Sooo Bravely Second. I was a HUGE fan of the original Bravely Default, and while my feelings are mixed on Bravely Second, let me preface with this - this is a DAMN good JRPG. Bravely Default/Second is basically what Final Fantasy used to be back when it was good. You know, before it turned into Dude Bros Drive Cross-Country Simulator 2016. That, however, is neither here nor there.
Bravely Second takes just about everything that was good about Bravely Default and makes it better. Most of the job classes that you learned to love in the first game return as well as a few additional ones. Some, like the Yokai class, are super cool. Some, like the Patissier class, are....interesting. Personally, I think it's a fucking stupid job, but that's just this Saltine's opinion. It's like a damn fashion shoe (and I mean that in the best possible way).
My overall complaint about the game is extremely subjective and extremely general; it just overall wasn't as interesting to me as the original game. When I first played Bravely Default, I couldn't put the game down. With Bravely Second, however, while it really didn't do anything wrong, I had to put it down for a couple weeks because I just got....bored. Like, I don't know why. It just didn't hold my interest like the first game did. I don't know why. Maybe it didn't add enough to the formula. It's by no means a bad game. On the contrary, it's one of the best JRPGs that Square-Enix has put out in the past few years. I just got tired of it.
I'm not going to go into too much depth here since I went through the system itself when I reviewed the "Ballad of the Three Cavaliers" demo a month or so ago. If you want to read more about my views on that, go back a page or two or twenty or whatever and read that.
My Rating - 4 Neps
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And I like to play video games. I like to collect video games. I like to talk about video games, and I like to write about video games. During the day, I teach history at a high school in central North Carolina; during the night, I spend my spare time gaming. Then I write about it.