Brave Nine - 2020 First Impressions and Thoughts
I was confused when I saw this. I downloaded the game and when I logged in to try it out, it told me that I already had an account with them and proceeded to log me in.
Shortly after that I’d learned that this actually held a name prior to “Brave Nine,” and that was “Brown Dust.”
I’d actually covered this last year as a completely different game, but… well, I mean here we are, taking a look at the game again at the end of 2020.
So, Brave Nine is a turn-based RPG.
You recruit various different unit types, and deploy them onto several different rows, creating a formation that you feel comfortable with.
You know: Ranged units out back, melee in the middle, tanks up front. Or in theory that’s what you do. Me? I like to live life on the edge. I move them around regularly so they remember who’s in charge. Yup, this guy!
After you deploy your units, you begin auto-battling, taking turns with the enemy, eliminating one another’s units until you’re the last one standing.
And that makes up the bulk of the game, as you’d expect.
There is a pretty solid story intertwined in all that combat, though. You get scenes both before and after certain stages, and recruit specific characters through the very story you’re playing through.
Alternatively you can just summon units… like I do. I don’t spend money in these games, though, definitely not! I’m not wasteful. I save that money for outfits in Final Fantasy XIV or mounts in World of Warcraft. Okay so maybe I’m wasteful, but in the right way.
The game takes place much as you’d expect: There are various chapters and each chapter has a select group of missions to run. After clearing a mission you move on to the next one, so on and so forth.
Honestly, Brave Nine isn’t a bad game. I didn’t play it for all that long because honestly, there are just so many units and the battles take too long for my tastes when I can’t engage my units or control any of the flow of battle, but I know strategy RPGs like this definitely appeal to a lotta people!
I couldn’t see myself playing this long-term but I did have some fun playing through it for the channel.
And trust me, I’ve hated recording some of the games I’ve done. They’ve literally driven me to bash my head into a wall.
Plus, the game and all of the units you recruit look really good! So if anything, at least you have something good to look at, right?