To start, i'm just gonna say this is a freakin bomb. Massive amount of fun, especially after "step-up" events that making this game MORE and FAR MORE fun than before. If you don't know about this step-up events, it is an event that gave you merc with +9 with max stars and level up to 7 days (cmiiw).
So, the gameplay is automatic, what you have to do is set up a formation with 9 mercs with various range of attacks, skills, etc. Skills is so vast with a LOT of buffs and debuffs. There is a lot things that going on in skills, making the game more exciting and really fun to play with.
As i'm saying this is my personal point of view, the graphics is really beautiful. Truly a piece of art, an incredible art. I love how the way it looks, the artworks and the battle sprites reminding me of an old JRPG games that i liked. Perfectly visualized and suit the gameplay very well.
Grinding is fine because you basically can auto anything and the next thing I want to talk about is mercenaries.
Not all 5* is great and not all below 5* is bad. 4* sometimes can be really helpful and more useful instead of 5* if you build it right. There is this thing called Novice Arena too, the arena that only 3* mercs and three 4* mercs allowed to be used, making the game not really oriented to 5* mercs.
Overall this game is amazing, all time favorite RPG on mobile. I love how the way it looks and how the way it plays. Its just suits me really well. The only downside that i can think of is time. Grind is fine, you can relax while grinding but it takes a lot of time. Grind feels different in here and i kinda hate it. Leveling up mercs is fun but upgrading mercs to +9 or +15 is hard, especially for 5* after playing this game quite a long time.
Nevertheless, this game still feels great. All time favorite rpg in mobile.
- Second. It could do with more voice acting. While not entirely needed for it to be considered a good experience, nowadays voice acting is pretty much a must for these types of games. Even the most basic of mobages have a nice cast of japanese voice acting. Here the voices are restricted to the 5* characters only, so it feels really underwhelming. Who knows, maybe they'll add more VA in the future.
- Third. The protagonist is totally you. And that is all I ask from these games. They nailed that super well. The MC design is faceless and generic, but still really badass. The art is awesome, too. Shame not every character gets a nice CG. Low star characters get only a simplified sprite. A good mobage overall. 7.8/10
p.s. ВАЖНО, игра немного сложна для новичков, пытайтесь собирать свою команду вдумчиво
The graphics and presentation are all great as well. I especially love the designs of the female characters! They are cuuuuute and I want to roll just for them! The only thing I wish though, is that the art carried over to the battles. All of the characters have mini-chibi sprites during battles and while they're cute, they're not as good looking as their main art!
You should try this game out if you're looking for a JRPG with a bit more of a focus on strategy! Or if you really like cute girls, that's a good reason too!