Best worst decision: beating Bravely Default during finals week. So, post- game thoughts:
Play this game with a good pair of headphones on, because the music is excellent. A+ to Revo and Linked Horizon.
The class system makes it so that there’s pretty much no 100% right way to build a party, and I love it.
Characterization is gradual and kind of understated, which I appreciate. It’s nice to just watch the characters interact with each other and grow instead of just spouting “I am” or “I feel” dialogue.
Every class design looks cool except for Time Mage. They got shafted. :|
I’m not really sure how this happened, but I definitely felt like I was having trouble getting magic to do a lot of damage in the endgame, even after Salve-Maker debuffs. I had a level 99 party and the best gear, so…I dunno. Physical attacks were hitting like nobody’s business, but I just couldn’t get the same kind of damage out of magic (even the -aja spells!). I have a thing about magic in RPGs and really wanted to use black magic in the endgame, so that was kind of a bummer. :(
3D isn’t an absolute requirement to enjoy this game, but it is used beautifully, especially in towns and special move animations. It enhances the visuals, rather than being gimmicky, and I personally like that approach.