Bravely Default

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 3, 2013

Post fantasy.

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IGN
David Evans

Top Critic

8.6 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2013

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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Jan 28, 2014

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

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8 / 10
Dec 3, 2013

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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8 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2014

Bravely Default’s depth and variety largely make up for a slow pace and repetitive mission structure

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8 / 10
Dec 13, 2013

Thanks to its excellent battle system, Bravely Default breathes new life into a traditionalist genre.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2014

Bravely Default is a masterful blend of old and new

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Yes
Feb 7, 2014

If you've got a craving for that classic RPG feeling, this is your game. Four heroes; four crystals; a world to be saved--you know how it is.

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Feb 7, 2014

It's a return to Final Fantasy's roots, and it's beautiful.

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Jan 31, 2014

Bravely Default is an RPG for everyone. Its configuration and customization possibilities make it a great choice to be someone's first RPG or 500th RPG. It has a story that starts out cliché but ends up leaving a lasting impression, gameplay that stays interesting for triple-digit hours, a blend of innovation and tradition, graphics and music that please the eyes and ears, and when it's all over, left me with a feeling well beyond satisfaction.

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