First Bravely Default 2 review published in Famitsu
Japanese mag praises the game’s old-school nature
The first review of Square Enix‘s Bravely Default II has been published by Japanese magazine Famitsu.
The game received a score of 36/40, with all four of its reviewers giving a 9/10 score.
UPDATE: VGC’s Bravely Default 2 review is now live.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: According to a summary by Ryokutya2089, the magazine praised the game’s old-school feel, claiming that it feels like it shares the same DNA as older Square RPGs.
The review also says that while it’s been adjusted for modern play, it still retains some old-fashioned charm, and that it’s a “classic RPG” that’s been refined to the highest level.
The storyline is also praised in the review, as is the number of options Square Enix has added to make the playing experience as comfortable as possible.
Famitsu had previously given the first Bravely Default a score of 38/40 (10,10, 9, 9), while its direct sequel Bravely Second received a 36/40 score (9, 9, 9, 9), so the magazine has shown love for the series in the past.
Bravely Default II is set for a worldwide launch on 26 February.
Nintendo says the upcoming Switch game features a new story, world and characters, “but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for”.
It sees players travelling the world “in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light”.
Bravely Default 2 producer Tomoya Asano (Octopath Traveler) and composer Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon) held the same roles on 2012’s original Bravely Default for Nintendo 3DS.