@lostn:The stories in this game even though simple are quite endearing. I think the creators of the game find a nice balance between game play, lore and narrative to produce an engaging and at times dark world which I am finding myself going back into again and again.I'm fussy when it comes to RPG's and will often find myself leaving the world presented never to return. The last RPG I attempted to play was Ni No Kuni 2 (because of the art style) however I never finished it because I found it's story uninspired and combat became a chore.Not so with Octopath Traveller. I've been avoiding grinding (as much as possible) in lieu of more thought out battle strategies which makes for some awesome fights especially as the games upgrade system opens up and invites the player to experiment with different styles of combat.Each of the characters story's evolve and can be quite quirky at times. All though there are some rpg tropes present I wouldn't say the game as a whole suffers from them. All in all the game's world and story really remind me of a magical pop up story book or a stage performance and I am enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would!