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Average Player Score Based on 90 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 90 ratings
  1. 10 (34)
  2. 9 (27)
  3. 8 (18)
  4. 7 (1)
  5. 6 (3)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (4)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8

    The way RPG's should be made forever and always.

    There's one reason and one reason only that Bravely Default doesn't get a '9' from me. The sole reason is that I feel like it doesn't quite live up to RPG's from the past in terms of story, characterisation and overall i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Bravely Default

  • User Rating:8

    The way RPG's should be made forever and always.

    There's one reason and one reason only that Bravely Default doesn't get a '9' from me. The sole reason is that I feel like it doesn't quite live up to RPG's from the past in terms of story, characterisation and overall i... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Takes you back to the Good ol' days

    Bravely Default..well where to begin. How about that this game starts you off thinking it will be just like any other RPG. You think you will be grinding for hours on end prior to going into every new area, when you t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Bravely Default manages to stand apart despite a few issues.

    Bravely Default is, in essence, an old school Final Fantasy game. All that’s missing is the Final Fantasy name and a character named Cid. With enemies named Cait Sith and items named Phoenix Downs, it’s hard... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Final Fantasy Perfected

    Everything that Square ever supplied in a Final Fantasy game (because we can all face the fact that it is) except done better. The character design is flawless, the job system is done without a hitch, the story is exper... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Bravely Default is a great RPG which is reminiscent of a Final Fantasy game

    Let’s not kid ourselves here; Bravely Default is a Final Fantasy game. It’s an RPG made by Square Enix, it’s got a turn based style with random encounters, and most of the items and spells have the exa... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6

    The gameplay is what makes Bravely Default.

    This is the perfect game to write a review with the Pro's & Con's format because there is a number of good and bad features to this game. Bravely Default is a classic-style RPG in the veins of old Final Fantasy games... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5

    Good until Chapter 4

    You have to kill the same bosses 5 times!!! I played the game to 127 hours...got all the Jobs and leveled to 99 and then had nothing to do in the game except rinse and repeat....The monotony was killing me.It has some ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6

    Bravely Default starts strong, but devolves into a padded, monotonous grind.

    Play Time: 84hrsPros: Pretty visuals, excellent music, great combat system, support abilities add new layers of strategyCons: Padding, reused bosses, second half of the game is a dragHave you found yourself yearning for ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    (7.5) Makes up for a horrible story with excellent gameplay

    At its heart, Bravely Default game is a throwback to earlier Final Fantasy games: it has a world map, turn-based battles, a job system, a story about crystals, light, and darkness, etc. This game improves on some of thes... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful