I use to not like RPGS. Well most anyways, only very few stand out in my book. FF Tactics, Persona III(four didn't live to the hype, but that is just me,) FF III and VII. Ogre Tactics.(AMAZING GAME) Oh and old school Chrono Trigger. Other than that most other RPGs been either stale or lukewarm to me.
Till I played Bravely Default.
I think I put around 16 hours in it in around three or so days. Right now running at level 30 or so.
Current party set up is Tiz main classing Spell Femcer, Job command Miscellany, Support: Firewall and 10% Speed.
Agnes, right now I keep switching between White and Black Mage with her along with swapping respectively the job and fix commands. Got her dual wielding rods. Support Silence Immunity and Damage Disperse.
Ringabel is set to Monk with Sword Magic Job Command (And I am about to build his Sword Magic cause exploiting weakness with high damage physical output is already pretty dumb on a monk..) I think I have him with Blind Immunity and 10% Health at moment.
Edea is Knight with White Magic Job Command. I got her with P Defense 10& and Diving Rod(Not much to choose from ;( ). I wouldn't mind giving her Anti - Magic support but I am unsure if that ever unlocks for Spell Fencer and if so at what level.
Of course roles are subject to change through further story progression, I am not that far in it currently.
Only bosses that gave me trouble were the one you get Red Mage class from(Cause he kept healing and dreading team and just being a general pain in the arse altogether. Especially with his vengeance that recharged BP. I never want to fight anyone ever with that skill again. ) and the Merchant class boss. Since it was always a 500 dmg hit and if you weren't lucky he might do it twice to same ally. Only boss that killed me was the Summoner class one, but only because I got caught off guard from ally calling and then summon next turn event. Then I just geared up with better armor and items(holy shields were worth the 4k gold I spent on them, cura on a stick combine with knight that is lacking in healing support role does wonders. Again, since it doesn't use mana to item use skills) and murdered her.
I also make it a habit of defaulting few rounds with some of the sub story bosses since most of them seemed harder to me than the main story ones. Just to get a general idea of their attack behavior or skill use.
I have yet to use the Second Brave feature thing. Though I believe that implement was more towards Western, I don't think it was in JP version of the game unless later on?