First and foremost, I am sorry for the topic title. There are definitely better jokes and puns to be made but I drew a blank and that’s the best I could do.
We are a week away from the release of Octopath Traveler for the Switch and some initial reports have been published today: Octopath Traveler is Nothing Like Final Fantasy VI (Kotaku), Is The New Switch RPG Octopath Traveler Living Up To Expectations? (GameStop). That, and four new job classes have been revealed.
I have been looking forward to this game and thoroughly enjoyed the demo and the kind of open-ended dreamy quality of the world/game play. By “dreamy quality” I mean that the story (stories) seem to unfold very very slowly and what is more important is exploration and simply wandering. I do not know if I describe myself as “hyped” but I am definitely looking forward to playing this at a slow pace. The above articles have reinforced my sense that this is going to be a more laid back sort of game to play–that I won’t need to pay too much attention and there won’t be too much plot to keep track of; honestly, coming off of Hollow Knight, I am looking forward to something I can mentally veg out to.
What say y’all on Square’s first Switch foray? Looking forward to the game? Having a different reaction to these recent articles? Also, of course, who is everyone starting with?