Genshin Impact review

Alyscia Patton, Fine Arts Editor

Genshin Impact is a Chinese game that was released last year. It’s an open-world RPG
with combat and a storyline. It’s a gacha game, which means that players make ‘wishes’ to get
characters and weapons without knowing who or what they will get. MiHoyo, the creator of
Genshin Impact, is still working on the game and estimates they won’t be finished until 2025.

Even though the game isn’t quite finished, there’s still plenty to do. There are three arcs
out of seven finished, Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma. Each city has a different archon, or God,
which the player gets to meet in the game, as well as a different story for each, and there are
several other side stories for many different characters.

Several different bosses are available on the map that players don’t have to fight to
continue on the main story. These bosses, after defeating them, will give players different
materials and artifacts. Materials are used to level up characters, weapons, and character talents.
Artifacts are things such as crowns or flowers that players can put on characters to increase their
attack, defense, HP, or even critical rate.

There isn’t a limit on how many characters a player can have. The player can have every
single character available. The only issue with that is that players have to decide on only four
characters to have in their main team. Characters in this team can be switched out, though.

The characters are also very different. No two characters are alike at all. The differences
can be broad. An example between characters would be Razor and Tartaglia. Razor was raised in
Wolvendom by wolves. He is kind, brave, he doesn’t like to fight, and his communication isn’t very good, but he is learning and trying. Tartaglia was raised in Snezhnaya. He is cocky, loves to
fight, and is a little bit self-absorbed.

Genshin Impact is a fantastic game.