Brace yourself for another Square Enix cash-in as it uses the Final Fantasy name in an attempt to accrue more money. The latest installment is Final Fantasy: All the Bravest, which stumps me. It’s an iOS game that involves collecting legions of heroes and sending them off against lots of enemies so you can keep collecting more heroes and fighting more enemies.
Okay, I’ll admit I’m stumped. I’ll go over what we know about this game and perhaps we can figure out what’s going on and if Final Fantasy: All the Bravest is worth it together.
It seems Final Fantasy: All the Bravest is all about battling. Players grow an army of iconic Final Fantasy heroes and move along a map to enter into battles with familiar enemies. Once a battle begins, you wait for a gauge to fill, then touch the screen to send members of your army to fight the monsters. Once the battle is over, you get experience to level up characters and improve your army. So you apparently don’t start with the ability to have like 40 Final Fantasy characters on the screen, you need to earn that right. You also have to unlock classes, as you don’t have access to the 20 odd available ones immediately.
Here’s a Final Fantasy: All the Bravest Trailer that helps a little.
I guess I don’t get Final Fantasy: All the Bravest because I didn’t really care much about the battle system in Final Fantasy. I mean, battles were okay, but I always saw them as a means to an end – if I endured them and even sought out tons of them, then it would make it easier to progress and see more of the fantastic story. I guess I can’t grasp a Final Fantasy game where all you’re doing is battling for the sake of battling.
Anyways, let’s move onto pricing. I’m sure many of you are curious since Square Enix likes to ask a lot for its mobile games. Final Fantasu: All the Bravest isn’t too demanding, provided you just go with the $3.99 base game. Beware though, as there are premium characters, like Terra from Final Fantasy VI and Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, which can be bought for $0.99 each, as well as $3.99 World Tickets that unlock new areas of the map filled with more battles against famous bosses and monsters. As long as you resist the lure of the cash shop, you should be fine.