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I found what he was talking about. Your post was folded into another post by Subzero5 who shows as the first comment in your post. He did misspell the word as the guy said, but it's not even your post, it's a folded in post to yours.

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Thanks for the detective work Smilie. It pays to be polite. Even if someone is right, it still doesn't pay to be rude. But if you are rude AND wrong.......
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Thanks for the detective work Smilie. It pays to be polite. Even if someone is right, it still doesn't pay to be rude. But if you are rude AND wrong.......
And then I realize I was wrong and that is just the editor who posted it. See its so confusing even for someone on the forum all the time

I gotta be thinking he was just having an awful day.
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(Based on PC) I have to agree with the naysayers on this one... the technical elements of this game are all fantastic (assuming you don't have a bias against stylistic decisions, like copious use of bloom, pixelart, etc.), but the story never seemed to come together for me. I clocked about 30 hours on it, and most of the time I was just kind of hoping that things would actually go somewhere, narratively speaking... and it never really did. The world skills for each character was an interesting addition and added a fair amount of flavor, but ultimately also fell flat for me because it largely devolved into a long, mostly unrewarding checklist of things to do whenever you reach another town: Talk, pickpocket, buy from, interrogate, etc. every single person.

Edit: And... I just noticed that this thread is a week old. Not sure why it showed up as a newish deal for me. Whoops.
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Great game but gets very repetitive towards the end if you're trying to view all the character endings. I get -why- they made the game that way, but it wasn't the best design choice. Overall worth $30 and recommend starting with H'aanit since she's the strongest characters to start with (and most badass IMO).
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Amazing game! I'm playing it right now. About 4 hours in. If you grew up on RPGs as a kid like I did, you'll love this game!
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Amazing game.

For some of the folks saying the game never comes together... there is a secret "ending" you can access after you complete all of the stories, just outside Hanaat's village via a "Quest."

It literally ties everything in the game today in a kind of "cosmic" madness. There were hints of everything being connected, but when you get there... wow.
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This is a great game, spent about 50 hours on it. I don't normally like RPGs but I couldn't put this game down. Started with Cyrus
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(Based on PC) I have to agree with the naysayers on this one... the technical elements of this game are all fantastic (assuming you don't have a bias against stylistic decisions, like copious use of bloom, pixelart, etc.), but the story never seemed to come together for me. I clocked about 30 hours on it, and most of the time I was just kind of hoping that things would actually go somewhere, narratively speaking... and it never really did. The world skills for each character was an interesting addition and added a fair amount of flavor, but ultimately also fell flat for me because it largely devolved into a long, mostly unrewarding checklist of things to do whenever you reach another town: Talk, pickpocket, buy from, interrogate, etc. every single person.

Edit: And... I just noticed that this thread is a week old. Not sure why it showed up as a newish deal for me. Whoops.
I've heard the same from a number of other people who have played the game, and this is a big deal from me as someone who absolutely loves and cherishes an RPG like Chrono Trigger. However, the other side of me looooves the art style and battle mechanics of Octopath so it makes me wonder if I should buy it for $30, or wait for it drop lower in cost later down the line (even though no signs have shown that it will). I probably won't get around to playing it for awhile anyway due to Animal Crossing: NH lol
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Similar to going to movies instead of buying the DVD?

But regardless, let's run through the math.

Current costs:

$30 digital (sale) /$0 resale /$30 net loss
$60 physical (no sale) / $30-45 resale (or less depending on when you resale) / $15-30 net loss (or more) + $time (post, ship, meet, etc, gas,). Time is certainly not worth $0 if thinking rationally.

So would u rather take a perceived $30 loss and enjoy a game, or would you like to pay more for a (maybe) smaller loss?

Your argument might make sense on a brand new game, and certainly if the physical is on sale, but it still has to pass a person's willingness to waste time on reselling for a limited gain. How much is your time worth?

There's also the ease of use of digital vs physical. Swapping cartridges is less convenient than digital, and especially if your switch stays docked. On the other hand, I like to let friends borrow my physical cartridges.


So in reality, thinking rational just means buy what's best overall for you based on what you find more important, not what's best for someone else.
Hey let's not forget it's easier to hide the purchase of digital from the significant other..no new game coming to the mail to try and catch before they get home
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I've heard the same from a number of other people who have played the game, and this is a big deal from me as someone who absolutely loves and cherishes an RPG like Chrono Trigger. However, the other side of me looooves the art style and battle mechanics of Octopath so it makes me wonder if I should buy it for $30, or wait for it drop lower in cost later down the line (even though no signs have shown that it will). I probably won't get around to playing it for awhile anyway due to Animal Crossing: NH lol
I think my problem with the overall narrative is that it's more along the lines of the SaGa franchise: Every character is more or less optional and has their own independent storyline that doesn't really intersect. This is in direct contrast to CT (and more conventional jRPG structure) where there's a single overarching narrative and each character has a storyline that branches off/into the main one.

That, or the storyline in Octopath is much more diffused and it takes more than 30 hours for it to come together, which isn't impossible, but I don't think my gameplay was that meandering.
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I got the physical version of this game for around $40 last year and only played for an hour or 2. I need to start back up and finish it because I've heard nothing but good things about this game.
I bought botw on release day and have done almost nothing in it still because it's not feeling like a real Zelda game.
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I bought botw on release day and have done almost nothing in it still because it's not feeling like a real Zelda game.
Oh I played the heck out of that game. It was an interesting take on Zelda for me. It definitely wasn't linear like previous Zelda games. I basically just wandered around to different areas and explored. There is so much to do in that game. I spent maybe 200 hours total or more and maybe got 90% of everything.
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Oh I played the heck out of that game. It was an interesting take on Zelda for me. It definitely wasn't linear like previous Zelda games. I basically just wandered around to different areas and explored. There is so much to do in that game. I spent maybe 200 hours total or more and maybe got 90% of everything.
I really hope I can get back into it. Frown I have been a huge Zelda fan since not long after the first one released and this is the first time I have not felt good about one, except "originally" when MM was out I didn't like it because I was in a bad mood and it was so dark, yet now it's mighty close to a tie with OoT as my favorite Zelda game.

Main thing bugging me about the botw is no dungeons. And had they at least made the shrines look different from each other and have items I'd be happy still!

Well and also too many open areas with nothing there so far. I've only done like 10% of shrines so far, though, and probably like 3% of the game. lol.
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I really hope I can get back into it. Frown I have been a huge Zelda fan since not long after the first one released and this is the first time I have not felt good about one, except "originally" when MM was out I didn't like it because I was in a bad mood and it was so dark, yet now it's mighty close to a tie with OoT as my favorite Zelda game.

Main thing bugging me about the botw is no dungeons. And had they at least made the shrines look different from each other and have items I'd be happy still!

Well and also too many open areas with nothing there so far. I've only done like 10% of shrines so far, though, and probably like 3% of the game. lol.
There's stuff everywhere in the game, just takes a while to look around to find it. Also are a few dungeons like Zelda oldschool.

It took me a while to warm up to it but I got into it after a while.
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About 10 hours into this game I'm still on the fence about it. I like traditional JRPG structures better. Characters are interesting, but the voice acting is kind of annoying.

Battle system and the graphics are really awesome though.
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