Wasd UK: When Bravely Default hit the 3DS back in 2013, it was arguably the best Final Fantasy game made since Sakaguchi’s departure, despite losing the Final Fantasy name part way through development (possibly because it put Final Fantasy XIII and its awful sequels to shame). This was also due to Nintendo stepping in to publish the game in the West because Square didn’t think it would sell (Seriously!). With innovative turn-based combat, likeable heroes, beautiful scenery and bloody great airships Bravely Default proved that there was still a place, and a market, for traditional JRPGs outside of Japan. It was a true classic that pushed the genre forward while respecting its past, striking a chord with fans and critics alike. Considering the popularity of the original, it was a no-brainer for Nintendo to bring its direct sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer to the west. As brilliant as Bravely Default was, Bravely Second improves upon it in truly meaningful ways. In short, if you’re a fan of the original chances are you are going to love Bravely Second.