Got quite a few games vying for my attention this month, including stuff released at the end of February. There’s also new games coming out at the end of March, but I think I’ll save those for April’s Game of the Month post.
The main game I want to feature here is a JRPG, and sequel to a 3DS title.
Before that, though, honourable mentions.
Azur Lane: Crosswave – The game in which battleships are reimagined as cute anime girls makes its way to the Nintendo Switch, in the form of a 3D action shooter. Previously DLC character Taihou and Formidable come with the Switch version, and the Photo Mode is also updated.
Persona 5 Strikers – I’ve never played Persona 5, but apparently a little thing like that won’t stop me from jumping into this game. The Phantom Thieves go on a road trip across Japan, tackling corruption spreading throughout the cities. This game combines Warriors and Persona style gameplay.
Apex Legends – With the Switch version being released this month, I figured I’d give the free-to-play battle royal game a go. After all, I’ve seen plenty of Hololive members playing it. It does what it needs to do.
Now for my Game of the Month:BRAVELY DEFAULT II is the third game of the BRAVELY series, despite what its name may suggest. (BRAVELY DEFAULT and BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER preceded this game).
The general gist of the story will be pretty familiar for fans of Square Enix RPGs: four Warriors of Light are chosen to restore four Crystals to their rightful homes.
The Brave and Default combat system returns for this game. It allows characters to go all-in on attacks at the cost of future turns, or go on the defensive to bank turns for later on. It’s a pretty interesting way to shake up the typical turn-based battles.
Then you also have Asterisks, that allow characters to access new jobs. Through those jobs, characters can learn all sorts of skills that will aid them in battle. You can also set a sub-job for each character, giving them access to even more skills.
There’s quite a bit to consider when setting jobs and sub-jobs, with plenty of options available.
If you’re unsure whether BRAVELY DEFAULT II is for you, you can download a free demo from the Nintendo eShop. That should give you a decent idea of what to expect from the game.