3 Major Ways Through Which Octopath Traveler Reinvigorates JRPGs

Octopath Traveler is without a doubt a fantastic and popular JRPG. This is backed up by the fact that the physical game went out of stock moments after release, warranting apologies issued by Square Enix and Nintendo. Although the game is not without its flaws or weak points, it definitely does a few things completely different than most JRPGs released nowadays which might reinvigorate the genre.

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FallenAngel198491d ago

“Although turn-based combat is by no means a dead concept, it's safe to say that Square Enix has definitely stepped away from it, especially on consoles.”

Dragon Quest XI, World of Final Fantasy, I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear, Final Fantasy XIII, & Final Fantasy XIII-2 day otherwise.

“Bravely Default is the first game featuring turn-based combat that Square Enix has released on the consoles in a really long time and it has sold incredibly well.”

It was released on a handheld, not a console.

“Although there is certainly no shortage of fantastic turn-based combat JRPGs still being released (looking at you Persona), it would be fantastic for the genre if Final Fantasy made the jump back as well, although this might still be unlikely.”

Square Enix already did that with World of Final Fantasy.

PiNkFaIrYbOi91d ago

Wow is the author an idiot?

ZeekQuattro90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

A handheld is a console. If he had said home console then his statement would be wrong.