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  • Summary: This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights.
    In the world of
    This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights.
    In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era.
    Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life?
    Every path is yours to take.
    Embark on an adventure all your own.

    1. Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills.

    2. The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights.

    3. The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night.

    4. Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take.

    5. Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Mar 9, 2023
    100
    It didn't take me long to realise how special Octopath Traveler 2 is. It is a game that has so much to do and explore, but never feels overwhelming or watered down in any way. Featuring one of the best turn-based combat systems I've ever encountered, alongside an emotional and deeply connecting narrative on all fronts, Octopath Traveler 2 is truly a monumental achievement that confidently stands among some of the genre's finest entries.
  2. Feb 21, 2023
    90
    Octopath Traveler II is a case of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Almost everything is very similar to the first game, but there's more content, and the features are smoother. There are a number of areas where the developers clearly had more confidence than they had in the original Octopath. I loved the first game, and I found the second to be a more enjoyable experience in pretty much every way. It's a charming, delightful, and incredibly fun JRPG experience that fans of old-school RPGs should relish.
  3. Mar 6, 2023
    90
    Octopath Traveler II's solid artistic design, unforgettable characters, and sublime music make it not only a great sequel but a fantastic RPG experience that nobody should miss.
  4. Feb 21, 2023
    88
    Octopath Traveler II is what a JRPG should be. It does have eight compelling stories, solid and fun combat, and quite relaxing music. It should be in the collection of any JRPG fan.
  5. Feb 17, 2023
    85
    Underneath the beautiful presentation lies a great JRPG that unfortunately lingers a little too much in its old glory. Being nostalgic for the past is super fun, but things like the random encounters, the turn-based battles and the story have really gotten better in modern RPGs. I also expect that from Octopath Traveler 2.
  6. Feb 17, 2023
    80
    With 8 interesting destinies to follow, an HD-2D aesthetic more charming than ever and a divine OST, Octopath Traveler 2 has absolutely everything it needs in its bag to make old school Japanese RPG lovers have a good time. Beware, however, of this particular structure, character chapter by character chapter, which can still put you off, despite the developers' efforts to make the whole thing much more pleasant to play.
  7. Mar 16, 2023
    80
    Another great nostalgia trip to the time of the pixelated JRPGs that doesn't bring many new things, neither to the Octopath series nor to this long-lived genre, but it still introduces us to eight unique characters and stories that you shouldn't miss - if you have 100 hours to spare.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Mar 2, 2023
    10
    Beautiful hd-2d graphics and artstyle, phenomenal soundtracks with immersive voice acting(even the environmental sounds are so detailed), andBeautiful hd-2d graphics and artstyle, phenomenal soundtracks with immersive voice acting(even the environmental sounds are so detailed), and huge freedom of exploration are the biggest strength of this game. Storytelling is also gripping enough thanks to visual directions and effectual usage of soundtracks. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2023
    10
    Esta nice este juego, superó mis expectativas, espero que sigan por este buen camino
  3. Mar 14, 2023
    10
    This game is such an improvement to the older one, the voice acting, the stories, the weapons, characters and music is top notch. A must haveThis game is such an improvement to the older one, the voice acting, the stories, the weapons, characters and music is top notch. A must have if you're a fan of the older one or any other jrpg. Expand
  4. Mar 5, 2023
    10
    Old school feels with Updated looks and great storyline. Turn based so a strategic mind is needed not your twitch game. Worth every pennyOld school feels with Updated looks and great storyline. Turn based so a strategic mind is needed not your twitch game. Worth every penny except it is so relaxing to play I no longer need my sleep machine Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2023
    9
    Octopath Traveler 2 is an overall upgrade of it's previous game, the artstyle and graphics look even better, the new mechanics are simple butOctopath Traveler 2 is an overall upgrade of it's previous game, the artstyle and graphics look even better, the new mechanics are simple but well implemented, that help to make the battles more entertaining, the story of each character is engaging enough to make you want to know more of them, and the cross stories improves the main problem of OT1, the relationship between characters.
    On the other side, we have some flaws that makes the game to not be perfect, the main jobs are the same as the previous game, the random battles can be annoying at some points, and although cross stories are a good addition, it isn't enough to fully fix the problem of relationships between characters
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  6. Feb 28, 2023
    6
    Not a bad game, but I got bored after 3 hours of play. I don't like a gameplay thing when you walking around empty location and suddenly anNot a bad game, but I got bored after 3 hours of play. I don't like a gameplay thing when you walking around empty location and suddenly an enemy appears just on you and you have to fight him. I'm used to seeing what happens on the screen Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2023
    0
    Boring as can possibly be. Overpriced for the assets used by about 30$. DNB

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