Genshin Impact takes the world by storm
Genshin Impact is a beautiful RPG with a fantastic open world and gacha mechanics that don’t spoil your experience as a new player. This open-world adventure RPG became a cultural phenomenon in 2020, attracting millions of players worldwide and generating nearly $400 million in revenue within its first two months on the market.
It made more than a $1 billion, from mobile phone users alone, in its first six months, and an estimated three million people play the game every day.
Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG where you’ll run, glide, and climb around a deceptively vast and gorgeous map, enjoying the sights and sounds while performing combos with your ever-growing arsenal of elemental abilities in combat.
The first thing to know about Genshin Impact is that it’s free-to-play, so the upfront cost of entry is zero. Despite that, it feels like a beautiful homage both to the Zelda games of old and the open-world adventure games that we see today. You and up to three others can explore Teyvat, a world bursting with life, color and all sorts of things to discover, simultaneously: jumping off mountains, scaling cliffs, fighting monsters and solving puzzles, all on your way to unraveling the mysteries behind this gorgeous land.
There are loads of characters and weapons you can unlock, but they’re spread out in special and standard banners or events that you buy with real money or acquire through gameplay, all of which are random with varying degrees of rarity. It’s not as obnoxious as similar games that have used this model, though, for those looking for an incredible anime-style action title for PC, PS4, and mobile devices then Genshin Impact hits all the notes.