Bravely Default vs Fire Emblem Awakening?

#1PowBlocksPosted 1/13/2014 11:58:50 AM
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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#2nazacuckooPosted 1/13/2014 12:03:24 PM
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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#3gldooriiPosted 1/13/2014 12:03:55 PM
I think it really depends on which style of gameplay you want since FE is a tactics game.
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#4RX02BansheePosted 1/13/2014 12:05:30 PM
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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#5ExtraspectrePosted 1/13/2014 12:36:13 PM
Is BD's combat system "standard fare" for jrpgs or does is have any interesting twists?
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#6x_stevey_xPosted 1/13/2014 12:44:39 PM
a lot of people will say BD because it's new , just keep that in mind
#7LeanaunfurledPosted 1/13/2014 12:44:52 PM
No clue why people keep comparing those two, they're nothing alike. I got more enjoyment from BD.
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#8OoSubaruoOPosted 1/13/2014 1:46:13 PM
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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#9bobobojPosted 1/13/2014 1:49:53 PM
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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#10ReretReretovicPosted 1/13/2014 2:12:10 PM
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.