Genshin Impact - All News
Friday - January 22, 2021
Genshin Impact - Update 1.3
You get new content and a free four star character in Genshin Impact 1.3 - here's the trailer:
Version 1.3 "All That Glitters" Trailer | Genshin Impactloading...
Tuesday - January 12, 2021
Genshin Impact - Ganyu Trailer
You can play a new character in Genshin Impact - Ganyu:
Genshin Impact - Collected Miscellany - "Ganyu: Ambling Amidst Karst Peaks" Official Trailerloading...
Tuesday - December 22, 2020
Genshin Impact - Update 1.2 @ XDA
XDA lists the changes for the huge Genshin Impact update 1.2:
Genshin Impact 1.2 update is arriving just in time for Christmas
There is no doubt that Genshin Impact is currently one of the best games that you can play on your smartphone. Apart from offering some of the best visuals, it also comes with one of the most immersive experiences one would expect from an RPG title. After releasing its first major update in November, game developer miHoYo is all set to release a new update this month. Genshin Impact 1.2 update will be rolling out December 23 at 06:00 (GMT+8). The new update will be available for users on iOS, Android, PC, and PS4 at the same time. It is said to be substantially bigger than the previous update and will include new characters, a new snowy region, new storylines, and a fair amount of balancing changes.
One of the biggest additions to the game is going to be the new snowy region of Dragonspine. Players can expect sub-zero temperatures along with the usual set of puzzles and quests along with new mechanics. There is a new Freeze mechanic (not to be confused with Frozen mechanic) which will basically affect your character while exploring the new cold region. You need to keep an eye on the Freeze meter, cause once it is too low, you are slowly going to start losing health. Expect some items and moves that could help your character to counter the cold weather.
Saturday - December 05, 2020
Genshin Impact - Honest Review
The GamerCritic has reviewed Genshin Impact:
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Wednesday - November 18, 2020
Genshin Impact - Review @ RPGFan
RPGFan reviewed Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact - Game Review
Full disclosure: I’m one of the few people out there who has yet to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so I can’t say for sure whether free-to-play, open-world action RPG Genshin Impact actively tries to emulate it or not. I will note that, from what I do know about BotW, there are quite a few gameplay similarities to be found in Genshin Impact, especially in how you can explore its expansive lands. I do feel that this latest title from developer Mihoyo wears its video game and anime inspirations on its sleeve, in everything from gameplay to animation to character design. Regardless, I found Genshin Impact to be a fun gaming experience, especially once I started looking at all of the various components that make up its whole.
Perhaps the biggest question about Genshin Impact is whether the game is playable without putting any real-world currency into it. The answer is yes, but with a small caveat. Players acquire three additional characters for free to make up their party of four over the early course of the game, though that doesn’t cover every element or playstyle available. As you progress through the game, you acquire Primogen, a type of specialized currency that can be traded for items used with the gacha elements of the title; once you have a sufficient amount of said items, you can roll for unique weapons or characters to add to your party.
It is possible to collect Primogen simply by playing the game and exploring, so theoretically you never need to put actual money down to acquire it. However, banner pull rates tend to be rather low for characters, so it takes quite a bit of grinding to gain enough Primogen to acquire them all. I managed to pull three characters using collected Primogen during my playthrough, but I pretty much resigned myself to not acquiring any more given how long it would take to do so. Completionists might have a hard time with the gacha elements, but it is quite easy to have a full game experience even without putting in any real-life money.
Exploration, grinding, and completing quests is also the only way to raise your Adventure Rank, which you need to increase to advance the main story. Unfortunately, this does tend to take quite a while, so players could potentially get bored while slowly working towards advancing the plot. There is also a multiplayer element to Genshin Impact, though it can be skipped entirely if players prefer to tackle things solo.
Genshin Impact might not be the most original game in a lot of respects, but it certainly has a wealth of things to offer players should they still be willing to give it a chance. Overall, I greatly enjoyed my time with it, and I plan to continue playing once future updates are implemented. The fact that it can be played for free is also quite impressive given just how much time you can invest in the game, especially with people perhaps staying at home more and being on a budget. All in all, Genshin Impact is a surprisingly solid action RPG adventure!
Saturday - November 07, 2020
Genshin Impact - F2P 10x more Fun
Mtashed explains why F2P is way more fun in Genshin Impact:
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Saturday - October 31, 2020
Genshin Impact - Version 1.1 Trailer @ IGN
New map, new characters and more story quests - Genshin Impact 1.1 launches on November 11:
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Check out all the new content being added to Genshin Impact in its Version 1.1 update!
Wednesday - October 28, 2020
Genshin Impact - Encapsulating the Phenomenon @ RPG Site
RPG Site analyzes the open world RPG Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact: Encapsulating the Phenomenon One Month Later
Going into 2020, I never would have dreamed that Genshin Impact would have ended up being one of the biggest titles this year. Don’t get me wrong, I like it quite a bit. Even at Adventure Rank 37, I still log in everyday to do my dailies and pursue various in-game activities to enhance my characters. For better or worse, I have played a lot of gacha games over the years and this feels like the one that penetrated the mainstream audience in a significant way recently. Yes, long-standing titles like Granblue Fantasy, Fate/Grand Order, the numerous mobile Final Fantasy entries (Record Keeper, Brave Exvius, Opera Omnia, etc.), and even Puzzle & Dragons remain immensely popular in that space, but none of them have occupied the social mainstream mindshare the way Genshin Impact has.
This is not to say that any of these games are better than the other. They all have good and bad aspects about them. I’m not here to judge you if you play any of them… well, unless you’re an Epic Seven player.
I kid, I kid.
What distinguishes Genshin Impact from past releases is an amalgamation of several factors: accessibility, scope, and timing. Before we dive into it, let me contextualize this a bit if you aren’t aware of the state of the gacha game industry these days.
Saturday - October 24, 2020
Genshin Impact - Review
Caleb Simpson reviewed Genshin Impact:
"Is It Zelda?" Review: Genshin Impact (Not Just A Breath Of The Wild Clone!)loading...
PS: You can build a good Archer with Amber :)
Sunday - October 18, 2020
Genshin Impact - Review @ Critical Hit
Critical Hit has reviewed Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact Review – Gacha catch 'em all
Imagine if I told you that there was a game out there that blended the lush visuals of Nintendo’s genre-defining The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with the intensity of an action-driven RPG. Picture a world that is teeming with life, characters, and all manner of challenges. Now imagine if I told you that not only did such a game exist, but it was free to play.
At this point, I’d be wiping the coffee off my face that you’d just excommunicated at high velocity from your mouth, because you wouldn’t believe me. At this point, you’d ask me what the catch is, no doubt thinking of some grievously awful microtransactions and freemium barriers. Here’s the real kicker though: Not only is Genshin Impact a damn good game that’s well worth sinking a multiple hours inside of, its premium elements hardly feel intrusive.
Genshin Impact may be one of the biggest surprises of the year: A free-to-play RPG that gives players an absurd amount of freedom and content to dip into. Some barriers can still be found in the absurdly rare drop rates for premium characters and the world shows some growing pains, but you’re still receiving a gorgeous fantasy world that doesn’t press-gang you into spending money on it.
Sunday - October 11, 2020
Genshin Impact - Review @ MMORPG
MMORPG is reviewing Genshin Impact:
The RPG Files - Genshin Impact Review In Progress
When I first heard about Genshin Impact, I dismissed it the moment I heard they included gacha elements because those games often quickly lead to a hard block in progression that requires you spend money to get stronger characters in order to progress. If you aren’t familiar with the term “gacha”, that’s okay, I’ll explain it a little more thoroughly when my full review is ready. Thankfully, Genshin Impact is considerably more generous to new players than I expected and thus far, I’ve put a bunch of hours into the game and haven’t yet felt compelled to spend a single dime.
Friday - October 02, 2020
Genshin Impact - Review @ Screenrant
Screenrant checked out Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact Review: Must-Play Open World Magic
Genshin Impact offers players a beautiful open-world, satisfying and unique combat, and a colorful cast of characters in a one-of-a-kind action RPG.
The isekai genre of manga, anime, and video games has long fascinated its fans, all too often leaving them wishing they had been spirited away to the same fantastical land they're viewing. The beautiful setting of Genshin Impact's Treyvat is no different. Genshin Impact whisks its players away to a massively open-world that houses a compelling and unique storyline. The visually impressive adventure RPG offers a refreshing take on a mix of genres, and one of the most satisfying combat systems in recent memory.
All in all, Genshin Impact is a fantastic adventure RPG that feels like the first season of everyone's favorite anime. Treyvat is a gorgeous world that challenges consumer perception for what should be expected from "free" gaming experiences. While it may not have the finest coat of polish that AAA titles can offer, Genshin Impact rivals some of the best adventure titles on the market, and is a must-play for everyone to see if it's a good fit on both their mobile devices and PC/PS4 if available.
Tuesday - September 29, 2020
Genshin Impact - First Impressions
Puppychow checked out Genshin Impact:
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Monday - September 28, 2020
Genshin Impact - Released
Genshin Impact has been released today:
Genshin Impact is an openworld RPG inspired by the Zelda seriesloading...
In a world called Teyvat, certain individuals chosen by the gods are given a Vision — magical gemstones that give their bearers the ability to control an element. The player starts out as a Traveler of unknown origin who is searching for a lost sibling. The player can choose between a male or female version of the Traveler. As the adventure progresses, the player controls several other characters met by the Traveler on their journey, each with unique personalities and special abilities, as they undertake quests to understand the truth about the primordial gods of this world.
Saturday - September 19, 2020
Genshin Impact - Everything you need to know
MMOByte checked out the upcoming RPG Genshin Impact:
GENSHIN IMPACT Final Thoughts - Everything You Need to Know!loading...
Monday - July 13, 2020
Genshin Impact - Closed Beta Impressions @ C4G
C4G checked out the beta version of Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact - Preview (An Ambitious Open World RPG) | Hands Onloading...
Genshin Impact is an ambitious action open world RPG. I recently received a beta code, and I got to play the game for a couple of hours. These are my first impressions.
Thursday - April 09, 2020
Genshin Impact - Closed Beta Impressions
Wccftech checked out the upcoming action RPG Genshin Impact:
Genshin Impact Closed Beta Impressions – Tales of the Wild
If the name Genshin Impact is at all familiar to you, it’s likely because of the game’s rather striking resemblance to Nintendo’s critically-acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I won’t use the word rip-off, but a lot of angry fans certainly did were when the game was first announced last year. Thankfully, the tone changed when developer MiHoYo released a Genshin Impact beta in June of last year and it turned out the game was…actually pretty legit. Sure, some Zelda fans are still upset, but there’s now a certain sense of cautious optimism surrounding the game.
Well, a second Genshin Impact closed beta kicked off a few weeks back, and I’ve had the opportunity to sink a decent chunk of time into the game. So, how is the game coming together? Can Genshin Impact leave its own mark or is it just not necessary in a world where BOTW exists? Let’s find out…
I wasn’t expecting that much from Genshin Impact, but I found myself surprisingly engrossed in its world, to the point I'm honestly rather sad I’ll have to stop playing when the beta ends. If a mixture of Breath of the Wild and Bandai Namco’s Tales series sounds interesting to you, or you just want something BOTW-flavored without buying a Switch, this game belongs on your radar. Sure, there are still some rough edges, and I’m a bit concerned about how the game will be monetized, but Genshin Impact left one on me.