Developed by Square Enix and Acquire, Octopath Traveler is a beautiful retro-styled role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Steam (PC), designed for single-player gameplay. The gameplay structure of its new installment Octopath Traveler 2 differs significantly from its predecessor as it follows a chapter-by-chapter format.
This departure from the original game’s uniform and potentially monotonous design have resulted in a more diverse and engaging experience.
Although we thoroughly enjoyed the original game, the sequel’s approach allows for more variety and unpredictability in the types of chapters presented. Players can expect various chapter types, each offering unique gameplay elements and challenges.
The third chapter of Octopath Traveler 2, featuring Agnea, is a prime example of the game’s departure from traditional RPG gameplay.
Agnea is one of the playable characters in Octopath Traveler 2. She hails from a small village and is known for her cheerful personality, although she can sometimes be forgetful.
Agnea aspires to achieve great things but must leave her hometown and younger sister behind to pursue her dreams.
As a default character class, Agnea is a Dancer. This chapter, which is the focus of today’s tutorial and likely the reason for your visit to this page, offers no fighting or dungeon exploration. Instead, it introduces players to Agnea, a young woman destined for stardom, and her journey to make new friends in the picturesque town of Tropu’hapu.
The chapter provides a refreshing change from the norm and showcases the game’s unique approach to RPG mechanics. Octopath Traveler 2’s creative and diverse gameplay structure offers players an engaging and enjoyable experience.
To reach the capital city of Tropu’hapu, players of Octopath Traveler 2 must first travel to the southern archipelago, accessed via mooring points on either the eastern or western continent. Suppose the player has arrived in the archipelago but has yet to reach Tropu’hapu’s capital.
In that case, they must depart from the village of Ochette in Toto’haru and journey across the Western Tropu’hapu Tra.
In Octopath Traveler 2, players will receive a pop-up message upon entering Tropu’hapu if they have completed Agnea’s second chapter and have her in their party. If they continue her story, they will be treated to a lengthy introduction to Giselle and her troupe, which appear stuck with their cart. While this sequence may take some time, it is not meant to be a negative experience but rather an example of the game’s diverse and engaging storytelling.
Once the cart is freed with Agnea’s assistance, players can resume the story in Octopath Traveler 2. However, in order to progress, they must adjust the time of day to night and use the Entreat skill to obtain the Wooden Sword from a Towner NPC located north of the wagon. This task should take little time, as several people will be in the area during the evening. Be sure to visit the “cat house” and use “Soothe” or “Ambush” to knock out the person standing outside.
Once inside, you can obtain a Cait Powder, which, when equipped, increases the chances of encountering Caits in the wild. This can result in more experience points, job points, and currency.
Upon receiving a kind invitation from Tanzy, Agnea attends Giselle’s troupe performance in Octopath Traveler 2, which comes as a relief. However, upon reaching the Theater District located in the northern section of Tropu’hapu and reuniting with Tanzy by the stage, players will soon learn that Giselle has disappeared due to her struggles with stage fright, a common yet daunting challenge for performers.
In Octopath Traveler 2, Agnea’s third chapter features her endearing country accent, which adds a charming touch to the narrative. This chapter is less stressful than previous ones and offers more opportunities for players to appreciate the game’s exciting writing.
Despite being out of her element, Agnea’s sincerity shines through, making her character all the more endearing. Players should switch to the appropriate date and use the Allure ability on Giselle when prompted to progress through the chapter.
After completing the necessary steps in Agnea’s third chapter, players will be treated to a captivating performance and follow-up scenes. During this sequence, Giselle reveals that the Grand Gala is fast approaching and will be her final destination in the game’s fifth and final chapter.
However, before reaching the Grand Gala, players will accompany Giselle on a visit to Sai, where her mother once performed. This story segment acts as a sequel to the fourth chapter but with an added layer of turbulence to keep players engaged and invested in the narrative.