I have the evasive maneuvers skill equipped and they random encounters still feel frequent lol. I imagine they might be a bit much without that.
Yeah, the default rate seems borderline broken to me. In an age where there are many alternatives to random encounters, or systems for allowing players to control them to taste if you do still want to use them, it was a bit jarring to hit a game that feels like it lifted that part of the design from one of the old NES JRPGs.
Octopath Traveler 2 Left Me Absolutely SHOCKED... | Review
I've only had a chance to play a few hours, but I was delighted to find that pressing the shoulder buttons allows you to auto-advance the dialogue in cut scenes. I love it when a story heavy RPG does that.
I played the first chapter of Ochette and I am wondering if I should play the other characters or move on. In the first one you met the other characters and could optionally do their chapter 1 (I believe) is that still how it works?
Yeah, when you reach another character's location, they'll join you immediately (if you want) and then you can either do their Chapter 1 right on the spot or do it at a Tavern in the correct town (indicated on your World Map) later.
I cleared away some tasks, events, and yes games, finally picked this up, and am quite enjoying it. I started with Ochette and then stumbled into Osvald, which was a bit of a jarring tonal shift, but I think a solid progression--Ochette seems to basically be free resources, which Osvald's opening chapters showed me he desperately needs. I just barely picked up Throne, and may pick up someone from the west and then proceed.
How spoilery is this spoiler-cast? I am sure I want to play OT2 at some point in the next year.