions?! A big plus in my book.

  30. christian


    Сарын өмнө

    I’m grinding fighting the villagers.

  31. Kevin Elston

    Kevin Elston

    Сарын өмнө

    This game is like saga frontier. Saga frontier was one of the best games ever made and if you haven’t played it and like jrpgs then go play it on a ps1 emulator.

  32. Peter Shen

    Peter Shen

    Сарын өмнө

    First 15 hours was stellar, then it becomes an absolute drag. I love the art style and the battle system, as well as the options you get for your party. You can mix and match skills from different classes, a system I really like. The out of battle skills for each character are nice as well (steal, inquire, barter, challenge, seduce, etc.) However, the gameplay is extremely repetitive. It's literally fight your way to a town, talk to all the unengaging stupid townspeople and steal / barter for all their stuff, and do some of the cliche story chapter of each character. Each story chapter is it's own dungeon, and there is obviously a boss at then end. The bosses don't drop any particularly meaningful rewards, and they are all kinda the same, so not much thrill in it. Side quests are just so random and hard to track. There are 4 chapters for each of the 8 characters, so you basically have to go through this cycle 32 times, and that's the game. When I got to the 4th chapter for one of the characters I realized the game is basically pointless.

  33. corey house

    corey house

    Сарын өмнө

    Who else watched after finding out it's coming to xbone

  34. Shawn Sani

    Shawn Sani

    Сарын өмнө

    The battle-system reminds me of Xenogears. Perhaps it is just the art of the characters and the creatures that is so reminiscent.

  35. Jcob


    Сарын өмнө

    just bought the game hope I wont be disappointed

    • Jcob


      Сарын өмнө

      @Tech Amazing I'm not disappointed the game starts slow but it gets really addictive.

    • Tech Amazing

      Tech Amazing

      Сарын өмнө

      Are you disappointed?

  36. TJ Thatch

    TJ Thatch

    Сарын өмнө

    Weird question, is it possible to turn the voices off?

  37. The Destroyer

    The Destroyer

    Сарын өмнө

    Game pass 😳

  38. InstantChildBirth


    Сарын өмнө

    this game is coming to xbox game pass

  39. Jason


    Сарын өмнө

    Here because this is coming to gamepass

    • The Duper

      The Duper

      Сарын өмнө

      @Dushan Stojchev yeah. I picked the scholar Cyrus. It took some time before the first fight. I love the boost system in the game. Not seeing enemies hp is fine as you can see their name highlighted a different color when low. Cyrus has unlockable ability to see the selected enemy hp and reveal a weakness

    • Dushan Stojchev

      Dushan Stojchev

      Сарын өмнө

      I spent an hour with the knight... The entire hour was spent pressing (A) and reading largely irrelevant conversations. God damn. Was hyped, turned it off incredibly bored. Not to mention the combat system is super simple, and you also can't see the enemy's health or attacks? Or maybe it wasn't unlocked yet... Because the villagers loved telling me about potatoes and bombarding me with filler phrases like "Aye Sir, a'right, perchance?" etc.

    • The Duper

      The Duper

      Сарын өмнө

      @benlogan100 a little bit yeah. It's all in sense of taste. Do any character story in your own pace but if you want to do all 8 it'll get tedious if you don't like the battle system

    • benlogan100


      Сарын өмнө

      Same. And...still looks too tedious for me

  40. copied pasted

    copied pasted

    Сарын өмнө

    Welcome fellow xbox gamepass members

  41. [神]GŌD


    2 сарын өмнө

    Ever since I seen the triangle strategy trailer I got octopath on my switch’s I haven’t played an rpg this faithfully since dragon quest 9

  42. jeffrey lim

    jeffrey lim

    2 сарын өмнө

    the new pokemon perl diamond should have this graphics

  43. mopben


    2 сарын өмнө

    I disagree with you, and again, I haven't played octopath traveler.

  44. AL3X0298


    2 сарын өмнө

    I don’t trust this guy’s review because he actually made the mistake of playing octopath traveler before putting out a review

  45. Warcrime1331


    3 сарын өмнө

    "It's pretty good" x312 "I've not finished the game" Great journalism.

  46. some user

    some user

    3 сарын өмнө

    If you all like the game octopath traveler, then you'll enjoy the octopath traveler machinabridged series by BlueRhaps0d1. Seriously, a lot of effort went in for the writing for its characters on both season 0 and season 1. They even have then interact with each other.

  47. Gamer Veztrex

    Gamer Veztrex

    3 сарын өмнө

    I was gonna subscribe but I saw I already was so I belled you cause clearly we are like minded.

  48. Ty 7689

    Ty 7689

    4 сарын өмнө

    Cyrus's first hour is pain???? He's a scholar, a professor at a school. No one likes school. Come on

  49. Sujoy Sen

    Sujoy Sen

    4 сарын өмнө

    Hi nice video review of Octopath Traveler. I want to buy this RPG video game soon.

  50. Ambiguous Dust

    Ambiguous Dust

    4 сарын өмнө

    I'm wondering if we played the same game because Olberic has the personality of a rock and the character plots are not interlinked at all unless you find out about the secret final quest of the game that ties stuff together, but it's not advertised to the player and you pretty much just play 8 stories loaded with ludonarrative dissonance.

  51. Ryuu Rinsake

    Ryuu Rinsake

    4 сарын өмнө

    Ngl this gives me Radient Historia vibes from the 3ds. Im about to buy this.

  52. Ben


    4 сарын өмнө

    I played primrose's sorry on the demo, and loved it

    • Waddling_pan


      4 сарын өмнө

      It’s 50% off

  53. Arren Daman

    Arren Daman

    4 сарын өмнө

    I know im really late to the party but I consider it much closer to a SaGa game than FF. Or perhaps meeting in the middle.

  54. robotpanda77


    4 сарын өмнө

    The lighting seems weird.

  55. Olivia Clark

    Olivia Clark

    4 сарын өмнө

    cant wait to buy it, I'm a huge final fantasy fan having played them all. I have been looking for "new" old school jrpg to play. thanks for the review.

  56. Joshua


    4 сарын өмнө

    This is my first ever RPG and I love it so much. The graphics just amaze me every second and never get old

  57. Andrew Christianson

    Andrew Christianson

    5 сарын өмнө

    Thanks for the review. I did buy but then immediately got it refunded cuz I got bored right away. I had the cheetah girl and knew that Steam doesn't refund you after a certain amount of time. After like 10 minutes I was like, "I'm not so sure about this." Actually didn't get much fighting in that time and things were definitely slow. For games like this Steam should allow longer time to find out if you like it or not. After seeing your review it looks good and feels like FFXIII.. breaking enemy defenses. Think I'll buy it. It's now $60.. not bad, but have to like something for that much. So the 3 games this reminds me of the most are Final Fantasy Tactics and Suikoden for the PS1 and Eternal Sonata for the PS3.. just some elements of them. It's a game all its own, but those 3 are the games it reminds me of most in story, music, and sound effects. At 1st I was thinking this game wasn't worth the $60, but it's actually been pretty great so far. The more characters you have in your party, the easier the game is. Of course you need to level up, but moreso with the less people you have. I like the Hunter best myself.

  58. Jeremy Loop

    Jeremy Loop

    5 сарын өмнө

    i statered with cyrus man he made me hate the game im thinking of going back

  59. Zealant


    5 сарын өмнө

    This game just introduces new characters for hours without making any character development until you're done with all that shit, and by then you can't remember what any of them were supposed to be doing. I've been playing for 16 hours and none of them have interacted. I've met 5/8 of them. How much were y'all paid to play this game longer than that? I'm never trusting this channel again.

    • Zealant


      3 сарын өмнө

      @Jeremy Loop And?

    • Jeremy Loop

      Jeremy Loop

      5 сарын өмнө

      he said he was only 6 hours in

  60. Paul N.

    Paul N.

    5 сарын өмнө

    If you love RPG games with a passion and you don’t have this in your Switch collection than you need to literally look into a mirror and punch yourself in the face extremely hard 🤣. I LOVE this game and I’ve only owned it for a few days. I’m a massive final fantasy fan and it’s made by no other than Square Enix.

  61. BGtv


    6 сарын өмнө

    Just picked this up for half off on Steam. Chose Ha'annit as first character and am thoroughly enjoying the game so far, excited to play more!

    • OxxyJoe


      6 сарын өмнө

      I also picked it up for half off. I'm 30 hours into it with Alfyn as my main.

  62. Angela Mobley

    Angela Mobley

    6 сарын өмнө

    alita battle angel

  63. gina walter

    gina walter

    6 сарын өмнө

    rae sremmurd

  64. Ali


    6 сарын өмнө

    I'm thinking of getting this game for my sister for Christmas, do you think it is too complicated or hard? She likes animal crossing, harvest moon, the sims, dragon quest, mario kart 8 deluxe, and Laytons mystery(I think that's what it's called). I think she would really like the art style and she likes turn based combat over live combat bc she has bad reaction time.

    • Ali


      6 сарын өмнө

      @AtomicDeath48 thank you

    • AtomicDeath48


      6 сарын өмнө

      @Ali I believe so. Out of all the games you listed, this game is most similar to dragon quest. Also, try getting the game on sale. Its on sale on pc still, I think. Not sure about other systems though. 59.99 is kind of pricey for a 2 year old game.

    • Ali


      6 сарын өмнө

      @AtomicDeath48 do you think someone not that good at games would be good at it? Also thank you for sharing your experience!

    • AtomicDeath48


      6 сарын өмнө

      I've only played 6 hours of the game so far and I've only just finished my 4th characters intro story. But I wouldn't say its a game that's too complicated. Though it might get difficult with bosses. You're definitely gonna have to grind levels before bosses and stock up on a lot of items to beat them. This was my pathing: Therion --> Alfyn --> Primrose --> Olberic

  65. thepro747


    6 сарын өмнө

    why does he talk like he's taking a shit?

  66. big matt

    big matt

    7 сарын өмнө

    Annoyed that this game is still 60 freaking bucks, 2 years later. How long does my cheap ass have to wait?!

    • David Bledsoe

      David Bledsoe

      4 сарын өмнө

      It's $30 on switch now.

    • swopeboi


      6 сарын өмнө

      if you're on PC it's 50% off

    • Mr Stkrdnmibalz

      Mr Stkrdnmibalz

      7 сарын өмнө

      you can go to the dark side

  67. Octa_Path Traveler

    Octa_Path Traveler

    7 сарын өмнө

    the start is just not what to analyse bc around chapter 3 fights are really asking to bring strategy

  68. Stratovarius Forever

    Stratovarius Forever

    7 сарын өмнө

    Best Switch game!!

  69. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones

    7 сарын өмнө

    I wish they would bring Final Fantasy 3/6 to the Switch

  70. Paul Mills

    Paul Mills

    8 сарын өмнө

    they honestly could have done far better with the enemies sprites... alot of the time im tryna squint to work out the details they are tryna put into it... my eye sight is better than 20/20 before someone tries to talk shit on my opinion.

  71. emanual


    8 сарын өмнө

    If I had a dollar for every hour I’ve ground, I’d have a fuck ton of shiny shmeckles



    8 сарын өмнө

    Is there a canon route? Like, which character is technically the one who begins the adventure? In which order everyone is really recruited? I just wanna know bc I want to make two playthrough: one with my decisions and the Canon one (if there is one)

  73. Winger X

    Winger X

    8 сарын өмнө

    If you’re a fan of this style of art and storytelling, you should checkout Eiyuden Chronicle! The developers are a team of JRPG veterans, and it’s on Kickstarter right now!

  74. Bojack McGraw

    Bojack McGraw

    9 сарын өмнө

    What is the trash mob grind like? Is it limited or can you over grind n just be killing bosses like crazy?

  75. Leroy Jenkins

    Leroy Jenkins

    9 сарын өмнө

    This is a good game that took me a while to realize its good.

  76. Kevin und so

    Kevin und so

    9 сарын өмнө

    i just know this is one of the rpgs as soon as i get my hands on it ill search for ways to get as op as possible as early as possible some rpgs just invite me to do that cause of the looks of the game. im looking forward to it :) i love the grind.

  77. 『Vortexx』


    9 сарын өмнө

    I hate RPGs and JRPGs but this, IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME YOU HAVE TO GET IT, if you do you have it, what character did you pick? I started yesterday and I picked Therion, and then went ahead and added H'aanit to my party, she's like a pokemon trainer lol, she catches beasts with a magic ball, seems familiar? And she can summon them to attack, some heal you and some scratch, they have different types, like pokemon, she can also challenge anyone passing by, too much info sorry I just think this is the best Rpg game

  78. Randall Jewell

    Randall Jewell

    9 сарын өмнө

    Its not grinding. Its playing the game lol. What's the point in skipping battles? Battles are literally half the experience.

  79. Robert Grillett

    Robert Grillett

    10 сарын өмнө

    curious if i can grind relentlessly for a couple of days and then one shot everything on my way though the game like in old school FF

  80. Tyler Worrell

    Tyler Worrell

    10 сарын өмнө

    I reminds me a lot of an old gameboy advance game called Golden Sun so much.

  81. fragilous


    10 сарын өмнө

    I heard this game is a good game. I also heard some of the content of this video are stolen, or misinterpreted.

  82. Nathan Segelke

    Nathan Segelke

    10 сарын өмнө

    I played the demo and thought it was great, the music is amazing! But after doing everyone’s first chapter and it sunk in how formulaic the chapters and just the repetitive nature of the combat where you either do the grind or just be able to walk around an area without being forced into a fight every 5 seconds I lost interest. I managed to find all the 2ndary role statues but wasn’t willing to commit to the hours of grinding the game would take. For me it was great as a demo, but who knows if it would’ve gotten better for me. It just seemed like nothing unexpected would result from each character’s story or their relationships together.

  83. Carolina De La Ossa

    Carolina De La Ossa

    10 сарын өмнө

    Thank you for acknowledging the fact that the exposition of Cyrus sucks big time. I'm a FF6 die hard fan and when I started Octopath playing with that dude I was super disappointed. Now I'll give it another try with another character.

  84. L O

    L O

    11 сарын өмнө

    This is single-handedly the most beautiful game ever. And I’m not just talking about the art style.

  85. Retropical Podcast

    Retropical Podcast

    11 сарын өмнө

    Definitely up there with my reason to buy a Switch. But glad to know it's available on Steam too!

  86. Patrick Lehnen

    Patrick Lehnen

    Жилийн өмнө

    Somebody just learned the word "exposition" before making this video 👀

  87. Joe White

    Joe White

    Жилийн өмнө

    I’m starting now lol

  88. Tim Vaughn

    Tim Vaughn

    Жилийн өмнө

    This guy should really annunciate better. Half the time he’s talking he sounds drunk.

  89. mike hatley

    mike hatley

    Жилийн өмнө

    just got this game and i'm a old school rpg fan so i really don't mind grind.i'm about three hours into thie game.i love it so far.

  90. Iron Bear

    Iron Bear

    Жилийн өмнө

    It's cool.

  91. Brady Like the Bunch

    Brady Like the Bunch

    Жилийн өмнө

    This game in 2020 costs $83.00 Canadian.

  92. Rictone


    Жилийн өмнө

    Would love more gameplay rather than talking

  93. Faidou


    Жилийн өмнө

    ...yeah this game kinda sucks. Guess I'll go back to playing JRPGs with actually GREAT storeis.

  94. Travis


    Жилийн өмнө

    Wish these reviews would just get to the game mechanics and level system. Could care less about story, let me be the judge

    • Travis


      11 сарын өмнө

      Thanks brotha

    • Tom Chips

      Tom Chips

      11 сарын өмнө


  95. Nessa


    Жилийн өмнө

    I’ve always been a turn based RPG fan and I love fire emblem and FF so I thought I’d adore octopath traveller but I didn’t, I honestly found it boring. I had the same experience with bravely default which sucks since so much people seem to love them both

    • rsking


      Жилийн өмнө

      I've recently started FE starting with FE 7(Burning Blade on GBA), and I also really love Octopath Traveler, so I think I can tell you that they are good for very different reasons. Although some of the other FE games might have better stories, I find the strategic gameplay of FE to be the most engaging aspect. I consider FE to be closer to the SRPG genre than the JRPG genre. As a disclaimer, FE has some fantastic story elements and music as well, but given that most of the time in the game is spent in battle, it is the predominant aspect that you will appreciate. Octopath Traveler, on the other hand, is a the apex of the JRPG genre. With a dynamic and interesting cast, an amazing soundtrack that really captures the spirit of adventure, and a nostalgic art style that is also polished to modern standards, exploring the world of Octopath Traveler is what is most entertaining to me. I spend a lot of time in the game just listening to the amazing soundtrack and reading dialogue, voiced or otherwise. The feeling of adventure is the fundamental attractive aspect that makes Octopath Traveler such a great RPG. Honestly, given that you like FE and especially FF, I am also rather surprised that you did not enjoy Octopath all that much. Maybe you just weren't really in the mood to get really deep into the world-building? Maybe it's just not your cup of tea.

  96. Chrizzie 78

    Chrizzie 78

    Жилийн өмнө

    The summary doesn't even vaguely resemble the 9 minute commentary that proceeded it.

  97. Arnold Chand

    Arnold Chand

    Жилийн өмнө

    fun combat mechanics and job systems similar to FF games, i was hoping this game was more like FF tactics from PSP but its more akin to a 2D Tales of(Symphonia, etc.) game, having to target weakness and what not for guard breaks. its a weird line between the two, im halfway through the game and starting to hit a climax in interest as the grind is getting tedious. Grinding is pretty artificial in difficulty because you don't recover after every encounter, instead it keeps you going like a rogue-like dungeon crawler until you eat dirt(or spam recover items which you conveniently find in abundance). it feels like an artificial difficulty before boss fights, where you're whittled down, spam consumables, save before the boss and continue 1 of the 8 stories that have nothing to do with each other. Theres 8 of them but they dont really interact with each other as i would've thought(because it seems like a Tales of(Symphonia, etc.) group), if they all chimed in during the story scenes, i would be more absorbed. and i have no idea if the game even has replayability...i'll find out later when i beat the story.

  98. Y K

    Y K

    Жилийн өмнө

    This is a terrible review. All I gathered from the first bland 3 minutes was blah blah blah. Holy hell this guy just rambles on about bullshit.

  99. Business Mail

    Business Mail

    Жилийн өмнө

    how is this bullshit 60 bucks

    • bloody wolf999

      bloody wolf999

      Жилийн өмнө

      Its actually on sale right now and I know it doesnt look worth 60 dollars but I still would have payed full because it deserves it. This game is actually really good, when I first saw it I wasnt really intrigued mainly the way it looks but then it somehow grew on me. Honestly its always good to explore and try new things like this style of game. Its amazing! :)

  100. EChicken 54

    EChicken 54

    Жилийн өмнө

    I got a surprise discount on it