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    Brave Exvious Apparently

    So on Friday, I went to a dudeís house for his birthday, with a bunch of other dudes, presumably to eat, drink, and play video games. At some point, tho, a majority of people had their phones out with Brave Exvious open, and they began discussing their teams and stuff. Someone was talked in to installing it, and then I did, too, because I didnít want to be left out, lol...

    Apparently they gave me a bunch of stuff too, because at one point I only had like 200 Gil, and then all of the sudden I had exponentially much more Gil. I also noticed I had a bunch of those cactuar statues to ďenhanceĒ units with. Iím still kinda feeling around and learning how to play, tho. A friend has a really beefed up tank character as his guest character you can take on missions with you, so Iíve taken advantage of that a few times, lol. At some point, I also noticed that I should probably equip my characters and level up my esper. Also, I canít figure out how to use the forge again since the one time the game just put me in that screen. I run up against everything in the forge room, I look in the menu in that room, nothiní.

    la la la, I donít know what Iím doing. Itís kinda fun, tho. I like the pixel art. Squeenix still does that well.

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    I've been playing this for a while now, so I know a bit more than I did before. here are my thoughts at this point in time:

    It feels like a really long game, but in order to progress the story, you have to spend "energy." Most stages cost between 6 and 12 energy, and energy does not replenish very quickly. So you can do maybe like 10 missions a day, without buying more energy. You can use lapis to buy energy, but you only get a finite amount of that, as well, from the missions you complete. There are other things you can do in the game, like fight in the Arena or go on "raids," but those do not progress the story (though they can make you stronger).

    After a few weeks of playing every day, you should end up with a decent team, and most missions you go on, you'll end up just destroying the enemies. Like, no effort involved. The game will give you incentives to do certain things and gain more lapis, so that will make you think about what you're doing. However, most missions are like 3 or 4 battles, so they last like a couple minutes, maybe. So that's like 20 minutes a day of story mode gameplay, eh? Although you'll also end up going to towns (which costs no energy) and watching events, so that adds a bit more time. Most of the time, though, you're sitting in the main menus, enhancing your characters or espers or whatever.

    I like the characters and story alright, I suppose--there is some compelling storytelling, at some points--and the pixel art is great, as is the soundtrack. However, the battles are really starting to get repetitive and boring. Obtaining really good units is based a lot on luck--I have a friend who has a great tank, and not much else to brag about. In fact, he's pulled the same tank like 6 or 7 times, apparently. I think he also has a Sephiroth, but I think Sephiroth is only a 6 star, and the super amazeballs units are 7 stars. I have a 7 star Lightning, she's almost level-capped, but her attack power is super weak, still. I need to be able to put abilities on her that up her attack power by a lot, but I can't figure out where to go to get the supplies necessary to make that stuff. On the raids, there are different levels of challenge. I can clear the "ADV" levels without effort, and sometimes the "PRO" and "ELT," but the next level up from that, I can NOT, and there is no middle ground on that (except that sometimes, you can summon a friend's super strong unit and complete the raid that way).

    I have a bunch of units from old FFs that I like: Locke, Terra, Shadow, Sabin, Edgar, Leo, Kefka, Lena, Farris, Bartz, Galuf, ExDeath, Dark Knight Cecil, Cecil, Kain, Golbez, Freya, Steiner, Vivi, Zidane, Kuja, etc., etc. (Also some DQ "characters," like a slime and a drakini). Only issue is that none of them are good enough to replace one of the five characters I'm using now (Warrior of Light, Tidus, Lightning, Rosalina, and Dark Fina--a FFBE original). So it's kinda just like, "lookit all these cool characters, in pretty pixel-art form, that I'm never gonna use..." I could, but then I would be at a disadvantage. Also, I was kinda incredulous to find out that Shadow is only a 4 star. I'm pretty sure every other character I mentioned is at least a 5 star--including the slime and drakini. 5 stars are totally obsolete, except for use at a the beginning of the game.

    The biggest draw of the game, I've found, is to get enough lapis to summon units, and hope you get a 7 star. Starting now, you are WAY far behind people who have been playing since the beginning, however. Not that you ever fight anyone else head to head. In the Arena, you get a list of other people's arena teams, and you choose one to fight. The computer is controlling their team, so it's not like you're taking on the strategies of a living person. Sometimes you get lucky, and there are people around the same level as you--or lower--to fight. A lot of the time, though, the list will be made up of people like 50 or 100 levels ahead of you, and if you try to fight them, you'll probably get your ass kicked.

    You could also be playing for the story, but like I explained, there are things built in that artificially slow you down in getting through it. I find that very annoying, but as my friends told me, "it's a mobile game." It's also free to play. So yeah.

    I dunno. I'm kinda getting tired of it, now, lol...

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    Mobile phone gaming..... you should be ashamed yo self

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