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Octopath Traveler: Review Preview

(That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?)

Author’s Note: Review Preview is a new concept I’m trying out today. It won’t be a regular feature here on Pretend Gamer but will be used whenever I’m playing a game that takes a lot of time. 1,862 more words

What Actually Makes For A Good Old School RPG?

Octopath Traveler is out now, critics are receiving it well, and it’s even doing well commercially, as Nintendo Switch owners wax nostalgic about Japanese RPGs and hail the coming of them to another Nintendo handheld. 1,114 more words


Octopath Traveler Review Compilation

Another major release, another review compilation.  Octopath Traveler has actually been on my radar for awhile now, as I’ve tracked it over its somewhat secretive beginnings ( 1,000 more words


Fiddleblog 47: Octopath Traveler, The Good and the Less Good.

Hello Reader,

First, let’s clarify something: I do not write video game reviews. Partly because I do not receive pre-release copies and I take a long time to finish games so any review I wrote would be more or less irrelevant to the consumer by the time it was finished. 1,179 more words

The Best Thing About... Octopath Traveler and its Myriad Possibilities

Goodness gracious me, I have caught the Octopath bug something fierce. I’ve only had the game since Saturday, and I’m already 12 hours deep (and out of everyone I know, that’s not even the highest playtime). 449 more words

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

So much happened while playing this game I honestly don’t know how to start. How about a little introduction to the Legend of Heroes series. 1,925 more words


Final Fantasy Needs the Active Time Battle System Back

Like most fans, I’m incredibly excited for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Even after all of this time, I still consider Final Fantasy VII to be one of the top JRPGs out there and my third favorite game in the series. 1,765 more words

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