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Is New Switch RPG Octopath Traveler Living Up To Expectations?

Mike and Peter have been playing Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch for the last week. Here's what they think about Square Enix's new RPG so far.

Square Enix's new Nintendo Switch-exclusive RPG, Octopath Traveler, launches next week on Nintendo's hybrid system, releasing on July 13. The game follows the story of eight travelers who journey through the vibrant world of Orsterra. Along the way you'll do battle with monsters through in-depth and multi-layered turn-based combat in a colorful and vibrant world. GameSpot's Peter Brown and Mike Mahardy have played the game and are here to let you know what it's all about.

Check out the video above to hear what Brown and Mahardy have to say about what they have played of Octopath Traveler. The two dive deep into the game's combat systems and everything else that makes the game unique. Take a look at the video above to find out what it's all about.

For lots more on Octopath Traveler, check out GameSpot's interview feature with producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi. Among other things, they talk about how the RPG pays homage to SNES classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6, but with a darker, more serious tone. Here is the full interview.