Boasting more than 15 million registered users worldwide, Cygames’ Granblue Fantasy is one of the most popular mobile games around. Featuring art and music from Final Fantasy veterans Hideo Minaba and Nobuo Uematsu, it’s a game well worth jumping on board with if you’re a JRPG fan.
Available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
See the official site for information on downloading. Android users may download the game app via QooApp, while iOS users may need to register a JP iTunes account. The game can also be played via the Web.
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Granblue Fantasy: Spotlight on Lyria - Granblue Fantasy is filled with an enormous variety of awesome characters, most of whom are playable characters that can be drawn in the gacha. From the very outset, though, you have two faithful companions who never leave your side: the protagonist’s feisty baby dragon-type thing Vyrn, and Lyria, the latter of whom in particular is … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: Spotlight on Lyria
Granblue Fantasy: The Grind Never Ends - One interesting thing about Granblue Fantasy when compared to a more traditional MMO on computer or console is the fact that what we’d typically regard as the “endgame grind” is actually spread out throughout the whole game. This is partly due to the game’s overall structure and progression: you’re not levelling up a single character … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: The Grind Never Ends
Granblue Fantasy: More Than Just a Deck of Cards - Japanese mobile-social gacha-based RPGs — or “mobages” as they’re colloquially known today, after the social network many of them are hosted on — were originally described when they first appeared as “card battle” games. Looking at Cygames’ previous title Rage of Bahamut, it’s easy to understand why. Everything about the game had the feel of … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: More Than Just a Deck of Cards
Granblue Fantasy: Sounds of the Skydom - Japanese role-playing games have long been known for having some of the most memorable soundtracks in all of gaming. And, surprisingly, mobile takes on the genre are no exception. The news that Cygames’ incredibly popular Granblue Fantasy has a fantastic soundtrack will probably not come as a surprise, however, given the incredibly strong pedigree of … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: Sounds of the Skydom
Granblue Fantasy: My First Three Weeks - With any big online game — particularly one that has been around for several years — it can be difficult to know where and how to get started. Granblue Fantasy is no exception. With that in mind, I thought I’d outline my experiences over the last three weeks as I learn about the game, how … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: My First Three Weeks
Granblue Fantasy: First Steps in Phantagrande - Last time, we looked at where Cygames’ mobile hit Granblue Fantasy came from, and how it’s become such a phenomenon. Today, we’re going to look in more detail at the game itself: how it works, how it plays, its similarities and differences from other popular mobile games, and what newcomers can expect from its early … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: First Steps in Phantagrande
Granblue Fantasy: Acknowledging a Phenomenon - There comes a point where something becomes so popular that it’s impossible to ignore, even if your initial reaction to it is “I’m not sure I want to get involved with that.” Such is the case with Granblue Fantasy, a free-to-play mobile game developed by Cygames and published on the popular Japanese Mobage platform. Granblue Fantasy is an … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy: Acknowledging a Phenomenon
The Japanese version of the game’s app file features a full English translation, so download this from a service such as QooApp and you will be able to play in English.