The second half of Bravely Default is a trainwreck - I absolutely hated it. Chapters 5 - 8 exist only for the sake of its mediocre story. It's a boring, monotonous slog and it baffles me how the developers thought it would be a good idea to include it. I wish I wouldn't have bothered with finishing the game, I didn't feel at all satisfied by having completed it. The first half is at least somewhat enjoyable though and the developers did try to do something a little bit different with the battle system, so I'll give it that. I still wouldn't recommend it though - there are far better games on the 3DS.