Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent announced for mobile

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  1. the_randomizer

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    Should be DLC for the Switch iteration.
     
  2. Foxi4

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    I'm not so sure that that's the case. Remember that Square's primary target market for their JRPG's is Japan, and mobile gaming is huge there. I think they're trying to broaden their market share with a franchise that proved to be a big hit, it's sensible, but not beneficial to players abroad. An additional Switch version would put me at ease, I loved Octopath, it's one of the few Switch exclusives that I really enjoyed.
     
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    It's a damn shame the prequel will be released on mobile devices instead of Switch. Hard pass for me, as no Nintendo mobile games have ever grasped me.
     
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    It's a turn-based RPG, I suspect gameplay won't be impacted at all by the platform switch, no pun intended.
     
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    No, but the virtual buttons will probably take up 90% of the screen as most mobile games do. Either that or have a lousy aspect ratio that forces the game to be vertical :rolleyes:
     
  6. dude1

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    I would hope they bring this out for switch a little later, (timed phone exclusive ) rather than phone exclusive period.

    as for what we currently know I'll reserve judgment if it has controller support and no ads or microtransactions I may buy it for my iPad.

    otherwise, if it's littered with conventional mobile game cancer (ads, microtransactions, timers )
    I will be "hitting the high sea's" ;) ;) and thanks to the new iOS jailbreak blocking ads and negating any need for microtransactions but i'm hoping i don't need to bother.

    since its iOS im surprised at no AppleTV version as well, it would be trivial to make run considering
     
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    Maybe they will bring it as DLC or a new game on Switch, but right now, I'm cynical regarding mobile versions of SE, Nintendo, etc games, that's just my MO.
     
  8. whateverg1012

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    This is so damn disappointing, I loved the game and they decide to go mobile. Hope it fails but it probably will do great with all the pay to win garbage they put in.

    Looks like I'm not alone at least, they disabled comments and the dislike bar :rofl2:
     
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    Sadly with tye nature of wanting to make these games last a long time to act as a service they add a fuck ton of filler....I'm looking at you khux, worse with filler then your actual games.
     
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    THOSE

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    I'm crying and frothing at the mouth at the same time
     
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    Hard pass on this one
     
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    I'll play this on my Chromebook if it comes out!
     
  13. D34DL1N3R

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    Except it's not a Nintendo mobile game. Regardless....blah.
     
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    Square Enix..
    [​IMG]
     
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    Even so, it should be on Switch.
     
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    So first decent game Square manages in years that does ok they immediately port the sequel to the phone so they can charge fans a fortune with crappy in game purchases. I'm glad I stopped buying there games my last Final Fantasy was 10, I have however just started Octopath Traveler and it has been a treat, a real throwback to classic JRPG's I'm not happy with this announcement.
     
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    mmm but why prequel though? its one thing to do something like this, but it alienates a part of your install base to make the game a core part of the story relegated only to mobile devices.
     
  18. MagnesG

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    To be fair they do this with Bravely Default too. I'm sure it's just a cashgrab as well as to popularize the brand.
     
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    I'm probably not going to play it, but I hope, that this game won't be locked to 30fps, now that they can utilize more powerful hardware.
     
  20. masagrator

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    Maybe is more powerful, but smartphones don't share support for low-level API unlike Switch. So even if they put 60 FPS for phones, then it will look worse than in Switch.
     
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