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1.8

Overwhelming dislike- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 62
  2. Negative: 52 out of 62

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  1. Jun 20, 2014
    4
    Even as someone who has next to no experience with the series, I can tell you that this is a Final Fantasy game in name only. The only thing it bears in resemblance to the well-respected RPG series is a graphical style reminiscent of the older games and a great OST. All you do in this game is mindlessly swipe your finger up and down the screen in order to get your units to attack. When your units die, which they do in one hit, you either have to wait on a timer for them to respawn or buy them back faster with micro-transactions. Considering you can just close the app and wait for your troops to respawn without losing any progress in the battle, micro-transactions aren't an issue. Sure that means you won't be playing the game, but because the odds of you having fun with the game are practically non-existant, there's no real loss. No matter how much of a series fan you are, pass on this. It just makes a mockery of the series you love. My total score is a 4.4/10=Bad. Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2013
    1
    The worst Final Fantasy game of all time! This game has no gameplay, literally swiping your thumb up and down the screen to send your many party members to attack, before they get hit ONCE and die, leaving you to wait 3 hours per character (of around 20) or to pay money to carry on swiping, that is all. This game really is a shallow attempt to take loyal fans money. The only thing that could be found as plus point in this game is nostalgia for the old graphics and soundtrack, but really you should just pick up an classic FF game instead. Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    0
    How is this a game? There is no gameplay AT ALL, simply attempts to steal more of your money through randomized DLC.

    Would give -10 if I could, and definitely not giving Square Enix any money ever again.
  4. Mar 15, 2013
    0
    A disgusting attempt to steal money from old school supporters of the Final Fantasy name. After being a big fan of the series for nearly 18 years, they throw it back in my and other fans faces! And because of this, I have chosen to boycott any product from SquareEnix from now on. I won't review the game, because to put it simply... it isn't a game, more like a finger and wallet strain. What happened to the days of FF7, when SE was just Squaresoft the greatest RPG creators of its time! Since the joining of both companies, all they make nowadays is rubbish. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2013
    10
    This is the Final Fantasy game I've been waiting for since FFX. Great graphics, music from previous FF titles that make you nostalgic to the good ole days. Innovative tap gameplay and the first game in the series where you can send out a whole platoon to fight enemies! Only 4 bucks so this is definetly a must buy for every FF fan! Forget FFvsXIII, this is the real deal.
  6. Jan 29, 2013
    1
    Clearly Square has lost track of their fanbase. When I saw this, I was hoping that it would be a 16-bit iOS RPG with a hopeful multiplayer component. What was given was a $3.99 game that charges you $0.99 x 60 to just be able to play it without wanted to destroy whatever it is on. The only reason it gets a 1 in my book, the graphics gave me a reminder of when Square truthfully cared, in which they clearly don't. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2013
    0
    All the Braves is one of the absolute worst offenders of microtransactions gaming has ever seen. It's possibly an even worse offender than The War Z, which is pretty hard to do. Literally the entire game consists of you rubbing your phone's screen like you're relentlessly scratching a lottery ticket to attack enemies, which in turn is governed by an overly simplistic version of Final Fantasy's turn-based battle system. There is no non-linearity or adventuring to speak of; it's just battle after battle and so-on. The actual game is bad enough, but its reliance of microtransactions is what makes its very existence a potential offender of public decency. Literally every action in the game is governed by microtransactions, with only a few having free alternatives (all of which involving ludicrously long waiting times). Some enemies in the game require certain characters to defeat, and the only way you can get other characters is to pay money, and what makes even WORSE than that is that it's randomized, meaning that it can easily take you 35 payments to FINALLY get the character you want. What do you get out of it? A step closer to beating the game, but is it worth it? Hell no. This game isn't fun. It's not worth your hard-earned cash to purchase, and it sure as hell isn't worth it sustain. Expand
  8. Jan 24, 2013
    1
    Shiny!
    Flashy!

    At first, I thought that this was a game where you fought monsters by swiping your finger up and down. Then, I realized that I wasn't the player, I was the game and that the player was actually Square Enix as they try to figure out how low they can set the bar on what is a game and still make money. Min/Maxing to the max! This is almost the Walmart of game design. Rock
    bottom gameplay with high, high prices.

    With their other recent IOS games, I'm guessing that their next new title will just be a picture of a Black Mage that you press with your finger and it makes a click sound. You can buy additional random click sounds for $0.99. The special chocobo sound will be $3.99.
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  9. Jan 24, 2013
    0
    Not a game. It is a blatant money grab that clearly shows the kind of company Square Enix has become. Avoid, PLEASE avoid. You would be supporting more of this. The name of Final Fantasy is tarnished enough.
  10. Jan 20, 2013
    0
    In very short: depressing cash-grab! I don't think lots of words are needed to describe the how bad this game is, but as the review requires it: The game itself is not an rpg at all, it has no story line, it has mindless gameplay where the only thing you have control of is to randomly swipe your finger around the screen and hope that it changes something.
  11. Jan 19, 2013
    10
    amazing game i touch things and they animate and stuff, **** flashy. definitely the most tactical rts since skyring

    must buy for fans of hyperneptunia
  12. Jan 18, 2013
    0
    This "game" is so insulting that i registered an account just so that people knew what it's all about. A game should have decisions, that's what games are about: you make decisions, learn patterns, execute them, make strategies and overall just have plain fun! That's all what All The Bravest is not.

    The game is intended to be a battle game only, but all you do is swipe your finger over
    and over, no decisions at all, whichever character you choose makes no difference whatsoever so you don't even have an strategy when you enter the battle. The team disposition is entirely random, the attacks are entirely random, you can't equip items because yep, that's entirely random, and to get even worse you're from time to time wiped out of the screen and has to either buy your way back or wait for a long period to play again. This just doesn't make sense!

    Even the things you buy in the store follow this idea: the premium characters which give a little bit more damage(and because of that they take more time to recharge and attack again) are just cosmetic pieces, because in the end they're the same as the regular characters. And the worlds that you buy which are the same price as the game itself don't add anything to the "game"!

    Square Enix was just following the fad of Facebook games and made this game so that they could get money from its fan base. But it's so so insulting that even facebook cashgames like farmville you can "lose" the game if you don't come back in a certain period of time, but this game doesn't even do that... you some hour of the "game" WILL die and will have to wait OR buy your way back.

    It's insulting in a way that the game is balanced so that you lose the sub boss battles and the boss battles(unless you grind which is insane because grinding usually isn't fun so imagine here...), so you figure that they had a game designer creating a game SPECIFICALLY this way so that they could sell things.
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  13. Jan 18, 2013
    0
    This is not a game. This is an insult to gamers' intelligence, and to exploit nostalgia. There are so many in-app purchases to nickel and dime you, and the game requires no skill; you just tap tap tap and that's it. This game really makes me fear for the future of Square-Enix.
  14. Jan 18, 2013
    3
    The game takes out all aspects that made the original games so interesting to play and leave the end product with only the graphics. While a party of 20 characters should be fun to manage it fails in any management and encourages you to cheat with swipes. Way to easy and a real let down of the series.
  15. Jan 18, 2013
    0
    The game takes out all aspects that made the original games so interesting to play and leave the end product with only the graphics. While a party of 20 characters should be fun to manage it fails in any management and encourages you to cheat with swipes. Way to easy and a real let down of the series.
Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 18 out of 19
  1. Feb 10, 2013
    20
    Rather than offering fun fan service, All the Bravest is little more than an insidious attempt to prey on nostalgia — and waste your time doing it.
  2. Feb 7, 2013
    20
    This loose fragment of fan-service is priced as a Vita game and designed as a low-end iOS game. Square’s use of IAPs wouldn’t be a good model even if it were free-to-play. With the premium attached, All the Bravest is simply anti-consumer. It’s a big waste of a good opportunity to streamline.
  3. Jan 28, 2013
    45
    As an experiment is a total failure. It's boring and repetitive, and its in-app purchase system is sometimes abusive. No matter if you like the series or not, there are better other options out there.