For every RPG with a brilliant, living world, there’s another boring straight-putt in a static fantasy world with a typical plot. The original Bravely Default was a twisting, fourth-wall-breaking thrill, a page-turner. Unfortunately, Bravely Default II, the second sequel, is anything but. A wonderful battle system and sort of interesting classes serve for mechanics in this toiling JRPG. Around the forty-hour mark, I became exhausted just thinking about returning to this repetitive, superficial world. It would make a grand twenty-hour game (and it shouldn’t cost more than that many dollars) but Bravely Default II is simply too boring. Too rote.