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Review

Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo.

Genshin Impact

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Oct 19, 2021
It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS in September 2020, PlayStation 5 in April 2021, and is planned for future release on Nintendo Switch. The game features an anime style open-world environment and an action-based battle system. The game is free-to-play and is monetized through gacha game mechanics. Genshin Impact is a new, open-world action RPG from miHoYo. It features anime-styled graphics and a battle system that focuses on quick, fluid combat. The game is free to play with a monetization model that relies on gacha mechanics.

Gameplay

The open world of Teyvat is home to seven different, elemental nations. As a traveler, you meet a variety of interesting characters and explore the world. You have a companion, Paimon, who is a being from another world. You have a twin, who you have been looking for. You are able to switch between the twins in the game, so you can explore the world with different perspectives, lore, and abilities.

The gameplay is similar to other action RPGs, in which you have to fight in order to level up. You have a variety of special skills that can be used in combat. You can find different weapons, armor, and items in the world. The game has a "co-op" aspect, which allows you to play with friends in the world.

Graphics

The graphics are anime-styled, which are reminiscent of the game's namesake. The graphics are colorful, and are comparable with most hand-drawn anime series.

Replayability

Genshin Impact has a replayability of 6.5/10. The game has a very large world to explore, with many quests to undertake. The game also has a large variety of weapons, armor, and items to use. The game is very customizable, with many different types of characters. There is a large variety of skills to use in combat.

Conclusion

It is a fantasy world of Teyvat, which is home to seven distinct nations, each of which is tied to a different element and ruled by a different god. The story follows the Traveler, who has traveled across countless worlds with their twin sibling before becoming separated in Teyvat. The Traveler travels in search of their lost sibling with their companion Paimon, all the while becoming involved in the affairs of Teyvat's nations. The game features an anime style open-world environment and an action-based battle system.

Pros:
  • The game is very customizable
  • The graphics are anime-styled
  • There are many different skills to use in combat
Cons:
  • The game feels very grindy
  • The game is monetized through gacha game mechanics
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