Quick thoughts on Bravely Default
Don't let the awkward name fool you. Bravely Default is a great JRPG that takes you back to the glory days of Final Fantasy. It has all the staples of a turn-based JRPG, but with some twists. During battle, players can use the Brave option to use up to four actions at once per character, essentially ending a fight right away if lucky. The Default option puts a character in a defensive mode, and stockpiles those actions for future turns. The best part is even enemies and bosses use this.
There is a lot of grinding in this game, especially if you want to max out all the job classes available for each character. Each job dresses your team in the proper attire, which is a neat detail. There's also all kinds of abilities and combinations to create the best party that fits anyone's play style.
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