Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. It features a fantasy open-world environment and action-based battle system using elemental magic. The game is online-only and features a limited multiplayer mode allowing up to four players to play together. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS on September 28, 2020.
About Genshin Impact in brief
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. It features a fantasy open-world environment and action-based battle system using elemental magic and character-switching. The game is online-only and features a limited multiplayer mode allowing up to four players to play together. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS on September 28, 2020. Genshin impact is also planned to release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5; playability of the PlayStation 4 edition on PlayStation 5 was added on November 11,2020. It grossed over USD 393 million on mobile devices within two months, making it the second largest mobile game launch in history. The story follows a twin, referred to as the Traveler, who has travelled across many worlds with their twin but has become separated from them by an unknown god. The Traveler travels across Teyvat in search of the lost sibling with their companion Paimon and becomes involved in the affairs of the other nations, gods, and the world. The player can control their character and perform actions such as running, climbing, swimming, and gliding which are limited by stamina. Characters have control over one of seven natural elements: Cryo, Dendro, Pyro, Hydro, Anemo, Electro and Geo, which correspond to ice, nature, fire, water, air, electricity, and earth respectively. Some characters possess abilities that can alter the environment, such as freezing water to create a path that can aid the player in traversing terrain.
Some meals regenerate characters’ health, while others boost various statistics. Certain elemental abilities may be required to solve puzzles within the open world. A co-op multiplayer mode is available in the form of co-ops with other players looking to tackle the same objective with others in the same domain. It is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, as well as the PC version for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It uses gacha game monetization for players to obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources. The game received a generally positive reception, with critics praising the combat and open- world freedom, while some criticism was raised at its endgame. Completing these challenges grants the player progress towards increasing their Adventure Rank, which in turn unlocks new quests, challenges, and raises the World Level. Scattered across the world are highly powerful challenges that reward highly valuable resources, but claiming them uses up a currency called resin, which slowly regenerates over time. Players can obtain food from hunting animals, gathering wild fruit and vegetables, or purchasing them from a store. Most ingredients can be cooked into a dish. Mining can be done by attacking and destroying mining nodes to produce ore. Ore can be refined and then used to enhance weapon strength or create weapons. If a player wishes to clear a domain with another player, they will be matched up with others looking to clear it.