‘Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius’ Scores Over Five Million Downloads Within Thirty Days — Square Enix Scores Big With Mobile RPG

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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius hit mobile stores everywhere in June, and fans have eagerly begun their adventures.

Longtime fans of the Final Fantasy series have enjoyed multiple hit titles on smartphones. Brave Exvius is among those hits, and Square Enix has the numbers to prove it. According to Venture Beat, the game has been downloaded over 5 million times within 30 days. This is quite the impressive feat, and Brave Exvius continues to thrive among its peer titles. The game tells the story of Rain and Lasswell, two childhood friends who grew up to become knights in the kingdom of Grandshelt. Many friends and foes await them on their journey to save their kingdom, and they are granted abilities that will help them along the way.

Somewhere down the line, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius deepens and allows players to begin summoning units. Two types of currency, Lapis and Rare Summon tickets, will reward the player with stronger units than average. Alternatively, Friend Points may be gained by adding both in-game and real life friends to your friend list. Players can choose to do battle with a team of up to 5 units, each fitting a different role. Between magic, physical attacks, and healing, there is no shortage of how one can approach the game to battle monsters. Websites have already begun to rank individual units, giving players insight as to what units excel above others. Still, the game offers plenty of characters that are recognizable.

Among the roster for Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is Locke (Final Fantasy VI), Terra (Final Fantasy VI), Vaan (Final Fantasy XII), Vivi (Final Fantasy XI), and Cecil (Final Fantasy IV). This doesn’t even begin to cover the entirety of all of the characters available, further adding replay value to Square Enix’s hit mobile game.

In addition to units, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius offers the ability to summon espers. You may recognize them from previous Final Fantasy titles. Powerful spirits that aid the player if they can manage to fell them, espers further enhance the full experience of a true Final Fantasy game. With this and other elements, fan reception has been positive.

A report by Gamepros has weighed in on Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and how it has stacked up against its “brother” of sorts, Brave Frontier. Both games were developed by Gumi, and Brave Exvius appears to be giving its kin a run for its money. While Brave Frontier hosts many more units, it doesn’t seem as if it’s going to take long for the mobile Final Fantasy game to catch up.

Alongside the story, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius offers multiple events that take place over weekends and during certain parts of the month. For players looking to increase unit levels easily, metal cactuars are offered on a certain weekend. Those looking to increase the levels of espers can participate in dungeons that offer magicite, the game’s item that increases the level of their overall stats. There are even dungeons designed around gil, the in-game currency used to craft and increase the grade of characters, equipment, and consumables. All in all, Square Enix brings fans of the game back for consistent fun depending on the need.

Will Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius last as a mobile game? It appears so. The Japanese version is ahead by months, though players will eventually see an update that brings missing content to the Global release. With in-game transactions unnecessary, progression makes Brave Exvius ideal for a consistent experience.

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