Final Gear is a 2D side scrolling shooting game where you adorable waifus controlling mechas and fighting waves of enemies. The setting takes places in a post-apocalyptic world where 3 nations fighting in war. You the captain from a faction called "Black Arc", a group of mercenaries from various factions, must save the world from further conflict.
The game has mechanics which are seems familiar from other popular gacha games. For example an Arknights base like mechanics called "Base Car" is a huge armored vehicle which produces materials and resources for your pilots or for other example the Azur Lane like battle system where you create a group of 4 pilots and fight in a side scrolling way with movement freedom. But what mechanic which stands out and unique is the building system. Create and mix & match a mech out of different parts reminds me of the Custom Robo and the Danball Senki franchise. You want to slicing your enemies into two pieces with a huge buzzsaw? Sure. You want a big gatling gun to mow down them into atomic pieces? Sure. You want a mech which levitating from the ground? Sure.
Another things which also stands out from other gacha games is there no stamina/energy system. There are many various mission types, from standard mission to resources farming mission to time limited missions which giving you a big bunch of EXP. Of course there are also story missions.
But how does the battle system exactly works? You will greeted with a map first where you have to call down 2 (or 3 in special cases) teams and commanding them to do the mission. Missions comes in 4 types. Defend, Escort, Assault and Command. To control your teams, tap on of them and draw a line on the map where they should go or which enemy group they should fight. An auto mode is also there which is more like a planning mode similiar to GFL.
How does the gacha in this game works? The game have two types of gacha. The pilot gacha and the mech parts gacha. The pilots can be aquired either from recruiting and pulling from banners by paying it with crystals. the mech parts gacha is where you have to spend part cores and gold. One of them is a random oucome and the other is a specific outcome where you have to use a "blueprint" for extra. Pilots and mech parts als well comes in different rarity, green (lowest)->blue->purple-> orange (highest).
Pilots can be strengthen with EXP chips, also comes in 4 different colors, boosting their stats and star rating with pilot cards, enhancing their skills with skill chips and for further improvement with talent stones. Some of the pilots are having a so called "unique armor" which consist of a certain set of mech parts. With the complete set and with the dedicated pilot as well, you can transform the mech into a unique shape which boosting their combat power more and giving them an very short animation cutscene when they are using their skill.
I really like this game, it has cute waifus, cool & interesting mechas with building freedom, gyroscoped (don't really know what it is called when you tilt your phone and the background starts to move along )and Live2D animation feature and a unique gameplay of RTS and side scrolling shooting.
Can i recommend this game to you? If you like Azur Lane ,Girls Frontline and Arknights, a waifu collector and a mecha fan like me, i can absolutely recommend it to you.