I just want to say something very fast about Bravely Default, as I plan on giving it the full review treatment after I beat it. When I first heard this game had a form of microtransactions in it, a drink that can be purchased with real money that gives you extra turns, I was leery. I don’t like it ever when microtransactions invade the space of full-priced games. It is typically gross, and is done to nickel and dime loyal, paying customers. However, I want to say that if going forward, Square Enix wants to provide microtransactions like this, go ahead. I saw a short tutorial on how to do it once, and never saw it again. Especially since I actually like to grind in these sorts of games, the remote need for this item has never come up, and the game has never once reminded me I could be buying this…thing.
So bravo Square Enix, bravo for doing something…which is usually just so disgusting, and making it as unobtrusive as possible. Not only that, making it as not needed as possible. With the regular gameplay this title expects of its players on normal, you should never have to spend a dime past what you paid for the game in the first place. It’s usually so easy to talk about the predatory practices of someone like EA and Dungeon Keeper, but it is just as important to highlight a company trying to do it right. So in that vein, thank you Square Enix, keep on doing it just like this.