A service provider and a scholar stroll right into a bar.
After Octopath Traveler’s success on Swap in 2018, Sq. Enix (with out Nintendo’s worldwide publishing assist this time) is returning to the eight-character effectively with Octopath Traveler II. It’s not a direct sequel (or so they are saying) and focuses on a brand new set of eight heroes all with their very own paths that they’re touring. The early guarantees have been good when it comes to extra straight connecting the tales and making it extra cohesive than its predecessor. Sq. Enix revealed particulars about two of the playable characters and now I’ll harshly decide every of those characters. However first, OH MY GOD – IT’S A SHARK!
You may journey on boats on this sport, which is neat. It additionally appears essential as a result of the world of Octopath Traveler II options two continents separated by a physique of water. The boat appears essential except we wish to crack out an airship. On second thought, we must always crack out an airship. However let’s get to the characters!
First up is the service provider named Partitio Yellowil, who looks as if he noticed the outcomes of late-stage capitalism and determined to have interaction in charity work. He leaves his pioneer shanty city as he yells to (presumably nobody?) “I will be again as soon as I get rid of that satan referred to as poverty from the world!” with all of the authority of a politician attempting to enchantment to sure demographics. His voice additionally has the air of a huckster in the identical vein as Lionel Hutz. I’m hoping for Partitio to have a aspect quest promoting a city on the imaginative and prescient of a monorail.
He ventures out into the Wildlands, a barren portion of Octopath II’s world, and goes out on his quest armed with two Path Actions. He should buy from of us in the course of the day after which rent of us at evening. Hiring of us seems prefer it may very well be a neat twist, because the employed fingers can result in assist in battle and even in negotiating costs for items. All in all, Partitio appears effective I suppose. At this juncture, I’ll price him two out of eight Octopaths (that’s the size I’m going to make use of to harshly decide these characters).
The second character is a scholar named Osvald V. Vanstein who hails from the Winterlands, possible the realm with one of the best music if it’s something like the primary sport. Osvald has a way more steel story setup when in comparison with Partitio’s “I wish to assist the poor folks” slant. Osvald is in jail serving a life sentence for allegedly killing his spouse and child. Surprisingly, he most likely didn’t try this. It looks as if that Harvey, a rival scholar, set him up. There are big-time Depend of Monte Cristo vibes.
Spoilers: Osvald doesn’t rot in jail and finally will get out to discover the Winterlands, which has a fishing city referred to as Cape Chilly. Unsure if it’s essentially related to this evaluation of his character, however I just like the identify. His Path Motion in the course of the day is scrutinize, the place he tries to get info from these round him. Fail the scrutinize verify and the city you’re in will such as you much less. At evening, he can mug folks. Actually, Osvald appears fairly unhealthy ass. He’s a magic consumer accused of a criminal offense he didn’t commit who will straight up murk a dude when evening falls. I give him seven out of eight Octopaths.
Octopath Traveler II comes out on February 24, 2023 on Swap. We’ve got six extra characters to listen to extra about and we’ll hopefully decide them the identical means we judged Partitio (2/8) and Osvald (7/8).
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