Not your typical gacha
Fate/GO like its other gacha brethren has a ranking for its servants and craft essences in the for of a star ranking between 1 and 5. Now usually when it comes to a gacha game it's implied that the more stars tacked onto something the better it is. This is where Fate/GO alters from the rest of the gacha scene as a whole, in that just about any servant can be viable given team composition and craft essence attached to them. By far the best example of this comes in the form of 3 star lancer cú chulainn. While cú may have lower stats than 4 and 5 star units, his skills are what make him so amazing. With out going into depth on cú's skills I'll just summarize with that they essentially make him unkillable if you use them wisely. Cú is so good that he actually makes some 4 star units look bad in comparison. As for craft essences there are many that have similar effects with various levels of bonuses depending on rank, but there are still many unique craft essences in the 3-5 star range that can find use on just about any servant. The point of this long block of texts is just to say that stars don't define what is good or bad in this game. Don't be afraid to play around with low star units because some can potentially out class high star units if used to their fullest potential. With this in mind I hope if you're just now downloading Fate/GO that you keep this information in mind when you play and to have fun, I know I am.
NP Levels don’t really matter...
By Mashu Kyrielite
People here are complaining about how you “need multiple copies of the same 5 star servant to bring out its max potential”. That’s really a stretch. When you feed another 5 Star servant to your main copy, it levels up their Noble Phantasm and makes it a bit better. But I think you guys are misunderstanding the point of that mechanic. It doesn’t really do that much to warrant you spending money to NP Level 5 that servant. It’s there so that people who accidentally get that servant again in the Gacha don’t feel like they wasted too much of their money for nothing, since there’s no use for multiple copies of a servant aside from feeding it to your original copy and leveling its Noble Phantasm.
Also, if you’re getting stuck on Okeanos, you’re just not playing the game correctly. When I was playing the Japanese version, my luck was pretty bad, so I only had one 4 Star from the guaranteed starting roll. (Whoever said they were lucky to get a 4 star servant by rerolling their account is a liar because you’re guarenteed a 4 star servant or higher on your first 10 roll) I heard Okeanos with a team of Siegfried(4Star), Medusa(3Star), Mashu(3Star), and Sasaki Kojiro(1Star). The game isn’t hard. And personally, for me, my waifu/favourite character in the game is Mashu, so I don’t need to spend a dime trying to get her because she’s the starter servant.
A great way to learn
I love the Fate series. I’ve used it as a way to teach my family and friends about history, religion, and culture. The game mechanics themselves are easy to understand and in the end are fun. The only real problems I have with the game is that connecting with the server takes time and a lot of rebooting of the app and even after you manage to get into the game it becomes incredibly difficult to keep it from crashing. Fix those things and add a few more characters you can posses and the game could become a massive hit. I myself would like to see characters from my own Mormon religion. Although hard to find a true source of information on the Mormon culture online you can simply go to the lds website and all the information is there. Besides that I have seen no characters from African culture or any characters from more recent history. People from world war 1 or 2 could be made into servants. While this is a game, I use it as a source for teaching and learning and even encouragement and more than anything I want to learn more about every culture I can find and the fate series is a great way to encourage me to do so. Thank you for such amazing manga, anime, and games that encourages my love for learning beyond anything else. 😊
Frustrated Fate Fan
By Sassy mango 100
First of all, I love Fate with all my heart and it's been my favorite series for 5 years now. I was so excited for the release of Fate G/O on English servers, only to have my spirits crushed upon playing. The gacha is absolute garbage. I have rerolled dozens of times on multiple devices to no avail. I'll be lucky if I get a 4 star servant on every other restarted account. It breaks my heart as a loyal fan to have to shell out funds for this game in the slim chance I might get a decent servant. Most reviews say the gacha rates aren't bad, but I know many who have gotten 5 star servants on their FIRST TRY. Second of all, the game is extremely difficult when you only have max leveled 4 star event servants. My Nero is max leveled and almost fully ascended, but yet she can get killed instantly by a Okeanos servant. I'm sick and tired of the repeated craft essences which have no effect on my servants whatsoever. I've played this game since it's release and it's infuriating to grind 10 hours and use 3 command seals just to get a quadruple copy of a craft essence that raises my wimpy noble phantasm by 2% in a 10 pull. I've given up hope on getting Arturia and any 5 star servant for that matter. Honestly, I'd rather give my money to Love Live, I could at least get an SR and save up stickers for a UR idolization. I'm holding out for Fate to make changes to their gacha, as I cannot keep relying on support servants just to clear a normal story level.
Patience Is Key
Im sure no ones gonna read this lol. As I am sure a lot of people have complained about the gacha rates and the material drops rates, I won’t bother to go into that. What I am here to do is state the FACTS. 1.This game is quite easy to play, anyone who has said that content is hard hasn’t bothered to do their research (seriously). All you need is proper team compositions and resource management. 2. SAVE SAVE SAVE. Just because theres a new gacha banner with shiny 5 stars doesnt mean you should roll. Global FGO is 2 years behind its JP original. This means that we know EVERYTHING that will release 2 years ahead, keep this in mind and plan accordingly on what to roll and what to skip, and who to level for upcoming content and events. 3.People who complain about weak servants dont know anything, a good amount of low star servants are usable and easily beat content, YES THIS INCLUDES 1 STARS. 4. The story and narrative has a rough start, but the story gets much much better AFTER Okeanos, be patient. 5.Your precious Shielder isnt meant to be a damage dealer, HENCE WHY SHE HAS A SHIELD. She is your support servant, she protects other servants, she tanks for you. Use her correctly. 6. As I’ve repeated through out this review, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF FATE, BE PATIENT.
Please read this before you decide to waste time on this game. First of all, the gacha in this game is ridiculous. The rates are so incredibly low you’ll need to spend hundreds and hundreds of premium quartz to even get a good 4 star. If you do the 10 shot, you’re guaranteed a 4 star, but more often than not, it’ll turn out to be a garbage craft essence that has absolutely no use. Now, if saint quartz was easier to get outside of swiping my credit card, this would be less of a problem. But, as it is, saint quartz is so rare and so hard to get that it would take days just to save up enough for a single 10 shot. As a result, all of their good characters are locked behind massive paywalls. Oh, and did I mention that you need multiple of the same 5 star to max out the first one? Second, the rates of ascension materials dropping are also far too low. You can farm for a material for hours and only get one or two. It’s completely unrewarding and absolutely demoralizing to farm for hours and not receive a single drop.
As a person who would like to be rewarded for investing time into something, this game is just absolutely not rewarding whatsoever. It’s a huge waste of time, as playing the game won’t even score you a single good character. Much less a character that you want. As a huge fan of the fate series, I was very disappointed by this game. I would honestly give it 0 stars if I could.
READ ME B4 PLAYING
By Negi sensei
Want one of those sexy, shiny, 5 star characters that everyone wants? Want to play as your favorite character or waifu? Well too bad. Unless you get EXTREMELY lucky you will never get a 5 star character (rates at or below 1%). Oh and did I mention you need 5 copies of any one character to bring out its max potential? It would not be so bad if the in game currency was not so ridiculously scarce. Most games give tons of free in game currency (thank you DBZ Dokkan Battle) but this game gives little to none. So little in fact that it is completely negligible. This game is an example of a company trying to exploit fans of the enormously popular Fate series to make money. I love this series which is why it pains me that this company is so greedy as to lock all its premium characters behind an impossibly thick paywall. This puts free to play players, such as myself, at an immense disadvantage. Sure you can succeed with no 5 star characters to an extent but you will be put more and more at a disadvantage as the game gets progressively harder in the future. Nor will you ever play as your favorite characters which is a huge reason people get the game to begin with. Even 4 Star characters are ridiculously hard to get. Unfortunately this game is immensely popular in Japan and makes tons of money so the company has no incentive whatsoever to give free to play players a break.
Great but needs some fixes.
I really love this game, especially as a huge fan of the fate series and all the spin-offs I was super excited when I found this. I love seeing all the characters I’ve come to know in the anime series and visual novels, and the art, music and card style battle system all work together very nicely and has gotten me addicted.
The one fault that really drives me absolutely nuts is if I don’t log in at the EXACT right time every day I don’t get my log in bonus. So while I’ve opened the game literally every day since I’ve downloaded it, I’ve only managed to get up to a 4 day streak because of the strict log in time in order to get the log in streak. This is really disheartening because it’s really one of the only way for the lower level new players to get a head start into summoning new heroes and getting materials.
I very rarely leave reviews but since I love this game so much I’d really love to see this fixed. Please fix this devs! I’d hate to grow bored simply because there is no way for me to get ahead or incentive to even open the game every day when there is no bonus in it for me to do so even if I am having fun when I do play.
Fate, what else?
As expected, the Fate crew take the player in an adventure with the most famous characters in human history. The stronger people (5 star servants) take some patience and time to get, as this is a gacha game. Prepare to test your luck, because this game will treat some generously while others get nothing. A simple trip to your nearest statistics book would confirm that the cure to “bad luck” is to just keep trying. Keep in mind that as a gambling system is in place, you always face addiction and its consequences. However, if you are present for the events, you’ll find that the game is actually quite rewarding. Events are the most fun yet easy way to earn the game’s rare materials. If you play this game only once a week, on the other hand, you’ll have a terrible, unrewarding experience. A lot of actions (leveling up, evolving, beating events) require grinding. If patience isn’t your strong point, you probably wouldn’t find enjoyment in this title. Also, as others have noted, the player can still progress through the challenges with weaker characters, just expect a more strategic approach.
The game is fair. A lot of people are complaining that they don't get 5* because the rates are low, which is true to an extent. The game is designed that even 3*s even 1*s can be used to beat the game's content, it just takes a little more effort. They have said to max a 5* you need 4 copies of the same 5*, but that isn't even necessary. Having extra copies just increases their dmg of their ultimate atk by just a bit. It does not hinder you in any way for not having copies like being unable to evolve it. The rare materials needed for evolution is often given out during events to make the events worth grinding. The rates of rare materials dropping outside of events is to make the RARE materials...RARE. The rates are bad but that is what saving up your quartz are for. If you expect to get multiple 5* right off the bat then this game is definitely not for you. If you play the game expecting to get exactly what you want from the gacha you should prepare yourself to be disappointed. You should play to have fun.
Quit complaining about Gacha
There has not been a time when I spent money on this game and gotten something from it ($60 for 3 4 star craft essences and a plethora of 3 stars). The only time I got something was when i used free saint quartz. I have 9 4 stars I got from summons using free saint quartz and 2 5 stars from free saint quartz. The free 4 stars you get are better than the other 4 stars for the class and will have leveled up np (except for saber lily, she is pretty bad). There are also 3 star ones that are very good and some 2 stars (specifically Hassan and Hans). There is also the option of having the support servant carry you. If you are going to spend money on gacha don't cause you will not get that limited tin servant that you want. The only time you should spend money is when they do the guaranteed 5 star or if you a filthy rich. I spent my time writing this review and not doing homework. Also fgo staff please give me more golden fruits i am running out. Update on the golden fruits: I'm out and need more
Wish me luck
Unlike most of fate fans, I started with fate/another, a custom map from Warcraft III, and I watched anime, then the novel. It was a gorgeous experience I had in my life. I think fate series educated me somehow. Right now I'm going to buy 140 stones and roll. I actually don't care getting any 5 star, because I think this is a paycheck. A paycheck for my beloved childhood and education. The roll outcome does not matter. I believe all people who playing this game are fate fans. However, there are companies on the review criticizing on its gacha system. While it is true that the system is really bad and money sucking if someone is really care about his deck, I think the storyline is much more important part of fate series. Thus, ask yourself. Isn't storyline is what got you in love of fate, isn't it very touching, isn't it very enlightening ? Then, Why so serious about this gacha system? Please don't forgot why you addicted to fate series. Grand order share the same to the others. The gacha is just a bonus.
Fun Game, Can play for free
By A Regular Guy Like You.
Disclaimer: I have spent 40 bucks on this game. There was an event a few weeks ago that gave you a guaranteed five star servant that I gave in to. So take this as you will.
Gameplay is fun, I like taking 30 minutes or so before and after work to grind out whatever event is going on (which there always is except this one period in September), and you can clear the content just fine with the 1-3 star servants and like a Hercules, especially with other high level supports.
Wouldn't recommend gambling on every banner, but saving and planning ahead until a cool servant you want comes out (we know the entire future because this game is further ahead in Japan). You still might not get it ( I didn't, tho I got a couple other five stars randomly), but like I said before, what really matters in clearing the game is just Team composition, and at this point in the game you can outlevel the content easy anyways. I would definitely give it a shot.
Try the game! Give it a few chapters and an event before deciding to continue or not.
Fun game! Overall more enjoyable than your average gacha game. It’s a bit rough on beginners but the game is definitely doable with characters below 4*, but no one is unlucky enough to not at least get another 4* (also since they have free characters. What’s going to probably kill this game for some is that there are a lot of exclusive 5* characters. However each of them are unique and usable overall and come consistently enough to satisfy roll needs (eventually they begin to cycle the exclusives a lot more frequently) The writing is eh in the beginning (idk if they updated the earlier chapters) but beyond chapter 3, the writing becomes enjoyable and fun, especially the new events now. The new event short stories are entertaining. You can get invested with every character with not only their voice lines but also their side stories that are implemented in the game. Gameplay is awesome.
It’s not about strength; it’s about Love.
This is a great game. While it is difficult to roll the 5 stars, as many have suggested, it is completely possible to get through the games’ content with lower stars servants. There are a lot of great lower stars servants that are arguably more useful than certain 4 stars and 5 stars. What’s great about this game is that you don’t need all the newest strongest servants to progress, unlike in many games such as duel links or pad that you need the newest cards to beat the newest levels(gotta admit they help).
I don’t even login everyday and it is still fun for me. If you just want to complete the story mode, it would not be too difficult as long as you have a strong berserker.
At first, the gameplay bored me. However, as I continued playing and discovered all the different strategies, I understood how complex and fun this game can be.
This game is also a collecting game.
It really depends on what you want from a game.
For the enthusiasts, it’s about love. No matter how useful their favorite servants are, they’ll always use them. For the completion it’s, they want to collect everything and max out every servant. And for the strategists, they seek to build the strongest teams for each situation.
Ultimately, it’s about your love for your servants. Sometimes we just want to look at our favorites smash through the weak minions and observe their glory.
So, enjoy by spending tons of money, or if you can, enjoy for free!
By DS badger girl
I've been playing the English release since it came out, and as a rather large fan of the Nasuverse, I was very excited. I'm quite happy with the game design, though, as many other have mentioned, the gacha rates are a little imbalanced to say the least, and it's very fun to play, though once you finish what parts have been released in English so far, you come to a standstill.
The Saint Quartz become rather tedious to get, there isn't nearly as many exciting things happening (but I suppose that's to be expected since you've pretty much finished all that's been released in the given time period), and once you max out your characters, there isn't much of a motivation to keep playing.
Of course, now that the next Singularity is going to be released in English relatively soon, hopefully that will no longer be a concern and won't be for too long.
And, this isn't completely related, but the recent update the game informs me I should be able to install has yet to show up in the AppStore for me - I'm aware it says that this may happen, but I've been waiting for a bit longer than I expected so I'm becoming slightly concerned. (And unfortunately Achilles seems to have yet to make an appearance, but that's just me and my favoritism I suppose.)
The game itself has pretty much all I would expect of an RPG, and a bit more, so I definitely recommend it - but only if you're patient enough with the gacha to not get rather irritated by its stinginess.
Great game for waifus/husbandos with good stories
By Jacob OE
So obviously if you’re playing this game it’s due to the various characters in it, and I’m happy to report that you’re more than likely going to have your personal tastes met and given a colorful personality/backstory to boot! And 4*s are given essentially the same treatment as 5*s when it comes to art, design, story missions, etc. with the other rarities lagging not too far behind! Best of all MANY of the lower rarity units remain relevant to the meta, such as the case with 3* Julius Caesar or 2* Hans Christian Anderson who often usurp their 5* counterparts with their skills alone, never mind the difference in team costs.
I can also report that I’ve never ONCE felt pressured to buy ANY prisms in the game, and in fact I’m still f2p despite having 5*s Waver, Jeanne, Tamamo no Mae, Jack, Vlad, Arthur... I almost feel guilty about this given how much playtime and satisfaction I’ve gained from the game. It’s just really an A+++ effort all around.
Love the game
By Gunslinger gk
I love this game. From the battle system, to the gacha, to the servants you can obtain. While 5* servants are extremely hard to get you can get lucky sometimes. My only real complaint with the game is that all of the events that were really good have passed. For instance,I missed the Fate/Accel/Fate/Zero event, and it is an event I would really like to get the servants I missed, All of them and the irisviel dress of heaven servant. I can guarantee you that you will be gaining plenty of profits if you choose to bring back the WHOLE event, not just the gacha the main missions too. The gacha had many great servants to get too so you will get profit in return I’m positive. And since everyone liked Fate/Zero they will be instrested to try the gacha. Some will try more than others, give up and then pay for it. Please bring back this event and bring it back with the time length it originally had. Thank you. Please do this as soon as possible. And please localize is for the English version.
Customer Service is a joke
I had to do a factory reset on my phone and lost all my data as a result. After going back and forth with Customer Support for over a week, giving detailed information about my account, servants, and purchase history, they wouldn’t give me back my account. The fact that there’s no way to recover your data after everything is gone is a good reason to not download this game. I wasted 2 years on this game only to lose everything I put into this game. Save yourself the trouble and quit while you’re ahead. The game itself has little to offer. There is no auto feature so grinding for items is a huge pain. Saving up saint quartz for a year is the only way you’ll have enough to summon the servant you want (if you’re lucky enough. Otherwise..better luck next year). And you better not get a new phone or anything because if you do, you’re account is gone forever. Customer service won’t do a thing for you except waste your time. (If you’d like to give me my account now I’ll take down this review. Otherwise I’m going to leave it and spread this review as far as I can)
The ideal game to grind
When you first start this game you are automatically given the Mash and Cu (Caster) servants to start with. They are decent enough but are just a stepping stone to help you complete the Fuyuki City singularity.
In addition to the Holy Grail you get (just one of 10 in the whole game, usually for completing a singularity) after that quest, you get to choose one of several 4 star servants to further help you in the next 7 singularities/campaigns. Getting a 5 star is difficult but not necessary, as 2 Holy Grails can essentially turn a 4 star into a 5 star.
Leveling up servants is part of the fun, as is trying out different combinations of servants in your party. The more you level up, the more options you will have, and the more quests/daily activities you can complete for rewards. The events are where FGO is at its most time-consuming, but it’s worth it to get all the essentials you need to help max out your servants.
There is no real end game, because it will take months before you can max out a single servant - and that’s just one class. My goal is to get at least one 4/5 star for all 7 classes to stay competitive for the more extreme enemies.
It’s free to play but prepare your wallet if you are in this for the long haul, because if you don’t, you will be stuck for a long time and will eventually drop the game out of boredom.
Loving he game, especially hyped for J-alter in a few days. I can see why people say it’s horrible but it’s good, you’ve just got to have patience. And 5 stars don’t make the game... I’ve seen people solo the final boss of America with 1 maxed Cu and 2 Saint George’s which are 3 and 2 stars respectively plus you could get by on lower leveled servants. I’m going to use myself for an example. I’m completely f2p and have 2 five stars some four stars etc but I still use 3 star Medea cause she’s pretty good. Honestly only criticism I would give is make plz give a little more quarts on maintenance and after event stuff. Besides this is an amazing game. Oh and for those people who are like, oh this is stupid it’s super pay to win. Naw its really not. It’s more so pay to make sure you get a character. Before I forget even if you can’t get that waifu or husbando there are probably people out there with them as their support... just work with them...
FGO you either hate it or you love it!
3rd attempt at writing this review :/
FGO the f2p game that allows you to attempt to collect your waifus and such! Love the game it is fun don't need a 5 star to enjoy the game! Lots of freebies (although they could be more generous I mean they do make like $982 million from this game as far as I know :/ .....) Good luck to all those who play this game brings a lot of salt and anger to everyone unless you p2p/p2w (supporting the creators that is nice but I'm f2p xp unfortunately/fortunately).This game is free and it is a game so have fun but to all of you good luck! :)
**WARNING** This game brings you a lot of SALT & ANGER BEWAR AND BE WARNED! Overall have fun it is a game good luck to you all and quit if you deem it necessary or you aren't having fun anymore and you don't need to PAY TO WIN just play for fun and reroll if you experience salt or don't like ur servants and good luck to you all :)!
Pay to win?
Unlike what people have been saying, this game is not pay to win. I have dropped some money into it but all three times I rolled 5* servants (Rerolled during Gilgamesh banner), it’s been as free to play. Not to mention the game starts you out with at least one 4*, and more likely two if you got Saber Lily. If you were around in the beginning they even gave one for free. You can easily get Emiya or Heracles from the tutorial roll. These are very decent servants. If you want a waifu there’s also Martha. Not to mention there are many whales whom you can befriend and borrow their Waver.
Also there are many good 3* servants like Cu Chulainn and Ushiwakamaru. So yeah, as long as you’re not jealous of your whale friends with 4 5* servants you REALLY don’t need to pay. Not in the least. I have other problems with the game, like the LOOONG down time we’ve been having, but this game is not, as many imply, pay to win. Don’t blame the casino if you can’t afford to gamble, that’s all.
I’ve seen so many reviews whining about the drop rate of 5 star servants. 1.) I love this game. 2.) I’m f2p and have gotten 4 5 star servants from careful planning. It takes time. 3.) if you are a f2p player don’t complain about sq. Save and do research on who you want a chance at rolling for. We are 2 years behind the JP version and know when things will be released 2 years ahead of time. Again, save and plan. 4.) Even low star cards can be useful if you look up how to build good teams with them. Is it easier with 5 stars? Yes, but that doesn’t mean the game is impossible if you don’t have 5 stars and at least do a little research on team formation. This is coming from an f2p player. I’m really satisfied with this game and hope we get the sequel which is going to come out in Japan (or has it already come out?)