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Octopath Traveler, Empire of Sin, Undertale, Yakuza 6 Coming to GamePass

Mistershine.

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How does Octopath Traveller play? I generally dislike turn based games, the only one I've ever managed more than an hour or so is Child of Light (does that even count?) but I like the look of the art style here.
 

fallingdove

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You should give a game such as an RPG more time than a couple of hours, we wouldnt accept a review of a game if the game was only played for a few hours.

Nah. JRPGs are my genre. I know within the first few hours whether or not I will like it and I am not about to wade through 10+ hours of random battles and average sprite work to see if things get better.

With Octopath I could immediately tell how grindy it was going to be. I wanted to give the story telling format a chance as well but the criticisms were pretty accurate that separating character stories created a disconnected, uneven experience. (They seemed to do a slightly better job than Saga Frontier though.)

Really hoping that Project Triangle Strategy works out, as basic as the character work was in Octopath, I thought the team did an amazing job blending 2D/3D. (The Suikoden successor also seems to have this figured out)
 

DJTHEGREY

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Octopath traveler.... That's a shocker. I didn't finish it on switch but interested to try again on GP. Gamepass on a good streak so far this year!
 

Pagusas

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Im starting to realize I need to stop buying games now that I have Gamepass.... I litterally JUST bought PoE2
 

Murdoch

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Gamespass is inadvertently destroying the games on my Nintendo Switch wishlist... I've removed about 30 games on my wishlist in the past few months as they keep popping up on Gamespass

I don't know what to feel...
 

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Banjo64

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Been keeping an eye out on Switch for a month now. So expensive. Fantastic get!
 

Bramble

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Sony better announce something... They haven't said shit in months and ms is announcing something every single day...

Wtf is going on?

They just had PSVR2 news, a State of Play and a Returnal trailer last month. They haven't said shit in months? Really? They gave away Control UE, Concrete Genie, Farpoint, FFVII Remake, Remnant and Destruction All Stars among others. They're dropping Returnal next month, Deathloop the month after that and Ratchet & Clank the month after that, with Resident Evil Village + marketing rights in between. And they're giving away the new Oddworld on PS Plus. I mean, what the hell is wrong with you? Seriously.
 

Punished Miku

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You guys are in for a treat. Huge news for Xbox gamers.

The game is gorgeous and has a great battle system. Story is meh, but it's set up in an episodic manner that makes it easy to jump back into.
 
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Matt_Fox

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Star Wars Squadrons is the one for me. I didn't buy it originally because I heard the single player campaign was short, but looking forward to it now on GamePass!
 

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Octopath Traveler?? I assume this means it's getting a PS5 release as well? I want to platinum the game. I loved it on Switch, although the difficulty spike for that last boss was ridiculous.
 
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Stuart360

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This is one you'll probably get eventually, whenever they get EA Play integrated with the PC version. From the posts EA has made they still seem committed to that, just taking longer than expected I guess.
Oh yeah i'm pretty sure it is to do with that. Plus with EA Play launching on Steam recently, thats also put the spanner in the workd with some EA games.
 

Boss Mog

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I'm going to assume console Octopath Traveler is a typo until a console version (other than Switch) is announced.
 

saintjules

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also lol at that stealth octopath port announcement. Been playing it here and there on switch, but ill def check it out on xbox if it supports 4k

Yeah, I'm actually surprised Octopath is going outside the Switch. Have to go back to playing that again.

Edit: Forgot it was on PC and Stadia already.
 
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GHG

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Very very good month for PC gamepass.

If you're yet to play any of Supraland, POE2 or Nier Automata then play them.
 
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Bojanglez

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Very strong editions, this is more exciting than a load of Bethesda games I've played before. The best Gamepass games (other than those that launch on it) are often games that have been on my radar that I haven't got around to playing yet there are a couple on here that fit the bill. Octopatch and Undertale are perfect examples, problem (as ever) is having the time.
 

Trogdor1123

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They just had PSVR2 news, a State of Play and a Returnal trailer last month. They haven't said shit in months? Really? They gave away Control UE, Concrete Genie, Farpoint, FFVII Remake, Remnant and Destruction All Stars among others. They're dropping Returnal next month, Deathloop the month after that and Ratchet & Clank the month after that, with Resident Evil Village + marketing rights in between. And they're giving away the new Oddworld on PS Plus. I mean, what the hell is wrong with you? Seriously.
Well, you are welcome to like those but they don't impress me as much as they impressed you, which is fine.

I was probably to harsh in my words, I agree but the scope and frequency is disappointing.

The first thing I'd say is that most of those are old announcements (besides the plus stuff of course) and some are meh at best. You can't really compare the ps announcements lately to the ms ones in my mind.

The psvr2 news really wasn't news either as it is like two years out.

I just want more as a ps5 only owner.
 

wvnative

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In what way was it disappointing for you? i thought it was amazing and easily a 9/10 game, surprised its coming to xbox but its a big + for MS and game pass is just ridiculous value

Insanely grindy, characters don't interact much outside of really simple skits, difficulty spikes too fast, for some reason i was expecting a full adventure like an old FF game, instead it just feels like a fan game or a tech demo.

Great visuals, story had potential, good soundtrack, there's just nothing backing it all up.
 

Boss Mog

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Putting an image together for it, is a hell of a typo.
I guess it's coming on March 25th but I just find it weird that Square-Enix haven't announced an XBOX version themselves. Maybe they will at their event in two days.
 
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Sejan

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I really enjoyed most of Octopath. More exposure is only a good thing. I loved their modernization of retro aesthetics.
 
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OsirisBlack

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It’s a great game already completed it on switch. It’s a great game for game pass my only gripe is unless it’s a day 1 game pass game or something I’m not really interested in I’ll already own it.
 
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