probably my new favorite mobile game to date
I've always been a HUGE Gundam fan, so when I saw this game available for pre-order, I pounced on it. now that I've actually played it, I can officially say that I love the hell out of it. since I pre-ordered, I got to start with one of my favorite units ever, the Wing Gundam, and because of that, I might be a little biased in favor of the game. but even not taking that into account, it's a really solid Gundam experience, with the battle system feeling really good to use, kitbashing together a custom unit you can be proud of takes maybe about 30 minutes to an hour of gameplay(and on how the parts fall your way), there's all sorts of little things here and there that nod to the main series, and overall is really enjoyable. sure, you can spend money on it if you want, but it's never necessary, and nothing is pay-to-win. you go, you fight, you conquer. and you use the spoils of war to get stronger.
tl;dr, get the game if you're a Gundam fan, and if you aren't, it's still a great game to play, and maybe even introduce you to the series.
There is barely a game here.
Almost every time I open this game it needs to update files and it takes at least 10 minutes, even on WiFi. Once you do get into the game there is a really drawn out story about you being a new guy in the scene of toy fights and you awkwardly hit on the only girl who is also interested in toy fights. These interactions quickly got boring for me because I’m not 12 years old and there are plenty of other dating sim games if I really wanted that. Ok there’s a skip button, thank Christ, can I shoot stuff with my mech? Oh, that battle went fast, let me just wait 2 or 3 minutes for the home screen to load. Ok lots of random parts and stuff to manage, I just want to play the game, more story, another 30 second “fight”. Huh. Am I being pranked here? I thought I was gonna get to have awesome gundam fights and all I get to do is watch loading screens and an anime character try to hide his boner. What even is this game? Why isn’t there a skirmish mode or survival? The combat mechanics seem solid enough, as long as you don’t blink and miss them. I just want to do fights, why does every mobile game now have to be a scavenger hunt combined with the responsibility of a warehouse manager? Giant robots kill other giant robots, is that a hard game to make? If you really like the same story of an awkward high schooler rising to the top of some obscure gaming circle you’ll probably like this, if you like action games, probably not this one.
From 5 to 4 stars and dropping fast
Honestly this is a great game except for the drop rates which are utterly atrocious at every part of the game whether using haro chips to get better gear or pilots you will almost never receive a purple (I have not got a single purple in my last ten x10 pulls for gear or gunpla parts) so to build an entirely base line purple (meaning parts started at purple level) it would take a couple hundred dollars and that’s with each pieces ability being at tier one to tier each piece up takes 8 of the same piece at purple and ten at gold eight equipment slots means 80 pieces needed to max out everything you are talking thousands to tens of thousands of dollars just to make one and that’s if you get lucky and only pull the pieces from the same gundam. And this is cause by the fact that the price for enough haro chips for one x10 Pull is $14 so utterly unfair as you are not even guaranteed a purple only a blue (quality tier from highest to lowest is gold, purple, blue, green, white). Also the drop rate of items from events is awful. Only play if you have the money to get what you want or don’t really care what you are forced to play with as you won’t be given even the opportunity to pick a gundam or pilot to start with in one of the many play styles so utter failure there as well.
Good but could be great...
By casinova o
This game is a very good game. The graphics, even on my Xr, are very good. The story mode is very in depth and interactive. I haven’t come across something like that in a while but I’m also a casual gamer. The parts upgrade system is very well done and the allá vending machine parts system for getting new and better parts is good. All in all it reminds me of Dragon ball Legends. Here is where the game could use some improvements. The story mode is very short, once you have completed you have opportunities to complete other modes but no other opportunity to really make Haro chips to the same level as the story mode. This kind of forces you to either complete every mode 100% or spend cash to get them. They didn’t really have the server support to handle the network traffic necessary to make the Vs mode work. The drop rate of items to make the Event mode fun are low. It has the potential to be an amazing game but it needs a serious rework of the Haro Chips, Key Item drop rate, and upgrade to gold items (making the pink upgrade chips more available). If nothing else, just make the upgrade items more available and make the Haro Chips cheaper and the drop rate will work itself out.
It COULD have been great...
When the game was announced, I was excited but my excitement has fallen flat since the game release. The story mode was alright for a mobile game but very short since I was able to finish the entire mode in a few hours without any struggles. The daily missions and other modes are not much to talk about because each fight is no different from each other, waves after waves with no difference per fight aside from the difficulty of course. The arena itself is the only exciting component atm because ur able to go off with other peoples custom gunpla however, due to constant issues, arena hasnt been opened for quite awhile since launch. Customizing gunpla is fun if only if its easily accessible. Its a gacha game so its to be expected but to the point where grinding for haro points for days just to get a decent chance of getting at least one 4 star part or pilot is just painful. Resources such as in-game currency, lv up items, haro points, etc. is so scarce after finishing story mode its seems like you have to accumulate many days worth just to get better and have fun ag the game. I know the game just recently came out so im just hoping all of these issues are resolve in the near future updates. I want to see this game to be amazing cus ive been a gundam fan for such a long time.
It feels like I’m playing a beta
The game is decent...until you reach a certain point where the story mission went from easy to extreme mode. Near the end of Chapter 6 is mostly the breaking point where you HAVE TO use haro coins to extend the time limit of a story section. The reason is the power level of one npc is 3x stronger. Even stacking up your gunpla team won’t be enough. Therefore, it incentivizes to use haro coins and if you ran out, buy them. Out of all the free coins I got up to this point, the highest rarity that I received is 4* torso and legs.
The free battle and material battles are dull. Collecting parts is messy and unorganized. Lets say, you completed multiple sets and you grind missions for resources. When your inventory is full, you check and you can’t remember what part is the completed set so you can’t get rid of it. Going back and forth the collection sectoon is a headache and there’s no markdown to show it in the inventory.
Lastly, screen issue. Who the f’k says ‘portrait mode is the best to play’? It works well for PokemonGo, but this game doesn’t. My fingers from my left hand started to cramp up for holding it too long that I feel like I might get carpal tunnel.
Just hangin it
Well I’ve always like the Gundam games so when I got to download this the first couple of min the app would just hang at the menu waiting for the game to load, I thought no big deal game probably had a lot of gb. But after all the loading prompts it finally put me in the game and first play was like WOW, tutorial was good, movement was good and the animations are just awesome as well as the drawing of the characters and other cameos. But after I got into the gundam building and finished it was hanging again and I had some connection issue. So I just went back to title and cleared the cache and that worked but had to do the tutorial again no big. But then after that the game would just hang at every loading screen and it got progressively worse, with the same message that stated connection issue and made the game unplayable. I wanna play this game and start grinding but because of the connection error that just made it unplayable. Can you please fix 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 but other than that everything else was awesome I would give it a 5 but a 3 is all I can manage
Fantastic, fun, but flakey.
By True Zedd
I would say in the last decade of gundam games being released, this is already one of the better ones. The customization in this game is really in depth and actually fun. Money has always been the object stopping many younger kids and adults from building and buying gunplay kits, but this game allows easy customization and pallets swapping of kits. If you unlock it, you can slap in on your gunpla. Gameplay wise, it is stupidly entertaining to just sit there and destroy things with your dream gunpla. For years i’ve wanted to build custom gunpla, and this game really does give creative gundam fans an outlet to do so and build. Flakey, 3 crashes and extremely long download and load times, like i am talking literal 10 minutes sometimes to download half a gigabit. the game also slows down severely during the title and menu screens, but the gameplay is smooth and fun. GWGB is a fun game, serious it’s free and give you so many tools to use, just be weary that right now it is unstable and really slow even if using wifi for the downloads (which i have gigabit, and found by using my cellular data i somehow downloaded my in game data faster)
The story is really interesting! The battling not so much
This game can be played completely free. By 25 minutes in I had a gundam I really liked.
The story arc of this game is really interesting (tbh I hope they release more of it). The characters are enjoyable, and the layout of events make sense, but the battles are awful. While you can put a “AI” on your kit and have it fight for you (which is the only way I played after the tutorial) it’s still slow, clunky, and just boring. The amount of times I just wanted to skip battles for the story is insane... at a point you’ll be so over powered you can just start a battle then get up fix a sandwich and it’s done and you don’t have to suffer through watching it. If a speed up button was included for say 4x speed that would be much better.
Overall it’s a good game if you love the gundam franchise, and with my numerous kits displayed on my shelves I can say a gundam fan loved this game. I just hope for more story missions and just stuff to do. Overall A- rating. Some points were deducted for the horrendous battles.
Fun But Needs More
This is a fun little game, especially as a Gundam fan, and the story mode is enjoyable (if a little barebones), but once the story mode is over it feels like the game ends. There really isn’t much left to do other than run daily quests and free missions but... why? For what purpose should you do them when those are all that there is to do? Running daily missions just to run more daily missions isn’t much fun and the drop rewards are minimal at best.
Haro Chips (the game’s in-game currency that costs real money) become incredibly difficult to get once you complete the story mode. A recent update made it so when you complete bonus objectives each one gives you ten Haro Chips but the bonus objectives can only be completed once and can’t be re-completed when you replay a mission, so you quickly run out of options there as well. Why not just have each mission reward twenty Haro Chips each time you complete it?
The game is fun for a while and has some nice customization but it could be so much more and so much better. There needs to be more to do and an easier way to earn Haro Chips.