‘Octopath Traveler’ acknowledges its roots without ever being weighed down by them. Among fans of Japanese role-playing games, or “JRPGs,” the mid-’90s were among the greatest years in the history of the genre. At the center of this golden age was publisher Square — now Square Enix — and its masterpieces like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Despite the limited technology of the Super Nintendo console, the games were able to tell sprawling and …read more
Gabe Gurwin is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a onetime CGR Undertow personality. He has written for Digital Trends, InvenGlobal and more.