Genshin, Genshin, Genshin Impact.
One of the most played, most favourited game with amazing, beautiful graphics that dropped in 2020. One of it’s biggest advantages is it’s vast land to explore along, cooking system with drop dead gorgeous anime-style graphics, paired with a Waifu/Husbando collector gacha system; and you wonder why you have everyone at your finger tips.
Genshin was one of the biggest MMO releases we seen in the past decade. In a year where majority of the world was under a strict lockdown, we had big game titles being published such as Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and World of Warcraft latest expansion Shadowlands, and CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077. Even New World which was supposed to be released in mid 2020 was completely delayed and it’s February 2021 and still no further news. Genshin Impact came out it generated 60 million in the first week and close to $400 million in the first two months.
While Genshin Impact revenue continues to show a decline compared to its first few months, the title still ranked as a top-grossing mobile game globally. The title has already made its mark on 2020, ranking as the No. 29 top grossing mobile game globally so far this year while only being released in late Q4. That’s completely impressive.
Another interesting fact is, this game is cross platform between Mobile and PC. Your account can be linked up and sync between the two platforms meaning you can actually play Genshin no matter where you go.
How cool is that? Could be potentially addicting and dangerous but, that’s also up to us, as players to control.
So that’s the hype, but is the game really worth it?
The combat is pretty smooth, it’s no where near Black Desert’s combat, but for an anime style MMO, this is one of the smoother ones out there. The combat is action combat with soft-lock targeting system. Although I personally prefer tab targeting games such as World of Warcraft or Asta Online, the combat is still surprisingly fun and entertaining.
F2P Friendly ★★★☆☆
I have not gone into great lengths to reach the “End Game”, as I am taking my time, however, from what my partner and friends say, it is very P2W. You have to pay if you want the best of the best. That’s pretty discouraging, however, to finish the game, F2P is tough but more than enough.
Cash Shop ★★★★☆
The cash shop is just like most games out there, as you have to remember, Genshin is part Mobile, thus you will see the same style of offers mobile games offer. Very P2W style marketing. Which is more than likely the reason why they grossed so highly in 2020 despite being released in Q4. If you want full 4 and 5 ★ characters, get ready to throw you wallet at this game, relying on RNGesus will only due get you so far as a free to play player.
The artwork in this game is just amazing, the graphics even at medium and low are still stunning. Completely anime style, gameplay. Perfect for any weebs and anime enthusiasts. This isn’t those chibi anime game, this is a full fledged anime-style MMO.
While my main reason to play games is to PVP, lots of PVP and guess what’s the one thing Genshin Impact is missing? That’s right PVP, so for me, I cannot rate it at 5★ for fun. However, cruising the storyline, it does provide countless hours of fun nevertheless. So for a PVE/Story-driven player, you will love this game. As for PVPers, this might not be the title for you.