Octopath Traveller Page 5

  • Duffking 10 Jul 2018 16:26:12 15,938 posts
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    My copy's on the way, woo.
  • Humperfunk 10 Jul 2018 16:52:02 7,836 posts
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    Any reviews out yet?
  • THFourteen 10 Jul 2018 16:53:08 50,237 posts
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    Recommended
  • Switch024 10 Jul 2018 18:15:23 3,052 posts
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    Played an hour an half of the Prologue demo and I'm hooked. Started as the thief and really enjoying it. Think I'm going to have to pick it up.

    The art style has really grown on me, looks much more impressive in motion than I thought it would and the music is fantastic.
  • DakeyrasUK 10 Jul 2018 20:04:10 2,098 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    Any reviews out yet?
    Reviews coming Thursday or at least kotakus is coming then.

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/kotaku.com/how-octopath-travelers-structure-actually-works-1827478495/amp
  • Ultrasoundwave 10 Jul 2018 22:51:03 5,845 posts
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    Yeah really looking forward to this now, actually missed it since my 3 hours ran out two days ago!

    I started as Alfyn the apothecary as I felt it would be a different approach - my three hours ended JUST as I met my second playable character (Therion the Thief), it was almost as if I had timed it perfectly for a cliffhanger!

    Hoping Shopto will do shipping tomorrow for a Thursday delivery.....
  • Armoured_Bear 11 Jul 2018 09:40:50 24,977 posts
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    I need to try the demo, some screenshots look lovely.
  • RawShark 11 Jul 2018 10:13:25 484 posts
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    Played the first hour or so of Cyrus' story. I enjoyed it. It feels well balanced with plenty of charm. Everyone is sure to identify with at least one of the characters. The voice acting works well (although it gets too repetitive in battles). It's a generous demo, and it could well end up being the first JRPG I buy since Final Fantasy XII.
  • Switch024 11 Jul 2018 10:46:56 3,052 posts
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    I've not really noticed the voice acting during battles but then I'm playing in Japanese with subs, much prefer it to English. I wish all JRPGs gave you the choice.
  • Gaol 11 Jul 2018 11:11:18 3,362 posts
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    Am I the only one who thinks a retro RPG at £50 is overpriced? I was going to buy it (digitally) but am still shocked it didn't come in at £30 odd.
  • Deleted user 11 July 2018 11:19:42
    Gaol wrote:
    Am I the only one who thinks a retro RPG at £50 is overpriced? I was going to buy it (digitally) but am still shocked it didn't come in at £30 odd.
    /puts hand up sheepishly

    I'm not really the target audience though, and until a few days ago I thought it was a Bravely Default demake. Looks charming as hell, but gonna wait to see if it drops a bit...
  • Duffking 11 Jul 2018 11:21:17 15,938 posts
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    The visual style isn't really a reflection of the amount the game will have cost to make. There's plenty of advanced tech going on in the game and the art will have been pretty painstaking to do, retro-style or not. Pricing it like other games is fair IMO. It's a pretty ambitious looking project, visual style be damned.
  • ChiefGB 11 Jul 2018 11:22:52 9,769 posts
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    It's a switch game so I think that's unlikely tbh. Can you skip the dialogue as I remember the first demo boss was a bit nails and you had to go through the whole bit before if you died. Was neat the first time but after 2-3 times, was a bit frustrating.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 11 Jul 2018 11:31:23 32,207 posts
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    Gaol wrote:
    Am I the only one who thinks a retro RPG at £50 is overpriced? I was going to buy it (digitally) but am still shocked it didn't come in at £30 odd.
    I don't feel that way, though I certainly understand why you would. For me though, it's a proper full game at a proper full game price so I honestly wasn't expecting it to launch at what would be a budget price. It's not all that retro either, it's fairly modern in gameplay terms and the engine isn't retro (Unreal 4) though the choice of art style means I totally get where you're coming from.
  • Gaol 11 Jul 2018 11:41:54 3,362 posts
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    Yeah I've played the first demo and really enjoyed it, but my brain can't compute how this can be charged at the same price as releases like Spiderman, God of War and Detroit on PS4.

    They must have done their research on setting the price but it's too rich for me, which is a shame, I'll need to wait on a sale. I mean I can afford it, but just can't bring myself to dump £50 on it. I've already been caught out fairly recently on Switch paying nearly £50 for Kirby for the kids - when I think of the value in God of War at the same price, it really puts some of the Switch pricing to shame.
  • Mola_Ram 11 Jul 2018 11:43:55 18,920 posts
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    You'd pay full price for the latest Dragon Quest or whatever, which is retro and proud of it. The art in this looks absolutely stunning, and we're apparently getting 80+ hours of content, so I am absolutely prepared to pay full price for it.

    (though I did get about 20 bucks knocked off a physical copy, which was certainly nice)

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 13:04:11 11-07-2018
  • Ultrasoundwave 11 Jul 2018 12:03:58 5,845 posts
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    Also add to the fact that itís a Switch exclusive which means itíll most likely hold its value forever.

    Breath of the Wild, Arms, Mario Odyssey, etc all still £45+ to buy new.
  • THFourteen 11 Jul 2018 13:14:10 50,237 posts
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    Yeah, buy it, play it, sell it.

    No big deal
  • UncleLou Moderator 11 Jul 2018 13:42:30 39,864 posts
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    Gaol wrote:
    Am I the only one who thinks a retro RPG at £50 is overpriced? I was going to buy it (digitally) but am still shocked it didn't come in at £30 odd.
    But don't say people that about nearly every genre now? No offense, but I am sure I've read the following in the last few months:

    "Am I the only one who thinks a * at £50 is overpriced?"

    *6-months old port
    *point and click adventure
    *turn-based strategy game
    *isometric game
    *jump and run
    *single-player game

    Edited by UncleLou at 13:42:42 11-07-2018
  • Gaol 11 Jul 2018 14:04:23 3,362 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Gaol wrote:
    Am I the only one who thinks a retro RPG at £50 is overpriced? I was going to buy it (digitally) but am still shocked it didn't come in at £30 odd.
    But don't say people that about nearly every genre now? No offense, but I am sure I've read the following in the last few months:

    "Am I the only one who thinks a * at £50 is overpriced?"

    *6-months old port
    *point and click adventure
    *turn-based strategy game
    *isometric game
    *jump and run
    *single-player game
    Yeah, maybe there is something psychological when you get up to £50. It's a chunk of cash, and I seem too consider the cost a lot more than when new releases could be got a few years ago at £35 and I just hoovered them all up.

    The re-sale points is fair and I might go that way, though I have been all digital since my Zelda cart. Think I will wait and see the reaction it gets.
  • RawShark 11 Jul 2018 14:52:28 484 posts
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    @ChiefGB You can skip dialogue / cut scenes. You just need to hold down B.
  • chrisno21 11 Jul 2018 16:06:28 2,088 posts
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    Gaol wrote:
    Yeah, maybe there is something psychological when you get up to £50. It's a chunk of cash, and I seem too consider the cost a lot more than when new releases could be got a few years ago at £35 and I just hoovered them all up.
    This could be had for £35. Picking mine up from Smyths on friday.
  • THFourteen 11 Jul 2018 16:53:13 50,237 posts
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    i had a £20 off £50 voucher from very so bought a lego, the game and delivery for £54.99-20=34.99 + a free lego for the boy
  • Pazie 11 Jul 2018 18:02:24 1,267 posts
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    Is anyone picking up the Compendium Edition. Had it on preorder but cancelled it today as I thought what would you do with the pop book. I donít think it can be displayed, but it does look really nice going by a YouTube unboxing video.

    Edited by Pazie at 18:03:16 11-07-2018
  • Gaol 11 Jul 2018 19:55:31 3,362 posts
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    chrisno21 wrote:
    Gaol wrote:
    Yeah, maybe there is something psychological when you get up to £50. It's a chunk of cash, and I seem too consider the cost a lot more than when new releases could be got a few years ago at £35 and I just hoovered them all up.
    This could be had for £35. Picking mine up from Smyths on friday.
    Thatís really helpful

    Thanks.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 11 Jul 2018 19:57:47 32,207 posts
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    I went for the Compendium Edition. As you say, that pop-up book looks really lovely and hopefully there is some way to display it. I'm also a suckers for a cloth map or coin, and it has both :)

    Mine was dispatched today by Royal Mail, which means I might even get it delivered rather than just a notice delivery was "attempted".

    Edited by DFawkes at 19:58:20 11-07-2018
  • Pazie 11 Jul 2018 20:08:16 1,267 posts
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    @DFawkes That would be good to know what you think of it when it arrives.
  • Armoured_Bear 11 Jul 2018 20:11:36 24,977 posts
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    @DFawkes
    You must have some size of house!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 11 Jul 2018 20:52:39 32,207 posts
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    I have no idea how I fit all this stuff anywhere. I ran out of cupboard space years ago. My Breath of the Wild Limited Edition has literally been sitting on the floor of my bedroom since release. I really need to stop but they're all SOOOOO pretty!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 12 Jul 2018 14:23:41 32,207 posts
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    EG Review Now Up - Won't spoil the words but do at least check out the tagline :)

    There's also this interview: 'We just created the game that we wanted to play as Japanese developers'

    And for those wanting an update, my Compendium Edition is in Warrington right now. That is roughly 250 miles away from where I am, but given it's not release date yet that is to be expected. Anyone here got their game early?

    Edited by DFawkes at 14:26:08 12-07-2018
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