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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid old style Jrpg, 7 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Bravely Default (3DS) (Video Game)
Ive been playing for a couple of days and really enjoying Bravely Default,It isnt perfect but its one of best Jrpgs on any system for quite a while,only reason for the 4 star rating overall is the game is abit too easy,even without using your friends,which is an option in game to use moves sent by other players.

To be honest combat is easy,mainly because of the Brave/default system,which makes combat a doddle most of the time,You use Default to defend for a turn and build up 1 point of brave,so not only do you reduce damage you can hit an extra time in the next round,you can save upto 3 brave points and use them in a single round so attacking 4 times and pretty much slaughter everything apart from bosses,but even those dont take much effort as a single character with 3 brave points saved can heal,attack and use items all in the same turn.

Graphics and sound and excellent,the 3d effect is very good but dosnt add much too the game.

Upto the point im in the story its very run of the mill JRPG, but interesting enough to keep me playing, the characters are very well designed but character wise also like nearly all JRPGs,forgettable once you stop playing,but you dont dislike them.

Restoring the village side quest is abit pointless overall but does have some fun ideas, fighting monsters sent by other people,or sending a monster to other peoples games

One thing i didnt like is the SP drinks,which you use to give free extra turns in battle,you get one every 8 hours but if you needed more you have to buy them for real money, Micro transactions are getting abit stupid these days, Luckily combat isnt too hard so i havent even used 1 point so i wont be needing to purchase drinks,but its still something game companies shouldnt be forcing into every game thats released.
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Initial post: 9 Dec 2013 16:24:55 GMT
Aeschylus says:
if you leave your 3DS in sleep mode with the game on, the clock still ticks, so you get those SP points whilst sleeping :)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2013 16:54:18 GMT
Runeweaver says:
Yeh i know and its the only way to build the town as some parts take alot of hours to complete, I just dont like micro transactions that are forced into a game that didnt need them,i still havent used a single sp point :) , Still a great game just wish Tiz didnt look like a weird kinda bunny/fox human thing at the moment, Rangers have always been my favorite class in RPGs but he looks stupid lol.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2013 00:50:33 GMT
D Taylor says:
The SP was added to the western release as an option for those that don't want to wait. Personally i don't really like them, but they aren't forced on you. you don't need them and they never ram it down your throat.

Posted on 28 Dec 2013 19:06:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Dec 2013 19:07:16 GMT
Im playing on normal and ist gets a lot tougher later.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2013 13:08:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Dec 2013 13:18:00 GMT
Runeweaver says:
Ive beaten the game on normal and just finishing hard, on normal i didnt have any problems apart from a few bosses that were abit painful,hard is a solid challenge but the right skills and jobs together still make it simple

Posted on 30 Dec 2013 21:50:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Dec 2013 21:50:44 GMT
Man u must be really good. I had some trouble with some bosses. Im still not through, but the story later on i find comletly opposite of run of the mill

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 05:42:15 GMT
A reader says:
I don't really understand how the difficulty level can be a point of complaint for a game that has more than one difficulty to choose from *and* allows you to set the frequency of random encounters. If you simply select less random encounters (or none), your characters will level up much slower and the game will be much harder. And the SP drinks are in effect just an optional cheat you can use to defeat a boss you are actually not ready for yet, so I don't think the game should be judged in any way based on one totally optional and unneeded item being a real money purchase.
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