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Ralizah

@Tyranexx The music isn't half as good in Bravely Second, though.

Ralizah

Xyphon22

This game might be number 1 on my list of games that I really wanted to get but never did. Liked the demo, always looked around for a good deal, but to this day it's pretty much never been cheaper than $40-$45 and I've never picked it up. So sadly unless Square decides to bring it (or hopefully a collection of the 2) to Switch before they release the new one, at this point it seems like all 3 will have to be placed into the "what could have been" pile.

Xyphon22

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Banjo-

@Tyranexx @Ralizah I love the encounter slider and I use it a lot and also being able to absorb magic quite easily after you get some skill and black magic.

This is one of the RPGs I have enjoyed the most so I'm wondering what's wrong after Eternia. Don't tell me, I'll have to beat the game first. It's one game that has encouraged me to figure bosses vulnerabilities out easily because with the brave option you can throw a few spells. The side quests with icons (if you choose so) on the map is a great help. It's an enjoyable modernised RPG that I can enjoy without following a guide and that's why I love it.

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Banjo-

@Xyphon22 I don't know how many copies were released but even second-hand they are expensive. Perhaps, wait for eShop sale?

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Tyranexx

@Ralizah Haha, that's true! I'll give you that one. Though it is still decent. Just not too groundbreaking.

@Xyphon22 FWIW, Bravely Default II is unrelated to the previous two games in about everything but name...So they say anyway. Kinda like most of the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest releases.

I lucked out and was given Bravely Default as a gift a few years ago. Bravely Second is generally pretty cheap to pick up these days.

@BlueOcean I'm dying to drop even a subtle hint, but much of anything would be a spoiler at this point lol. All I can say is...pay special attention to what happens going forward, and don't be afraid to poke around a bit as the game continues past this chapter.

Currently playing: Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC; Ys I: Omen), Gato Roboto (Switch)

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Banjo-

@Tyranexx @Ralizah Now I know what you mean... The end of chapter 4 was meh but chapter 5... what the heck is this?

I said that I consider this game a masterpiece not because of the artistic style (I don't like it) or the voice acting (no comments) but because the gameplay is a lot of fun, it's Japanese RPG but not tedious, the objectives are fairly clear and the music is wonderful. Of course, I'm going to beat it and see what's going on but it feels like I'm playing Game Plus already.

As a side note, jobs were a lot of fun but now aren't there too many? I know that they're optional but I don't know, I don't want to grind each job for each character.

I'll keep you posted.

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Ralizah

@BlueOcean 😂 Definitely keep us posted.

The first half of the game is really good. The second half...

...well, like I said, the last few boss fights are pretty cool.

You don't like the sort of painterly style of the environments? That was one of my favorite things about the game. It plays really well with the lower resolution display of the 3DS.

Or you could mean the chibi-ish character models, but I didn't really mind them in the context of a handheld game. Too bad they gave everyone noses in Bravely Default 2. Adding noses to deformed character models turns them from cute to creepy-looking pretty quickly.

Ralizah

Banjo-

@Ralizah I mean the chibi-ish character models. The painterly style of the environments is nice. Off-topic but I played Yoku's Island Express (Xbox One X, Game Pass) and it's beautiful. The environments are more realistic but it reminded me a little bit of Yoshi's Island. Actually, the title and font are also similar.

Back on topic, so Bravely Default 2 has creepy normal-nosed chibish characters, huh? 😂 I'll play the sequel eventually. I use my 3DS more than my Switch.

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Tyranexx

@BlueOcean Yes, do keep us posted.

I do think the chibi aesthetic seems to fit the game fairly well, even with the neat character art elsewhere. I don't really mind chibi styles as long as I feel it fits the world it's portraying. My favorite thing visually has got to be the picturesque environments. Especially with 3D mode enabled.

Jobs are meant to be played around with. Bravely Second makes them easier to grind. I never fully leveled up all the jobs (only a few), but some jobs definitely compliment each other rather well depending on what moves and abilities are unlocked. I suggest using a job guide if you want to streamline your experience a little. My personal favorite combo is Black Mage paired with Arcanist.

Anyway, as you proceed forward....Don't be afraid to explore around each following chapter a bit. There's more to them than meets the eye.

Currently playing: Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC; Ys I: Omen), Gato Roboto (Switch)

Feel free to send me a Switch friend request, but please tell me first. Otherwise, I probably won't accept.

"Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

Switch Friend Code: SW-3478-2466-4791

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@Tyranexx BlueOcean here. I'm back to Bravely Default. I'm at chapter 5 and I'm already tired or redoing all the same bosses with more HP. What happens after I clean all the bosses dots on the map?

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Tyranexx

@Banjo- You can do one of two things. I'll dump everything into spoilers for those who may be reading and aren't this far into the game, or if you'd rather discover everything on your own.

1. I'm sure you've caught on by now that Airy isn't all sunshine and roses. You can confront her, but that may not be in your best interest unless you want to just finish the game.
2. You can keep going along with Airy's words. This will continue the boss loop, BUT there's more to the next loop than meets the eye. For example, if you poke around enough, you can earn a new Asterisk/Job as well as learn more about a certain character. Continuing the loops is worth your while, but explaining why goes into major spoilers. Personally, I didn't mind them much as they let me experiment with different job combos and level my team, and it is worth it to stick everything out IMO.

Also, if you go with option 2, pay special attention to Airy's wings.

Look at it this way: You're over halfway through the game.

Currently playing: Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC; Ys I: Omen), Gato Roboto (Switch)

Feel free to send me a Switch friend request, but please tell me first. Otherwise, I probably won't accept.

"Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

Switch Friend Code: SW-3478-2466-4791

Banjo-

@Tyranexx Thank you for your reply 😊. Oh boy, so it's a long road of the same bosses ahead then. I'm not enjoying the game as much as up to chapter 4. Some bosses take a long time and aren't fun. I have ground automatically with the auto battle mode but it takes a very long time and still have to move and press buttons. To be honest, I had not realised that Airy isn't sunshine and roses and the script is so weird that her words haven't surprised me yet. She's been just a brat until now.

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Tyranexx

@Banjo- No prob, happy to help! You're discovering why some don't care for the second half of the game. I do agree how the game handles it is a detriment - it could've hammered its point home by wasting less time - but it didn't bother me as much as most.

One job combo that really helped me in the boss loop is Arcanist/Black Mage; they can be a borderline lethal/broken combination for any enemy who can be poisoned, and at a low MP cost; I'll let you work out how. I'm honestly not surprised that they dropped the Arcanist job in Bravely Second due to this abuse lol.

If you go for Option #2 in my previous post, when continuing through the chapters/boss loops, subtle hints about Airy are dropped; not only within the game's dialogue, but in some subtle nods related to loading screens and so forth. These can be hard to catch if you're not paying attention! Continuing on also explains why the boss loops are a thing.

Currently playing: Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC; Ys I: Omen), Gato Roboto (Switch)

Feel free to send me a Switch friend request, but please tell me first. Otherwise, I probably won't accept.

"Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

Switch Friend Code: SW-3478-2466-4791

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