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5 Best Games Like Octopath Traveler 2



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Octopath Traveler 2, to some, is heralded as a modern masterpiece of JRPG game design. This isn't a claim without its merits, either, as the game features lovable characters and one of the most realized worlds within the genre. However, players who have been awaiting the sequel to the first Octopath Traveler may be looking for other games in order to whet their appetites. Well, we have you covered. Here is our list of the 5 Best Games Like Octopath Traveler 2.

5. One Piece: OdysseyTokyo Games Show

One Piece Odyssey is a game that fully encapsulates the adventure of the immensely popular anime/manga. First, this game allows for players to experience a world alongside the Straw Hat Pirates and is soaked in the typical One Piece style. Secondly, Players will be able to explore the world alongside their favorite characters and use various skills to traverse the world. There is an emphasis placed on open-world mechanics in this game that previous One Piece games simply haven't had. This is a game that attempts to live up to the scale and sense of adventure that the main series gives its fans.

Finally, the exploration aspect is helped along by the combat style within the game as well. The game uses a turn-based combat system in order to immerse players within the move sets of the game's iconic characters. While there have been some complaints regarding the game's difficulty. For what it is, it is a fantastic JRPG using the characters and worlds from One Piece. While you may not need to be a fan to play the game, the experience is definitely enhanced by knowledge of the series itself.

4. Persona 5

Persona 5 is a fantastic example of what the modern JRPG can be. In many ways, this game has become the beacon of hope for the genre in the modern age. And with its stylish presentation and solid gameplay, it isn't difficult to see why. Featuring one of the most compelling and interesting story arcs in recent memory, Persona 5 allows the player to immerse themselves within its world. It does this in a number of ways, including how the characters are portrayed and introduced.

First, the game takes familiar settings and systems and begins to subvert expectations. Second, players will find themselves engaging with the world and its lore more and more. Finally, the main narrative itself will no doubt hook the player. Persona 5 is a JRPg that players can sink a considerable amount t of time into and be rewarded for it. Additionally, all of this is wrapped up in an amazing game with wonderfully directed art and a soundtrack that is one for the ages. However, some of the systems will be a little difficult for newer JRPG fans. Nonetheless, Persona 5 is a fantastic example of what the modern JRPG can be.

3. Ni No Kuni II

First of all, the world within Ni No Kuni II is simply stunning. Additionally, the game has a distinct art style that places it in its own world. Added to this, players can connect with the game's characters, who are, for the most part, fantastic. Alongside the player, there are many different companions that they can fight beside. Notably, the combat in this game has shifted when compared to the combat of the first game in the Ni No Kuni series. Basically, this game adapts a more action-oriented style, whereas the previous game was a tad bit slower-paced.

Everything from the environment to creature design oozes style. Because of this, players can quickly find themselves immersed in the world as well as invested in its characters. This can be seen in the relationships that the player builds along the way. These relationships are built over time and feature characters surrounding the main character. So if you would enjoy an anime-inspired adventure game, then Ni No Kuni II would be a fantastic choice to recommend. If, for example, you enjoyed the world and characters of Octopath Traveler 2. Definitely don't miss out on this gem of a title.

2. Chained Echoes

Chained Echoes is perhaps the most sleeper hit on this list. The game, while being absolutely stunning, has not received as much coverage as one would think it deserves. Its unique approach to classic JRPG staple mechanics makes it stand out in a bold way. The sixteen-bit art style also is very touching and nostalgic to many who would pick this title up. The combat is a unique blend of turn-based. This, in turn, allows for combat to be a bit faster than your typical turn-based title.

This game serves as a love letter for those who enjoy the simpler era of game design. Those players who find themselves yearning for JRPGs of the past should definitely give this title a look if they haven't already. Alongside games such as Octopath Traveler 2, Chained Echoes shows somewhat of a resurgence is going on within the JRPG genre. So if you enjoy these tenets of gameplay and design, then this would be a fantastic game to pick up.

1. Yakuza: Like A DragonLike a Dragon 8

Yakuza: Like A Dragon is a stunning game to behold. While the Yakuza series of games were already fantastic in their own right. Like A Dragon brings quite a few new elements to the table that seek to push this franchise further into the future, players of the franchise will no doubt be familiar with the game's formula. But it is the way that this game distinguishes itself that makes it unique. This time around, there seems to be more of a focus on the RPG elements within the game. And a class system that is quite different from anything else in the series.

The game still features many of the elements that make the Yakuza games so appealing. These include things such as being able to freely explore the city and play arcade games or any number of other activities. This makes the game feel cozy. The game's world is a world you can spend a lot of your time in while you unravel the narrative of the story. This is stunning in its own right. So if you are newer to the Yakuza series, give this game a try. There is much to love within this series that you can find endearing. For example, perhaps you enjoy the touching stories or wacky gameplay elements. One thing that binds games like Octopath Traveler 2 and Yakuza: Like A Dragon is their commitment to storytelling within their respective worlds.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.