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  • Summary: FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST is a touch-action RPG in which you continuously battle enemies to advance through the game’s many stages. Defeating foes earns you the experience points you need to level up, which in turns grants you character slots to add more and more members to your party.
    Combat is based on the classic Active Time Battle (ATB) system of the FINAL FANTASY series. Every character possesses an ATB gauge that displays the time remaining until that character can execute an action. When the gauge is full, simply tap or drag your finger over the character to attack. Touch multiple characters in quick succession to experience exhilarating and fast-paced battle unlike anything you’ve ever played before!
    Once every three hours, the Fever option will appear. Once activated, you will be able to attack without waiting for ATB gauges to refill as long as the chocobo-themed music is playing. Deal as much damage as you can before the battle fever ends!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 18 out of 19
  1. Jan 22, 2013
    50
    Final Fantasy All the Bravest is almost insulting to play, but it's not beyond redemption.
  2. Jan 22, 2013
    45
    An extremely dull and simple kind of Action-RPG with a great 8 bit graphic look, enjoyable OST… and clunky and boring gameplay.
  3. 30
    Fun and simple mechanics, pixelated retro charm and nostalgic music. This could be a fun little distraction if it weren't because the game is full of in app purchases, so much that this has to be the most greedy attempt on grabbing players money seen in a long time. Too bad.
  4. Jan 19, 2013
    20
    What could have been a pleasant trip down memory lane is merely a facade, and I have a hard time calling it a game at all. How does the same company that gave us Chaos Rings II give us this?
  5. 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.
  6. Jan 23, 2013
    20
    Square Enix has finally embraced the free-to-play model with Final Fantasy: All the Bravest, in what is almost a parody of the worst examples of free-to-play games.
  7. Jan 24, 2013
    4
    The stupid battles, in which you strike over the touchpad like a lobotomized baboon until you are forced to a break, serve only one purpose: To make as much money over in-app-purchases as possible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 12 out of 14
  1. 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. Collapse
  2. 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
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  3. 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
  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. 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. Expand
  6. 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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  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

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