Today, two Nintendo Switch hits came out today – Octopath Traveler and Captain Toad. For the JRPG fan, Octopath Traveler is a relatively anticipated title by the Producer of Bravely Default and Bravely Second for 3DS. Earlier this year, we briefly touched on Octopath in a preview for Switch titles. Featuring eight protagonists with eight storylines, the game takes cues from SNES Final Fantasy titles with its spritework and design. The upgrade, known as “HD-2D,” uses the sprite work of an older JRPG title. In addition, it uses with the lighting effects and animation of a modern-day title. Therefore, expect some special effects to mesh with its classic design.
Featuring a beautiful soundtrack, strong writing, and an intuitive battle system, Octopath Traveler is classic Final Fantasy for the modern-day. A solid JRPG that stands on its own, it includes the ability to borrow abilities from other classes. This is also similar to Final Fantasy V and the developer’s Bravely works. If you’re interested in the title, you can check out the demo on the Switch eShop. Finally, you can pick up Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch today!
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
To begin, Captain Toad originally released on the Wii U in late 2014. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker consists of a myriad of puzzle-solving and platforming action. Despite the titular character’s inability to jump, you’ll use elevators and other platforms to make your way across to collect your goal. What makes Captain Toad special is the ability to rotate each stage map a full 360 degrees. Traveling through small caves, underwater, and other areas, you can make full use of the camera to uncover the game’s secrets.
All stages, except for the ones based on Super Mario 3D World, have returned. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker now features stages taken out of Super Mario Odyssey. However, the action remains the same. For those new to the game, Captain Toad, and Toadette, look for treasure in new lands. In each stage, collect three gems and complete a special trial for completion. Consequently, Captain Toad features roughly 20 hours of play and multiple stages to unlock.
You can download the demo for Captain Toad on Nintendo eShop now. From personal experience, I give the original title an 8/10. Despite its simple appearance, the game provided more of a challenge that I would have expected. Each stage comes with many tricks, traps, and collectibles. Hence, it brings players back to the day of the Game Boy remake of Donkey Kong. Therefore, if you enjoy puzzles and platforms, this is the game for you! Finally, pick it up today for Nintendo Switch or 3DS!
Octopath Traveler looks amazing so far. I’ve played the 3-hour demo. In addition to playing as any of the eight characters, you can carry over your save data to the full game. I enjoy the battle system, the music, and character back stories. If you’re an RPG fan, consider checking this game out. Pick it up here for Nintendo Switch.
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