Nintendo Switch is known for its vast collection of games, but it is particularly great for playing JRPGs. If you are a fan of this genre, you must check out Octopath Traveler II, which is currently available for just $45 on Amazon and Best Buy for Switch. It looks stunning on PlayStation consoles as well, and you can get it for PS5 and PS4 at the same price. If you do not mind a preowned copy, GameStop is selling it for $40.
Octopath Traveler II is an old-school RPG from Square Enix, which has a perfect blend of classic gameplay influences from the NES and SNES eras with stunning HD-2D visuals. The game has a wealth of content, and you can explore the lives of several characters. It has a deep Final Fantasy-style class and customization system mixed with non-linear exploration, influenced by other JRPG heavyweights such as the SaGa and Bravely Default series.
Gameplay and Review
Octopath Traveler II is perfect for those who love games with terrific storytelling, intense turn-based battles, and gorgeous visuals. It is a highly recommended game that can consume dozens of your hours. According to Heidi Kemps in GameSpot’s Octopath Traveler II review, “Octopath Traveler II is an ideal sequel. It builds upon the foundations of the original by improving on what worked, establishing common pillars of design and gameplay–combat mechanics, Path Actions, freeform progress–that will hopefully carry forth through future games. It also iterates upon concepts and ideas borrowed from other JRPGs–the day/night cycle and Latent Abilities–that enhance the overall experience. Octopath Traveler II is a delight from start to finish, and has left me looking forward to seeing where this series will take itself in the future.”
Octopath Traveler II is not the only recent turn-based hit that is on sale for Switch and PlayStation. You can also save big on Tactics Ogre: Reborn. If you are looking for something completely different, you can check out the deal on the brand-new action game Dead Island 2. So, grab your copy of Octopath Traveler II today and dive into the world of classic video games with stunning visuals.