Can we talk about Bravely Default /v/?
Opinions, experiences? How does it hold up to the golden age of final fantasys, namely IV, V and VI.
If you compare FF generations in 3s, it would be pretty legitimate that 4-6 are the most beloved trio.
7-9 are highly beloved, but it seems most people love ONE of them and usually indifferent to the others, whereas many people love all 4-6, despite likely not with the same strength as the people who love one of the 7-9 games.
It was good. Endless Eight was optional. My only complains are dungeon design and dialog getting completely out of sync in chapters 5-8. It also had the best music I've heard in a game in a long time
Repeating shit was awful and at times the difficulty went all over the place, but it was pretty good.
It's nowhere near perfect, bear in mind. The dungeons are way too simple and straightforward, the game is mostly linear, and the writing is formulaic as all get out. You won't be impressed by its innovation, I'll tell you that much. What it does have is a nice aesthetic, some fantastic music, a fair bit of shit to do beyond the scope of the main game and, what matters most, a great combat system. It also gets portable gaming exactly right by letting you control the experience entirely, including encounter rate.
For me, it's not even going to scratch my top 10 JRPGs, but it's definitely top 50.
1. Breath of Fire 3
2. Emerald Dragon
3. Skies of Arcadia Legends
4. SMT: Digital Devil Saga
5. Shining Force
6. Der Langrisser
7. Paper Mario: TTYD
8. Tales of Vesperia
9. Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together
10. Ys Seven
Honourable mentions go to Yakuza 4, Half-Minute Hero, Kingdom Hearts: CoM and MMBN2
It was a good game, but I will agree that the Groundhog Day stuff was not a good idea to start your new franchise with.
The thing is, you can skip them, but then two worlds in, is the world where
the main party dieswhich gives a lot of backstory. They could've just started with that instead of forcing you to Repeat two times.
They could have handled the entire thing better. I respect the decision to go with world-hopping, but the repetitions were poorly done.
The side content made it bearable. Had they scratched the main content and made the side content the main content, I think people would have been a lot more positive about the second half of the game. Hopefully Bravely Second fixes the first game's flaws.
It is indeed. Going to be honest and tell you that I've never played any other games in the bof series but many, many hours of my life have been sunk into bof3 without regret. Think I might have to give it another play through actually, it's been a few years.
If I wanted to experience more of the series where's a good place to start?
It takes the core gameplay of clasics and improves it with the brave/default mechanics, giving combat much better pacing. Unfortunately in terms of content and story pacing it suffers in the later half. Also why the fuck is falling for her shit considered the true good ending. Calling her out on the bullshit should of been the real ending.
Is that the first one where they start throwing asterisk users at you in groups of 3 more? Whatever chapter that is was where I hit a brick wall and put it down. Never had the time to get back to it.
4. Undoubtedly 4. It's not directly connected to the first three bar speculation, but it is in and of itself a beautiful, fantastic game, and it improves on many of the mechanics of 3. In some ways it falls flat, but it is the most similar to 3 of the series while maintaining its own distinct identity.
If you loved 3, you'll love 4. You might even love it more. After that, play 2, and then decide whether you want to continue. 1 is good but not amazing, and very dated, while 5 is a very, very, very different game. A lot of people hate 5, and with good reason, but it's challenging, on so many levels, and a wonderful experience if you're willing to invest in it.
It's a game that's laughably easy to break, basically plays itself, and then has the fucking gall to repeat itself 5 times.
The music is average and the character dialogue is cringe worthy.
This was easily the most disappointing game of 2014. Thankfully I got it a week after launch for 20$
I'll be honest with you, only JRPGs I've played are Final Fantasies VI to XIII. And I love them.
However, upon quick googling of that list, I found out that nearly every game in that list has this awful anime-drawing style to them. I can't stand it, nor any SNES tyle games.
Aren't there any good JRPGs that don't look like anime series? I.E. like Final Fantasies
fuck it. Play xenoblade or something
This is a lot harder for me, though, as most of the games I love are from 1990-2005. I'll aim to list games from post-2010.
1. SMT: Devil Survivor 2
2. Crimson Shroud
3. Radiant Historia
5. Dark Souls
6. Dragon's Dogma
7. Bravely Default
8. Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
10. The Guided Fate Paradox
I really liked Bravely Default and would like to replay it because the combat was so fun but thinking about the time loop parts makes me reconsider. Hopefully Bravely Second will be better.
If you like old school JRPGs, then yes, you'll enjoy Bravely Default. It has all the stuff from FFV and more, although the characters and plot are a bit dumber than something like FFVI. (As in, frequently holding the idiot ball.)
If you don't like JRPGs, then Bravely Default isn't going to change your mind. Like FFV, the biggest draw is the customization with the job system. Beyond that, most of the improvements involve making it easier to kill stuff off and progress through the game quickly.
Oh, and you'll want to Streetpass or whatever for extra villagers.
The whole "repeats after chapter 4" thing is overblown. You can practically skip over those chapters entirely if you wanted, can turn off encounters and just fight bosses, or run around and smack around the new monsters which showed up. There is a little bit of dialogue changes if you sequence-break as well, although only in a handful of spots.
Bravely Default was good, the combat was great, the art is pleasing to look at, the music was pleasant to listen to, the story and characters were a bit shit but that's normal for jrpgs.
Depends on which Final Fantasy games, and if you're talking about in-game or the Amano drawings. The in-game art tends to vary wildly with different systems and different releases.
How do you even go from bravely default's setting to having edea still fucking alive in some psycho future where people live on the moon?
When I saw the secret movie, I thought tiz was thrown way, WAY into the future where he would be alone and find like 3 new heroes. I just don't get how edea and agnes could still be alive.
Because they're the only ones you've played? Play some of the earlier sprite based FFs, VI in particular.
If you can't get over the basic sprite based graphics then fuck off and stop playing jrpgs.
It could have been a lot better without having to repeat the same shit like four times, I actually went through the effort of max leveling everyone and mastering all their jobs and didn't even finish the game, I seriously though I was doing something wrong when I was sent back for the third time. I guess I will try to beat it later or restart the whole thing.
What the fuck dude? I'm just asking for advice, and you are coming on to me like that. I'm just saying I don't like the particular anime style that a lot of these games employ, I'm not universally despising it, but I know that it just isn't for me.
And yet I still enjoy those JRPGs I've played, and would like to receive advice about similar games.
I hated Airy before it was cool and before the game came out
This is /v/, get used to it.
You need to begin with the assumption that unless you get over this you won't experience any decent jrpgs. The earlier final fantasies like 4,5 and 6 didn't have any 'anime graphics' that you're talking about, the graphics are just more primitive.
These games come from Japan for gods sake, of course the art style is going to be more eastern.
You aren't going to find any decent recent 3d jrpgs, they are ALL shit.
This is some damn good taste.
Though it saddens me that you lack any Wild Arms on this list at all.
This is also some absolutely based taste, especially with Radiant historia in #3.
Have you played any of the Etrian odysseys? What about strange Journey? The only game that makes me a little confused on this list is Guided fate paradox. Didn't really get into it.
They were both me, yeah. I've played enough Wild Arms to know that Wild Arms isn't the series for me (1, 2, 3, and XF). Good series, but not my sort of thing, though I do quite like XF.
I've also played some of the Etrian Odysseys (the first three). They're fun dungeon crawlers, but I have yet to actually get that far in any of them. Love SJ, but I generally try not to include more than one game from a certain series (not franchise) in my top ten lists. I felt I had to include SMT4 on the same list as Devil Survivor 2 because I was running out of real options for games that had really stuck with me. I've enjoyed a fair few games from the past five years or so, but very few have been impressive enough to rate.
When I posted TGFP, I was actually thinking of ZHP, which is my bad. ZHP is great. TGFP is good, but nowhere near the same level.