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Bravely Default

Silicon Studio, Square Enix
Feb 7, 2014 - Nintendo 3DS
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Game Rant
4 / 5
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8.6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Bravely Default

While many might argue that turn-based combat has become stagnant over the years, 'Bravely Default' intends to breath it new life.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Post fantasy.

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

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

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Bravely Default is a masterful blend of old and new

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