bravely default: a love letter to oldschool jrpg fans

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#1 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22918 posts) -

Seriously I just got it and it's already sucking me in. It's everything that makes the genre good without all the shit that has bogged it down in recent years.

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#2 Posted by anab0lic (374 posts) -

Yeah, I wish square would devote more of their resources to making more games like this. It does a lot of things right that modern JRPGs have been doing wrong for far too long...

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#3 Edited by lundy86_4 (47508 posts) -

Grabbing it tomorrow after work. Loved the demo.

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#4 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

Was gonna get it when I got my 3DS before christmas but realised I didn't really ahve the time for it, will get it when it's on sale eventually

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#5 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I won't get my copy in the mail until next week. I am disappoint.

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#6 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

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#7 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27304 posts) -

Game doesint really spark interest in me.

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#8 Posted by lundy86_4 (47508 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

Shame.

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#9 Edited by Yrkoon99 (479 posts) -

it starts to get repetative with a cap R at some point :( but picks up again meh i pretty much done every thing in it and clocked in at about 108 hours :)

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#10 Posted by charizard1605 (74942 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

Get an XL yo. Beautiful, large screens ^_^

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#11 Edited by turtlethetaffer (18382 posts) -

It's decent so far, a bit slow, but that's expected from a job system driven JRPG.

Although, I wish people would acknowledge other great RPGs, too. There have been loads of great JRPGs in the past few years, both remakes and originals. Seriously, last year gave us two more to add to the pile: Shin Megami Tensei IV and Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. Both are definitely old school but don't feel dated. I can name others, too.

Basically, Bravely Default is great but there are other great ones, too. People who act like there hasn't been a good original JRPG in years are looking in the wrong places.

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#12 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18382 posts) -

@Gue1: If you get hand cramps while handheld gaming, you're doing it wrong. I think I play most often on handhelds and I don't get cramps unless I hold the system in an awkward position.

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#13 Posted by Heil68 (56375 posts) -

I'll try the demo and see if it appeals to me.

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#14 Posted by coasterguy65 (7133 posts) -

Looks like some of the early Final Fantasy games before all the emo kids and bike races...so it should be good. I've downloaded the demo, but I haven't had a chance to play it yet. Maybe tomorrow.

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#15 Posted by Ghost120x (4848 posts) -

Played the demo, fell in love, ordered it, and now waiting for the mail.

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#16 Edited by Yrkoon99 (479 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Gue1 said:

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

Get an XL yo. Beautiful, large screens ^_^

my freind got an xl and its resolution is pretty much what i would expect my normal 3ds has sharp graphics, switch the game to the xl with 90 percent bigger screen and the resolution is the same but the screen is nearly twice as big, i think it looks terrible, i see big pixels where on my normal one with the small screen their nice and sharp.

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#17 Edited by Pffrbt (6606 posts) -

I didn't enjoy the demo at all. I felt like it just dumped me into the game while overwhelming me with information that I couldn't really do anything with at the moment and at the same time giving me zero explanation or frame of reference for important aspects of the gameplay. Then I did a couple battles just outside of town where enemies could kill me in one hit and poison/silence everyone in my party over and over so I turned it off.

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#18 Posted by whiskeystrike (12140 posts) -
@Gue1 said:

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

I'm assuming you don't have a smartphone then?

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#19 Edited by loosingENDS (11793 posts) -

It is not a love letter, it is simply their best game since FF9-10 era and the only true FF since

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#20 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

I bought that and Lightning Returns last night. I'm loving both demos. Thank you SE.

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#21 Edited by ConanTheStoner (12791 posts) -
@Gue1 said:

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

Dude, I hear ya, I really do. I'm learning to deal with it though, too many good games on handhelds. I can't keep missing out any longer.

QUESTION for peeps who have the game.

Is there any way to disable the voice acting? From all the footage I've watched that's the one thing that would annoy me about this game. Take out the crappy voice over and it would be a straight up old school jrpg.

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#22 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

too bad it's on handhelds though because it does look like a good game but I will never subjugate my eyes and hands to a small screen and cramps.

It's really not that bad, adjusting to a smaller screen is a little weird at first but I love how I can bring the device anywhere and play it not just sitting in front of my TV/monitor

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#23 Posted by RossRichard (3490 posts) -

I love RPGs, especially old-school RPGs. However, it has microtransactions. Including one for an XP boost. Makes me wonder how the late-game grinding is going to be. So I'm not interested.

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#24 Posted by freedomfreak (48810 posts) -
@ConanTheStoner said:

QUESTION for peeps who have the game.

Is there any way to disable the voice acting? From all the footage I've watched that's the one thing that would annoy me about this game. Take out the crappy voice over and it would be a straight up old school jrpg.

Yes. You can turn voices down. You won't hear a thing.

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#25 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

This game is such an adorable little gem. The extra touches really make it shine, like being able to adjust the enemy encounter rate. If only some of the old FF titles had that feature!

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#26 Edited by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

Might get it.. but dono when... Dark souls 2 is around the corner and I still need to finish FF4 so probably like after summer :P

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#27 Posted by ArisShadows (22784 posts) -

So good.. Collector's Edition here.