The longing for the classic JRPG flavor, which is often defined by stories about saving the world and turn-based gameplay, has felt so strong over the last few years. Most of this longing comes from the modernization process of many franchises which has resulted in making it an action game. The good news? At least Square Enix still provides that experience through several titles with dazzling quality, including Dragon Quest XI among them. Meanwhile, for gamers who had enjoyed JRPG titles in the past Nintendo 3DS era, the arrival of Bravely Default II is one of the most anticipated. The game that finally ended up being tried directly by us.
As a gamer who has never followed the hype of Bravely Default in the Nintendo 3DS era, enjoying this series has succeeded in opening our eyes to why this series has ended up making many JRPG-loving gamers fall in love with it. There is a strong impression of the classic Final Fantasy series here through the power of the story that is centered on the concept of crystals and of course, the change of jobs it carries. One thing that is interesting, Bravely Default II also ends up being a game that is not as easy as imagined. Combat, especially against bosses, is hard work to not only ensure your character is at the right level, but also come up with the right job combinations. One misstep, this game will not be hard to make you end up frustrated.
Comes with cute visuals that come with a variety of blur effects to create a more modern visual, the world offered by Bravely Default II today is not exactly broad. The city comes small, with several locations that you really need to strengthen yourself, which is also followed by a large number of dungeons. A concept like this makes Bravely Default II, at least in our first 15 hours, feel like a JRPG game that feels straightforward. But at least along with the voice acting that is fully executed throughout the game, the story he is carrying out is quite interesting with some of them, even feels dark and heavy.
One of the most significant changes came from the Street Pass system, which in the first series became one of the unique flagship features. Considering the Nintendo Switch no longer supports the same features, Bravely Default II carries a different system which at least, will still help you ease the character grinding process. This game will have an “automatic exploration” feature which will be triggered by letting Bravely Default II run in Rest Mode, with up to 12 hours real-time resource gathering time. This system at least makes you feel that your time not playing it will still feel productive. Time to grind!