To begin Bravely Default: Praying Brage, you choose one of the four sides: earth, fire, wind, or water. Through the tutorial, you then gain your first four characters that you can use to go adventuring. Adventuring mainly consists of choosing a location on the world map and entering a turn-based battle reminiscent of its parent title. Oddly though, the thing that makes BD:FF unique in battle—the Brave/Default system—is absent from this browser-based tie-in.
Back in town, you can use the points and items you have acquired to buy new equipment, level up the stores to upgrade their inventories and make new job crystals for your party. There are a plethora of quests you can undertake as well.
The trick with this game is that each of your characters can only battle six times before needing a few hours in real time to recover. Luckily the game allows you to front several different teams of five to keep your adventuring going.
Sadly though, there is also a total limit to how many battles you can have in general—despite switching out teams. Of course, as you would expect, there is an item in the item shop which can clear this time in exchange for some real world cash.
Bravely Default: Praying Brage is a far more complicated browser game than one would believe at first glance with many different jobs, characters, items, and a PVP conflict between the four sides (though I have not progressed far enough yet to unlock this). However, like many free games of this nature, it suffers by limiting the time you can spend with it without paying. Still, if you need some more turn-based battles in your life, there are far worse places to go than Bravely Default: Praying Brage.
Bravely Default: Praying Brage launched on November 1, 2012, for modern web browsers. There are no plans for an international release but it can be played free in Japanese here.