Venture forth into "Grand Gaia", the world of the gods, and unleash your summoner powers to save it from corruption and darkness in this immersive and addictive RPG saga!
Brave Frontier is a nostalgic, turn-based RPG for iOS Devices, Android, and Kindle Fire. Despite it being for handheld, I find myself spending hours playing it a day and getting interested in the community and lore of the game. I originally did not think I would be so invested in an app, but here I am, encouraging everybody to play it.
In Brave Frontier, you play the role of a Summoner who is able to capture and summon rare creatures and beings to fight with. You can physically capture these units in your quests, or head on down to the Honor Summon and Rare Summon gates for a chance to get better units. Some units can only be captured by using Rare Summon, but these units are usually very good (They can evolve into 6 Star units, which are the strongest!).
The story focuses on an unnamed summoner, summoned by God of the Gate, Lucius, who pleads to him to save Grand Gaia from destruction. After arriving in Grand Gaia, the player first met Lucius's adviser and Goddess, Tilith; who guides the player throughout Grand Gaia in order to restore the balance in the world and protect everyone against the Fallen Gods. Along the way, the player encounter certain people, who helps him in its quest to save the world. In his first quest, he encountered two summoners from Elgaia: Karl, an axe-wielding male summoner who is supportive to the player and Seria, a sharp-tongued swordswoman who is very harsh at both the player and Tilith yet has a caring personality. Both of them are searching from Graham, in orders from the Akras Summoners' Hall to bring him to justice. However both of them also help the player on stopping the Four Fallen Gods from causing havoc to Grand Gaia.
Alongside the two, the player also encounters Lugina, a summoner and leader of the 23rd Demon Slayers Division "Sky Guardians" who is very boastful of his abilities and his mission and Paris, an Imperial Guard serving as bodyguard to the imperial family of the Randall Empire who is very calm and supports the player during their mission in Cordelica. On the Player's way to Palmyna, he encountered "Elder Grah" Gradhens, one of the Summoner Elders who manages the Defense Bureau who is old and wise; seeing the player as the only savior of Grand Gaia and the one who can defeat the Fallen Gods.
I was extremely impressed by Brave Frontier, and it's not often that I find myself attached to Apps anymore, especially after downloading, reviewing, and deleting so many since the moment I bought an iPod Touch way back when. Brave Frontier has remained on my iPhone for almost a year now. The game was released on Global in November 2013 and I have been playing since December 2013 and it is just as enjoyable for me as it was a year ago.
There's actually a 1 Year Anniversary event going on right now throughout November for Brave Frontier Global! Rewards will be given to players every day as long as they log in (some of these rewards are Gems and Honor Points, which can be used to summon rare units or purchase unit/item space!)
I also feel like I should mention that Deemo and The Girl, Hatsune Miku, and Megurine Luka are all obtainable units in Brave Frontier!
Within the game's release, several promotional units are released exclusively in both Japanese and Global versions of the game, including crossover units from magazines such as Famitsu and other smartphone games such as Emperors SaGa, Deemo, Puzzle Trooper, Rise of Mana and Secret of Mana. The developers also collaberated with Crypton Future Media to bring Vocaloid mascot Hatsune Miku in the game as an obtainable playable unit during the month of October from 9 to 23 to concide with the Hatsune Miku Expo 2014 event in both Los Angeles and New York. Players had a 5, 10, or 25 percent chance of obtaining her from her respective dungeon levels 1, 2 and 3. Megurine Luka is also available at the event, but only obtainable through a code.
Gamezebo gave a game a generally positive review, stating that "It's got its heart in the right place aspiring to be like the Final Fantasy or Xenoblade series, but it’s still caught up in the platform paradigms we know all too well. In other words, it’s fine for its time, just not timeless." The global version of the game became the most downloaded game in both Android and iOS platform with a total of 10 Million Downloads as of August 2014.
All quotes are from Wikipedia
Images of units and start menu are screen captured and edited by me
Image of Tilith is from Brave Frontier Global Wikia
I encourage all of you to download Brave Frontier, and once you do, add me the hell on that.