The Square Enix developed Nintendo Switch exclusive JRPG Octopath Traveler is more popular than the publisher once thought.
I wasn’t to excited for this or even had it on my radar, picked it up the day of release and wow is this a proper classic JRPG.
I actually preordered it because my local gamestop guy said, with this, you never know they may only send me like 5 copies. Glad I did. It is a great game.
I canceled mine because I had a backlog on PS4. I may have to go digital if I get some free time because I am not waiting for a back order lol. Hindsight is always 20 20...
I was talked into pre ordering on a post on the 8th. It was tooo late! I didn't get any notice from Amazon about being late. So I bought it digitally. Since I pre ordereded the wayfarer edition I did NOT cancel. I'm still going to get that special edition!!!
Yeah its fantastic! OT tho....why is this article blaming Nintendo for Square enix's mistake?????
i bought switch for this game mostly :)
Gonna pick this up for my vacation next month. Should be a good way to kill a 12-hour flight :)
I couldn't find it at 3 different targets and a walmart.
Seems to be available to purchase on BestBuy online, and was available for pickup within an hour at all 25 stores close to me. Not saying you aren't having issues in your area, obviously, just letting people know other potential options still seem to be out there if looking to grab a physical copy now.
I couldn't find anywhere walmart they had 3. probably sold out by now. The game stop I went too Saturday said he could not find a single store that had it ANY EDITION within a 100 miles. But since I had already got the digital I did not cry. I think
I just bought it digital on a whim after barely knowing anything about it. As a whole, a pleasantly surprising experience about 10 hours in. I'm not surprised there's demand for it.
Got the Wayfarers edition.
haha good job.....I'm not jealous...I will wait 1=2 months......okay I'm jealous. LOL.....I have the game though. I can't wait to get that music cd!!! And other perks
I have not received my retail copy yet. Come on nintendo.... i dont want to downloaded the game
Lol, I didn't wait to buy my copy
You didn't wait for the release date? Cool I wish I could have the full game before it was even made! (Stupid joke I know)
Lol, it's cool. I had my copy preordered so I wouldn't miss out on it.
This is why I went digital this gen.
Because of one game having supply issues? Glad I stuck with physical this gen so I don't have to pay $60 for games that are a year old.
"so I don't have to pay $60 for games that are a year old." Games do go on sale you know. Hope this helps.
Yes they do, but physical sales happen way more often, and price drops are almost always on physical and not digital. Some games on Steam that I was interested in are still $30+ years after they were popular, yet prices in stores for the physical copies almost always drop a few times a year permanently.
@Sgt_Slaughter Buying Digital Games on eShop give you Gold Points. Using those Gold Points can let you discount or buy games on eShop. So having 5000 Gold Point give you $50 or $50 discount. So therefore Digital Only on Switch is beneficial in the long run.
Excellent game. Finished the demo last night then picked up the full version.
Alright square, your move, give us more
ROFL!!! If they decide to up the graphics even the holdouts will be in trouble!!!
You can never run out of digital copies.
Reminds me of when Nioh came out on PS4 in February 2017, it was out of stock most stores for weeks and some places for a couple of months.
I saw it at Best Buy yesterday. Lots of copies there minus one lol. Just where ya look. I wouldn't expect major department store retailers to carry many copies. It is a retro style JRPG, with a full price tag, so ya can't blame'em for not ordering a large amount. Games like Octo, Nioh, and Demon's Souls - you almost need to pre-order to guarantee yourself a physical/LE copy Day 1 in the West
the switch is on fire, I think its just going to snowball from here.
Had mine since launch day but it's on the backlog. Playing Shining atm.
Out of stock at my Walmart. After I played the demo I'm pretty deadset I'll pick this up after work and continue my journey with Haanit
I don't see me getting into it really...is what I initially thought. Then I tried the first demo which piqued my interests. A bit of time went past & before it had a chance to completely fall off my radar (seeing as how I wasn't following every scrap of info) news of the 2nd demo was aired. Tried that one out & was pretty much sure that I was going to cop it after that. So now I'll see if I can get a handle of some backlog & maybe try to get that Wayfarers (or whatever it is called) edition. In any case, while I am not big into RPG's anymore, this one's gon' get got!
I just don't understand why people are excited about this. It's so...lazy/cheap... The only Turn-Based game Square has made in about the last decade that I haven't found insulting, is Dragon Quest 11. Now THAT game looks good. I'll be playing 10-20 year old games that look better than this, instead.
Both games you mentioned are running on the same engine.
And if the game is running on the same engine, but somehow it’s not lazy/ cheap?
Iam so sorry for your bad taste
I love this new generation of gamers that think GRAPHICS ARE WHAT MAKE A GAME FANTASTIC
Yeah...I'm definitely not part of the "new generation". I'm 35, and have been playing games since I was 3 in 1986. Is there more to a game than graphics? Of course. If I thought otherwise, I would not play Turn-Based games, since there hasn't been a AAA Turn-Based game this decade. But, that doesn't mean I'll accept a 2D game in 2018. Compile Heart does better than this, and that's pathetic.
Lots of great 2d games still releasing most notably Cuphead comes to mind. You're missing out. Terraria, Stardew Valley...
You said it looks lazy and cheap then made a comparison to DQXI to say that game is not. They both run on Unreal 4 so it's not lazy and cheap. It's not even 2D.it has a 2D aesthetic but is a full 3D game as even the characters are a 3D model. You just don't understand what an aesthetic is. You make a terrible assumption that because it has a certain aesthetic it's lazy and cheap. Yes, I am sure those devs who spent months of their lives working on it were just sooo lazy. You truly have no clue how hard it is to make games. Oh and you say no AAA turn based games this decade and go on to bash turn-based games and praise DQXI...hello?! DQ is an AAA turn-based game!
I...have no idea if you're being serious here... Even though DQ11 obviously has a much bigger budget than Octopath Traveler, you insinuate that being made in the same engine somehow makes that not matter...? I didn't bash DQ11. I already preordered the $150 Collector's Edition. But if you think DQ11 is AAA, you need to see an eye doctor. DQ11 is CLEARLY mid-tier, along with games like Persona 5, and Trails of Cold Steel. Being in 3D does not make a game AAA. That's absurd.
Got mine at my local Best Buy. They had plenty of copies when I went.
I love and hate the look of this game at the same time.
grab it from Amazon UK, plenty instock
perfect rpg device.. make golden sun
Picked this up and maaaaan ita been so long since I played a proper good jrpg! Great game!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oc... ebay 1 left if you hurry $62.95 Also GameStop shows in stock: https://www.gamestop.com/ni...
I wish Square Enix would go back to their roots and make even more games like this, FF doesn't scratch the itch for me anymore.
This just shows that the thirst for proper JRPGs never died, but that developers/publishers are morons. There's a reason the old SNES/PS1 RPGs are still so revered- and it's not just nostalgia. Still plenty of innovation to be had without making these games button mashers.
Simple question...the answer is MARKETING, they did a good job announcing the console's purporse and market it like they should've done with the Wii U. The other reason is because the product is good enough for most people to justify it's purchase.
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