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Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent review: Embark on a unique adventure in the world of Orsterra

Choose your own adventure and form your ultimate team!

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, is an award-winning JRPG title made by the famous developer, Square Enix. Square Enix is the same company that made some exciting titles like Echoes of Mana, the Final Fantasy series, and many more. Here in this article, we will review Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent and share our first impressions of the game.

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, is a game that is a bit different from the usual modern games, which showed players that 16-bit color games can also be interesting. The game is also known as a prequel to the original game, Octopath Traveler, which features 8 different characters and each with their own adventures and different roles. It was initially released in Japan only with a worldwide release in July 2022.

Choose from a long roster of characters and build your ultimate team

Starting off with the Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent review, players will have to choose a path after completing the tutorial. The game offers three different paths, namely Power, Wealth, and Fame. The controls are pretty much easy to learn. The tutorial is more than enough to make the player ready on the go.

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Image via Square Enix

There are different side quests that can be found from different NPCs in the game. Many NPC features a bubble upon clicking on which a path of the story can be found. Battle mode is a perfect place for the players who love to make a strategic victory. The battle mechanism is sophisticated, which adds more hype to the game. There are upgrades that can be done to ensure victory.

Follow your own adventure path and rise against the evils

But that’s not enough, players have to buy newer weapons also, by visiting the swordsmith. The game is divided into different chapters, which is also an aspect that makes the game amazing. As this is a single-player RPG, a nice and detailed story follows as the player progresses to a new level. All the characters of the game interact directly with the player and the story continues.

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Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent gameplay (Image via Square Enix)

However, it becomes annoying as the new dialogues keep coming and players have to tap on the dialogue to pass through. An option to keep the dialogue flow automatic would be better. The tutorial of the game is exciting but long.

Enjoy evolved 2D Pixel Art graphics with an epic soundtrack

As you might be aware from the previous titles, the game features 16-bit color and 2D-HD gameplay. Even with the said 2D gameplay, the game looks marvelous and makes game awesome. The game gives players the opportunity to customize the graphics settings of the game.

However, the game automatically sets the active settings that fit best for the device. Overall, the graphics are extraordinary and really different from what most games usually offer in 2D scenarios. The audio is one of the fantastic parts of the game. The music at the start screen is quite good.

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Image via Square Enix

The game features different kinds of sounds for different purposes. By far, many players have said their favorite music is the one that comes while showing the rewards after finishing a battle. The selection of the music for each scenario sets the environment quite correctly.

The game offers compact UI and it’s easy to dodge the unnecessary IAPs

The UI of the game is kind of compact as it comprises different buttons on the bottom line and a map on the upper part. The controls are not hard to understand, but it’s important to know about the different features of the enemy during battle. The in-app purchases of the game are not as extensive as we usually notice in many games. But it’s not mandatory to buy Ruby packs or other things to ensure you can play this game.

Final Thoughts

The ups and downs are part of every app and game we use. In spite of the game being so good, there are still some problems in the game that might bother the players. Nevertheless, weighing all the pros and cons, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is still good and makes its way into the player’s mind. Square Enix always has something good in them to present to the fans and this game is no exception. Interested players can join the game’s official website to stay up-to-date with Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent.

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent review by Gamingonphone

Gameplay Mechanics - 7.5
Storyline - 8
Graphics and Music - 8.5
Controls and UI - 7
Free-to-Play Elements - 7



Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is a decent JRPG from Square Enix. Given its unique 2D graphics and soundtracks, it's a must-try for any RPG fan besides the hardcore fans of the franchise!

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