Being the ninth highest grossing RPG game and with over five million downloads on Google Play alone, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is considered, without a doubt, a success. It is not certain whether Square Enix foresaw how successful it would be, but from what I’ve gathered there seems to be no stopping of the game’s fame and success.
What Makes Brave Exvius Special
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is a role-playing game that is specially designed for mobile. You’ll probably get disappointed, but you won’t be playing this game in your favorite console sometime soon. The game features all the standard elements found in most Final Fantasy games: mighty heroes to expansive maps and, yes, the crystals.
There had been a number of Final Fantasy games that were converted to mobile games; let’s take the Final Fantasy 1-6, for example. Among these other games from the Final Fantasy franchise, I guess Brave Exvius stands out because it has something that none of the previous mobile games had: community. The developers invested in the fact that virtually all games today, or at least the good ones, revolves around the social aspect of games.
It doesn’t really matter whether you’re playing a really popular mobile game or a mobile game that no one has ever heard of, the idea of the game is to let players connect with their fellow players and let them share the same goal. This is what Brave Exvius embodies and makes it special among other Final Fantasy mobile games. Plus, it’s free.
The Brave Exvius Gameplay
Unlike the typical Final Fantasy, players won’t be able to freely walk around the world map, which looks pretty amazing. The art style for the whole game is really exquisite. There are also a lot of things to keep players busy. While on the world map, players can clear one level and move on to the next or choose to go back to a previous level.
In the game, there are different types of dungeons that players could explore. There are story-based dungeons as well as event dungeons, where players can reap more rewards.
During battles, you are allowed to use five characters to defeat the enemy. In addition to your five-man party, you can also get assistance from a real person, which is quite beneficial to both parties. In order to keep winning, you are required to level up as well as the characters you obtained.
Players are also given a chance to summon allies by using tickets or lapis. During special events, players can also get a chance to summon old friends from other Final Fantasy games.
Looking at it as a whole, Brave Exvius is very enjoyable to play. It might start off as a little confusing, especially if you’re used to the typical Final Fantasy games since the attacks and abilities are a bit different. Also, you’d have to keep in mind that Brave Exvius leans more toward the social experience rather than being a single player Final Fantasy game.
Extensive Crafting and Recipe System in Brave Exvius
Now, it wouldn’t really be Final Fantasy if they take out crafting. The game offers an extensive crafting and recipe system that lets players create extra items that could potentially help in winning battles.
Well, you could skip out that part and just charge straight through every battle, but that isn’t really recommended. What I would recommend is to take a look at the system and assess how each item can help you improve your party’s battle stats.
Overall, the game is really good and I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a classic game that has the offerings of a modern game. Brave Exvius may seem behind the times with its simplistic and primitive design, but the gameplay feels modern and runs really well on a mobile platform.