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Bravely Default 2

Nintendo, Square-Enix
Feb 26, 2021 - Nintendo Switch
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
GamesRadar+
5 / 5
Easy Allies
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Bravely Default 2

Bravely Default 2 is a long, familiar JRPG journey with excellent customizable combat and beautiful backdrops that pass the time as you work through its extended stretches of grinding.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Square Enix's line of retro JRPGs continues with an all-new world and tale for Bravely Default, though some of the old problems persist.

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Bravely Default 2 is one of the best games to point to when people ask what makes JRPGs fun.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A disappointing waste of a fun combat system and an impressive graphics engine, with ugly artwork and unremarkable storytelling that expends all its goodwill disappointingly quickly.

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If you enjoy the RPGs of eras long past, Bravely Default II captures some satisfying whimsy and nostalgia, but its formulaic structure can feel tedious

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Bravely Default 2 brings the throwback RPG series to Nintendo Switch, but the loss of modern quality-of-life features make this a decidedly grindy experience.

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That's pretty much Bravely Default II in a neat little package. It's more Bravely Default, which is more classic JRPG formula, distilled for a modern era. It's not going to reinvent RPGs as we know them, but this series still has life in it yet.

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