Let’s get this out of the way first; this is a gacha game. It means that it’s a free-to-play game with the mechanic of collecting heroes and weapons that you can obtain with varying rarity from a roulette.There is a bit of monetisation to this game HOWEVER Granblue Fantasy is completely Free-to-Play (F2P). This means that you can start the game and hit endgame without sinking any cash into this game at all.
Alrighty, since we’ve got the vital point out of the way first, let’s get right into the finer details on why you should play this game. The article will be divided in several parts, so we would cover all the stuff! In this part we will fully discuss the gameplay.
This section will be relatively long because Granblue Fantasy (GBF) has such an in-depth gameplay mechanic. I’ll try my best to explain it in layman’s terms. I will put it into two parts, as there is a lot to tell about!
GBF is a turn-based strategy Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) where you’re given a party consisting of a total of 6 members. 3 Front-line members that start the battle off with the Main Character and 2 Back-line members, that support and replace dead members. There is also a summon mechanic that allows you to call specific summons. They can give you unique buffs or even debuff the enemy, and this can truly change the tide of battle. Each member has a set of skills they can use, as well as a unique “Ultimate Attack” or Charge Attack. These charge attacks can be achieved by having your characters do a normal attack or use certain skills. Charge Attacks are extremely strong and have unique activation buffs/skills that can really aid the team. The best way I can describe the game it’s very close to Final Fantasy 7 in its combat.
Since there are so many unique heroes, there is a tier system to them. These tiers consist of Rare, Super Rare and Super Super Rare (R, SR, SSR). Each of these characters have beautiful artwork and cute little chibi forms (in battle). There are so many characters and they usually have copies of themselves. To easily distinguish each character, there is a special system. This is where we get into the Elemental Wheel. There are 6 Elements in the game in total: Wind, Earth, Water, Fire. Then there are the two edgy elements; Light and Dark. Having all these different elements allow having multiple different parties that have an advantage over a specific element. Can you guess what element beats which?
Written by Beta.