So long as you’re not actively avoiding battles, you’ll rarely find yourself underpowered at any stage, though at times it’s worth wandering off the critical path. You needn’t go too far: this is the kind of JRPG in which you’ll visit a bulletin board to pick up extra jobs only to find you’ve completed five or six objectives already. When you’re in a town, meanwhile, approaching a whistle icon sees your party split up: talking to individuals at this stage will often trigger optional conversations that can lead to unlocking some of the more esoteric roles. If the game’s lightweight challenge means you hardly need to seek out extra buffs, it’s still worth doing for the sake of fleshing out characters that otherwise feel thinly sketched.
Developer Tri-Ace Publisher Square Enix Format PS4 Release Out now