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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still enjoyable, but I liked Default better.

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    Jess1987
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    I did like playing this and it was nice to see how the story continued for these characters after the first one. I will say though that I enjoyed Bravely Default's story (and it's twists) much better than this, even factoring in the not so well done second half of the first game. I liked the music better, the characters were much more fun and blended well together more than the two new additions in the sequel, this one I just didn't care about the new characters and I really tried to give them a chance but they just weren't doing it for me. I feel like the developers improved the job system in the best way but the story and the other characters fell flat for me. I'd say if you were a fan of the first one, you need to play this one just to complete it and see what happens with the first game's characters. I'm glad I played it but I probably won't replay any time soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you enjoyed Bravely Default, BUY THIS GAME!

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    Jhay
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    Ok, so I absolutely loved Bravely Default, to the point where I essentially made sure I 100% completed it (maxing out all job tiers, finding all secrets, etc.). I put a solid 80-110 hrs of gameplay into it, and it is one that I may very well run through again in the future. As soon as Bravely Second got announced, I was hyped up for it! The battle system in this game series is unique enough to not feel stale, while still remaining loyal to many of the TRPGs (Tactical battle/Turn-based Role Playing Games) most fundamental and enjoyable mechanics. I've already put many hours into Bravely Second, and I feel like there's still a lot of gameplay left, which is great. If you like to play the generic Action/FPS type games with a campaign mode that maybe will last you 10 hours tops to complete, then this game is not for you. If solid gameplay, character progression, and a storyline that will pull you in and give you many many more hours of enjoyment is what you're after...then Bravely Second: End Layer will surely deliver for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cute, but mind-numbing.

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    Etude
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    Let's get some quick questions out of the way first: No you don't HAVE to have played the first game in the series, but it helps a lot with the story. No there is no end-game-repeating like their was in the first game. Thank goodness. Yes it is a highly polished, lovely little JRPG from Square-Enix, the masters of the genre. And finally, YES, you will sadly have to grind enemies by the THOUSANDS if you want to make your party strong enough for the battles at hand. It's the same job system as the previous game, and previous Square games for ages. In fact, most of the jobs in the job system are the SAME ONES from Bravely Default!! Not something I can recommend as "fun", but it's well made and slick nonetheless. Overall, this is a pretty okay title if you don't mind boatloads of grinding, very little in the way of story or sidequests, and a very old-school (in a good and bad way) vibe.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid followup to Bravely Default

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    SargeSmash
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    For the most part, if you enjoyed the first Bravely Default, then you will enjoy this one. It does fix a few problems with the first game, particularly the egregious recycling of content. If you haven't played that game, this is very much Final Fantasy V-style gaming, with a few quirks in the battle system that allow you to store turns to use all at once with the "Brave" command. It makes for some interesting strategy. You can also, through class skills, break the game wide open with some ridiculously overpowered combinations. That's part of the fun, though. Much like the first game, you can also speed battles up considerably. Combined with macros, you can very quickly level grind, significantly expanding your combat options while allaying some of the tedium the genre is often known for. Anyway, a worthwhile purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gameplay expanded over the first

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    Tango
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    If you really like Bravely Default, gameplay wise, Bravely Second adds in new classes to make things more interesting to really expand on the options a player has to strategically plan their battles, and allow a little more expression. Overall, it's lots of fun. As for the story, I can't say too much about it just yet honestly, but in my own opinion, this cast + returning characters is a little less bland than the first game. But I feel my own statement about that is subjective. Overall though, I'm enjoying it way more than the first game as I feel it also has better pacing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Weak story, but every else is great.

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    Deezy
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    Bravely Second get a lot of the things that a good RPG should have right. The battle system is top notch, the visual style is excellent, and if you like customization, there is so much that you can tinker with. Unfortunately, the game is pretty weak in the story and characters department, which is what I value the most in an RPG. I found the writing to be its biggest shortcoming. I still liked the game quite a bit though. If you enjoyed Bravely Default, you will most likely enjoy Bravely Second as well, even though it doesn't quite match the greatness of the original game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A solid sequel

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    ActionIV
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    Bravely Second continues with the story of Bravely Default, which breaks from the general pattern defined by its spiritual parent, Final Fantasy, where the worlds change completely between entries (well, entries that don't begin with the same Roman numeral, anyway). I'm still early in my playthrough, but so far, it's up to par with BD. The music isn't quite as good, in my opinion, and they do reuse a lot of maps, but the game remains fun with enough changes to make it feel like a different experience. This is absolutely worth picking up if you liked the first one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A classic RPG

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    Mikey
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    Squareenix realized that there's still a huge market for classic RPG which is why they came out with Bravely Default and this sequel. If you're one to enjoy RPGs of yesteryear, you can't go wrong with this title. This series gets many aspects of what people enjoyed about playing JRPGs right and expounds on new ideas that makes the game less grindy like the ability to turn off battles when you don't feel like going through a dungeon without any annoyances and the ability to fast forward battles. Believe me, it makes the game much more fun this way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A welcome sequel

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    Jetpackbulbasaur12
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    This is the second installment of the Bravely series with the "old school battle mechanics and the well designed character art how could you not want to give this a try. Game play wise its more of what you experienced in the original with a few additional classes & skills, nothing innovative but this game is marketed towards the old school JRPG crowd. If your looking for a JRPG with a good story for your 3ds then give this one a try. Its highly suggested that you play the 1st game in order to follow the story plot as it will make more sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sequel to Bravely Default

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    Vince1285
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    The story picks up from the last game, making the transition smooth for fans awaiting this game. Some of the previous characters are reintroduced with greater roles and the graphics are a bit sharper this time around. If you missed the side stories from the first, you're going to love the ones here too. The gameplay is still similar to the last. It's almost a bit more anime-ish this time around, but it's not a bad thing at all. All in all, it's a solid RPG and a must have for fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the bravely default sequel weve been waiting for

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    fredobean
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    for those who were fans of the first installment of the game, this sequel should satisfy your need to fill in the whole that was created after you completed the previous game. great story, similar controls and gameplay you are used to. for those who are just getting into the series it is highly recommended (but not required) to play the first game since even as soon as the introduction there are references to the last game. great RPG style game if you like the genre.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    WildCardCorsair
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    If you were burned by Bravely Default, don't worry. This game doesn't do the same thing that the first's second half did. In fact, Bravely Second takes everything good about the first and improves it. Better battle chain conditions, more jobs and abilities to learn, new fun mini games, Abilink and summon friends, and fun strategic combat. The story is much improved as well. All around Bravely Second is a very strong showing for one of the best RPGs of the year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sequel to Bravely Default

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    flatline
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    While uniquely different in someways to Bravely Default the game this is the sequel to, it offers a great unique experience. The music was done by a new group and is either a love or hate experience if you especially liked the soundtrack from the first game. Gameplay and battle options are taken to a new depth with more options than ever. Its a fun ride with unique and fun characters that will stick with you even once you stop playing the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best RPG on 3DS

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    Mike
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    This game series has been a service to all the fans of RPG titles. It lets you play the game how you want to play it. Lets you adjust how often you are attacked, speed up battles, slow them down, etc. On top of that you get a great classic Final Fantasy feel to the gameplay and story. None of the classic garbage FF games stick in their games now. I just hope the second half of this is not as repetitive as BD was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the last true rpgs....

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    Koomag2011
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    I would say as a late buyer of a 3ds, getting a copy of the bravely default is a pain. So as soon as beavely second came out, bought it right away cuz its such an great, engaging game. Its a hybrid of ff tactics and old school final fantasy. Last of the true great rpgs. Althought story is somewhat stale compared to the first, bravely second would still keep you company forbhours to come. This is better than that fire emblem series imo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sequel to Bravely Default Great RPG

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    Zaram
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    If you've played the original Bravely Default or enjoy a good old school turn based RPG then I highly recommend Bravely Second there is an absolute ton of things to do and you can even enable auto battling to take away the pain of grinding. I remember how long it took me to find a physical copy of Bravely Default that wasn't overpriced so if you buy physical like me and are thinking about this game I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game but not for everyone...

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    Grabes
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    If you love JRPG's you will enjoy this game, however, I will say if you do not like very long and drawn out games you will not enjoy this. The story is very long and requires a lot of grinding to get through however it is very fun. The dialogue is very campy but adds to the charm of the game. The best comparison I can make is if you enjoy Final Fantasy style games you will enjoy this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great game for beginners and veterans

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    S3MJ
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    This game has improved upon the pitfalls of Bravely Default and its repetitive story. Though it may have some story elements left to be desired, it is still a great JRPG with flexible and intuitive gameplay. Being able to turn on and off random encounters and adjusting the difficulty allows me to grind as much or as little as I want. This game gives players full control and this really helps me enjoy the game all the more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    3DS hidden gems

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    Vincent
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    The bravely series from Square is amazing for the 3DS. For those who are on the switch and may be looking back, if you like Octopath traveler you may like the bravely series. The 3DS is still a great handheld with an amazing library. If you have someone into classic style RPG's. Definitely get the Bravely series for 3DS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old school JRPG with modern convenience

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    Gooseman
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    Like it's predecessor "Bravely Default," "Bravely Second" is a tribute to classic JRPGs (particularly early Final Fantasy games) that does an excellent job of capturing the atmosphere and gameplay of those older titles without feeling archaic or held back by older mechanics. It also introduces some interesting new battle mechanics that add some much needed variety to standard turn based battles.

    I would recommend this to a friend