Telling the tale of four "Heroes of Light," Bravely Default begins with these characters working towards cleansing the crystals that bring balance to the world, all while battling a faction which seems to want nothing more than the world's end. Of course, being the JRPG that it is, there's something much more nefarious at work that has much farther reaching consequences than the Heroes of Light may realize at first.
Gameplay boils down to standard exploration mixed with random battles and turn-based combat -- plus the bosses, too. Players wander around the overworld map, at first walking and then with a boat and even an airship, searching for towns, caves and other destinations. Once inside these destinations, it's either full of random battles or a safe zone of NPCs to talk, shop and progress the story with. Combat involves taking tuns where each character may have multiple swings or spell casts depending on the job. Yes, Bravely Default has a classic Final Fantasy job system for its four characters.
The success of Bravely Default following its release led some to decree the return of the JRPG, though if a resurgence is occurring it has yet to kick in. Though, at least, Bravely Default will be receiving a sequel in Bravely Second in 2015.
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The following review will use the following weighted scoring system
Graphics - 10%
3D Effect - 5%
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- Genre: Fantasy RPG (3DS)
- Theme(s): Steampunk
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Square Enix
- Publisher: Nintendo
Released North America Feb 7, 2014 Europe Dec 6, 2013 Japan Oct 11, 2012 Australia Dec 7, 2013
- Also known as:
- Bravely Default: Flying Fairy in Japan
- Bravely Default: Where The Fairy Flies in Europe