Sprawling role playing games often come with an abundance of proper nouns and a medieval flavour to their setting. Sometimes games like this try to make their dialogue match the olden times vibe. Getting this antiquated English to sound right is pretty hard, though.
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Every party member in Octopath Traveller has a special ability that allows them to interact with NPCs throughout the world. Ophilia the cleric and Primrose the dancer can temporarily recruit NPCs into the party and summon them during battles. One unassuming old man is able to unleash Hell upon enemies. I’m pretty sure he’s a retired jRPG protagonist, and he’s become one of my favourite allies to recruit.
Tim Rogers and I have both played a lot of Octopath Traveller, the next big role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch, and you can hear us talk about it on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.
The producer of the gorgeous upcoming Switch game Octopath Traveller made waves this week with a quote in which he said that mechanically it was a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy 6. Other people have made similar comparisons.
But Octopath is nothing like Final Fantasy 6 — it’s more like a SaGa game, with some experimental ideas that work, and some that really don’t.