The Best Games of July 2018
Honorable Mention: The Banner Saga 3
Senior Editor Hayes Madsen: “I played through The Banner Saga 3 twice, once with my save carried over from the first two games and once with a fresh slate. The amount of variation in those playthroughs was substantial, even though the basis of the story was the same. The Banner Saga is one of the most fascinating trilogies of games out there right now, and The Banner Saga 3 ties everything together in one neat, albeit heartbreaking, package. The third game feels like something quite different from the previous games, even though it has the same heart. It may not do everything fans wanted, but this is one unforgettable conclusion to an already memorable journey.”
Game of the Month for July 2018: Octopath Traveler
Reviews Editor Zhiqing Wan: “Octopath Traveler feels like a much more personal collection of tales that might go against what you’d typically expect from a JRPG. More than anything else, the way the characters fall together feels like coincidence rather than providence, and the game is far more concerned with telling intimate stories about grief, friendship, adventure, and redemption. You might not get to save the world, but there’s joy to be had from just helping out someone in a bind and learning more about the deep history of Orsterra as you go. For what it sets out to do, Octopath Traveler excels.”
That does it for our July 2018 Game of the Month. Congratulations to Octopath Traveler! What do you think were the best games from last month? Let us know in the comments.