Genshin impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. I love this game as it features an open-world environment and action-based battle system using elemental magic and character-switching. Adding in an element of suspense and surprise, it uses gacha game monetisation for us to obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources.
I found out about Genshin impact when my friends started playing it and bugged me to follow them on quests and missions. At first I thought, oh it’s just another mobile game that’s most likely pay-to-win and shallow in depth.
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However, I started seeing advertisements for the game everywhere! In shopping malls, on busses, online, and even on MRTs as well. That’s when I thought, oh well, might as well give it a shot.
When I first went to download the game, I realised that the game was not only available on mobile, but PC as well! That’s where I chose to spend most of my time. The beautiful graphics and complex controls for combos and character switches were catered towards a larger screen and keyboard and mouse controls rather than a crammed phone screen. I play multiplayer with my friends who use both PC and mobile.
The gameplay for Genshin impact revolves around using different characters with different elemental types to form combos that have the greatest damage on enemies!
By using the gacha system in game, I was able to quite consistently gather new and more powerful characters as time went on! Examples of characters include Kaeya, Lisa, Amber, the basic characters.
Okay, so the gameplay is great, how about the story? Well the start of the story begins with you meeting a really cute character called Paimon! She has the social tact of a toddler and the cockiness of a queen, a combination that can be just as endearing as it is obnoxious. The story takes you through multiple biomes, taking you through dense forests, open plains, deserts and swamplands. Along the way, I learnt tips and tricks on how to navigate the game, such as teleport stations that I could unlock early to save me the trouble of running from place to place. This saved me so much time, and I wished it was something I discovered earlier.
Overall, Genshin is a fun, addictive and casual game that almost anyone (literally) can jump into! It’s available on IOS, Android as well as PC, so what are you waiting for! Download (if you haven’t already), and play with your friends!