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    Project Octopath Traveler Demo thread.

    So who played it? I just finished Olbric's demo. The combat system is pretty cool, I never got into Bravely Default, but I can clearly see the DNA of that game here. The battle system is fun, although I haven't fully figured how how to optimize that bonus attack node.

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    I played as Primrose. I'm not usually one for RPGs but I enjoyed the demo. I couldn't beat the first boss.

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    I had to run back and buy some new gear and healing stuff before I could beat the boss on Olbric's side. Did you try that?
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    Yeah I bought the best gear and most medicine I could afford. And I was level 5 when I fought him. Guess I'm just bad at RPGs lol.

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    I had to grind up to level 6. I'm generally pretty crap at RPGs too lol
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    never played it but seeing the style of the game and the music remind me of the SaGa series
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    I'm going to buy it on Steam.
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    Isn't it Switch exclusive for the time being?

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    I figured. It seems like the kind of game you'd avoid like a plague-carrying rat

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    Did you allure a townsperson and make them fight with you? Hyrule? After I went back and got one and reached level 6 it was pretty easy
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    No one I tried to allure went for it. Guess I'm not sexy enough

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    In that case I'd recommend some squats to get day booty in check.
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    I actually think it looks cool. But it's turn-based, so that kills it for me.
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    Have you tried the demo? It's actually got a pretty cool gimmick as far as turned based combat goes
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    Turn-based combat and I are like drew and the absence of life counters.
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    Fair enough. I just figured it was free so why not try it
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    I can kick you in the nuggets for free, too, if you want.
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    Only if you coat your shoe in McDonald's Szechuan sauce first.
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    It's one of the better games on the system and it's only a demo. Also, how are you guys dying to the boss? I must have played it on easy or something.

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    I died to him because I didn't bring enough healing items. Poor planning
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    Because you did more squats then Hyrule and I did.
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    I don't do RPGs. I probably went in the least prepared way possible.

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    Should have uploaded a picture of your legs into the game. That woulda got 'em.
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    Yeah this was a good demo. I think the fights are a little to long though, but all in all it was very enjoyable and I will be buying it based on the demo i played.

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    I like it, but I dunno if I'd wanna spend $60 on it. $40 or less and I'm in day one
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    not a day one for me either, I will wait for it to go on sale. hopefully it gets a physical release

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    Project Octopath Traveler

    Downloaded the demo last night on a whim and dang is it impressive!!!

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    Project Octopath looks pretty good, the aesthetics of it are really nice.
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    There's already a thread about this, would mods mind merging them?

    Anyways, I actually liked the English VA and I'm definitely getting this game day one. The demo is more fun than some full games on Switch.

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    I wish there was a extended demo.

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    Maybe they'll do another one with more of the characters later on?
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    I really enjoyed this game, much more than I thought I would. The music and art style is great. It felt a little paper-mario-y to me, in a good way. Sort of how it felt like a diorama to me, with sprites marching around in it. Love the art, love the music, love the Olbric character, and enemy designs seem good. Story is super serious for the art style on Primrose's side, which was a little incongruent, but welcome I suppose.

    Overall, definitely going to be a good game. One drawback: when walking into the background in the caves, your character blocks the light from his lantern. So it's like he's holding it behind his back, or has an anti-flash light.
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    It will be project octodad

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    Thought I'd jump in and play for 10 mins. Non stop dialogue for first 15 and I had to turn it off. I'm sure I'll enjoy it I just didn't have enough time to keep sifting through the opening scenes.
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    Drew would love it.
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    Seriously, how is this game $60? When I first saw it, I was somewhat interested. However, I figured it would be $40 at most. As most of you know, I don’t usually complain about game prices. I’m more than willing to spend $60 when I feel it is warranted. Even most ports I am totally cool with $60, but I have to say that this game looks like complete horseshit. I tried the demo again, and it still makes my eyes bleed. Woody and I are almost complete opposites, but I can’t even overlook this game.

    $60 for that? A game that looks like it belongs on the Super Nintendo? It just boggles my mind. Games don’t have to look perfect, I’d be all for this game if they at least tried to make it look good. Something like the new Yo-Kai Watch art style would be great, but this? No thanks. I would have much rather Square released one of their old games that I know I would like instead of using their resources to make an old, new game. I am glad people are enjoying it, but the fact that this is advertised as some huge game when really it’s just a lazy game to say they made something for the Switch is just insane to me. The Switch is capable of more than freaking phone games. /endrant
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    Haha. I have conflicted thoughts on this. I totally agree that it shouldn't be $60. I say it should be $30. But even though I'm known as a graphics whore, I don't think this looks like utter crap. I think it's an interesting art style. It's not my favorite art style, and it's definitely not my type of gameplay if it's turn-based. But I respect them trying to be unique with that art style.

    But still, $60 is insane, and a game like this shouldn't be more than $30.
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    I have to say I disagree with you on almost every single point you make here. While the price point may have been too high, the game is very good. It took a lot of work for the designers to make the game with that art style. In fact it may have been more work than it would have been to create a more high resolution non pixel art art style. Ask woody about that one.

    For example, everything is modeled in 3D and textures are in the 16-bit style then modern lighting effects are applied to the result. That's more work than you might imagine. This game, while it might not be your cup of tea, was a labor of love for the developers from what I've seen in interviews with them. I do agree that they shouldn't have charged more than $40 but the rest of it? The game is solid, fun, and your mindset seems to be that anything that doesn't push the switch hardware to its limits is an insult. I think maybe you're worried that if this is successful, all other future games will be similar to Octopath Traveler and so-called AAA games will be eschewed. Personally, I don't think it has to be one of the other. There's room for all types of games on the Switch and if they're good I support that. If the game isn't to your taste then don't buy it. Problem solved

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