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Review

The story follows a twin, referred to as the Traveler, who has traveled across many other worlds but has become separated from their twin sibling in Teyvat. The Traveler travels in search of the lost sibling with their companion Paimon and becomes involved in the affairs of Teyvat's nations and gods. The game features an open world environme...

Genshin Impact

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Aug 09, 2021

The story follows a twin, referred to as the Traveler, who has traveled across many other worlds but has become separated from their twin sibling in Teyvat. The Traveler travels in search of the lost sibling with their companion Paimon and becomes involved in the affairs of Teyvat's nations and gods.

The game features an open world environment and action-based battle system using elemental magic and character-switching. Since its release, the game has been free-to-play. Genshin Impact is monetized through gacha game mechanics where players can obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources. As of March 2021, the game has been downloaded over 50 million times.

Gameplay

Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game that takes place in Teyvat, a fantasy world with seven different nations, each of which are tied to an element and ruled by a god associated with it. The game features an open world environment and action-based battle system using elemental magic and character-switching. Genshin Impact is monetized through gacha mechanics where players can obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources.

The player controls two characters: the twin, referred to as the Traveler, and their companion Paimon. The Traveler can switch between characters at any time and use their companions to attack enemies. The Traveler has a weapon type that is different from Paimon's, and as the game progresses, the player can obtain more types of weapons for both characters. The Traveler can use magic that corresponds to the element of the nation in which they are currently in, with four types of magic corresponding to four elements: fire, water, earth, and wind.

The player can level up their characters and increase their maximum health and mana by defeating enemies and completing main and side quests. The player can also take on a variety of side quests, such as gathering materials, defeating enemies, and taking on post-game challenges. The game is open world, and the player can run, jump, and crouch.

Graphics

The graphics of Genshin Impact are designed to combine elements of the real world with eastern animation styles. The game features high-quality graphics, with character models using a combination of computer-generated imagery and hand-drawn animation. The world of the game is rendered in 3D, with cel-shaded graphics for characters. The world is split into a number of regions, each corresponding to a nation and an element, and is populated with NPCs (non-player characters), monsters, and interactive objects.

Replayability

While Genshin Impact is free-to-play, players can purchase premium equipment using currency (gems) that can be obtained through playing the game or through in-app purchases. Players can also purchase premium currency. The game is free-to-play, with in-app purchases, and has been well received by critics. The game contains many main and side quests, with post-game challenges. The player may also take on side quests, such as gathering materials or defeating enemies.

Conclusion

Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. Genshin Impact takes place in the fantasy world of Teyvat, which is home to seven distinct nations, each of which is tied to an element and ruled by a god associated with it.

Pros:
  • The game features an open world environment that is free to explore
  • The combat is fast-paced and action-based, and is enjoyable to play
  • The graphics are cel-shaded and combine elements of the real world with eastern animation styles
  • The player can switch between two characters and use their different abilities to solve puzzles and fight enemies
  • The player can use a variety of elemental magic that can be gained by defeating bosses or finding new weapons
Cons:
  • The endgame content is not well-developed, with many players encountering a lack of high-level content to engage in
  • The game features a volumetric and not dynamic environment, which can detract from the sense of exploration in the game
  • The game's monetization model can be frustrating to players who are not interested in gacha game mechanics, with the game being free-to-play and monetized through gacha game mechanics
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