Another year, another bulk of mobile game to rate in this year’s Top 5 Most Friendliest F2P Gacha Game In 2019. This the third year I’ve done this list and looking back, we had some interesting games. Last year I wrote a blog titled “Top 5 Most Friendliest F2P Gacha Game In 2018”, so it’s only natural that I’d do one for 2019 once again.
Now this list is my own personal opinion of gacha games I feel have done a great job in providing a level of fun and entertainment without leaving you with a feeling like you’re missing out if you don’t spend some dollars.
Before we get started, let me give you a brief explanation on what a gacha game actually is. The term gacha, is a monetization model for video games. In the model, the game displays multiple items for players to randomly draw for a price, similar to the Gashapon (or “gacha”) vending machine. So yeah, that’s pretty much it. Now that you know what it is, let’s get right into the list.
Honorable Mention: Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia is a free-to-play game in the Dissidia Final Fantasy series for the iOS and Android platforms, co-developed by Square Enix and Team Ninja of Koei Tecmo, and published by Square Enix. Opera Omnia follows with the missions-based gameplay of recent Square Enix mobile games. Players are encouraged to traverse a series of fixed maps in story mode, following the game’s narrative while fighting baddies and collecting materials for the various cast members and their equipment. I only played a few days of this game, a month at most but with the time I put into the game, I felt like it was on the right path of being friendly enough for free to play.
Now, lets begin:
5. Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. The game is a mobile spin-off of the Fire Emblem series featuring its characters. To be honest I’ve slowed down on playing the game over the past months, however, I still found the game quite free to play friendly with its rates. It has a great story and unique gameplay aspect that I enjoyed a lot too.
4. Fate/Grand Order
Fate/Grand Order is an online free-to-play role-playing mobile game based on the Fate/stay night visual novel and franchise by Type-Moon, developed by Delightworks and published by Aniplex, a subsidiary Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Fate/Grand Order is a turn-based tactical RPG. The player takes the role of “Master” and commands a group of individuals called “Servants,” who are typically historical, literary, and mythological figures from various cultures. What drove me to play this game more seriously was due to the units in the game all looking super dope and made the summoning experience that much fun. That and I’m currently watching the anime.The game is fairly free to play friendly from my experience and I never felt my time was wasted despite the promos and events for guaranteed SR and SSR been very low compared to other gacha games, if that makes any sense.
3. Dragon Ball Legends
Dragon Ball Legends is a game that requires players to assemble teams of fighters in the form of ‘Z-Power’. The game has moved down on the list this year as I found myself struggling to keep up with the meta of the game, basically to the point of needing to buy chrono crystals just for me to have a viable team in PvP. Still, despite that, if you’re not interested in PvP and just want to collect cool artworks of your favorite DBZ characters, then this game still rewards your time to some extent.
2. Granblue Fantasy
Granblue Fantasy is a Japanese media franchise and a role-playing video game developed by Cygames for Android, iOS and web browsers. The game plays as a role-playing video game with turn-based battles. The reason why this game made on the list this time around, aside from having some of the most coolest designs for a gacha game (in my humble opnion), is that I had some time to invest in it. I noticed that the more consistent you are with the game, the more the game rewards you for your time, which I liked quite a bit. The rates a great and as you play and roll the free crystals you get when you progress, you will end up accumulating a considerable about of characters.
1. Dragalia Lost
And the number #1 spot goes to Dragalia Lost for the second time and with good reasons too! Dragalia Lost is an action role-playing game developed and published by Nintendo, in collaboration with Cygames, for Android and iOS. It’s an action role-playing game with a ton of customization and crafting options, great music and a really compelling multiplayer component. This game should be the blueprint for how all gacha games should made. It’s amazing how there’s so much content in the game, yet be so friendly to f2p players at the same time. It’s well deserving of the number one spot in my opinion.
So there you have it, my list of the 2019 top five gacha mobile game I’ve personally enjoyed. Do you agree with the list? Do you disagree? Let me know your list of gacha games you feel is friendly to players in the comments below.