Lately, it’s been quite obvious that the market is flooded with gacha games, and it is pretty hard to find any game that will stand out from the usual formula. Brown Dust tries to distinguish itself with the unique battle system, story, and great visuals.
If you’re looking for the original story you look at the wrong place. Brown Dust takes place after the great Empire has fallen and the world enters the so-called Age of Great Mercenaries. Your character is a son of well-known famous mercenary, who is also a traitor. Now your task is to gather a gang of mercenaries and learn more about your family’s history. Like in every gacha game, your comrades are beautiful anime women, which brings some harem elements into a story, with the difference that your character isn’t a clueless guy.
Brown Dust has one of the most comfortable ways to reroll the game. When you turn the game on, all you have to do is to enter your name, go through some text and then you will already receive a few units and be put in front of the home screen. From there you can manage your character, pick up missions to do, and receive notifications in announcements. There is no need to force yourself through any stages and, the best of all, each account will start with 10 scrolls and one five star grade hero. If your rolls weren’t so favorable, you can reset pretty easily by using Account Initialisation, which will discard your account and make you start again. The only downside is that you have to wait 5 minutes for that. With that in mind, we would like to recommend doing this through an emulator, for example Bluestacks, and having 2-3 instances going simultaneously.
Combat is quite controversial because a lot of people would be turned off by it. You can say that this game has a very relaxed attitude towards combat. There is a set number of units you have to deploy on 3×6 stage, nine at most. Once you arrange your units on the field and press Start the battle will unfold by itself, without any interaction from your side. This feature is basically “make it or break it” for most players, but considering you can see enemy units you’re fighting against, strategy becomes a puzzle, where you have to figure out how to beat your enemy using the units at your disposal.
Being a gacha game, Brown Dust gives what attention to freedom of actions outside of battles. It basically allows you to do anything you have ever wanted to do in a gacha game. Another thing, you don’t have to rely on and strive for the five-star Heroes in order to clear the game, seeing as there are plenty of useful lower ranked units that could beat the snot out of top ranks if managed properly. It’s much easier to find proper skills for lower class units than four or five-star ones. Speaking about units, if you fancy waifus you will be pleased by this game because it’s stacked to the rafters with them and their, khm, assets to your team are ample and bountiful.
Be aware that this is still a gacha game and that the main source of profit is gambling of the players, where the house is holding all the cards. The percent of good pulls are drastically lowered the further you go in the game. That’s why we recommend not to rely on four or five-star units.
The biggest focus in this game is Arena, which is the place everyone goes once they hit the wall in PvE. One of the reasons for that is the fact that Arena rewards are very hefty. Unfortunately, going through ranks is pretty slow and inactive combat makes things only worse. The good thing is that all your Arena battles are recorded, so you can watch and learn from your defeats. If there is one true downside of Brown Dust, it’s Events mode. The game really inserts actual new content into the game, and once you go through the PvE stages there is not much to do except for doing daily challenges and going into Arena, which grows old very quickly.
Overall this is a game you should play if you fancy a good gacha game, but be aware of your wallet, because gambling is heavily set to drain your finances. For a first month or so this game will provide you supreme fun, but after that, you better be prepared for stale water.