Bravely Default II Review


Bravely Default 2 reviewed by Seth Macy on Nintendo Switch.

The sequel to Square Enix's Bravely Default on 3DS (not to be confused with the follow-up Bravely Second) is a JRPG full of old-school sensibilities and tons of improvements on the formula alike.
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  • The Real Obscure
    The Real Obscure3 dni temu

    Reminds me of ff3 and 4 on the og ds which isnt a bad thing

  • hey woah like wha brah!
    hey woah like wha brah!6 dni temu

    If you like classic JRPG’s this game is a must.

  • Melva Edmiston
    Melva Edmiston11 dni temu

    please do bravely defult 2 end lawyer trailer next before man in charge interview well interview it

  • Lukiro
    Lukiro11 dni temu

    This game is such dogshit compared to Bravely Default & Second. For newcomers to the series, this might be a cool game. but vor veterans, it's such a letdown and did many things worse than it's previous installments.

  • d w a r f p l a n e t s
    d w a r f p l a n e t s17 dni temu

    Unpopular opinion: The character models in this game are absolutely beautiful! They are so much better than in the first game and don't look weird or off at all.

  • Lyle Estacio
    Lyle Estacio26 dni temu

    It's like playing OctoPath Traveler right?

  • Isabella Mendoza
    Isabella Mendoza26 dni temu

    The drunk lisa fortuitously cheer because diaphragm literally join out a spotless grey. bloody, damp children

  • Carlos Melendez
    Carlos Melendez27 dni temu

    What's better? This or Octopath Traveler?

  • Same McKee
    Same McKee29 dni temu

    It has a little something for everyone

  • Heisicx
    HeisicxMiesiąc temu

    Octopath Traveler Prequel brought me here

  • Joe Joe
    Joe JoeMiesiąc temu

    Is this a game that you can skip the first bravely default??

  • EriZmo
    EriZmoMiesiąc temu

    Didn’t mention the soundtrack?!

  • Shon West
    Shon WestMiesiąc temu

    Great game I'm in chapter 6 now at level 70

  • Eduardo Rodrigues
    Eduardo RodriguesMiesiąc temu

    "You gotta grind a lot in BD2" Me, looking at my lvl 30-31 party at the beginning of chapter 6 (hard mode): "surely you do...".

  • war weeny
    war weenyMiesiąc temu

    60 hours? more like 30 lol, what did you do? leave it on all night?

  • Ginger Snaps

    Ginger Snaps

    Miesiąc temu

    He picked up every pine cone

  • This isn’t the wholesome future for Canadians-
    This isn’t the wholesome future for Canadians-Miesiąc temu

    Man! Another Nintendo exclusive..

  • Navi
    NaviMiesiąc temu

    Failed to mention the performance issues, input lag and the frequent long pauses when loading the menu.

  • Marvin Tiu

    Marvin Tiu

    Miesiąc temu

    Like that would be a bummer? Just wait you ingrate

  • Xeno
    XenoMiesiąc temu

    Ok, I'm getting this.

  • algol29
    algol29Miesiąc temu

    Anyone else becoming addicted to this game? Just got the 'Berserker' asterisk.

  • Luis Beltre
    Luis BeltreMiesiąc temu

    Are there summons in this game besides combat and magic?

  • Fred Riddles
    Fred RiddlesMiesiąc temu

    Original ideas versus well executed ideas. You have to nail at least one of these things in order for your product to be great.

  • Daniel Gillrup
    Daniel GillrupMiesiąc temu

    Solid review. Definitely a purchase on the switch pro when it comes out!

    VILL4INMiesiąc temu

    This guy sounds drunk

  • Timothi Morales
    Timothi MoralesMiesiąc temu

    You sound so much like Arlo or is it just me? Great review

  • Moist Chungus
    Moist ChungusMiesiąc temu

    Damn people not meming on ign? Wild

  • SOMA
    SOMAMiesiąc temu

    4:25 overpowered mudkip has me shook

  • Dbzmans
    DbzmansMiesiąc temu

    I'm already 25hours in and I'm still barley in chapter 1! Love this game!

  • Bryso69
    Bryso69Miesiąc temu

    This guy sounds like a doofus

  • Dogurt
    DogurtMiesiąc temu

    This game is a joke

  • Boeing AH-64 Apache
    Boeing AH-64 ApacheMiesiąc temu

    It's an 8

  • GG
    GGMiesiąc temu

    This guy gets it

  • dashbry
    dashbryMiesiąc temu

    I'm glad he was passionate about the review, but this game does not lack story telling depth, Flio herself is an incredibly deep character, everyone in this game feels like they have their own personality's. The people truly suffer most quests dont have a happily ever after. the grinding is by comparison to black desert remedial. and the 4 hero's of light (which is not a trop, its a SE continuity title dating back to the first final fantasy bravely defaults art style stems from final fantasy 3, tactics and advanced.) themselves seem out of place, their so bright and hopeful. Terrible things happen and they acknowledged it, but then they double down on why they are the way they are, hence the reason they are chosen by the crystals. To Sum up this game has so much story depth.

  • Rise Gainz

    Rise Gainz

    Miesiąc temu

    this game story lacks story depth thou compared to Bravely Default 1 which surprises me with the plot twists

  • Ray W
    Ray WMiesiąc temu

    Please tell me this is coming to PS4...

  • Maple Miles

    Maple Miles

    29 dni temu

    No it is not it's only for switch and if you are disappointed in the gen 4 Pokemon remakes get this game

  • Andrew Nicholls
    Andrew NichollsMiesiąc temu

    Thanks I’m sold

  • richard laed
    richard laedMiesiąc temu

    one of the reason most games ain't improving

  • Kyudo Kun
    Kyudo KunMiesiąc temu

    This is the classic Final fantasy in the modern day

  • Affan Mahdhir
    Affan MahdhirMiesiąc temu

    Always have Seth Macy review RPGs

  • JCrozz
    JCrozzMiesiąc temu

    Best IGN review I’ve seen in forever.

  • Playerz714
    Playerz714Miesiąc temu

    Wished they moved from the chibi 3d style to a better one since it's not on 3ds anymore

  • Binks D. Brook
    Binks D. BrookMiesiąc temu

    Whoa... IGN actually had a great review for a great game. This is why you need people who actually enjoy the genre to review the games. We don’t need Fortnite players or CoD shooter fans reviewing RPGs and vice versa.

  • Nicolas Correa
    Nicolas CorreaMiesiąc temu

    Its pronounced Default, not Default 🤣

  • NoctLightCloud
    NoctLightCloudMiesiąc temu

    will the first entry ever come to Switch?

  • Eddie Zuniga

    Eddie Zuniga

    Miesiąc temu

    Not that we know off

  • dell cruz
    dell cruzMiesiąc temu

    Almost sounded like he was gonna give it a 9,like tf is going on here bub?,lol

  • Sir Will
    Sir WillMiesiąc temu

    Grinding is BAD.

  • Eddie Zuniga

    Eddie Zuniga

    Miesiąc temu

    Not really when they stream lined it with items

  • Prince Peach
    Prince PeachMiesiąc temu

    Why do people like grinding. It’s a waste of my time. Everything else sounds nice

  • Gustavo Barron
    Gustavo BarronMiesiąc temu

    Looks amazing

  • Electric Titan
    Electric TitanMiesiąc temu

    Thanks IGN. Between the demo and this guy who actually seems to like and understand what JRPGs are about, I'm really inclined to get the full game

  • Vee


    Miesiąc temu

    So you're glad that the reviewer is completely biased and basically disregards any weaknesses of the game just because it's a JRPG and he loves JRPGs ?

  • Mikhail Sanchez
    Mikhail SanchezMiesiąc temu

    Bravely defult was a masta pieceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Steven Mathews
    Steven MathewsMiesiąc temu

    Heroes of Light. Now why does that sound so familiar?

  • Justin Scott
    Justin ScottMiesiąc temu

    Liking the game so far. The combat is super cool. And it's pretty challenging. I'm only on the second town's boss and already have to grind. Lol but it's fun the music is great too

  • Kymmy Wingo
    Kymmy WingoMiesiąc temu

    This is what a Final Fantasy 9 Remaster would look like.

  • junqi yang
    junqi yangMiesiąc temu

    still bravely second is better :]

  • Anthony Capo
    Anthony CapoMiesiąc temu

    Does this game have cheese builds like the original one?

  • 2inverse
    2inverseMiesiąc temu

    Take difficulty settings OUT OF JRPG'S. You didn't see any of the old school Final Fantasy games having this, so why do we have it these days? Give us the difficulty you intend and stop allowing people to cheese their way through battles. Thanks for the review, because of knowing this, it's a miss for me.

  • LowTierDrone Da3rd
    LowTierDrone Da3rdMiesiąc temu

    only on switch. terrible

  • LowTierDrone Da3rd

    LowTierDrone Da3rd

    Miesiąc temu

    @Alejandro Hernandez Toribio doesnt mean they cant put it on other platforms, You know how many games started off exclusive and now are on every platform?

  • Alejandro Hernandez Toribio

    Alejandro Hernandez Toribio

    Miesiąc temu

    It has always been a nintendo exclusive since the first game

  • Chewie Melodies
    Chewie MelodiesMiesiąc temu

    Such a great game and great music too!

  • Itsyaboy 14
    Itsyaboy 14Miesiąc temu

    Do they have New Game +

  • Eddie Zuniga

    Eddie Zuniga

    Miesiąc temu


  • douglas butterfield
    douglas butterfieldMiesiąc temu

    the way rpg where made to be.

  • hairylipcancer
    hairylipcancerMiesiąc temu

    Finally IGN doesn’t bash JRPGs

  • lil one Bates
    lil one BatesMiesiąc temu

    And what is with the translation here.

  • lil one Bates
    lil one BatesMiesiąc temu

    Just because boys with male leads sells best!?!

  • lil one Bates
    lil one BatesMiesiąc temu


  • lil one Bates
    lil one BatesMiesiąc temu

    Want to play as a woman, same as dragon quest!.

  • lil one Bates

    lil one Bates

    Miesiąc temu


  • 297fihsy
    297fihsyMiesiąc temu

    Great reviewer

  • Maple Miles

    Maple Miles

    29 dni temu

    How is a great reviewer when the game is a easy 8-9 out of 10

  • Sixftsenpai
    SixftsenpaiMiesiąc temu

    the tipped black hat yellow ribbon long black coat look screams "m'lady"

  • T. Williams
    T. WilliamsMiesiąc temu

    Wait, what?! No sassy Edea Lee? No "MRRRGRRRGRRRS"? I'll pass.

  • Eddie Zuniga

    Eddie Zuniga

    Miesiąc temu

    New world not connected

  • Mr Luigi
    Mr LuigiMiesiąc temu

    Everyone's favorite SuperNinFriendo killing it with the review!

  • - toadstoolicious -
    - toadstoolicious -Miesiąc temu

    Character faces reminds me of Dire Strait's Calling Elvis mtv

  • sor3999
    sor3999Miesiąc temu

    So much mention of grinding. I've never had to grind in any JRPG. Maybe you should've dropped the difficulty slider down.

  • Fart Tony
    Fart TonyMiesiąc temu

    is there any loot or visual progression in the game?

  • Slothful


    Miesiąc temu

    Yes, you can find chests in dungeons and weapons and gear actually change appearance.

  • Paul's Vlogs
    Paul's VlogsMiesiąc temu

    Only got an 8 because it’s not GTA, COD, your usual. The only fault was the art style of the enemies that didn’t transfer well, at least a 9 then with how much praise it was getting from the reviewer.

  • Noah Sabadish
    Noah SabadishMiesiąc temu

    0:42 this area looks so cool

  • Noah Sabadish
    Noah SabadishMiesiąc temu

    i’m tempted to check this game out based off of the environment designs, enemies, and music alone.

  • Denver Hoo
    Denver HooMiesiąc temu

    Seth is by far the best reviewer currently at IGN

  • Max Morgan
    Max MorganMiesiąc temu

    Fantastic review by Seth Macy, kudos to you, man.

  • Francesco Falah
    Francesco FalahMiesiąc temu

    "hours of productive experimentation" ....yeah that's not productive

  • sharebear421
    sharebear421Miesiąc temu

    Game is meh tbh. The art style somehow got worse

  • Jem P
    Jem PMiesiąc temu

    This is awesome. Been waiting for a game like this.

  • joui.uee유이


    Miesiąc temu

    It looks fun😄

  • Trinity Ellis
    Trinity EllisMiesiąc temu

    Seth is a gift.

  • ZenIceHero
    ZenIceHeroMiesiąc temu

    Bravely Default 2 is a excellent additon to the JRPG's library of Nintendo Switch, great and well-done review IGN

  • nathen van rensburg
    nathen van rensburgMiesiąc temu

    This game looks amazing, deciding whether or not to buy and play this first or dragon quest XI. Any recommendations???

  • MillionShadesofDarkness


    Miesiąc temu

    DQ11 is ok but gets boring fast, especially from mid-game to the end

  • Maple Miles

    Maple Miles

    Miesiąc temu

    Get this game

  • Lex_is _Law
    Lex_is _LawMiesiąc temu

    Erase the chibi characters and bravely default will be a series to be reckoned with.

  • VH1278
    VH1278Miesiąc temu

    What a fantastic review from Seth! Consider this game sold! He convinced me to give it a shot

  • Nathan Thompson
    Nathan ThompsonMiesiąc temu

    Poor man’s final fantasy?

  • T. Williams

    T. Williams

    Miesiąc temu

    @Maple Miles You're absolutely right. It's more like a very poor man's Bravely Default.

  • Maple Miles

    Maple Miles

    Miesiąc temu

    That is not a poor mans final fantasy

  • Ken Zhang

    Ken Zhang

    Miesiąc temu

    @Jon K 4 or 4 Heroes of Light or 5 (since that's the one with the closest job system)?

  • Jon K

    Jon K

    Miesiąc temu

    This is actually a very polished, modernized version of FF4. If that game was made with today's visuals and sound, it'd be this game.

  • Pixel Fox
    Pixel FoxMiesiąc temu

    Unpopular opinion - you're not a true JRPG fan if you don't love the grind that comes with it. To me, it is the grind and the unrelenting stream of battles that is one of the best parts of the adventure

  • krete 69

    krete 69

    Miesiąc temu

    @Giggles and Lollipops well that's how it is. They love it, if they don't like that part about grinding, then they don't buy or waiting this game to release.

  • Giggles and Lollipops

    Giggles and Lollipops

    Miesiąc temu


  • Sir Will

    Sir Will

    Miesiąc temu

    Unpopular because it's wrong. Completely wrong.

    NASTYSODAMiesiąc temu

    Get a reviewer that can speak clearly.

  • Markus Brown
    Markus BrownMiesiąc temu

    "There's alot of grinding'" - A man playing a turn-based JRPG with a class system.

  • Slothful


    Miesiąc temu

    Did you watch the review? He didn't even really criticize this aspect.

  • Dale Macarena

    Dale Macarena

    Miesiąc temu

    That's not criticism

  • It's me
    It's meMiesiąc temu

    For every pro about this game was followed up by a con. Unfortunately it seems like you'll be grinding 55 hours to get that 5 hours of enjoyable gameplay. And the fact that he was "ok" with watching PLclip just to pass time on progressing is mind blowing. Guess this is for hardcore jrpg fans only. I'm only softcore.

  • jim dandy
    jim dandyMiesiąc temu

    Didnt even say a word about how fire the music is?

  • paul p
    paul pMiesiąc temu

    But riddle me this batman do different items armorer's shields helmets etc change appearance? Seems like yes.

  • angga septian
    angga septianMiesiąc temu

    Give this man JRPG!

  • Lawlzilla
    LawlzillaMiesiąc temu

    who else was hovering of the time bar to see the score and saw a 6 lmao

  • Dale Macarena

    Dale Macarena

    Miesiąc temu

    Why won't you watch it all instead of hovering. It's like you will hate your wife to do some roleplaying on you and demand her to hurry up

  • Jay Dub
    Jay DubMiesiąc temu

    What?! This is already out? Nintendo is really churning out games... {Looks at his PS5 angrily}

  • Te Ur
    Te UrMiesiąc temu

    Is a shame that games like zelda"hd" and mario wiiu aka Bowser fury will sold millions of copies and games like bravely default won't, bravely default will come to the ps5,xbox soon cuse switch sales will flop!

  • Maple Miles

    Maple Miles

    Miesiąc temu

    No the switch is still selling very well and at the moment it doesn't like it's going to ps5 or Xbox series x. The switch sales are not flopping this game may sell well on switch

  • Moon Presence
    Moon PresenceMiesiąc temu

    How are you going to review the game when you probably haven't beaten it?

    THEREALGAMER MiiMiesiąc temu

    The quality of life improvements make this game awesome! I’m going to get into it soon!

  • jake Ryan
    jake RyanMiesiąc temu

    Wait so no Ringabell? No amazing character themes?

  • CrashD


    Miesiąc temu

    There are character themes.

  • JacobOlli
    JacobOlliMiesiąc temu

    Can you change the clothes of the heroes?

  • JacobOlli


    Miesiąc temu

    @Terry The Black Mage Thanks

  • Terry The Black Mage

    Terry The Black Mage

    Miesiąc temu

    Yeah, each job comes with its own costume

  • David Lindsey
    David LindseyMiesiąc temu

    Man I'm even more stoked now. Great review

  • Aaron Burns
    Aaron BurnsMiesiąc temu

    Until Tim Rogers tells me the correct opinion on this game I'll reserve judgement thank you.