Bravely Default 2

Rating Summary

Based on 92 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 92 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2021

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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No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 25, 2021

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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8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2021
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6 / 10
Feb 25, 2021

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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Feb 25, 2021

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

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8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2021

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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6 / 10
Feb 25, 2021

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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Unscored
Feb 25, 2021

I'm even more baffled by the enemies for which I don't even get the correct tools to fight. Bravely Default 2 makes it easy to find all enemy weaknesses when I use a turn to inspect them, but some enemies are weak to energy types that I didn't gain access to for a whole two chapters after I first encountered their symbol. The peak of this frustration was when I fought a boss with a beefy minion that was vulnerable only to electricity and light, and completely invulnerable to all physical attacks. I had one character who could cast electrical attacks, and I still had yet to see light energy.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2021

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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9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2021

Bravely Default 2 is almost perfect; it's just troubled in a story with ups and downs that contains too much superfluous dialogue. The rest of the elements, including a perfectly translated text, outstanding: a careful gameplay to the millimeter and a pricey graphics. JRPG is a genre that suits Nintendo Switch‎

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