October 21, 2021

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Gaming | Video Games – Bold Default II: An Epic and Tactical Adventure

Gaming |  Video Games - Bold Default II: An Epic and Tactical Adventure

Released in late 2013, Bold Default made an impression. Rather than a simple RPG, Square Enix claims to be the successor to the Silicon Studio title 16-bit role-playing games, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Despite some of its shortcomings, starting with the unnecessary and lengthy finale, this 3DS remains one of the best titles on the exclusive bike. Small false note, three years later boldly second: End Layer, a true false sequel that asked the gamer to repeat several episodes of the first Opus… fans disappointed, hoping for a whole new adventure. I want to grant now with this bold default II coming to the switch.

Very well run game

Led by Team Asano, also known as the Octopus Traveler, the section highlights four new characters. Seth, a mysterious cast, Gloria is a fearless princess, Elvis, a maze and Adele is a fighter. Heroes who have not escaped some stereotypes, but written enough to connect to them. This scene is also one of the highlights of this adventure that spans hundreds of hours as long as we are interested in Side Quests. Lifetime level, so this is very good, especially with rare exceptions to the game, very well, with its twists and turns share. We also noticed the real desire of the developers to further enhance the relationship between the quartet members over time. Progress will be more pleasant.

Classic … and effective

Gameplay level, bold Default II Classic సమర్థ and effective. Although it is complete. So we found villages with their inns, arsenals, traditional preservatives or basements inevitably populated by state decay and all sorts of creatures. Our friends specialize in different classes (asterisks) that have specific skills. Thief, magician, defender …

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And since it is possible to accumulate two at once and we have noticed the presence of passive bonuses, it is easy to create warriors the way you want. When it comes to fights (can be played at breakneck speed), they take place on a turn-based basis and logically take the bold / default principle. This concept involves putting your actions (up to 4) in a defensive position or, conversely, combining several blows in a row. On the flip side, his proteases cause damage to enemies that have been standing for a long time. Easy to understand but highly strategic, especially against superiors.

Unacceptable title

(Re) If the Discovery Effect no longer exists and we regret not taking the risk, the title is a must for fans of the genre. Some small extras like the neat card game make a difference and the technical aspect below is captured in a stunning artistic direction, with a real cache and memorable soundtrack composed by Revo. Sometimes wise, sometimes epic, like this music, this epic, which stands as one of the absolute values ​​of the Nintendo console.


(Game tested on Nintendo Switch).