Who I'm Following
COUNTER: SIDE | SEA
Q :What kind of game is this
A :Unit deploy straight lane tower defense RPG (like line rangers, stick war, etc but personally i think this is better with an actual big brain needed) with some azur lane field-like stage type where you move your carriage to start a battle (Pve only and very mportant)
Q :How is the ui
A :It is becoming pretty good, i can see the potential of it by now
Q : How is the voice acting
A : I dont speak korean, but the VAs are amazing in my opinion, pretty much natural. I'd love to hear more!
Q : How is the graphic
A : One of the best out there (The overall design(?) are very close to closers)
Q : How is the gacha rate
A : 0/30 x 10 reroll for the first time recruitment, with 1 SSR unit each reroll . The gacha ratrs arent that bad (around 2%)
Q : Do you need duplicate character to make your unit stronger "Spesifically" ?
A : Specific, no. But you can also ascend a units with dupes. Also, you can deploy dupes on another team
Q : How is the overall sound
A : Nice, give applause to the bgm team 👏👏 (not sarcastic)
Q : How is the currency
A : The "gems" currency not only used as gacha, still can't say about the currency. There is a value which can be gotten only by paid with real money, used for buying some skins, in game currency, and gems
Overall i will give it 8/10 , worth to play
Also , for units there are :
-Stronghold hyung-nim [開心]
Counter:Side is really what you get when you combine a bunch of features from other gacha games, then (instead of copying fully) improve them really well.
That said, this game shares a number of aspects with many good PvP and PvE games like Girls' Frontline, Azur Lane, Epic Seven, and Arknights among many more. So it might feel quite daunting to adjust to for the people new to the gacha game genre. However, it doesn't mean you won't enjoy it.
The game has full repeat auto, and battle skip. Heck it knows that people normally leave their phones alone during full auto so they added a powersaver feature while doing your auto. The game relies on good team building, but unlike stingy games, if you start now, they actually give you so many chances to make your dream team. They even give out SSR SELECTION Tickets which is basically just handing out the SSR at this point.
Monetization-wise, you can think of this as epic seven. Very playable as an f2p, but has quite the amount of stuff you can spend on. High rank PvP is of course pay to win, like any gacha game. However, if you simply want to get PvP currency, getting in high rank does not matter as much (since you can go purely Strategic PvP where you can select easy to beat enemies). High rank pvp is more of a flex (but a very fun one at that) than having any gamechanging rewards, thankfully.
Storywise, I think it's pretty interesting, under the apocalypse-esque setting. It's a take on how soldiers are disposable and how all these things happening are simply, "business".
A lot of characters in the game are in Live2D (L2D) (yes, even the store AIs). Notice how in some games, you can put 1 unit on your homescreen? This game allows 5 and they can all be in L2D.
For the veterans of gacha gaming, this one is pretty deceptively good. This would normally miss many people's radars (because for some reason KR games aren't as famous as JP games) but if you do stumble across it (which is likely why you're reading this review), I think you'll have a bit of fun just like I do.
I highly suggest you to at least try this game out. This gem deserves at least that.