From Shacknews: "It's not very often that a game like Octopath Traveler comes around. In the mid-to-late 90s, the video game scene was bustling with great Japanese role-playing games offering interesting stories and in-depth combat mechanics. Through time, that classic JRPG feeling was eventually lost in a flood of new titles touting white-knuckle action and gritty, ultra-realistic graphics. Despite developers' best efforts to rejuvenate the traditional JRPG form, nothing seemed to really stick — until now. Octopath Traveler represents the best of just about everything players hope for in throwback JRPG, all neatly bundled together in an attractive package that contains way more content and depth than players might expect from a classically-styled release."