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Random Encounter 262 – We Walk Many Paths (At Least 8)

Random Encounter 262 Octopath Traveler II and Like a Dragon: Ishin Artwork

On this episode of Random Encounter, we’re talking about two big recent RPGs, Octopath Traveler II and Like a Dragon: Ishin!

When the original Octopath Traveler came out in 2018, we’d never seen anything like its HD-2D art style. Now, Square Enix is back with a sequel, Octopath Traveler II, that addresses many of the criticisms leveled at the game five years ago. Does Zach think that OTII measures up? And speaking of games we’ve been waiting years for, Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin was a samurai spin-off from the Yakuza series, never released in the West. Thankfully, that’s changed with its recent remake, Like a Dragon: Ishin! Jono has been losing his mind since he got his hands on it, but does this remake of a pre-Yakuza 0 entry of the series stand up to more modern games?

Featuring: Jono Logan, Zach Wilkerson; Edited by Jono Logan

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Jonathan Logan

Jonathan Logan

Jonathan (he/him), or Jono for short, is the host of Random Encounter and the Reviews Manager for RPGFan. While reviewing a game, he has been known to drink up to 10 cups of tea to keep focused (Earl Grey, milk, no sugar). Fun fact: Jono holds a Masters of Music Theatre degree, which is only slightly less useful than it sounds.

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