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Octopath Traveler: The TAY Review Octopath Traveler: The TAY Review

For all of the great things it does, there are an equal number of mediocre or downright disappointing aspects. That being said, it ultimately boils down to how much a player can tolerate the mediocrity to find the gem underneath it all.

The Octopath
Experiment: Conclusions The Octopath Experiment: Conclusions

After a week with the game, I have beaten the first chapter for every character in Octopath Traveler. I know, that’s a snail’s pace for some, but I think I’ve finally played enough to draw some conclusions for my hypotheses I posited a week ago.

Octopath Traveler is Elevated By its Superficial Details Octopath Traveler is Elevated By its Superficial Details

Octopath Traveler has received quite a bit of criticism for its by-the-book storytelling and shallow characters. I’m not nearly far enough into the game to comment on these points, and I would be beating an already pulverized and very dead horse if I were to do so. What I can say is that the aesthetic aspects of the…

Alcohol Enhances
Single Player Games Too Alcohol Enhances Single Player Games Too

I have a bit of a confession to make. Or, well, to reiterate. Several of my articles for the SixTAY Days of Writing challenge were written when I was, to put it politely, wasted out of my mind. I admitted this in the tags of a few of these articles, but I’m under the impression that no one reads the article tags. So…

Octopath Traveler: Multiple Protagonist Disorder Octopath Traveler: Multiple Protagonist Disorder

Let me get this out of the way first: I really, really like Octopath. I’m enjoying the hell out of it, and getting more than my money’s worth out of the purchase - and I got the big silly collector’s edition.

Octopath While Traveling Octopath While Traveling

Thanks to some short-handedness at work, I once again find myself traveling the barren wastelands of west Texas. I had hoped the time between these extended trips would be longer, but here we are. The silver lining to this dismal stormcloud is that I have fewer things to distract me from my shiny new Switch games. So,…

Octopath Traveler's grinding isn't that bad Octopath Traveler's grinding isn't that bad

So long as you know how to avoid pitfalls.

1 down, 7 to go 1 down, 7 to go

Last night I got to the credit scroll in Octopath Traveler: I finished my protagonist’s story. The story was charming and I’m interested in seeing how the other 7 will go.

Octopath Traveler review: I'm selling my unfinished copy Octopath Traveler review: I'm selling my unfinished copy

There have been many articles about Octopath Traveler and now, 16 hours into the game, I am selling my copy and I think no review has been as accurate and honest as Kotaku’s. I wrote my review with the following questions in mind: why do so few games have non-stellar reviews? now that video games are mainstream, when…

Dash Your Hopes, Kill Your Hype Dash Your Hopes, Kill Your Hype

Octopath Traveler reviews came out today, and people sure do have some feelings about it.

I can't stop listening to Octopath Traveler's music! I can't stop listening to Octopath Traveler's music!

Specifically, I can’t stop listening to one particular track...

Octopath Travel Log: The Hunts (and logs) End Octopath Travel Log: The Hunts (and logs) End

This taketh an alterneth approach...eth.

Octopath Travel Log: The Case of the Missing Book Octopath Travel Log: The Case of the Missing Book

“Indubitably my dear <Playable Character>, the facts have led us to this moment! The culprit must be....”

Octopath Travel Log: Merchandising  Octopath Travel Log: Merchandising 

Note: there will be spoilers for the first chapters of 3 (or 4) characters.

Early Impressions on Octopath Traveler's Prologue Demo Early Impressions on Octopath Traveler's Prologue Demo

Octopath Traveler launches in about a month from now, but you can essentially play the first three hours of the game right now for free, thanks to the “Prologue Demo” put on the eShop, which will carry over to the full game. But if you don’t care about carrying over all of your save data, you could potentially…

Anonymity and Octopath Traveler Anonymity and Octopath Traveler

There’s a connection...a thematic connection! Sort of.

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