Somewhere along the line, Final Fantasy partially lost its way. It strayed too far from the conventions that really made the franchise special, and with every spinoff, the series was further diluted just a bit. At every turn Square Enix attempted to reinvent the wheel for Final Fantasy XIII, but sometimes, it’s best to just expand upon the fundamentals.
That’s what Bravely Default does. It has a few modern conveniences like the ability to eliminate random battles and adjust the difficulty setting on the fly, but it’s still very much an old school JRPG. And I love it for that. Read more… »