If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. Up this week:
Alfyn is a chipper, do-gooder on a mission to find and honor the man who saved his life and inspired him to become an apothecary. Along the way, he encounters moral dilemmas and probably violates his Hippocratic oath. He reminds me a lot of Zell Dincht from FF8 – loud, willful, energetic… and not very bright. I wouldn’t want him to be my doctor.
On the bright side, Alfyn heals everyone for free. Except your party. It costs 4 SP to use his First Aid ability. Once he’s leveled up some that spend isn’t a big deal. Alfyn’s story seems to have the most holes. The biggest being how will he find a man he only saw once as a child without at least knowing his name?
Similar to Cyrus’ Scrutinize ability, Alfyn can Inquire of the townspeople to learn information about them, get discounts or get hints about side quests.
I find him to be one of the more annoying characters, but his altruistic outlook is pretty refreshing and he combines strength with healing. So he’s one of my party staples.
Choose Alfyn if you:
hate making money
believe in free healthcare
appreciate Eastern medicine
enjoy striking up conversations with strangers