Octopath Traveler is a modern take on classic Final Fantasy on the Nintendo Switch

If there’s one constant for the Final Fantasy series, it’s change. One moment, you’re playing a systems-focused role-playing game like Final Fantasy V, and two decades later, that’s morphed into the strange, open-world road trip of Final Fantasy XV. But this continual metamorphosis also creates a sense of nostalgia. You miss those classic games because they just don’t make them that way anymore. This is particularly true of the 16-bit era Final Fantasy games for Super Nintendo, which ushered in a new wave of Japanese role-playing fans in the 1990s. There are plenty of games that have tried to recapture that magic over the years, but few have done it as successfully as Octopath Traveler, which launches on the Nintendo Switch this Friday.


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Author: Andrew Webster

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