Katharine and I have been lamenting earlier at the moment that Sq. Enix appear inconsistent in terms of releasing demos of their video games on Steam. Forspoken’s demo solely got here to PC months after its console launch, and Harvestella’s demo stays unique to Change. Likewise, the Octopath Traveler 2 demo which was launched on console yesterday was nowhere to be discovered on PC.
Uh, till at the moment. It’s out on Steam now.
Reveals what we all know, eh? You’ll be able to seize the Octopath Traveler 2 prologue demo from Steam now.
Like the primary sport, Octo 2 is a fantasy JRPG targeted on eight totally different characters, every with their very own expertise and storyline that intertwines with all the opposite. It’s most placing for its artwork fashion, which blends ye olde 16-bit period sprite artwork with 3D environments and extra bokeh impact than you’ll have seen exterior a photograph uploaded to Flickr circa 2003.
The demo is substantial, too. You’ll be able to select to play as any of the eight protagonists, the demo lasts for 3 hours, and your progress will carry over to the total sport. That full sport is out later this month, on February twenty fourth.
Katharine wrote our Octopath Traveler 1 evaluation again in 2019, and she or he loved it in elements. She did discover it fell aside on the finish, although, the place it appeared to anticipate a variety of additional grinding even after 80 hours of play. Right here’s hoping Octopath Traveler 2 pulls its numerous strands collectively higher, but when not I’m positive Katharine will tell us later this month.