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Genshin Impact review
Genshin Impact is an RPG set in an anime universe. Fight evil mobs and bosses, explore the beautiful world of Teyvat, upgrade your ammo and magic skills and finally free your twin free form the claws of Paimon.
Slash & Grind
Genshin Impact starts when you arrive to the Teyvat world from another dimension. The main villain kidnaps your twin sibling and that’s where your crusade begins.
After that, your avatar will wake up on a cozy beach with a hangover with no means of defense or survival. So, the non-stop grinding comes into play, and you’ll have to collect food, resources, craft equipment and slay grumpy mobs who want a piece of your life bar.
There’s a plethora of monsters — from the Abyss Mages and sire-spewing Whopperflowers to hi-tech looking Ruin Machines. Each type has their own unique attacks, so you’ll have to vary strategies, abilities and weapons to stamp them out efficiently.
Luckily, there are 29 characters that you can unlock. And with 4 of them you can form an assault/travel party, switching from one to another when it’s needed.
Plus, each character has their own elemental power: Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Geo or Anemo. (With the Traveler being the only exception with the Adaptive power).
They greatly help you during the journey. For instance, Albedo does a mighty job at defense with his Geo: he can cast a crystal platform that lifts one of the members. And Barbara, with her hydro, can deal splash damage to the enemies, while healing your own party.
Celestial Free Roam
The game has simple battle mechanics and a lazily written plot. So, what’s the best part of Genshin Impact? Well, the game truly shines when it comes to its vast world of Teyval.
This magic realm is brimming to the limit with surprise events, clandestine loot caves, strange NPCs and a good bunch of other cool details.
Not to mention the beautiful surroundings with outlandish trees, mountains, flowers and rich sound ambiance.
At times, the little side activities may feel like an avalanche: you simply have no time to raid all the caverns, spy on all wisps and follow all fairies. (Which gets you in trouble in most cases).
Speaking of troubles. Teyval is a remarkable world and exploring it is almost like a meditation. But hidden dangers lurk in every bush — at times you don’t have enough power to fight back.
That’s where the premium loot boxes come into play. Sure you can survive without buying them and even get lucky and hit a box that’s full of rare goodies. Still, at times you will desperately need some of the costly toys that they contain. But again, long grinding can solve that problem.
- Beautiful in-game world;
- An army of unlockable characters;
- Plenty of quests, missions and small adventures;
- Lootbox IAPs;
- Insipid backstory;
- Takes a lot of grinding to unlock good items;