After spending approximately 32 hours with Square Enix's latest RPG, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, I can say with great confidence that this is a return to form for the company. It's everything I've wanted from a Final Fantasy over the past few years, and I can only cross my fingers that the rest of your across the pond will get the chance to try it too. Expect a full import review in the near future.
In the meantime, it looks like Square Enix has a lot to be happy with. The first week sales for BD were extremely good for a new IP, and the game continues to be in demand even two weeks later. My local shops are still sold out, even after receiving a second shipment.
With folks enjoying the game quite a bit, the official Bravely Default twitter account has been responding to sequel requests left and right. The first tweet stated that "A sequel is of course in the planning stages. In the meantime, here's the new browser game [Bravely Default: Praying Brage]." This was followed up with: "We want to make a great sequel, and that's going to take time. So while we're working on it, we made the browser game so that people could continue to play around in Luxendarc." If that's not a confirmation, I'm not sure what is.
The browser game is set to enter an open beta test next month, so we'll be sure to post hands-on impressions if it turns out to be any good.
And before anybody asks, yes. As silly as the name is, it does in fact have a very spoilerific relevance to the plot.
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