Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent’ Now Available on iOS and Android Globally

With the release of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, Square Enix has most recently added Octopath Traveler to its list of premium RPGs that have been converted into gacha mobile games. It's a greedy gacha game, as one might assume, and although being currently available worldwide, it's terribly unfinished. While it may have visuals that are comparable to those of the console/PC game, it's really just a cynical cash grab with avaricious in-app purchases that have been created from the bottom up to drain your wallet rather than provide you joy. So let's go in and examine why Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is a product that deserves to be classified as trash.

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With its bright HD-2D design and branching storyline, Octopath Traveler has paved the way for Japanese role-playing games. The Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent prequel narrative takes the Orsterra story to mobile devices, continuing the franchise's journey to mobile devices.

Beginning with the fact that Square only targeted a single screen ratio for a mobile game built specifically for a platform with a wide range of screen sizes, the game is pillarboxed. This is really lazy, and I don't have any patience for platform-specific games that don't match our displays, so that's a knock against them. In all honesty, if you're designing a mobile game specifically for mobile, it should match the great majority of existing mobile screen ratios.

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When you finally reach the gameplay, you'll discover a complicated plot that forces you to take a lesson. After finishing the lesson, you are free to begin the process of assembling your squad. You can have eight characters on your squad at once, and there are 64 distinct characters to acquire. Expect a standard system where you gather, enhance, and combine your characters to get to those impressive five-star units gacha games are renowned for. They all provide varying star ratings. The fight system is somewhat comparable to that of the console/PC game, however because you'll reach your first gate early, persistent grinding is very necessary.

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Today, July 27, sees the release of the new mobile Octopath Traveler on iOS and Android devices. We discussed the franchise's transition to mobile with three important members of the production team: worldwide producer Hirohito Suzuki, composer Yasunori Nishiki, and scenario writer Kakunoshin Futsuzawa.
 

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