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Bravely Default

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

83%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSFeb 7, 2014

Developer: Silicon Studio

Publisher: Square Enix

Genres: RPG, Turn-Based Strategy

Square Enix’s highly-acclaimed fantasy RPG brings deep, strategic combat to the Nintendo 3DS system in an ambitious game that bolsters its turn-based combat with a compelling new risk/reward system RPG fans will obsess over. Explore Luxendarc as Tiz and other memorable characters on a visually stunning quest to restore balance to the world. Hand-drawn 3D backgrounds and a rousing score bring Luxendarc to life. Enter a brave new world of turn-based combat! Time your turns tactically and turn the tides in your favor with the new Brave and Default system. Flex your strategic muscle by combining more than twenty jobs with hundreds of different abilities. Summon friend’s characters to fight by your side, or borrow their abilities. Recruit citizens with the StreetPass feature to rebuild Tiz’s destroyed village. Be part of the community in this fresh take on the single player RPG!

Bravely Default Critic Reviews

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IGN

David Evans
8.6 / 10.0
IGN

Bravely Default offers a handful of modern twists on what is otherwise a fairly traditional JRPG, albeit one that is exceptionally refined, characterful and well-made. It’s no revolution, and if random encounters and turn-based battles turn you off, you won’t find anything to change your mind here. But fans and open-minded newcomers will enjoy a substantial adventure that proves the JRPG is alive and kicking.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Post fantasy.

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A brave game indeed as it attempts to marry the best of old school Japanese role-players with new and modern ideas… and generally succeeds.

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Bravely Default is ambitious without being unconventional: an effective, engaging addition to a genre often hamstrung by tradition.

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