When it comes to swords and trading cards, there’s no denying that the two go hand-in-hand. After all, who doesn’t love a good fantasy game or a board that allows for some strategic gameplay? Well, if you answered yes to either of those questions, then you’re in luck because Dual Universe has you covered with Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. Developed by tri-Ace and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, this game allows you to roam free as you explore dungeons and battle against other players in turn-based battles. In addition, the developer has put a lot of thought into the crafting system and rewards for players who delve into the depths of the game. In this article, we’ll discuss how to make money in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.
The Basics Of Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
If you’ve played any of tri-Ace’s previous works, then you know they’re not ones to skimp out on the basics. For those new to the company, here’s a short primer on Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. Developed by tri-Ace for the Playstation 4, the game is the first main entry in the Sword Art Online series but not the first to arrive on Sony’s console. For those who played the Dreamcast and Saturn versions of the game, the experience is nearly identical. However, the graphics have been improved and some features have been added to give the game a run for its money. But enough about what the game is, let’s take a look at how to make money in it.
Create Your Free Account
Before you can dive into the game’s monetization strategy, you’ll need to create a free account. To do this, simply click the Register button located at the top of the game’s home screen. This will take you to the game’s User Account dashboard. At the bottom of this page, you’ll see a Create Free Account button. Simply click this button to continue to the next page. Here, you’ll have to enter a username and password for the account. Make sure to remember this information as you’ll need it later. You may continue to the next screen by clicking the Register button located at the top of the game’s home screen. Now that you have a free account, you can move ahead to the next step.
The Shopping Mall
Once you have your free account set up, you’re taken to the game’s Shopping Mall. This is where you’ll spend most of your time as a Sword Art Online player. Here, you’ll find items that can be purchased with the game’s virtual currency, Gun Zô. These items can be applied to your gear, which determines how you play the game. The more gear you have, the more powerful you become. Certain items may also provide you with additional, special skills that allow you to perform certain tasks more efficiently. For instance, the game’s engineers have created an item that causes lightning to strike when placed on the ground, called Thunderstrike. This item would be extremely useful in a stormy night’s battle. As you can see, the Shopping Mall is a veritable treasure trove of exciting items that can be used to customize your gameplay experience however you see fit. Of course, this is also where you’ll spend most of your time outside of battle too, so be sure to visit often to keep your items and gear up-to-date.
Dungeons And Battlegrounds
Next to the Shopping Mall is the Dungeons and Battlegrounds area of the game. Here, you’ll find the game’s randomly generated dungeons and battlegrounds. When you enter these areas, you’re placed into a randomised battle with up to three other players. What makes these areas interesting is the fact that the player with the highest score at the end of the battle wins. If you die, you’ll lose out on the spoils of victory but still get to keep the items you had at the time of your demise. As you can see, the Battlegrounds are represented by a board where the players take turns placing their figureheads, or minions, on the board. The number of points you get for a figure depends on the position it occupies on the board. The game’s engineers have also implemented a system where if one player’s head is placed on the board twice in a row (ignoring reinforcements and item buffs), that player will lose. This creates a lot of tension as players vie for the top spot on the board. It’s a veritable war zone!
The Gear Store
Not far from the Battlegrounds is the Gear Store. This is where you’ll buy your equipment and items that can be equipped on your figures. Here, you’ll find a variety of swords, shields, axes, hammers, and various other weapons that can be equipped on your characters. To the right of the main display, you’ll see that many of the items here are grouped together by type. For example, you’ll see that most of the swords are grouped together, as are shields and axes. As you can see, the types of items available here are nearly endless. Simply browse through the store’s many categories to find exactly what you’re looking for. Remember that these items can be equipped on your figures so be sure to make the right choice when buying them!
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet uses an interesting system to determine how much money players have at any given moment. Instead of using a traditional currency system where players accumulate points and achieve certain milestones to obtain more expensive items, the game instead uses a diamond-shaped currency known as Gun Zô. The more you have, the more you can buy. However, the more you buy, the more you’ll want. This is a very deliberate move on the game’s part as they don’t want players to overuse certain items and become reliant on them. Instead, they want the gameplay to feel seamless and organic as possible. This is why most items have a finite amount of use before requiring maintenance.
Besides all of the above, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet also features some additional, noteworthy features. First off, the soundtrack to the game is fantastic and has a real impact on how you experience gameplay. Second, and more importantly, is the character design for the game. Though not the best we’ve ever seen, the characters still manage to pop even in low-quality display settings. Finally, the localization of this game is also excellent and feels quite natural in English speaking territories. Not many games can boast a localization that’s this good, which is certainly a testament to the talents of the people who worked on this title.
Once you’ve completed the tutorial, you’ll discover there are an abundance of quests and objectives you can undertake to help you make money. Some of these tasks are simple, such as defeating a certain number of enemies or finding a certain amount of treasure. However, others may require you to travel to a certain part of the map to engage in battle against various creatures or humans. You must defeat the enemies in order to complete these quests and earn the player’s trusty sword, Artificer’s Blessing. When you complete these tasks, you’ll be able to visit the game’s Trading Centre to stock up on Gun Zô or other items that can be exchanged for money.
As you may have guessed, making money in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is pretty simple. Before we get into specific tips on how to make bank, let’s cover some of the basics. First off, the game uses a consumable resource called Vigor to make damage. Once you reach a certain threshold, you’ll need to eat to restore your Vigor. Second, the game uses an action system where you can move about the battlefield to issue commands to your minions. Third, some items can also be equipped on your gear to increase your stats and attack power. This can also be done with consumable resources called Vitality and Assault. Finally, the game uses a turn-based combat system where both you and your opponent take turns moving and attacking. This means there’s no real “fighting” per se in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, but you are still engaging in battle with computer-controlled opponents. In the next section, we’ll discuss some specific ways you can make money in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.
One of the simplest ways to make money in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is through simple farming. Simply take on any monster or human quest that offers money as a reward. Though you may encounter difficult battles along the way, the simple joy of seeing your name move up on the screen as you collect reward money is all the motivation you need to keep going.