Bravely Default vs Fire Emblem Awakening?

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2 years ago#1
Which of the top JRPGs on the system is better? I loved FE Awakening but can't play Bravely Default yet.. Not out in NA =(
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2 years ago#2
I prefer Bravely Default. I loved both, but Bravely Default just barely beats Fire Emblem.
The thing I loved most about Bravely Default was the class system, which lets you mix and match classes and abilities.
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2 years ago#3
I think it really depends on which style of gameplay you want since FE is a tactics game.
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2 years ago#4
FE isn't a JRPG. But ignoring that I'd give it to BDFF tho, because I just think it's better in most aspects. Music was masterfully composed by Revo, story while cliche isn't as blegh as FEA's, and the gameplay when it got tough imo pushed me more than FEA did.
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2 years ago#5
Is BD's combat system "standard fare" for jrpgs or does is have any interesting twists?
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2 years ago#6
a lot of people will say BD because it's new , just keep that in mind
2 years ago#7
No clue why people keep comparing those two, they're nothing alike. I got more enjoyment from BD.
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2 years ago#8
Leanaunfurled posted...
No clue why people keep comparing those two, they're nothing alike. I got more enjoyment from BD.


People on this board constantly compare different genres to each other. I never understood why they do this myself.
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2 years ago#9
OoSubaruoO posted...
Leanaunfurled posted...
No clue why people keep comparing those two, they're nothing alike. I got more enjoyment from BD.


People on this board constantly compare different genres to each other. I never understood why they do this myself.


A more appropriate battle would be Shin Megami Tensei IV vs Bravely Default. They are both old school RPGs at heart. That both have turn based combat system. You also change your demons/job to fit the situation.
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2 years ago#10
I will go against the flow here and admit I did not like Bravely Default, from what I've played of the demo, mind. Too cutesy for my liking and the battles seemed to drag on, a bit. Somehow reminded me of the Four Heroes of Light (sic) an older DS game.
So I'd defo pick Fire Emblem, but just because I enjoyed 2 GBA games of this series in the past. I'd say it's an acquired taste though, kinda one of its kind in this genre (perma-death anyone?).
So yeah, FE it is.
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