After 88 hours, 53 minutes, and 5 seconds, I finally beat the true end boss in Bravely Second
yesterday. I did follow Gratch's advice to collect the hidden bonus Jobs, defeat all the secret bosses, and then level a bunch of the baseline Jobs up to Legendary to unlock their super abilities. I didn't go so far as to level every character
up to Legendary in every job, though - people will still want to Abilink with Gratch for that level of completion.
I absolutely adore the ways this series chooses to break the fourth wall. Anyone can have a Deadpool moment where a character gets hyper-referential here and there. But dating back to the demo of Bravely Default
where the cast suddenly turns around and starts addressing the player directly by name, the developers have some really clever ways of playing with the relationship between our world and the game's. That said, I do think the payoff for that was somewhat stronger in the first game.
And I hope other people who finish the game will remember to come back and check out Gratch's impersonation above - well played!
For anyone who's curious, my final team configuration was
Those class sets included a lot of passive abilities from an array of other Jobs too - like I said above, the Design Your Own Character Class system in these games is really fantastic!
Overall, I really enjoyed my time with Bravely Second, and while it doesn't -quite- hit the same heights as the first game, it's probably a more steady experience overall. Definitely recommended for fans of the first...at least, if they got the True Ending.