Genshin Impact is a free to play, action role playing game developed by miHoYo. It is an miHoYo’s first ever open world game and is available on mobile, PC and the Ps4 and Ps5. The world of Genshin Impact known as Tevyat is a diverse and fantastical world teeming with dungeons, puzzles and loads of other unique locations. Tevyat is composed of 7 different major nations by the name of Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru, Fontaine, Natlan, and Snezhnaya. Each of these nations is ruled by a god and each god is tied to one of the seven elements that can be used by the player character in combat. The player character known as the Traveller is an other-worlder whose twin was kidnapped by one of the gods and the Traveller becomes trapped on Tevyat.
The game uses an action-based battle system with elemental magic and the ability to switch between four different characters with different skills. The combat in this game is smooth and very simple like traditional RPGs. The seven elements, each represented by one of the seven gods, are Cryo, Dendro, Pyro, Hydro, Anemo, Electro and Geo. Every being in Tevyat has its own resistances and weaknesses to these elements which can be exploited by the player. Moreover, these elements also interact with each other in diverse ways, for example, the Hydro and Cyro elements combined can freeze and stop a target completely for some time meanwhile using Pyro will melt the ice.
Genshin Impact is truly free-to-play and uses a concept called Gacha Game Monetization to allow players to purchase new characters, new gear and other resources.
Why Genshin Impact is so popular?
There are a number of reasons why Genshin Impact became so popular among gamers and even non-gamers. The reason why Genshin Impact gained recognition among gamers is due to its striking resemblance to the ever-popular Nintendo Switch game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild is a highly recognized and popular game among gamers and Genshin Impact has borrowed a lot of gameplay elements from it like running, climbing, swimming, and gliding which are all limited by stamina.
The world of Tevyat in Genshin Impact is huge and offers a ton of side activities and quests. The game is very addicting, there is always something to do and many players spend their time grinding to level up. They can also pay real money to do the same which makes it easier for non-gamers who just want to enjoy the game. The music is pleasing, the graphics are top-notch and the overall quality is better than the other games of the similar category.
Genshin Impact has an anime inspired art style. The character designs are terrific and diverse. All the characters available in Genshin Impact have unique designs and varying personalities. They have different elemental resistances and weaknesses and each of them has their own benefits. All of them also have their own unique animations and playstyle. Each character also has their own two unique combat skills: an elemental skill and an elemental burst. Having multiple playable characters makes this game feel very diverse and fun to play. The possibility of having more playable characters other than the four provided by default makes it very enticing to gamers and non-gamers alike. These characters are not just for show as some of
them can be used to solve puzzles or obstacles which can only be solved by them. This makes grinding or paying to unlock characters in Genshin Impact all the more worth it.
The most exciting fact about Genshin Impact is that it is not the same now as it was released in September 2020. Ever since release, Genshin has received a ton of updates, which continuously adds new contents for players. More notably, the main story is also not fully released and the major updates add a new part of the main story to play due to which the players remain hooked to it. While the players wait for the main story, the smaller updates add online quests and events which can help unlock characters, new gear or game currency. The players grind and level up their characters and adventure ranks while waiting for the main story. Sometimes, there are new quests, locations to explore, and activities which feel very different from the usual gameplay style in a good way. As a result, Genshin Impact never feels stale or boring.
The biggest reason for mass popularity is the fact that it provides a very solid core gameplay free of cost. The free to play aspect certainly invites players to try it out at least once but the gameplay and combat style is so great that the players never feel unsatisfied. The combat, although very simple, can also be very complex. The elemental attacks and the enemy’s elemental weaknesses make the combat style very deep and unique. Many players have come up with their own style of combat and there are many unique builds for the players to try out. But although the game is free to play, there are several items locked by the Gacha Monetization due to which players either work around it or simply pay to unlock those items which may include high level gears or characters. There are also many underrated features of Genshin like cooking, alchemy, and many more in which the players can engage in if they are tired of combat and exploration.
Genshin Impact Official Discord Server
The official server of Genshin Impact is very popular. Currently the official discord server has 800K members which is even more than Minecraft’s Discord (considered as one of the greatest games of all time). This number further establishes Genshin’s popularity. The server has many chat rooms which are active any time of the day. Here the developers share information regarding new updates and answer any questions the players might have. The players also communicate with each other where they talk about the game and the in-game systems. There are also FAQs regarding the game, generally asked questions for players who might have difficulty in understanding anything, exploration guides and even strategies for players to use. Players also share in-game screenshots or live streams here as well. You can join the Official Genshin Impact Discord Server using the link:
However, the server is currently full with 800K members and new members cannot join it right now.