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  1. Nov 2, 2020
    1
    I give it a 1 just to honor the people who created the beautiful fictional world.
    The artists and character designers, the music composers, the storywriters, everyone who gave it their all.
    Sadly this game is pestered with unrealistically overpriced microtransactions and limitations to gameplay. You can basically only play the game for 15 minutes daily before you are forced to buy more
    I give it a 1 just to honor the people who created the beautiful fictional world.
    The artists and character designers, the music composers, the storywriters, everyone who gave it their all.
    Sadly this game is pestered with unrealistically overpriced microtransactions and limitations to gameplay.
    You can basically only play the game for 15 minutes daily before you are forced to buy more "resin" (energy). WIthout it you are unable to collect rewards of dungeons and enemy encounters. A fundemental part of every rpg, and this game.
    There is no way to level up your characters, and in general progress, after a certain point in the game without using these dungeons. In other words there is nothing else to do.
    The rates at which you unlock new characters through gambling are too low as well. And the amount of money spend on each roll is way too high.
    Though again, even if you get lucky, you will barely be able to play that character because you are not allowed to grind for the required materials without spending even more on microtransaction.

    Stay away from this game and the company behind it. They don't listen to their community. They spit on everyone, including paying customers. (づ ̄ 3 ̄)づ

    (Some more personal issues with this game):
    I am not really saying that the gameplay in Genshin is entirely bad, but there really is not much to do When you're unable to choose the characters you wish to play.
    (Daily logins with barely any rewards and the same repetitive and underwhelming tasks definitely take a toll on you after a while)
    The gacha, characters only being obtainable through lootboxes, is really pulling down the score of this game.
    Players who don't choose to spend 1000-20000$ on this game will never obtain the full constellation of even one character (bonuses and special properties which are added to the kit of a character, changing up the way the function)
    It especially is heartbreaking when you read the stories of a certain character which you unlock by playing them, through "friendship exp", getting to know them better. But you still cannot make that character function, and have the most fun with them without getting their constellations.

    Imagine Battlefront, but you need to pay 1000$ to unlock Vader as a playable character, and then another 6000$ to unlock all his abilities and passives.
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  2. Oct 24, 2020
    0
    Early game is a honey trap to lure you into a Ponzi scam that will shaft you. They ruined this game's potential to have a great RPG with anime aesthetic. The game have pretty braindead mechanics: Go in, element 1 and mix another element; and boom! Higher damage output. It's kinda shallow and the learning curve is just thrown out of the window. MiHoYo just dumps on the player by raising theEarly game is a honey trap to lure you into a Ponzi scam that will shaft you. They ruined this game's potential to have a great RPG with anime aesthetic. The game have pretty braindead mechanics: Go in, element 1 and mix another element; and boom! Higher damage output. It's kinda shallow and the learning curve is just thrown out of the window. MiHoYo just dumps on the player by raising the cap of the resin while not doing anything about the resin regeneration. Gacha, I won't care about about the rates if the Primogem income is pretty decent but nah, the primogem you get as you level up is non-existent and chest will not spawn unless you get to level up your world level which is gonna be painfully tedious to do after AR 35+. On the technical aspect, You have stamina system of the phone and yet majority of phone users who want to play this game either can't download it or their phone is about to blow up after few minutes into the game. Some people who also have high spec monitors have technical problems playing the game. Overall, great potential is just potential if the execution is awful. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2020
    0
    All positive reviews are from people who are yet to hit the resin wall
    - Low 5* rate
    - Horrible Resin system - Chests don't respawn - updates are 6 weeks apart - Events only give 1 summon and it's unfun to play - After hitting AR 35+ the world feels empty and is empty - The game has no end game - The game is dying - the game is mostly single player game - the game is dead -
    All positive reviews are from people who are yet to hit the resin wall
    - Low 5* rate
    - Horrible Resin system
    - Chests don't respawn
    - updates are 6 weeks apart
    - Events only give 1 summon and it's unfun to play
    - After hitting AR 35+ the world feels empty and is empty
    - The game has no end game
    - The game is dying
    - the game is mostly single player game
    - the game is dead
    - prove me wrong
    - I quit
    - See u in genshin 2
    -coop is an afterthought
    -event doesn't encourage participation
    -combat system is kinda braindead except mix element and boom damage
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  4. Oct 20, 2020
    2
    Don't be fooled ; the game is great at it's start, but when you play enough, you start to realize the shallowness of it's core gameplay, the resin will in the end prevent you to do any meaningful content for more than 20mn a day, and this is by far the most mingy gacha game i played, you get lots of free summon at the start, but then after a while, nothing, not even a free summon everyday,Don't be fooled ; the game is great at it's start, but when you play enough, you start to realize the shallowness of it's core gameplay, the resin will in the end prevent you to do any meaningful content for more than 20mn a day, and this is by far the most mingy gacha game i played, you get lots of free summon at the start, but then after a while, nothing, not even a free summon everyday, don't waste your time and money on this, it's at the moment only the facade of what it could have been. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2020
    0
    Don't play this game until the fix the resin issue. Seriously people have been complaining for weeks now and the devs come out and add 40 to the 120 cap. This does nothing to fix the issue.

    0/10 for now.
  6. Oct 30, 2020
    0
    The game had the potential to be AAA, it's sad how much love was given from voice actors, character and environment artists to the game. The game could have become my main game if it was playable for more than 20 minutes a day due to resin gate,lack of ressources and lack of meaningful coop. The world is empty and players have no purpose, nothing to achieve/work for. The devs are joking onThe game had the potential to be AAA, it's sad how much love was given from voice actors, character and environment artists to the game. The game could have become my main game if it was playable for more than 20 minutes a day due to resin gate,lack of ressources and lack of meaningful coop. The world is empty and players have no purpose, nothing to achieve/work for. The devs are joking on the situation and don't listen to the community at all, we tried every possible way of discussing and give constructive feedback, because we believed in a better game, we were trashed and censored, they don't care about playerbase, they want you to spend 240$ per week to play 40min more by day, which is still ridiculous btw. Game is dead to me. THIS ISNT EVEN P2W ITS PAY TO PLAY DAILY Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    The game has extreme potential but the company is greedy and refusing to change the predatory energy/stamina system called resin. Everything is hard-gated by it and it turns the game into a chore.
    With a few changes the game has extreme potential though.
  8. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Genshin Impact is a beautiful game dragged down by its long-term content. Once you've cleared the (admittedly great) single-player content, there's very little to do. The energy system ("Resin") restricts productive play to roughly twenty minutes a day without spending, and the gacha rates are abysmally low (lower even than stingy FGO). Don't bother playing until these issues are fixed.
  9. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    MiHoYo are currently censoring bad reviews on the google & apple appstore and also censoring posts on reddit and their official forum due to a laughable attempt to fix a core mechanic of the game that is fundamentally flawed.
  10. Oct 27, 2020
    0
    Ruined by resin + so lowrait gacha.
    Developers are too greedy. At 35 + are you will meet a timegate(resin).
    You will not have any activities on the map except for 4 daily quests. If you have collected almost all the chests, then there is no point in using the open world, except for daily quests. The game attracts with a good picture, but in the end it turns out to be a standard greedy
    Ruined by resin + so lowrait gacha.
    Developers are too greedy. At 35 + are you will meet a timegate(resin).
    You will not have any activities on the map except for 4 daily quests. If you have collected almost all the chests, then there is no point in using the open world, except for daily quests. The game attracts with a good picture, but in the end it turns out to be a standard greedy mobile game.
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  11. Oct 22, 2020
    4
    The main story of the game and characters are amazing but once you finish it they completely block you from doing anything relevant character progression at all. The only thing you can do is prefarm the open world materials to power up your character but you will be unable to use them because the in game gold and character xp is locked behind system called resin to limit your playtime.The main story of the game and characters are amazing but once you finish it they completely block you from doing anything relevant character progression at all. The only thing you can do is prefarm the open world materials to power up your character but you will be unable to use them because the in game gold and character xp is locked behind system called resin to limit your playtime. They have an amazing open world with nothing of value to do in it at all. Expand
  12. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Great framework plagued by **** practices,

    Expensive in-game currency, HORRIBLE rates, around 100 gems per day AT MOST for f2p (you need 160 to pull one item, and it'll likely be a 3 star weapon). Resin completely and unnecessarily gates the progression of players in a COMPLETELY SINGLE PLAYER GAME Developer slapped the community in the face with the resin fix (120 cap increased
    Great framework plagued by **** practices,

    Expensive in-game currency, HORRIBLE rates, around 100 gems per day AT MOST for f2p (you need 160 to pull one item, and it'll likely be a 3 star weapon).

    Resin completely and unnecessarily gates the progression of players in a COMPLETELY SINGLE
    PLAYER GAME

    Developer slapped the community in the face with the resin fix (120 cap increased to 160)
    It's the equivalent of you being thirsty and them giving you a bigger cup that's just as empty as the smaller one.
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  13. Oct 20, 2020
    1
    Just wanted to say that this game is really amazing, and has great potential.

    However, at the end of the day, it is still a gacha game with abysmal rates as well as extremely expensive rolls (avg $2 USD per roll). Right now a lot of players aren’t complaining about this because of the games honeymoon phase but this is detrimental to F2P player base months down the road if Mihoyo doesn’t
    Just wanted to say that this game is really amazing, and has great potential.

    However, at the end of the day, it is still a gacha game with abysmal rates as well as extremely expensive rolls (avg $2 USD per roll). Right now a lot of players aren’t complaining about this because of the games honeymoon phase but this is detrimental to F2P player base months down the road if Mihoyo doesn’t address this issue.

    Now to address the resin issue. For starters, you can’t even finish the weekly resin usage missions on the battle pass without spending primogems or fragile resin to refresh. What kind of joke is this if you’ve bought the battle pass? It’s like paying $10 for the pass, then requiring to spend extra resources/money just to complete the pass. 8 min per 1 resin capped at 120 is a ridiculously low cap and slow regeneration rate even for a gacha game. At least in Fate Grand Order they allow you to raise your cap through levels and let you stack a lot of energy regen materials like golden apples for events for free.

    After AR30, the game becomes super dry in terms of content, I just log in, do dailies, use up resin for 20 min, and just log off. I think this problem will be resolved once new content gets released, but is also a byproduct of the poorly designed resin system.

    I really hope Mihoyo listens to players criticism and feedback. Like I said, this game has great potential, and I want to see it succeed, but this starts with communication and cooperation between the developer and player base.

    I give it 1/10 out of respect for the amazing art/music in this game. But the core gameplay system is just straight up terrible
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  14. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Tienes que abandona el juego después de llegar a Rango 30 o similar, porque se vuelve rutinario de hace lo mismo, la falta de contenido y los que sí añade son de rango demasiado altos de 38
  15. Oct 23, 2020
    1
    The music/soundtracks, the story, and the gameplay are very good and very intuitive once you get used to it. It's a good game with a lot of issues and would block you from even progressing your characters, artifacts, and their skill levels/talents by something called "Resin". You would be needing those in order to get ascension materials for your characters, weapons, and talents which areThe music/soundtracks, the story, and the gameplay are very good and very intuitive once you get used to it. It's a good game with a lot of issues and would block you from even progressing your characters, artifacts, and their skill levels/talents by something called "Resin". You would be needing those in order to get ascension materials for your characters, weapons, and talents which are being blocked by Resins. There's also the fact that you can't even properly max out your characters, test builds, etc on them just like a true-fashioned RPG even if it has gacha monetizesation on it. Basically, everything you need to progress in this game are locked behind a very restrictive and very **** system called "Resin". Expand
  16. Oct 29, 2020
    0
    Really good game with awfull monetization, especially the resin system.

    1. You cant try another character because resin wall. 2. You cant try another weapon because resin wall. 3. You cant try another artifacts because of resin wall. 4. You cant get fun in co-op, it is useless because of resin wall. If its all about money, why just not add some skins for heroes/weapons.
    Really good game with awfull monetization, especially the resin system.

    1. You cant try another character because resin wall.

    2. You cant try another weapon because resin wall.

    3. You cant try another artifacts because of resin wall.

    4. You cant get fun in co-op, it is useless because of resin wall.

    If its all about money, why just not add some skins for heroes/weapons.

    P.S. Even the adding a one purchase, that delete resin requrements will be not so bad how its now.
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  17. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Resin system is killing the game and devs don't care. Also the gacha shop prices is garbage, totally overpriced.
    They really think normal people without gacha addition will spend around 400$ for a guaranteed 5 star character or weapon! And of course good luck upgrading constellation character or refine weapon gacha.
  18. Oct 19, 2020
    4
    If you are free to play the game is alright. Do not get attached to the other characters you might get with wishes. You are very likely to not get what you want. The game is not f2p friendly by any means. The main story won't take you long to beat. Even if you decide to put $60 which is equivalent to a AAA game, it will not get you much. The rate that you earn in-game currency to try toIf you are free to play the game is alright. Do not get attached to the other characters you might get with wishes. You are very likely to not get what you want. The game is not f2p friendly by any means. The main story won't take you long to beat. Even if you decide to put $60 which is equivalent to a AAA game, it will not get you much. The rate that you earn in-game currency to try to earn another character is abysmal after level 30. As a single-player game, it's great to float around and explore the map. However, the best/better weapons and characters are locked behind a THICK paywall. I can not emphasize this enough. Each character feels unique and offers very different things to the team that you build. Which is an excellent feature that would be better if you could actually unlock characters at a decent rate. The only hope you have as a f2p or AAA spender to get an upgraded team is by dumb luck. This game was designed only to appease whales. If you have $700+ to blow on nothing else, then by all means go for it. But as it stands, I have seen content creators blow $5k to get what they wanted. The rewards are given to you as a f2p is only what you get for the first 20 levels after that expect to not get anything. If you grind every day for 7 days a week you should be able to get a 4* once a week. Once you have finished the first Act there is literally nothing but grinding that requires extra grinding to grind. I.E. the materials you need to level characters/weapons typically require you to use resin. You have a max resin of 120. It recharges at an abysmal rate. In one day if you play early in the morning and then later at night you should be able to spend about 160 resin in a day. This isn't enough daily to grind through to level weapons/characters unless of course, you spend that sweet in-game currency which is your only hope to acquire new characters. If you want one of those sweet 5* characters, as a f2p kiss that dream goodbye. You need 90 wishes to get one. Unless your stupid lucky that one time. Let's break this down, you get a 4* after 10 wishes, as a f2p you can get this once a week if you grind diligently every day. That means after 2 months you get to open a 5*. Updates with new characters are expected at this time period. They promised that there will be free events that will give rewards. This past event only gave 2 free wishes. This was factored into the average wishes per week. After level 40 you can kiss this sweet average goodbye. You will receive wishes based on chests which net you 1 - 5 gems, you need 160 for one wish. Daily missions can net you 40 gems. In-game rewards vary but will come to a roaring halt after level 40. I will revise my review if MiHoYo fixes the resin system and the rate to acquire primogems. I propose that they give more rewards for events, dailies, and more goals. I propose that with daily and heavy grinding a f2p player should be able to open a 5* once a month. With weapons needing 5 copies to max level and 6 copies of a character to max level, getting a 5* once a month should seem reasonable. They do offer a character banner that you can get a guaranteed 5* after the 2nd pity. Which is after 180 wishes. If they are changing the banner 1 - 2 months, as a f2p you are very likely to never hit the pity for the character you want, even when it's "guaranteed". If you are just looking for a quick f2p rpg that has plenty of exploration and a decent albeit generic story this is a great game. I would give it an 8. But since it throws the other characters and weapons behind a paywall that is nearly impossible unless you whale it out, it gets very generous 4. I hope they change it so it is more rewarding for the f2p and at the VERY least for those who decided to put some $$$ get more bang for their buck. Whales don't even need to be considered as they will throw as much $$$ as they can and won't need the content.

    As of right now, it seems like whales are going to plunge in more money. The company could care less for f2p. If you want to spend money, don't spend more than a AAA game as you will not receive ANYTHING close to what you should. The company is not going to reward players as long as people keep dropping paychecks every update. If you have the thousands to spend on this game, by all means go for it. But if your not ready to game hundreds of $$ don't waste your time or money.
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  19. Oct 10, 2020
    3
    DO NOT BE FOOLED BY OVERLY POSITIVE REVIEWS. This is a mobile game disguised as something bigger. It will shower you with rewards and things to do in the first 8 hours, and then drops the pay walls on you. Do not treat this as your typical RPG or you will be disappointed. it might pretend to be an RPG at the start, but it has much more malicious intentions for the player once it hasDO NOT BE FOOLED BY OVERLY POSITIVE REVIEWS. This is a mobile game disguised as something bigger. It will shower you with rewards and things to do in the first 8 hours, and then drops the pay walls on you. Do not treat this as your typical RPG or you will be disappointed. it might pretend to be an RPG at the start, but it has much more malicious intentions for the player once it has them hooked. Even purchases such as the battlepass have challenges that require you to purchase additional in-game stamina (Keep in mind this battlepass can also cost money for the better rewards it gives). That's right this game has a stamina system, a feature usually reserved for idle mobile games. Many will argue that this IS a mobile game that got a console and PC port, but the games advertising and developers refuse to admit it. You are going to see a lot of overlap from PC, console and mobile users all applying their own standards to the game, but for a PC game this is not something I would recommend somebody invest too much of their time in to, because this game is out for blood (your wallet). Expand
  20. Oct 22, 2020
    0
    At the beginning it was great. Visual vistas, engaging story and numerous activities to do out in the open world. However once you reach around AR35-40+ (around 20-30 hours of game play), there is almost no meaningful progression to be had, players must wait 16 hours a day for a measly 15 minutes of game play due to artificial stamina gating system called "resin". Not only that, afterAt the beginning it was great. Visual vistas, engaging story and numerous activities to do out in the open world. However once you reach around AR35-40+ (around 20-30 hours of game play), there is almost no meaningful progression to be had, players must wait 16 hours a day for a measly 15 minutes of game play due to artificial stamina gating system called "resin". Not only that, after spending hours into the game, there are barely anything to do that is worthwhile in the open world, hence wasting their great world building and just leaving it in the dump after one thorough inspection of it. Furthermore, after thousands and thousands of feedback from the community, they have yet to make any meaningful changes to the resin system nor the reward system for players who are willing to dedicate more than 15 minutes of game-time each day. Horrendous. Hope to see changes made to this game as it has a potential to do great things but is ruined by greedy cash grab mechanisms which are deeply rooted into the game like the tendrils of an evil god on an innocent child. Expand
  21. Oct 24, 2020
    0
    Welcome to Gacha Impact: Breath of the Resin.

    Honestly, this game isn't bad at first, I was really impressed by the amount of quality contents put into this game (story, graphics, soundtracks, characters..) However, all of them were ruined by the greedy and predatory business practices of this game. First of all, the gacha mechanic. It is absolutely horrible because of the fact that
    Welcome to Gacha Impact: Breath of the Resin.

    Honestly, this game isn't bad at first, I was really impressed by the amount of quality contents put into this game (story, graphics, soundtracks, characters..) However, all of them were ruined by the greedy and predatory business practices of this game.

    First of all, the gacha mechanic. It is absolutely horrible because of the fact that spending 100 $ can't even get you a 5 stars character/weapon unless you are very very lucky. The percentage of pulling a 5 stars character in this game is 0.6 %, the absolute worst out of all the mobile games I have ever played for 5 years. If you somehow decide to play this game, please stay away from the gacha because all it does is destroying your wallet.

    Secondly, the resin/energy system. Once you hit Adventurer Level 35, all you'll do in this game everyday is spending 10 minutes beating the same boring dungeons/bosses and collect some materials, which aren't even enough to upgrade your characters. And if you want to play more, you have to spend money to buy more resin/energy because all they want is forcing you to cough up some money one way or another. What kind of game forces players to pay for their play time ? Is this some kind of arcade game now !?

    Finally, the rewards you get from playing this game. Unlike other F2P games that showers you with premium currencies and materials to get new characters or upgrade them (Fate/Grand Order, Arksknight, Azur Lane..) this game does the opposite by giving you not even the bare minimum. There's no daily log in rewards like other mobile games, events and achievements rewards are a joke because at most you'll get is 200 gems and you need 1600 gems to just do 10 rolls in the gacha. Open world exploration is not even worth doing because even after running around the large map opening chests, you get worthless gears, pathetic amount of 200 gold at most, and you need at least millions to upgrade just one character.

    All in all, I suggest everybody to stay away from this game because it is not worth playing at all. Please save your time and money on something more worthy, you can buy some good indie games and still have way more fun than playing this pathetic, greedy game that aims at nothing but destroying your wallet. And I still haven't talked about the lack of communication and tone deaf attitude from the developers.
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  22. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    WARNING! DO NOT GET FOOLED BY THE OVERLY POSITIVE REVIEW!

    Do not get me wrong, this game has a lot of potentials. Beautiful graphics, gorgeous music, interesting combat, great storyline. BUT, above all that, this game does require you to grind A LOT to keep up with the increasing difficulties. I am at Adventure Rank (AR) 42, which is basically the END GAME. Initially, the game was
    WARNING! DO NOT GET FOOLED BY THE OVERLY POSITIVE REVIEW!

    Do not get me wrong, this game has a lot of potentials. Beautiful graphics, gorgeous music, interesting combat, great storyline. BUT, above all that, this game does require you to grind A LOT to keep up with the increasing difficulties.

    I am at Adventure Rank (AR) 42, which is basically the END GAME. Initially, the game was fun, exploring the unknown regions, doing quests, leveling characters, etc. BUT, after hitting AR 35+, the game feels empty. ANY progression you make needs a RESIN (which is similar to stamina in mobile games).
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  23. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    It's a real shame that this game could of been something great but it throws everything it does that's interesting under the bus for money.

    What puts genshin impact apart from most openworld rpgs is its character switching and elemental combos, two system that the game locks behind an egregious paywall. In pokemon you can build a team and experiment with team comps with little to no
    It's a real shame that this game could of been something great but it throws everything it does that's interesting under the bus for money.

    What puts genshin impact apart from most openworld rpgs is its character switching and elemental combos, two system that the game locks behind an egregious paywall. In pokemon you can build a team and experiment with team comps with little to no money investment. The odds of getting any specific 5 star in genshin is 0.6% divided by the 22 5 stars in the game, meaning if you really want jean you will need to spend around $6,000 for her.

    This is really bad considering there are character specific quest you do during the story. These feel like natural moments to unlock them as part of your party but instead you get a small teaser and then are told to gamble away for them. If you don't care about engaging with the most interesting system in the game then that is fine. If you want to experiment with different characters and playstyles then you may as well play a different game, because you wont be doing that here anyway.
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  24. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    Mihoyo, the company responsible for creating Genshin Impact, is known for being incredibly stingy with its in-game currency as well as ignoring feedback from players.

    Let's talk Genshin. A game that spent several months in Closed Betas, where Mihoyo had the chance to listen to the criticisms of the many beta testers who participated. They complained about the Resin system being too
    Mihoyo, the company responsible for creating Genshin Impact, is known for being incredibly stingy with its in-game currency as well as ignoring feedback from players.

    Let's talk Genshin. A game that spent several months in Closed Betas, where Mihoyo had the chance to listen to the criticisms of the many beta testers who participated. They complained about the Resin system being too restrictive, as well as the Wish System being too unforgiving with its 0.6% rate for 5 star units/weapons (yes, when you pull a 5 star, you can get a weapon instead of a unit. Who thought this was a good idea? What did Mihoyo do? Simply ignore all those criticisms and release a game out into the wild jungle of the Internet hoping to catch players in its revenue net with its attractive visuals and characters. They throw wishes/summon currency at you in the beginning to give you a small taste of their in-game gambling system to rope you and your credit card into the game.

    Don't get me wrong. I did enjoy playing this game for a time. I loved the character design, the pretty visuals of the map, as well as the story. Hell, I even thought the music score was done fantastically. But when you get pulled in, then you will realize what a trap this game is, and how incomplete it is.

    Good video game companies start with listening to feedback from its players. Only time will tell if Mihoyo decides to make Genshin a simple cash grab or a masterpiece of a video game.
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  25. Oct 19, 2020
    2
    At the start of the game everything feels awesome, beautiful anime graphics, okay story and cross-play seemed like a dream come true, but after ~20 hours into the game all the negatives came hurling in.

    - World is empty, even though it feels and looks amazing at the start when you're doing chapter 1 and 2 of the main story, there are interesting characters, but after that you're gated
    At the start of the game everything feels awesome, beautiful anime graphics, okay story and cross-play seemed like a dream come true, but after ~20 hours into the game all the negatives came hurling in.

    - World is empty, even though it feels and looks amazing at the start when you're doing chapter 1 and 2 of the main story, there are interesting characters, but after that you're gated with adventure level, keep doing dailies and wait for your level to go up.. Or go spend the money and buy yourself some resin so you can level up faster. There are few types of puzzles all over the map, after completing you will get a chest with useless weapons and currency.

    - Wishes, of as it is better know - gatcha system, greedy, totally killed experience of the game, Don't get me wrong, I played few gatcha games and they were fun and I willingly put some money into them, but this game just doesn't value your money. Chance for getting a 5* star character are lower that 1%... Are you serious? They are expecting 100$+ from each player. Oh, you're not paying, or you're not paying enough? - No good characters/weapons for you.
    Other gatcha games at least give you some "premium" currency so you can accumulate it and go for pulls. But this game gives you 5 currency for every achivement, and you will be saving up a week to do one 10-pull (which costs 1600). And you will get same ****, like you're opening common chests all over the map.

    - Combat system is okay, i like the element mechanic.

    All in all, pay-to-win, don't bother if you're not planning to throw some $$$ every few days. Biggest gaming let-down of 2020. Not coming back.
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  26. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Gameplay is fun, but the Gacha Rates are horrendous, need to spend about ~200$ to get a (Guaranteed) 5 Star Character and then you just need to get it 7 more times to fully level up...

    You can play without paying but starting with Adventurer Rank 30 you need 8 Leveld Characters to progress through the Dungeons. And with those Gacha rates getting a Team like that is pretty costly. (Free
    Gameplay is fun, but the Gacha Rates are horrendous, need to spend about ~200$ to get a (Guaranteed) 5 Star Character and then you just need to get it 7 more times to fully level up...

    You can play without paying but starting with Adventurer Rank 30 you need 8 Leveld Characters to progress through the Dungeons. And with those Gacha rates getting a Team like that is pretty costly.
    (Free to play Rate for one 5 Star Characters is about every 3Months if you can clear those Dungeons...)

    TLDR: Unless you spend thousands of Dollars don't even bother investing some money.
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  27. Oct 15, 2020
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    Huge greed of developer will kill a great game and their own fanbase
    Its rly awful, this FREE TO PLAY its to expensive, i ready to pay full price for this game, but 60 dollars for this game it's a joke, that won't be enough for anything. Plz miHoYo, you make a great game, keep it alive, stop killing this project
    I don't wanna to keep it in silence
  28. Oct 22, 2020
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    Do not fall for this trap. They paid so much for marketing to hide the fact that the game is still EARLY ACCESS in disguise. It's also a Gacha game so you should avoid it ASAP. The company that makes it is very anti-consumer to the point it puts EA to shame with their monetization practices. For people who are not familiar with Gacha, it's a basically an anime casino where you have toDo not fall for this trap. They paid so much for marketing to hide the fact that the game is still EARLY ACCESS in disguise. It's also a Gacha game so you should avoid it ASAP. The company that makes it is very anti-consumer to the point it puts EA to shame with their monetization practices. For people who are not familiar with Gacha, it's a basically an anime casino where you have to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars in a slot machine to get a playable character or weapon for the game. You can't even choose what you want, it's all random. You can spend 300$ and not get the character you want.

    Let's say you actually got lucky and got a character you want, you can't even level up this character at all. In order to get materials and money to level up your character you need to go on dungeons and the game only allows you to do 6 of them per day. The only thing you can do is free roam and do nothing at all in the game if you do your 6 dungeons a day. You can choose to do 3 bosses instead of the 6 dungeons and thats it.

    Please do not download this game, it's a complete waste of time and money. It encourages gambling and addiction and gives nothing back. It's extremely anti-consumer and they don't listen to feedback at all. There are many people who are getting paid to argue on reddit and forums and defend the company. Do not fall for their propaganda and lies.
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  29. Oct 23, 2020
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    Beautiful game with a lot of love and passion that went into it, unfortunately ruined by a predatory and far too restrictive "Stamina" system.

    The dreaded Resin has ruined the game for most, as far as I've seen, in a way that if it's not fixed soon Mihoyo may not be able to come back from. The game has immeasurable potential, to the point where i'd argue it could even contend for
    Beautiful game with a lot of love and passion that went into it, unfortunately ruined by a predatory and far too restrictive "Stamina" system.

    The dreaded Resin has ruined the game for most, as far as I've seen, in a way that if it's not fixed soon Mihoyo may not be able to come back from.

    The game has immeasurable potential, to the point where i'd argue it could even contend for GOTY, but when the higher level gameplay, after the current main questline, is restricted to 2 to 6 activities daily taking no more than half an hour at most then the game is doomed to lose most of it's player base.

    After all, why play a game that you can't, well, play. Even whales will most likely see the lack of sense in dropping thousands of Dollars on characters and weapons they won't be able to enjoy using due to the extreme limitations stopping them from effectively leveling said characters and weapons up.

    Just the other day I rolled a new character, not one I really wanted a great deal but I'd still like to try them out, but since I got her she's been relegated to running the in game 20hour "expeditions" where the character becomes unavailable to use but comes back after that time with a small amount of resources.

    If this system didn't exist, or at the very least was reworked to be far less, or not at all, restricting then I'd happily give the game a 9/10, but right now I can't bring myself to give it a score higher than 3 because what use is a computer game you can't play as much as you want to?

    Imagine if Skyrim restricted you to 4 side missions and 2 main mission a day, and if you wanted to kill a boss during any of them it cost you one of your limited missions? There's no way it would be as successful as it was.

    Happy customers stick around, they're returning customers, but Mihoyo right now has a whole lot of very unhappy and frustrated customers on their hands and they're about to lose a lot of people that may have otherwise invested in their Battle Pass and Monthly "Welkin Moon" pseudo-subscription. Is that really worth the Resin system? I don't think so.
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  30. Oct 22, 2020
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    The developer Mihoyo just doesn't listen to the playerbase at all. We've been pushing for changes to the incredibly predatory gacha system as well as the giant wall of the resin system. There have been complaints on the official Discord server, Reddit, TWO player surveys, and feedback in the Suggestion Box. Not to even mention the feedback of Closed Beta Test players on the issue of theThe developer Mihoyo just doesn't listen to the playerbase at all. We've been pushing for changes to the incredibly predatory gacha system as well as the giant wall of the resin system. There have been complaints on the official Discord server, Reddit, TWO player surveys, and feedback in the Suggestion Box. Not to even mention the feedback of Closed Beta Test players on the issue of the Resin System

    You grinded your Adventure Rank because you want to level up your characters? Well here's a giant wall to block your progress from obtaining anything and only allow you to play ~10 min per day. The world becomes a desolate wasteland as chests do not "re"-spawn and there is literally nothing to do. Even the chests give a measly amount of primogems are garbage loot, so it feels like you are a "garbage collector" (term used from Chinese forums) when you are chest hunting.

    Now lets talk gacha. 0.6% chance to get a 5*, with 90 rolls being the pity timer. Lets do the math shall we? 90 * 160 = 14,400 primogems. Pure free to play players, once reaching the end-game, will only have daily commissions as a steady source of gems (Spiral Abyss doesn't count, the refreshable reward levels are just flexing grounds for whales, have fun fighting lvl 100 enemies on Floor 12), which ends up being a measly 60 primogems per day. A lack of a permanent login reward system also hurts this further. It will take 14,400 / 60 = 240 DAYS FOR A F2P TO GET TO PITY WITH ONLY DAILY COMMISSIONS. Also that 0.6% summon rate is a joke, Chinese players made a joke already of spontaneous car glass exploding at 0.3% and that we should be happy its twice the rate. Now imagine you hit pity on the permanent banner. Well, there's now a near 50/50 chance of getting a weapon instead of a character. Now let's get this straight. 5* weapons are nice but they just can't compare to characters. What use is a 5* weapon when you don't even have a character to equip it to? What a joke.

    Now some may say, "other "gacha" games started out with poor systems as well, just wait for Mihoyo to improve with QoL changes!". Well first of all, Genshin Impact isn't supposed to be a gacha game. It was supposed to appeal to the global audience, including PC/Console players and not JUST mobile players. Can't wait for Cyberpunk to be released and have the entire PC/Console playerbase die out! (Sarcasm, but the reality of this happening is not very unlikely). Secondly, this isn't even Mihoyo's first "gacha" game. It has a terrible system even considered in today's "gacha" games, and Mihoyo isn't stupid. They already have experience with Honkai Impact 3 (Which I heard they improved drastically in terms of QoL changes), so what does this mean? THIS MEANS THAT MIHOYO IS DOING THIS ON PURPOSE. The reason for this is unknown. Thoughts of mine on this are they want to do a cash-grab approach and try to keep the player base with freebies once the hype starts dying down.

    Now you can dispute my opinions if you wish. Not everyone plays this game in a grindy way, and some enjoy playing it slow-paced and don't experience this problem. BUT please, just respect other people's opinions on this game. We are trying to improve the game, it's not like we're just scummy people to Mihoyo for no reason. The countless amount of "white knights" I see on Twitter, Reddit, and the official forums is baffling. It's like they either are bots or just can't read.

    If you made it this far into my review, congrats. Genshin Impact has a chance to make history as a game with record-breaking numbers. Don't get me wrong, there are aspects of this game I enjoy, such as the story, characters, and the music (it's amazing, trust me, especially the Liyue soundtrack).

    Please don't screw this up Mihoyo. Please listen to your playerbase. I would rather see this game succeed and just die out as a laughingstock.
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  31. Oct 22, 2020
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    A Good early game (like 20/30 Hours when you are slow).
    - Gacha mechanic > the worst possible (0.6% chance to get a 5* unit, and almost 100$ for 50 pulls)
    - Best weapons lock behind paywall - After 30 Hours of "good" gameplay you'll be locked behing gate with 20 min/day - you need to pay 15$ PER DAY to play the max amount of time they'll let you - NO Communication what so ever from
    A Good early game (like 20/30 Hours when you are slow).
    - Gacha mechanic > the worst possible (0.6% chance to get a 5* unit, and almost 100$ for 50 pulls)
    - Best weapons lock behind paywall
    - After 30 Hours of "good" gameplay you'll be locked behing gate with 20 min/day
    - you need to pay 15$ PER DAY to play the max amount of time they'll let you
    - NO Communication what so ever from Mihoyo
    - 1 YEAR of BetaTest and they didn't change anything (the things that ruin the game right now)
    - 5/10 on taptap, China Burn cause they DIDN'T Listen and spit on est their face

    They must change their politics, but that's not the priority.
    If you wanna play 30h of "WaifuBOTW", do it, but the "LateGame" is Empty.
    Even Forbes made 3 articles on them (and not good review ones ...)
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  32. Oct 22, 2020
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    An amazing game with a value comparable to anything in the $20-$60 range, but it comes packaged with one of the most shady and pathetic cash grab business models I've ever come across. After playing for a prolonged time you will find yourself gated heavily by invasive micro transactions.

    1. Want one of the new characters or weapons? The only way to get characters and weapons are to
    An amazing game with a value comparable to anything in the $20-$60 range, but it comes packaged with one of the most shady and pathetic cash grab business models I've ever come across. After playing for a prolonged time you will find yourself gated heavily by invasive micro transactions.

    1. Want one of the new characters or weapons? The only way to get characters and weapons are to spend on average $180 for enough LOOTBOXES to get a random 5* character or weapon. Repeat this till you get it fully powered, this takes seven copies of a character and five of a weapon. New stuff, for the most part, are their 5* rarity, the drop chance is 1/167 gambles but you are guaranteed to get one by the 90th gamble. This is also how you get any decent weapon in the game, which competes against getting a character as well. A new character is, so far, released monthly.

    2. Want to make meaningful progress for more than an hour a day? That will be up to $10 a DAY to progress for an extra couple hours.

    3. Sold your car to finally get that character you want? Please see the above transactions, stop progress on everything else, and wait a month for random weekly drops to make them playable compared to your older characters.

    4. So, you can't get materials or new stuff, so doing the staple of any RPG and kill monsters in the game's beautiful world? Have fun roaming a landscape devoid of rewards and punching bags that fall over after being sneezed on and don't even grant you enough character experience or in-game currency to be worth looking at. You need millions while monsters give you on average 15.

    5. The most recent announcement to fix some of the issues is to increase the total amount of stamina a player can have at any one time, which is used to make meaningful progress. While this looks good at first, it does nothing as the rate at which stamina regenerates was untouched. They're giving us a bigger cup when there isn't enough water pouring in to fill the smaller cup.
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  33. Oct 23, 2020
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    Don't play this game if u have any intention of spending any more then 20 min a day playing . ounce u reach a pony in progression it locks u out so hard u can only progress meaningfully with 20 min a day due to a system they placed that. Locks resources behingd a currency that regens too slow to even call this fun its annoyi g and its anger inducing save urself the heartbreak of falling inDon't play this game if u have any intention of spending any more then 20 min a day playing . ounce u reach a pony in progression it locks u out so hard u can only progress meaningfully with 20 min a day due to a system they placed that. Locks resources behingd a currency that regens too slow to even call this fun its annoyi g and its anger inducing save urself the heartbreak of falling in love with tjis game only to be punched in the face by the fact the this games mechancs basically say dont play this game Expand
  34. Oct 18, 2020
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    1.There is some fun gameplay, but limited.
    2.More gameplay is gated by resources, resources now matters more than gameplay.
    3.Feed players with limited daily/weekly/monthly activities that give resources so players don't starve, but never give them enough if they don't PAY. 4.Players who played for an enough long period will be very attached to the game as they've spend so many time
    1.There is some fun gameplay, but limited.
    2.More gameplay is gated by resources, resources now matters more than gameplay.
    3.Feed players with limited daily/weekly/monthly activities that give resources so players don't starve, but never give them enough if they don't PAY.
    4.Players who played for an enough long period will be very attached to the game as they've spend so many time keeping log into the game to finish those repetitive activities as a part-time job. They now are the Gacha slaves who will defend the game no matter what because they just do not want to admit the characters they rolled and the resources they spent actually does not worth too much.

    This is typical Chinese mobile/web game routine. Chinese players notice this pattern since Genshin's 1st day of launching as they are already very familiar with this. That's why its scored so low in Chinese gaming communities. I worked in Chinese mobile game industry before and what I can tell you is they do not value fun gameplay so much, they always treat that as a hook to innocent players. Instead they believe the business model and monetization is the only valueable thing in game industry. A famous quotation in the industry ,given by Shi Yuzhu who made a top grossing mmorpg about 10 years ago says "Put 95% of your good art resource in to the first 5% of the game". For the past 15 years, this twisted value in game industry almost killed Chinese console/PC game industry,especially blocking the single player game studio from having any resource. This is why Black Myth: Wukong is given so much credit as it is really a brave act to even try to make a good single-player game that focus on gameplay in China.

    I admit Genshin has a much longer single-player RPG gameplay period than those typical P2W or Gacha mobile games. However as I suspect the game is still applying this terrible routine and as long as their management team still believes in the value of business model and monetization instead of gameplay, there's absolutely no reason the resin system will be reworked. They will probably feed you more resin when you get raged with activities until less people talks about it.

    Well I'm not a Mihoyo employee so you might consider all this just my personal guess. Actually if Mihoyo decide to change Genshin into something more like a single-player RPG or an MMORPG I would be happy as well. But again, taking consideration from what this company has done in the past, for Genshin CBT and other games, that chance is too low.
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  35. Nov 18, 2020
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    Not a bad game if you will play story and discover the environment, but at this state this is one of the worst Gambling Machine Simulators in the market, there will not be a big problem if -
    - Heroes and weapons are not balanced, so on higher levels base heroes are almost pointless, so you need to roll loot boxes to get better heroes randomly, from a lot of crap.
    - Heroes and weapons can
    Not a bad game if you will play story and discover the environment, but at this state this is one of the worst Gambling Machine Simulators in the market, there will not be a big problem if -
    - Heroes and weapons are not balanced, so on higher levels base heroes are almost pointless, so you need to roll loot boxes to get better heroes randomly, from a lot of crap.
    - Heroes and weapons can be upgraded just by their duplicates, so you need to buy more loot boxes, to get about 6 more copies of item you need
    - Weekly, with heavy grind, you will get maximum 10 rolls for loot boxes after Randk 32, so if even they will not add any new stuff in Wishes (Loot boxes), you will need at least 150 weeks to upgrade out 2 heroes to their average power, but you need at least 6 different elements, so at least you will need at least 4 different heroes of top tier with 4 different weapons of top tier.
    - Even if you will want to grind, you are limited, cos you have "energy" limit, to grind content, so if you spending in around of $2000 on Wishes was not enough for you and now you finally want to Play content of the game, but you energy ended, you have option to Spend More Money to buy this Energy!!! < Perfect!!!

    Do not get me wrong, the game itself is good, to run around the world, play the story, search for the lore and some side stories, but this is it, play and forget, or become an addicted person, who will spend thousands of dollars, to have any fun from it over rank 30+, for now it's a lost potential of a really Good F2P game, which now is a Heavy Gambling Machine, unfortunately.

    But you still can have 10 hours of fun for free, so -
    ATTENTION: DANGER - Do not get Addicted!! Do not spend money at this state of the game.

    So for a Game: 8/10
    For a Gambling Machine Simulator on later levels: -8/10
    I love this game and hate their economical idiocy at the same time, I was looking to buy BP or Blessing, but after seeing this craps (especially it feels after R30) this game will see $0 from me, until they will not change it to somehow fair, reasonable and balanced form, there are a lot of F2P games with a really good, friendly and balanced economical models, when you do not need to sell house to get something useful on higher levels and ranks.

    Also, game have mixed optimization, on the one hand it mostly (Mostly) run very smooth, but you can't even normally change Kaymaping, game have some badly optimized areas too, vertical mouse sensitivity is an absurd, mouse feels like swimming and that can't be changed, camera lives in its own live sometimes, when you jump, camera may automatically look down, game can't use whole potential of GPU and CPU, also do not use extra RAM space, so even on SSD it have some MF sometimes, also it have quite unstable FPS on Pascal architecture and many other small problems.

    Hahaha, now they add event, where you need to specd resin, to get **** amount of Gems... :D And they people say, that AA or BDO are Donating Trash games.... :D
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  36. Oct 22, 2020
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    This game has crazy potential. First 30 or so adventure levels are fantastic. But after that, there is no real endgame. You log on, do dailies, and do as many activities as the game's incredibly limited stamina system allows. And even if that stamina system weren't there, or even if it had been significantly improved, there isn't much to do. At all.

    If we're going off of the core
    This game has crazy potential. First 30 or so adventure levels are fantastic. But after that, there is no real endgame. You log on, do dailies, and do as many activities as the game's incredibly limited stamina system allows. And even if that stamina system weren't there, or even if it had been significantly improved, there isn't much to do. At all.

    If we're going off of the core gameplay, it'd be a zero. However, everything else, like the art, music, graphics, lore, and the gameplay itself would all get a 10/10 from me. Feels like real passion went into it. Can't say the same for the core gameplay loop.
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  37. Nov 4, 2020
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    Good game ruined by terrible mobile game mechanics.
    -Horrible gacha rates, one of the worst in the industry.
    -Bad prices. 100USD and it's not even enough to give you a guaranteed 5* character. Are you kidding me? -You need multiple duplicates of a character to unlock their true potential -Stamina system (resin) slaps you right across the face when you reach the higher ARs -After AR40,
    Good game ruined by terrible mobile game mechanics.
    -Horrible gacha rates, one of the worst in the industry.
    -Bad prices. 100USD and it's not even enough to give you a guaranteed 5* character. Are you kidding me?
    -You need multiple duplicates of a character to unlock their true potential
    -Stamina system (resin) slaps you right across the face when you reach the higher ARs
    -After AR40, character talent materials are now tied to the weekly bosses. There is a 1/3 chance that they drop the material you need, meaning it would take you months to actually max out a character.

    The positive reviews are from people who haven't played this game enough to see its problems. I am now AR39 and my playtime has been reduced to 15 minutes per day because of resin. If you're looking for a good game that respects you and your money, then look elsewhere.
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  38. Oct 11, 2020
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    In order to play the game I taught myself Chinese, download the advance version on September 15, now my adventure level is 40, play time more than five hours a day. It was a very, very bad experience after the high level game. I had a great time in the first 20 hours. I charged $300, but after that there was nothing new to play. I didn’t think it was worth it, and the graphics on the PS4In order to play the game I taught myself Chinese, download the advance version on September 15, now my adventure level is 40, play time more than five hours a day. It was a very, very bad experience after the high level game. I had a great time in the first 20 hours. I charged $300, but after that there was nothing new to play. I didn’t think it was worth it, and the graphics on the PS4 PRO were terrible.

    If you are short of games to play at this stage, I will recommend it to you, but please do not invest too much time and recharge to gamble.
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  39. Oct 23, 2020
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    A very huge paywall after a sorten amount of gameplay, Resin system destroying the entire game, developers response to the community was literally a joke.

    doesn't deserve any higher than 0/10 at the current version of the game.
  40. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Sold this game as an "infinite" ARPG but has all the limitations of a typical gacha mobile game... What a good marketing they did to earn as much as possible($$$) huh. Nice hard limiting stamina sistem (resin) and very restrictive when you start to get close to the endgame (10 min of gameplay).
  41. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Imagine playing Skyrim, but only 20 minutes per day. Imagine pulling a weapon or character with no chance of upgrading it in less than a month. Thats the ARPG that meant to overthrow these greedy AAA gaming companies, but was able to overthrow only itself and all the players.
  42. Oct 23, 2020
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    Developer turning a blind eye towards their community. Pulling off amazing PR stunt. Resin cap increased from 120→160 what for? I never even cap at 120. Trash game, dont support, Mihoyo just coming up with a null solution to a big big problem like solving world hunger by giving everyone a bigger plate. Can you eat the plate? NO
  43. Oct 23, 2020
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    Mihoyo is a scummy company that priotizes their cash flow rather than their playerbase. One of my friends is an artist that was commissioned by Mihoyo. Mihoyo then later on said that they would NOT be paying her (as per their terms of service, which is highly unjust and immoral).

    Mihoyo said that she HAD to "waive her moral rights" as the creator over the artwork. This company is
    Mihoyo is a scummy company that priotizes their cash flow rather than their playerbase. One of my friends is an artist that was commissioned by Mihoyo. Mihoyo then later on said that they would NOT be paying her (as per their terms of service, which is highly unjust and immoral).

    Mihoyo said that she HAD to "waive her moral rights" as the creator over the artwork. This company is disgusting, right to its core. The money they get from this game will just be used to create another toxic gacha game, and the cycle will repeat.

    As a game itself, Genshin Impact is unfortunately a game with so much potential, only to be ruined by a money hungry and immoral con artists sorry excuse for a company.
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  44. Oct 23, 2020
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    those who gave positive review are people who are new, haven't give a lot of time to the game.

    pro: -huge potential -nice graphic and gameplay cons: -5* rate is hella unfair where other gacha games give like 1-2%, meanwhile genshin only 0.6% -low resin capacity with long time cooldown which make the game isn't enjoyable anymore after you reach hi level adventure rank -the only
    those who gave positive review are people who are new, haven't give a lot of time to the game.

    pro:
    -huge potential
    -nice graphic and gameplay

    cons:
    -5* rate is hella unfair where other gacha games give like 1-2%, meanwhile genshin only 0.6%
    -low resin capacity with long time cooldown which make the game isn't enjoyable anymore after you reach hi level adventure rank
    -the only f2p way to increase characters and items level is by opening chest, and those didn't respawn
    -all things in the game after reaching adventure rank 30 are made to be pay to win which mean you need spend a lot of irl money to make the game kinda enjoyable again(?).
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  45. Oct 14, 2020
    3
    Overall the game is mediocre on mobile and bad on PC and PS4 platforms.
    Discarding the resin system, the game is super good. The graphics and combat system is wonderful, the story is enjoyable. But the resin system... It's horrible, capping the gameplay after reaching adventurer rank 30 to 15-20 minutes a day is stupid.
    If only they implemented adventurer rank capping for every expansion
    Overall the game is mediocre on mobile and bad on PC and PS4 platforms.
    Discarding the resin system, the game is super good. The graphics and combat system is wonderful, the story is enjoyable. But the resin system... It's horrible, capping the gameplay after reaching adventurer rank 30 to 15-20 minutes a day is stupid.
    If only they implemented adventurer rank capping for every expansion and removed the resin system, people will not over-progress in the game like how the developer wants. But since they also wanted to milk the money of the players, they did the energy-like resin system anyway.
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  46. Oct 19, 2020
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    It baits you into thinking it's an open world adventure game, but open world content respawn rate is too low to play it beyond the first week. After that you're stuck farming the same 1 room dungeons or bosses a certain amount of time every day, and the most you can do about it is pay real money to be allowed to farm those exact same things more often. Where did the open world game go?It baits you into thinking it's an open world adventure game, but open world content respawn rate is too low to play it beyond the first week. After that you're stuck farming the same 1 room dungeons or bosses a certain amount of time every day, and the most you can do about it is pay real money to be allowed to farm those exact same things more often. Where did the open world game go?
    Not only does it force you to smash into a paywall as soon as you are addicted - and believe me they do everything they can to achieve that- but also changes the genre from entertaining to boring at the same time, so even if you do pay, it's not going to be fun. Buy hey, if you already paid 10 thousand dollars for the characters you like as it literally is that expensive, paying a hundred dollars every day to be allowed to kill another 500 of the same slime monsters in a single room "dungeon" is worth it because then you don't have to admit you have been scammed and the open world game was a lie.
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  47. Oct 21, 2020
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    The game is good, the combat action is fun, the map is beautiful and it has a cool BGM. However the creators decided to lock the content from the players with the resin system.
  48. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    After hitting AR 40, its litterally pay to play or wait a day to play 20 minutes
  49. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    After you hit ar30 you cant play the game at all because you need tons of materials literally months of farm and you have a stamina system called resin that force you to stop play after 5-20 mins depends how good you are and yes you read it right 5-20 mins at day.After work i finally come home to play and after 5 min im done... thnx genshin impact for destroy a rlly good game sadly gameAfter you hit ar30 you cant play the game at all because you need tons of materials literally months of farm and you have a stamina system called resin that force you to stop play after 5-20 mins depends how good you are and yes you read it right 5-20 mins at day.After work i finally come home to play and after 5 min im done... thnx genshin impact for destroy a rlly good game sadly game is going to die in rlly few days/months. Expand
  50. Oct 1, 2020
    2
    It become incredibly shallow and boring after the first chapter, the map are big and pretty but there are so many mindless grind and exploration is not rewarding. They can't give you cool stuff like fancy weapon because that's for payed lootbox only, so all you get is just fodders.
  51. Oct 4, 2020
    2
    Looks like a great game, but there are few issues:
    1. can't rebind keyboard keys (makes the game unplayable without switching from my main layout DVORAK)
    2. The shadows render distance seems low and take se out of the game. (We are in the days of ray traced shadows, please at least make your shadows have higher render distance) 3. locked to 60 FPS, I have a 144 Hz screen I can't see a
    Looks like a great game, but there are few issues:
    1. can't rebind keyboard keys (makes the game unplayable without switching from my main layout DVORAK)
    2. The shadows render distance seems low and take se out of the game. (We are in the days of ray traced shadows, please at least make your shadows have higher render distance)
    3. locked to 60 FPS, I have a 144 Hz screen I can't see a reason why game should be locked to 60.

    update 2020-10-05:
    Nice so I can't still enjoy the game because no keyboard re-biding and the game has a KENEL level anti-cheat, that's an uninstall for me.
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  52. Oct 30, 2020
    0
    Genshin Impact really is an ambitious game. Putting gacha system for playable characters inside open world action rpg, making chance for player to pull for their favorite character in the gacha pool and doing some action gameplay with them. The action gameplay is really nice. The story is pretty good. The open world is beautiful. The soundtrack is absolutely stunning. I would totally giveGenshin Impact really is an ambitious game. Putting gacha system for playable characters inside open world action rpg, making chance for player to pull for their favorite character in the gacha pool and doing some action gameplay with them. The action gameplay is really nice. The story is pretty good. The open world is beautiful. The soundtrack is absolutely stunning. I would totally give them 10/10 rating if not for the **** mobile energy system getting in the way of character's progressions.

    Meet resin system. The mobile game standard energy system, making almost all of playable character's progression options gated by time. For 1 resin recharge time every 8 minutes. You need 16 hours to refill the capped amount of 120 resin, which will be used up in less than 30 minutes game time.

    You want to level up your characters? Spend resin.
    You want to increase level cap of your characters? Spend resin.
    You want to increase your characters talent level? Spend resin.
    You want to upgrade your character's weapons? Spend resin.
    You want to increase level cap of your weapons? Spend resin.
    You want to get artifact for your characters? Spend resin.
    You don't have enough currency (mora) to do any of things above? Spend more resin.

    This might not be a problem if they make the recharge time faster or the amount of drop increases but right now it's just plain disgusting. Someone already do the math on reddit and to fully leveled one of your character, with no mats it took weeks if not month. You can spend money to recharge half of cap amount and even that is limited to 6 times a day with a total of $10~. This is so stupid that even if you whale and spend on their main monetization which is gacha, you might not be able to use the character's for month.

    The problem is that the resin system is so obscured until you spend around one week of playing the game. You watch the game with brilliant shiny glasses until you finished the main storyline that abruptly end, and reach Adventure Rank 30 and start to notice the problematic resin system. And when you finally reach Adventure Rank 35 the problem is becoming way more apparent.

    Genshin Impact grossed $100 million in less than 2 weeks. I believe those people have yet to reach AR35 when spending money on this. I bet a lot of people regret spending their money way to early in the game just to meet with this time-gated content. If not, then Mihoyo successfully laid them in their predatory monetization traps.

    I suggest you to stay away from this game at least until they actually heard the community, and change this massive **** system.
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  53. Oct 21, 2020
    1
    Beginning of the game is truly amazing. It's sad to see that the game is neglected during adventure rank 30+. It feels more like a chore or a task than a game. I truly hope that the company will see it's issues and fix the game.
  54. Oct 22, 2020
    2
    The game is good, but it needs to address the issue of resin regen rate properly for players that want more out of the game. Or at least compliment with events that gives out resin.
  55. Oct 8, 2020
    3
    It's a very beautiful game with cool characters but there are many problems with the game. Also it's an interesting story. Here are some of the biggest problems in the game that made me rate it a 4.

    1) The gacha system is Terrible. If you want a 5 star character then sucks to be you. It's a 0.6% chance of getting a 5 star. I did around 100 summons on 2 different banners and didn't get
    It's a very beautiful game with cool characters but there are many problems with the game. Also it's an interesting story. Here are some of the biggest problems in the game that made me rate it a 4.

    1) The gacha system is Terrible. If you want a 5 star character then sucks to be you. It's a 0.6% chance of getting a 5 star. I did around 100 summons on 2 different banners and didn't get one 5 star. I also didn;t get that many 4 star stuff because i got many dupes of characters that i already have. There is a 90 pity system though which happens after you do 90 summons and if you don't get a 5 star in 89 summons then you are guaranteed to get it on the 90th pull. But the pity system isn't that good which ill explain in number 2.

    2) It's a VERY VERY grindy game. When you get around level 20 and up it starts to become pretty grindy. When you get to level 30 then you gotta grind a lot. The problem is the higher you get level wish the less you'll get primogems which are used to buy summoning crystals. It is VERY hard to get primogems and xp when you are higher level (around level 20 and up).

    3) There is a resin problem which makes it even more difficult to grind the game.

    4) The story is good but you need to be a certain level to do the main story. So basically you do chapter 1 and then you go on chapter 2 but you need to be like level 10. Then you complete that chapter and go on to chapter 3 but before you can go on you need to get around 3-5 levels before you can go on in the main story. That happens with every chapter. Imagine that when you are level 30 and it gets very hard to level up and you need to be like level 32 to continue the story. It's not that good.

    Also for the gacha system part where you summon for characters and loot, it took a streamer around $2,000 dollars to get a specific character he wanted. And if you want a character from a banner you basically need to spend a couple hundred bucks to get the character if you don't get very lucky with the summons you can muster up from your long grinding.

    All in all the game graphic, characters and story is good but all the problems will overshadow the good aspects of the game later on into the game when you get higher level. If your the type of person that loves to grind a LOT and doesn't care about getting new characters or like spending money on games then this game is perfect for you, but if you care about getting some of the characters and don't like grinding so much and don't like spending money then this game isn't for you in the long run.
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  56. Oct 21, 2020
    0
    Genshin Impact is an unfinished sh!tty cash grab a mobile game that covers by the innocent shell of ACGN.

    1. Most of the in-game control is built for a mobile game, even for the PC/PS4 version. 2. The disgusting part of the game is hiding behind the freshness of the "open-world" concept and ACGN contents. however, the world of Genshin Impact is not an open world at any means. There
    Genshin Impact is an unfinished sh!tty cash grab a mobile game that covers by the innocent shell of ACGN.

    1. Most of the in-game control is built for a mobile game, even for the PC/PS4 version.

    2. The disgusting part of the game is hiding behind the freshness of the "open-world" concept and ACGN contents. however, the world of Genshin Impact is not an open world at any means. There are multiple noticeable limitations to the player, and most of them are indirectly reaching for your wallet.

    3. The process of discovering the true sh!tty side of the game may take a gamer on an average of 20-40 in-game hrs. Meanwhile, the game will keep approving to the wattle of the gamer. Once the gamer spends a single coin in the game, there will be no way back.

    4. Free to play, but pay for satisfaction. A 0.6% Gocha rate for a random 5-start is only a little better than winning a lottery ticket.

    5. Please take care of more of your valuable money and gamer life. stay away from sh!tty games like this, horse excrement may better than it. Hope this review will help. :D
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  57. Oct 19, 2020
    2
    Beautiful design and interesting characters that draw you in if you are a fan of that style. However, don't be fooled this is all about money and capping you after you reach a certain level. If you are a whale with money go mad, but everyone else avoid the disappointment.
  58. Dec 2, 2020
    0
    The resin system kills the entire gameplay in the game. MiHoyO doesn't really fix bugs and old bugs issues. but instead, they launch banners with new characters.

    P.S. removed the game at rank 45 after update 1.1. The last straw was the introduction of an item to drain excess resin. (just wondering where to get the "extra" resin if it is consumed in 10-15 minutes, and full recovery takes
    The resin system kills the entire gameplay in the game. MiHoyO doesn't really fix bugs and old bugs issues. but instead, they launch banners with new characters.

    P.S. removed the game at rank 45 after update 1.1. The last straw was the introduction of an item to drain excess resin. (just wondering where to get the "extra" resin if it is consumed in 10-15 minutes, and full recovery takes 24 hours). I had high hopes for this game. but I have never seen such idiocy from MiHoyO
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  59. Oct 12, 2020
    1
    The game lures you in with a false sense of open world and exploration, they are even pretty "generous" at first with gacha pulls. But then it slaps you in the face, without money, the characters you got from your first free pulls are what you get.
    But the biggest issue, the issue that made me drop the game, THE RESIN SYSTEM.
    In the end, after you are done with the story, you want to
    The game lures you in with a false sense of open world and exploration, they are even pretty "generous" at first with gacha pulls. But then it slaps you in the face, without money, the characters you got from your first free pulls are what you get.
    But the biggest issue, the issue that made me drop the game, THE RESIN SYSTEM.
    In the end, after you are done with the story, you want to grind and farm up your characters and weapons but NOPE. STAMINA SYSTEM, you can play a maximum of 15-20 minutes daily of "good" content and you are done. It recovers extremely slow and paying up is expensive.
    The game is actual **** like this.
    CHANGE THE RESIN SYSTEM.
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  60. Oct 23, 2020
    3
    The game is beautiful, good soundtrack, good aesthetics, nice combat, nice world and exploration.

    But it goes downhill once you realize how greedy and stingy the company is. 1. Resin system basically limits your play time so you can only maximize 4 characters in a span of 1 year. Whilst you need 8 at least to complete Spiral Abyss. Unless you pay for $10 per day for extra play-time.
    The game is beautiful, good soundtrack, good aesthetics, nice combat, nice world and exploration.

    But it goes downhill once you realize how greedy and stingy the company is.

    1. Resin system basically limits your play time so you can only maximize 4 characters in a span of 1 year. Whilst you need 8 at least to complete Spiral Abyss. Unless you pay for $10 per day for extra play-time.

    2. Wish system is super predatory if you're a monthly spender or f2p you can only have a VERY limited choice, you basically can only play what the game decided to give you.
    Or wait half a year to secure a character and you can't even choose because by the time you have the currency to get the character banner is not even there.

    To me, miHoYo only want WHALES as their player. So be it then.
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  61. Oct 22, 2020
    0
    The game looks nice and seems good to begin with, but after a while you discover that the game is locked behind a paywall due to the horrendous gacha system. All the characters and weapons can only be gotten from loot boxes. In addition, you cannot level by exploration or killing enemies. Exploration and killing enemies does not give experience. You can only level via items which giveThe game looks nice and seems good to begin with, but after a while you discover that the game is locked behind a paywall due to the horrendous gacha system. All the characters and weapons can only be gotten from loot boxes. In addition, you cannot level by exploration or killing enemies. Exploration and killing enemies does not give experience. You can only level via items which give experience, so ultimately which characters you can level is also restricted, and if you want to level more characters you need to spend real money for the items which give experience. Ultimately this game is locked behind a massive paywall and I'd give it a hard pass. Expand
  62. Oct 24, 2020
    0
    -No endgame.
    -No repeatable content except daily commisions that take 5 mins/day and Resin gated battles that take another 5-10 min.
    -Resin system shich is probably the worst kind of stamina system since you need it to even take a fart in the game. It’s used to get gold required for any kind of upgrade or level up, it’s required for ascencion, level up books, upgrade materials, talent
    -No endgame.
    -No repeatable content except daily commisions that take 5 mins/day and Resin gated battles that take another 5-10 min.
    -Resin system shich is probably the worst kind of stamina system since you need it to even take a fart in the game. It’s used to get gold required for any kind of upgrade or level up, it’s required for ascencion, level up books, upgrade materials, talent books... Pretty much every part of character progression is tied to Resin and you run out of it in 5-10 mins for the day.
    -Gacha rates and prices that are predatory as hell. 0.6% to get a RANDOM 5 star character OR weapon per summon, at €3 per summon. Let that sink in. You’ll be spending literal hundreds just to get a random 5 star thing and thousands to get something you actually want.
    -Maxing out a character doesn’t remove it from gacha loot table.
    -They use every trick in the book to play with your psyche and force you to spend. From plentiful rewards at the start to drought after, from event rewards just 10 or 20 primogems away from being able to afford an additional wish and etc.
    -Deaf defs. We asked to rework or remove Resin system, they increase Resin cap. Which changes literally nothing. It’s like giving a starving person a bigger empty plate.

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
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  63. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    The first 15 hours of the gane till u reach ar25+ are a bliss that is when you understand the gane is really bland, boring honestly anything remotely fun is tied to something called RESIN!!!

    This game is not f2p nor is it p2w, it is a pay to playyy game and a horrendous one at that. They have marketed it as an arpg and you are asked to pay in order to explore. Every single monetization is
    The first 15 hours of the gane till u reach ar25+ are a bliss that is when you understand the gane is really bland, boring honestly anything remotely fun is tied to something called RESIN!!!

    This game is not f2p nor is it p2w, it is a pay to playyy game and a horrendous one at that.
    They have marketed it as an arpg and you are asked to pay in order to explore. Every single monetization is predatory in this starting with abyssmal gacha rates, out right malicious resin system, the extreme limitations on currency and how everyone of them is tied to the resin again . Even if you roll new characters it is pointless cuz u will never have resources to anything with them.I wonder how many of these so called critics that are supposed to supposed to play the game first before reviewing actually did it, how the hell does anyone even give it 5 much less an 8 for the systems in place. You all outright paid or plain morons.
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  64. Nov 3, 2020
    0
    The game has great potential, but is absolutely ruined by its overly intrusive and extremely restrictive Resin system.
    Beyond AR30 content will become extremely scarce, and by AR35 nearly everything will have dried up, leaving players with less than an hour of meaningful progression per day (unless you're a whale willing to spend literal hundreds of dollars per month just for the
    The game has great potential, but is absolutely ruined by its overly intrusive and extremely restrictive Resin system.
    Beyond AR30 content will become extremely scarce, and by AR35 nearly everything will have dried up, leaving players with less than an hour of meaningful progression per day (unless you're a whale willing to spend literal hundreds of dollars per month just for the "privilege" of an hour more gameplay per day).
    Devs are completely tone-deaf to this issue, deciding to release a "fix" that, at best, changes nothing NEXT MONTH, and likely nothing after that for another SIX WEEKS, after COMPLETELY IGNORING NEARLY ALL CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK.
    Should the devs decide to get off their ignorant behinds and actually address the community's problems with the system, the game would be so much better. Until that point, I'll be leaving my negative review as a sign of my utter disappointment and complete lack of faith in this dev team.

    Edit: So... now they're doing regional price hikes without any warning as well. Just more reasons to not trust these devs with this game lol.
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  65. Oct 23, 2020
    1
    Resin, lack of free gems and very low gacha rates.
    The CBT testers were baited with daily logins and gems, but when the game realeased the gem income was reduced to a 1/3 of what it was, the crystals(paid currency) are extremely expensive and the gacha rate is 0,06% of getting a 5* character, oh, btw each pull from the gacha is 2$usd....
    the game is not worth your time as it is right now
    Resin, lack of free gems and very low gacha rates.
    The CBT testers were baited with daily logins and gems, but when the game realeased the gem income was reduced to a 1/3 of what it was, the crystals(paid currency) are extremely expensive and the gacha rate is 0,06% of getting a 5* character, oh, btw each pull from the gacha is 2$usd....
    the game is not worth your time as it is right now and the developers are ignoring any kind of fedback about their system.
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  66. Oct 29, 2020
    0
    MiHoYo try your business strategy in others spheres. GameDev is not for you for shure.
  67. Oct 11, 2020
    3
    The game feels good to play and it has fun characters, but the incredibly aggressive monetization and poor rates turn a good game into a terrible one.

    To put this into perspective.. -You have to pay for the privilege of grinding a daily battlepass system each month, around $20 here. -You have to pay even more for the gems to buy resin refills so that you can actually finish the
    The game feels good to play and it has fun characters, but the incredibly aggressive monetization and poor rates turn a good game into a terrible one.

    To put this into perspective..
    -You have to pay for the privilege of grinding a daily battlepass system each month, around $20 here.
    -You have to pay even more for the gems to buy resin refills so that you can actually finish the battlepass on time (Resin is the stamina system in this game, you get 1 every 8 minutes but the natural generation is not nearly enough)
    -The rates are the worst I've ever seen a gacha have, 0.6% for a 5* is already terrible on paper, but it's even worse when you have a 50% chance to get a weapon or character you don't want, making it 0.3% to get what you were aiming for.
    -On top of this, the game is even more frigid with free rolls than any other gacha, even FGO, which itself is incredibly stingy with free rolls compared to other gacha, gives almost THREE TIMES as many rolls as GI.

    The gear system is awful too, stats on any accessory are rolled randomly, and the game is designed so that only offensive stats are useful due to most 'end game' content being DPS races, so even in the rare scenario where you get a 5* trinket, you're very likely to end up with defense, defense %, HP, and HP%, all of which are completely useless. This system is designed to pressure players into buying more resin refills.
    Additionally, 5* weapons can ONLY be acquired through rolling the gacha.

    If the aggressive monetization is lessened, I would rate this game higher, but in its current state it should be avoided unless you're okay with MiHoYo squeezing every single penny out of your wallet.
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  68. Oct 10, 2020
    3
    First of all What is Genshin Impact?

    This is something even the game itself doesn't know and is what's confused most of the people around and is what created the first problem. Genshin has severe identity crisis. It's a JRPG? It's a Mobile gacha game? It's a AAA title aimed for all? The game tried to find something in between all this and created the mess we see today. You see
    First of all What is Genshin Impact?

    This is something even the game itself doesn't know and is what's confused most of the people around and is what created the first problem. Genshin has severe identity crisis. It's a JRPG? It's a Mobile gacha game? It's a AAA title aimed for all?

    The game tried to find something in between all this and created the mess we see today.

    You see people trying to defend the game by saying "This is a Gacha game. This is how it works. This is how it's been for years." Now all these things are complete BS.

    Genshin isn't and was never intended to be your typical mobile gacha. It tried to appeal to the mainstream audience. The instant Genshin was being developed for PC, Switch and PS4 it rose above your typical Gacha game. It wanted to cater to the mainstream crowd. Now this creates the very big problem that is the difference between Mainstream gamers like PC, PS4, Switch and Gacha Addict mobile market. While gacha addicted mobile gamers are used to being fcked over by **** practices by those companies, the mainstream crowd is different. Some of them are completely new to the gacha system. Just accept the fact that gacha is a very bad monetization model, some games have implemented it in a nicer way which actually isn't bad, but Genshin monetization is just straight up ridiculous.

    Genshin was promoted as JRPG from the very beginning instead of being your usual gacha mobile game. This is where most of the mainstream players expectations shattered. Things like being limited by stamina system for play is a norm practice in mobile games(Not all games do this but most of them do) BUT it's not in the mainstream market and this is something which is not acceptable when you go for broader market. You can't just expect them to conform to your **** stamina system and be all happy happy. You're gonna get backlash.

    Resin(this absolute piece of **** item in Genshin)

    Resin system is just ridiculous. While being already bad in the first place, it's way worse compared to even the stamina system of other mobile gacha games. Almost 95% of the stuff you do in the game is locked behind resin system. You wanna farm Mora? go spend resin, you wanna farm exp? go spend resin, you wanna farm artifacts? go spend resin, you wanna farm upgrade materials? go spend resin. What's even more ridiculous is the amount you need per dungeons, bosses and the amount you get.

    Resin is capped at 120. So you can run hypostasis 3 times and poof it's gone. Once you get to higher level even running hypostasis 3 times doesn't give you enough material to level up your character. The regen rate is also crap 1 resin per 8 minutes.
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  69. Oct 25, 2020
    0
    So firstly this game has the potential to be at LEAST an 8/10, probably closer to 9/10 and when you are just starting out the game you will have a blast, the world feels full, progression feels meaningful and there is a lot of flexibility in different ways you can build your team and change up your playstyle, so if you only want to play through the main story-line and do a bit ofSo firstly this game has the potential to be at LEAST an 8/10, probably closer to 9/10 and when you are just starting out the game you will have a blast, the world feels full, progression feels meaningful and there is a lot of flexibility in different ways you can build your team and change up your playstyle, so if you only want to play through the main story-line and do a bit of collecting in open world you'll have a blast for about 30 hours.
    But...
    If you have any intention of playing the game beyond that initial burst of gameplay you are going to start seeing issues very quickly. There are some technical issues such as not being able to change key-binds or turn off frame-rate locks but MiHoYo has already said they intend to fix those in 1.1, the real issue is in the monetization.
    1. Its a gatcha game, so all of your characters except a sparse few you get for free when you start, are going to come from lootboxes - in this game called "Wishes" - given the nature of this game that is to be expected, but in GI the rates are absolutely terrible. 0.6% chance of a 5* and 5.1% chance of a 4* with 100% pity rolls at 90 and 10 wishes respectively in theory this wouldn't be so bad if the game gave you lots of free rolls, and it does... at the start. But after that you stop getting free premium currency almost all together (60/day from dailies, while wishes cost 160) and free wish items Acquaint Fates or Intertwined Fates also start to become very rare likely in the range of about 1/wk after AR 40 - This becomes an issue when you look at the cost of primogems combined with the droprates the first time you buy primogems you get a 1x bonus so 6,480+6,480 for $100 which equates to only 81 wishes while after the first time purchase bonus it drops to 6,480+1600 for $100 which is only 50.5 wishes - the rate up banner gives you a 50% chance of pulling the character featured so if you really want that character and don't pull it on the first pity you have to wait for the 2nd pity at 180 wishes, That's $300 to 100% get the character from the banner and if you want other 5*s not featured in the banner you are looking at thousands potential 10s of thousands of dollars to get the character you want, keep in mind that after you get a character for the first time they are not removed from the drop pool after you hit max constellation so you could have "wasted" pity rolls on top of the already low rates.

    2. The Resin System: Need Mora to pay for upgrades? Resin. Need xp books to level characters? Resin. Want some good gear? Resin AND RNG.
    Resin is a Stamina system that allows you to spend a slowly refilling resource to get loot from various tasks in game: world bosses that drop character ascension materials, domains that drop talent materials/weapon ascension materials/artifacts, weekly bosses, ley line's that give xp books or Mora. Domains and ley lines cost 20, bosses cost 40 and weekly bosses cost 60. Resin refreshes at a rate of 1 per 8 minutes and caps at 120 giving you a maximum of 180/day without refreshing. That's 1 weekly boss and 3 open world bosses or roughly 20 minutes of gameplay a day. combine that with the 10 minutes for your daily missions and you only get 30 minutes of meaningful progression content a day without paying money for more game time. Its like an arcade except instead of a quarter its a dollar, and everytime you want to add more the machine charges you more, and after 6 refreshes the machine tells you to go home and that you can't play anymore. I don't think I have EVER encountered a PC game that actively tried to discourage you from playing it in the way that Genshin does.

    3. Chest respawn timers: when you first enter the world its full to bursting with loads of things to pick up, enemies to fight and chests to open, but after the first week or so when you've opened all or most of the default spawn locations the world starts to feel barren, you'll spend time running around aimlessly remembering the feeling of your first time through the world trying to get that enjoyment again, but its just not there with only a handful of chests re-spawning in random locations on a weekly timer there just stops being anything to do outside of instanced content - unless you want to spend hours running around other people's worlds hitting rocks....

    In short MiHoYo's greed, lack of meaningful open world content at higher levels, and gameplay time restrictions take what is otherwise an extremely enjoyable game and turn it into a frustrating mess.
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  70. Oct 22, 2020
    0
    Any kind of progress in the game is heavily gated and filled with predatory practices. By the time the honey-moon period of the game ends which is once you reach adventure rank 30, theres absolutely nothing to do and your gameplay is reduced to 20 minutes daily. The developers dont care at all about player feedback and just want to monetize absolutely every part of the game. Dont fall forAny kind of progress in the game is heavily gated and filled with predatory practices. By the time the honey-moon period of the game ends which is once you reach adventure rank 30, theres absolutely nothing to do and your gameplay is reduced to 20 minutes daily. The developers dont care at all about player feedback and just want to monetize absolutely every part of the game. Dont fall for this, dont support anything from this company. Advertised as an open world with lots of exploration yet the open-world is basically a one time thing, explore it once and then its a barren wasteland. The resources are heavily time locked and gated by 7 layers of rng so at mid-lategame your gameplay ends up being reduced to daily comissions 10 minutes + 6 dungeos of 2-3 minutes each.
    Also its a gacha game (ya lootbox kind of game with a 0.6% rate on "legendary items")
    They developers have recieved feedback from the players yet they choose to ignore it. (the game just came out but the complaints were present even before the game was release on the closed betas)
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  71. Nov 29, 2020
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I must say the concept is well, quite good. But i give mixed score because of this :

    - Many say the graphic is good, and yes its good.... for a mobile game and not pc game standart (RDR 2 for me is still had the best graphic) and its not well optimized.

    - The UI is too crowded for me and i understand this because this is a mobile game first and foremost

    - PAIMON IS SO ANNOYING!!!

    - The open world is really interesting to explore at first hour. Collecting chest, exploring dungeons, killing enemies, doing side stories, etc. But after a while, the world feels somewhat empty and the game become quite repetitive at long play and somewhat become boring to play (dunno if this true at later updates though)

    - The stamina system is bad, almost everything you do cost a stamina (sprinting, climbing and gliding) and the weird part is all characters share the same stamina

    - The Gacha system is meh... the rate is so low and to get better characters (or waifus) and weapons, gacha is a must because all obtainable weapons in the world are pretty bad. I rather pay $60 and all characters( or waifus) and weapons can be unlocked by progressing the game rather than spend $100 to get a single character (or waifu) and weapon

    - Not just Gacha, the entire monetization in this game is sooo bad, other than paying to get the premium currency, there's also a monthly subscribtion and battle pass which you have to pay separately so you can gamble more for characters and weapons. The fact that this is a single player focus game is disgust me.

    - Oh and people who says don't need to pay and play f2p is fine is wrong. Yes you can play free but what if you already reach the endgame? You gonna have a hard time if you don't have 5 star character as the game will be getting more and more difficult (already experience it on Honkai Impact 3).

    I know this is a shameless copy of BOTW but this isn't bad at all, the game has its own taste with the themes and identity.

    I can't say the story is good or bad though but i really hope the story doesn't take too long to finish ( i say this because i play Honkai Impact 3rd and bored with the game because the story takes too long and no end in sight as of now and gameplay is too repetitive).

    Update 30 November 2020
    Already reach AR45 now and i don't think i'm gonna change my score anytime soon due to this
    - The game somewhat become boring due to lack of endgame content.
    - Already finish the chapter 1 story and the quailty is average to me, more or less a typical high fantasy story.
    - The resin system is kinda meh, limits my progress so much.
    - Once again, the gacha. Already got one 5 star character but too many 4 star due to low rate of the gacha, and i don't feel like to pay for primogems due to the low rate.
    Thank God this game doesn't win Ultimate game of the year of Golden Joystick Award, if this game win then gamers around the world is really evolving backwards (liking game that encourage gambling than premium but complete pay to play games).
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  72. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Genshin Impact is an EARLY ACCESS SMARTPHONE GAME PORTED TO PC with the most PREDATORY MONEY HUNGRY tactics that I have ever seen. THE GAME IS NOT ONLY PAY TO WIN BUT ALSO PAY TO WAIT thanks to the most atrocious stamina system that you can see in smartphone games, even whales can't play the game... While also being a gacha with LOOTBOXES having the LOWEST DROP RATE for something good inGenshin Impact is an EARLY ACCESS SMARTPHONE GAME PORTED TO PC with the most PREDATORY MONEY HUNGRY tactics that I have ever seen. THE GAME IS NOT ONLY PAY TO WIN BUT ALSO PAY TO WAIT thanks to the most atrocious stamina system that you can see in smartphone games, even whales can't play the game... While also being a gacha with LOOTBOXES having the LOWEST DROP RATE for something good in the whole gacha genre. Being a gacha means that you must spend thousands upon thousands of dollars trying getting the character you want, but wait, there is more. To get the character's full potential you need to pull it from the gacha SIX TIMES, but not only that, you have to level it up to max level, right? Too bad the monsters always give 12-20 experience so you will need to kill thousands to get just ONE LEVEL. Oh, but wait, there is something called experience books that level up your character in no time, well, that would be perfect if you could have them because you run low on them everytime, AND, you also need Mora, a currency that is surprisingly used in ANY aspect of the game so you WILL also run low on Mora, hell, I'm surprised they don't charge you Mora for walking, but you what is worse? You can't farm those resources because you need resin to get them, yes, the stamina system that sets up artificial walls for you to stop playing the game. And you know what is worse? Apart from the whole system of stamina/energy by itself? You have to wait EIGHT MINUTES TO RECHARGE ONE POINT, IT'S CAPPED AT 120... But wait, in 1.1 they will increase the cap to 160 :)... TOO BAD THE RECHARGE BEING 8 MINUTES FOR 1 POINT OF RESIN MEANS THAT YOU, ME AND ALL PLAYERS THAT PLAY DAILY WILL NEVER REACH THE CAP, THIS ONLY SHOWS HOW BRAINDEAD THE DEVELOPERS ARE, THEY DON'T LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY AT ALL, THEY EVEN NERFED REROLLING 3 TIMES, AND LET'S NOT FORGET THAT YOU HAVE TO SPEND 20 TO EVEN 60 RESIN PER DUNGEON, AND LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT DUNGEONS, THEY OFFER YOU ENJOYMENT FOR 15 MINUTES UNTIL RESIN GOES TO ZERO, AND THERE ARE ALSO TWO DUNGEONS THAT OFFER YOU THE BEST EQUIPMENT BUT YOU CAN ONLY DO THEM ONCE A WEEK AND THEY REQUIRE 60 RESIN. Oh, but wait, you can refill resin with primogems!! WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD PAY 15 DOLLARS TO RECHARGE RESIN SO THAT THEY COULD PLAY LIKE 5 MORE MINUTES?
    The dungeons give you materials for your character "ascension" to make them stronger by leveling them up, leveling up their weapons or leveling up their skills, this wouldn't be a problem but LEVELING JUST ONE CHARACTER TO MAX STATS TAKES YOU 22 DAYS OF FULL FARM WAITING FOR RESIN REFILLS, GRINDING EXP BOOKS, MORA, ASCENSION MATERIALS, WEAPON MATERIALS, TALENT BOOKS MATERIALS... IT'S TOO MUCH GRIND FOR A GAME THAT SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING YOU TO GET NEW CHARACTERS.
    Hell, this game was good when it launched, you get to explore a new world full of things to do, places to explore, quests to complete... It was a game so good that I even felt bad for it being a free to play. Those were the good times in low Adventure Rank 1-30. But when the story and side quests end you face the reality, the game you have been playing is empty, there is no end-game content, and if it does have end game content it is extremely difficult to achieve because it requires you to have TWO FULL TEAMS OF FOUR MAX LEVELED CHARACTERS TO COMPLETE, DO THE MATH.
    The game has NO LOGIN SYSTEM, FOR LOGGING IN YOU GET NOTHING whereas other gacha games offer a free 1 pull a day. Did I mention the lowest rates?? But wait, you can buy a "Blessing of the welkin moon" for 5 dollars to receive 3k primogems along 30 days!! Too bad that gives you 90 primogems, and you need 160 for 1 pull.
    Also, coop sucks and the frames are capped at 60.
    In conclusion: this game will die sooner or later because not even whales can play and if they did and they removed resin, they will take a long time of no-life grinding anyway so... If you read this far and thought about playing this game, just don't, or just play it for the story quests and drop it.
    I'm not going to ever play a game of this company anymore and you should do the same.
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  73. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    Don't be deceived by the beautiful designed characters, soothing music, and addictive gameplay. The first 30 hours of explorations and battling bosses were enjoyable and gave me the impression that this is a game worth playing for countless of hours. But the honeymoon phase is over and I can't stay positive about this game with its predatory practices. Thi is a gacha game and it's out toDon't be deceived by the beautiful designed characters, soothing music, and addictive gameplay. The first 30 hours of explorations and battling bosses were enjoyable and gave me the impression that this is a game worth playing for countless of hours. But the honeymoon phase is over and I can't stay positive about this game with its predatory practices. Thi is a gacha game and it's out to get your wallet. There needs to be a change to its gacha system because getting a specific 5* character is nearly impossible outside the rotating banners. Also, their resin system needs work too. The current system makes it difficult to upgrade multiple characters and takes the fun out of playing to collect new loot. Maybe give this game a shot next year because they might have more content for the players to play, which would help avoid burnout from the current state that it's in. And maybe the rates of their gacha system will be friendlier to their players. Expand
  74. Oct 21, 2020
    0
    Would be a good game but the problems all start at AR 30-35 where the game becomes a chore and you have to wait for resin which is the stamina system that cripples the game.
  75. Oct 22, 2020
    0
    The game starts out great with fun game play, a wonderful aesthetic, and smooth consistent progression of your characters. Once you get out of the prolog though you realize all of the smoothness you experience then was a bait and switch when you hit the hard timewalls where the game asks you to wait weeks to level characters or pay money to shorten it to days. The content is quicklyThe game starts out great with fun game play, a wonderful aesthetic, and smooth consistent progression of your characters. Once you get out of the prolog though you realize all of the smoothness you experience then was a bait and switch when you hit the hard timewalls where the game asks you to wait weeks to level characters or pay money to shorten it to days. The content is quickly exhausted and there is nothing really repeatable outside of dailies that take around 5 minutes to finish in total.

    The resin system (Mobile game energy mechanic) completely kills all momentum and makes 10 hours of play equivalent to 20 minutes of play in terms of progress and it is maddening. This game has so much potential but it is just completely eaten away by incredibly predatory mobile mechanics that just feel tacked on to the rest of the game.

    I can live with the TERRIBLE gacha rates and the poor value for money spent there, but I cannot recommend to anyone a game that actively discourages you to play it.
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  76. Oct 23, 2020
    1
    Genshin Impact. Looking at the Critic reviews, it is obvious that they have not taken the time to see the overwhelming flaws this game has. That being said. Yes. This game is beautiful, has a great combat system, interesting characters, abilities, the story is interesting and makes me want to learn more. Now i bet you're thinking, whats the problem? The problem is that once you have goneGenshin Impact. Looking at the Critic reviews, it is obvious that they have not taken the time to see the overwhelming flaws this game has. That being said. Yes. This game is beautiful, has a great combat system, interesting characters, abilities, the story is interesting and makes me want to learn more. Now i bet you're thinking, whats the problem? The problem is that once you have gone through this Open World Action RPGs storyline and even slightly before. This game ABRUPTLY stops you from any real progression. The majority of games you play that are open world action RPGs allow you to play and progress to your hearts content. But Genshin forcefully stops you from being able to make any real progression with a system called "resin". Aside from the fact that it has the oh so well known Scummy Gacha gambling system. It also prevents you from doing any important progression parts of the game, which all require Resin, to be able to collect the rewards. It stacks up to weeks upon weeks, just to be able to use a single character that you might have paid hundreds of dollars or more to get through the aforementioned Gacha system. This game has a lot of potential. But without some serious Overhauls to the games mid-endgame gatekeeping. Only allowing you to make any real progress for maybe 15 minutes a day. I would recommend you look elsewhere. Expand
  77. Oct 23, 2020
    1
    You will regret playing this game after you reach AR 40 so dont bother installing it. Right now the resin system sucks, you can only play 20 minutes per day. The devs not listening to all complain we give to improve the game.
  78. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. You will have fun for majority of the game un til THE RESIN FUCCING HIT YOU SO HARD YOUR BALLS DROP. Expand
  79. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    This game is basically a scam. The first 30 hours of the game are amazing - the characters, the environment, the soundtrack, the story all draws you in. However, as you continue playing, the illusion quickly dissipates.

    IF YOU ARE F2P, just accept the fact that you will not get very far in this game and it will be incredibly frustrating/discouraging. IF YOU ARE intending to play this
    This game is basically a scam. The first 30 hours of the game are amazing - the characters, the environment, the soundtrack, the story all draws you in. However, as you continue playing, the illusion quickly dissipates.

    IF YOU ARE F2P, just accept the fact that you will not get very far in this game and it will be incredibly frustrating/discouraging.

    IF YOU ARE intending to play this game with friends, it is worth mentioning that the co-op system is absolutely riddled with glitches and feels unfinished. You will not have a pleasant experience playing with friends. Treat this game as a singleplayer game. A lot of people have a misconception that this game is a MMORPG, however it is NOT one and will NEVER become one.

    My biggest complaint is that the company behind Genshin Impact (miHoYo) completely disregards their playerbase and feedback to the point where it is quite clear that they just DO NOT care. You should know that whatever suggestions/feedback you send to miHoYo or their staff will go unheard for the sake of continuing to milk their playerbase's wallet. The surveys in-game are purely Public Relations purposes and have no meaningful contribution to improving the game. There is no communication between the devs, PR team and the playerbase. The staff and devs do not listen to player feedback and makes it quite clear that they will not be fixing any of the issues any time soon. miHoYo uses predatory monetization tactics. They even go as far as scripting fake "leaks" to keep their playerbase on the edge with false hope. The only things that have been confirmed is information that was already in the closed beta testing. Everything afterwards is just empty promises with the intention of stalling their playerbase. miHoYo carefully manipulates their phrasing and wording to deceive players.

    - Primogems - Primogems are a form of in-game currency. At the start of the game, the world is filled with chests that reward the player with primogems as you open them. However, you come to realize that these chests DO NOT respawn. Your influx of primogems quickly runs DRY. The only way to obtain primogems is through purchase with real life money and/or doing your daily commissions (which only give you 60 primogems per day).

    - Gacha Rates - The gacha rates are abysmal. Definitely the worst gacha system by far. Your chances of getting a 5* star character is incredibly low (0.6% chance). You will have to spend about $200+ USD to get one. If this was not bad enough, there is little-to-no ways to obtain primogems by simply playing the game after Adventure Rank 35. (You need 160 primogems for a single pull)

    - Events - Do not even get me started on these events. These "events" are tedious with little rewards. These events are recycled from the closed beta testing (the developers have not even polish them since) with a glitchy co-op system. The rewards are not meaningful enough to get excited about.

    - Also, if you are planning to submit artwork to one of their events/contests, I suggest that you read the User Contributions part of their Terms of Service on the Genshin Impact website. Otherwise, you might find yourself at the short-end of the stick.

    - Stamina System AKA Resin System - This becomes a huge problem later on in the game. If you are looking for a long-term game that you can consistently play, then this is not the game for you. The game becomes nearly unplayable as most content become blocked by the Stamina System later on. This game is heavily geared towards casual mobile players who log in once a day to finish their daily tasks. As this game is being advertised as a multi-platform game, this is extremely disappointing. This game at its core is more reminiscent of a mobile game with a terrible and unrewarding gacha system.

    These are just a few of the many issues with Genshin Impact and miHoYo. I advise anyone who wants to try any game by miHoYo to play with caution.
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  80. Oct 10, 2020
    1
    Visuals/story are great. The monetization is really bad and expensive...If you have problems with addiction i won't suggest playing it.The game cater only those type of people. Beside monetization the game also have other problems at end game in short "resin".
  81. Oct 11, 2020
    1
    Blatantly and shamelessly rips off Breath of the Wild's aesthetics and gameplay. The characters are bland and uninspired/pandering and the pay to win aspects are disgusting.

    Also it censors the words "Hong Kong" and "Taiwan". Which is awful.
  82. Oct 23, 2020
    2
    Bad end-game design, lack of content, ridiculous monetization. After reaching AR level 35+ (end game), you only play meaningful content for 10-20 minutes per day, other content is useless. Want to play more then 20 minutes? then pay $10, or wait for tomorrow
  83. Oct 8, 2020
    0
    Typical Gacha game, fun for a few hours then the new player bonuses run out and its a hopeless soul crushing grindfest that quickly becomes tedious as the makers of the game have designed it to push you to bust out that credit card over and over.

    Avoid.
  84. Oct 12, 2020
    0
    Don't be fooled by positive reviews.

    These people haven't run out of story and non-renewable resources (chests and one-time domains) yet -- and you inevitably will around AR 30 or even earlier. At that point, this game stops being a charming BotW-like with a passable story and honestly great soundtrack, and it starts being a bloodsucking gacha, down there with the worst of them. If you
    Don't be fooled by positive reviews.

    These people haven't run out of story and non-renewable resources (chests and one-time domains) yet -- and you inevitably will around AR 30 or even earlier. At that point, this game stops being a charming BotW-like with a passable story and honestly great soundtrack, and it starts being a bloodsucking gacha, down there with the worst of them. If you aren't already resigned to being a slave to a time-gated energy system ("resin"; go ahead and search other reviews for mentions of that) straight from those trashy mobile games we all like to joke about, this game is not for you. It's arguably not for most of the PC/PS4 players brought in by this game being marketed as a proper RPG, and it won't be until the developers take a sledgehammer to all the artificial limitations that prevent you from getting much done outside of their carefully balanced dopamine drip-feed.

    If you're looking at this game because you liked BotW and similar games, avoid it like the plague.
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  85. Oct 19, 2020
    0
    This game is has such massive potential it's a shame that I feel the need to write a 0/10 review but trust me it really deserves it. Genshin is an ARPG open world game with an interesting combat system that feels fun with different elements and really grabs your attention when you first start playing. However, there are quite a few problems with this game. First one being the lowest ratesThis game is has such massive potential it's a shame that I feel the need to write a 0/10 review but trust me it really deserves it. Genshin is an ARPG open world game with an interesting combat system that feels fun with different elements and really grabs your attention when you first start playing. However, there are quite a few problems with this game. First one being the lowest rates for 5* characters out of any Gacha game I have ever seen, 0.6% to be exact. Your chances of getting the character you actually want are absurdly low. There are content creators who have spent thousands and still haven't gotten the character they want. You need to pull 90 times to get a guaranteed pity and it's only guaranteed to be a 5* character if it's on a special rate up banner for characters, otherwise you could potentially get a weapon. You need around 14,400 primos just to land that pity which is more than $100 on their store. Pricing is very greedy and the rates are very stingy...but it doesn't stop there.

    In the beginning of the game you hardly notice the energy system or much less care because you're busy exploring, doing quests, and finding chests among other things. Once you've done all that and hit around Adventure Rank 30 character upgrades such as ascension, leveling, and even talent books start to become a real problem because you run out of either Mora (money or credits in the game you get in game), exp books, or materials really quickly. So how do you get more?

    Enter Resin. Probably one of if not the worst implementation of an energy system I have ever seen in any gacha type game. You have to use your pool of 120/120 energy (resin) to try and get a few of some of the materials/money you need for character progression. At this point of the game progression slows down tremendously. All activities that help with your progression are gated by this energy system and not in a good way. Costs to claim rewards from these activities such as leylines/domains/world bosses can range anywhere from 20-60 resin per activity even though some of them are already restricted by being available one time for a whole week, not to mention Resin regenerates at a snail's pace. About 16 hours for a full recharge.

    That being said you need lots to level up a character and make them strong but you are limited in how much you can do per day unless you spend primos (banner rolling currency-premium currency)/fragile resin/ or really money to get more primos to spend for only 60 resin. This isn't even taking into account weapons or artifact leveling which is also gated by Resin. Players have to make a choice each day about how they will spend their resin and as certain domains change what they give you each day based on a schedule it really make the player feel pressured from this energy system and not rewarded for using it except by not letting it go to waste.

    MiHoYo also has not said a publicy let alone addressed this issue in-game even though it is a pressing matter to change the resin system to a lot of players, MiHoYo stays silent and refuses to acknowledge this problem. If they don't make meaningful changes to this system, lots of players, including myself are going to drop this game one for better ones in the coming months.
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  86. Oct 23, 2020
    0
    Game is not free to play friendly at all. Free characters are horrible to play with, game is fun for the first few days when you start, then slowly goes downhill and endgame is absolutely non-existent.

    Don't believe what the overly positive reviews are telling you. Game is design to lure you in with good initial game play just to trap with horrible money grubbing endgame once you're few
    Game is not free to play friendly at all. Free characters are horrible to play with, game is fun for the first few days when you start, then slowly goes downhill and endgame is absolutely non-existent.

    Don't believe what the overly positive reviews are telling you. Game is design to lure you in with good initial game play just to trap with horrible money grubbing endgame once you're few weeks in.

    Do yourself a favor and don't install this game.
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  87. Dec 7, 2020
    0
    I played many gacha and this has the worst banner rates and the worst pity system I ever seen. Avoid this game.
  88. Sep 30, 2020
    0
    Currently AR27, real hard to level up without waiting on the 4 daily mission.
    Honestly, the only thing they need to do is remove energy mechanic. Takes 12hours to regen to full?(not sure about the right number) actually just fight 3 bosses in the open world and they all gone.
    After you get to around AR23 or something, you can't continue your main quest = no experience and there's not
    Currently AR27, real hard to level up without waiting on the 4 daily mission.
    Honestly, the only thing they need to do is remove energy mechanic. Takes 12hours to regen to full?(not sure about the right number) actually just fight 3 bosses in the open world and they all gone.
    After you get to around AR23 or something, you can't continue your main quest = no experience and there's not many side quests. Think side quest only gives 100xp anyways .
    Pretty much 99% of the time just running around the map and finding chests for straight few hours, the worse thing is all the mob are the same everywhere.

    Make it endless grind dungeons not finding chests :)

    Side note, if you want to fully max out a 5 star character you might have to spend 2-3k. Because the rate is insane low.
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  89. Oct 6, 2020
    4
    A lot of wasted potential. It has the look of a grand RPG adventure, but behind the curtain it's still your standard mobile gacha game. These two types of games contradict each other:

    - "Pay to win" is a misleading term. You can't really "win" in a gacha game. "Gacha" is about collecting rare heroes and exclusive items. But without spending literally thousands of dollars, your
    A lot of wasted potential. It has the look of a grand RPG adventure, but behind the curtain it's still your standard mobile gacha game. These two types of games contradict each other:

    - "Pay to win" is a misleading term. You can't really "win" in a gacha game. "Gacha" is about collecting rare heroes and exclusive items. But without spending literally thousands of dollars, your collection won't contain many desirable collectibles. The whole game is about trying to sell you lottery tickets for seemingly exclusive virtual items. As in all gacha games, gameplay and immersion are shallow and soulless when you've seen through the inital eye candy.

    - Combat has potential but doesn't evolve. After 2 hours you will perform the same fancy looking moves over and over again. Gameplay feels the same at lvl 1 as at lvl 60. Likewise, you will fight the same enemies at lvl 1 as at lvl 60, just with higher stats.

    - It tries to mimic an "epic adventure", but there's nothing to discover. All the good stuff is in loot boxes and will never be found elsewhere. There's literally thousands of treasure chests, all containing the same common items, with zero chance to get anything worthwile.

    - After the inital hours with lots of eye candy, progress grinds to a halt (at rank 23-25), content is gated behind huge amounts of grind and/or paying money to make the grind more bearable.

    - The "endgame" revolves around farming small amounts of premium currency and materials. Materials will unlock the full potential of your heroes. Premium currency lets you buy another lottery ticket. Sooner rather than later, gameplay becomes a tedious job you go through just to get another lottery ticket or to make your heroes slightly stronger.

    - There 's no real challenge, you will steamroll 98% of the content. The only challenge comes in form of time trials, in which you won't be able to defeat some monsters within the time limit, since your team's damage output isn't high enough. How to overcome the problem? You guessed it: grind for months on end and/or pay for lootboxes.

    - Immersion is constantly broken. Before you meet characters in the story, you might get them in loot boxes. So you might run around with the "Anemo God" Venti, a very rare character, while you try to locate him in a quest. It's a bit like "Back to the Future", but twisted.

    Genshin Impact, like all other gacha games, is about "pay for a chance to get a super rare hero", "pay to progress", "pay to not waste your time". It isn't even "pay to have fun", since gameplay is shallow and whatever you might pay, it will never be enough, there will always be some bottleneck or some new exclusive hero that outperforms whatever heroes you might have collected until then.
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  90. Dec 23, 2020
    1
    What to say? The game runs unperformant after playing for a long time - and, when it runs unperformant, it does weird things with the controlls (ie. you press '1' and it switches to character 3). The keybindings are horrible and you cant ribind them. You can grind a lot - but is this really neccessary in a SINGLE PLAYER game? Oh and if you want to grind for summons, you cant - most thingsWhat to say? The game runs unperformant after playing for a long time - and, when it runs unperformant, it does weird things with the controlls (ie. you press '1' and it switches to character 3). The keybindings are horrible and you cant ribind them. You can grind a lot - but is this really neccessary in a SINGLE PLAYER game? Oh and if you want to grind for summons, you cant - most things in the world dont respawn. That makes the world plain, boring, and not worth going over again, once you ran over it.
    Adressing the pay to win aspect: 5 Star heroes do a lot more damage and cary you over the game quite easily. They feel unbalanced and make the game boring.

    All in all a grind that does not feel good, a technical disaster and a money grab. And we didnt adress the topic, that the game looks like a rip of breath of the wild. Really not worth playing.

    Now with the update 1.2 i thought about reworking my review, but the new game features and the new part of the map are even worse, than what was there before. Still a bad game, which lost even more fun with the newest update, still a money-grab, still not worth to be played.
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  91. Oct 1, 2020
    4
    Game is initially fun. But after a few hours you realize that the level of challenge is really really low. When you get to Adventure Rank 16-18, the game grinds to a halt. You finally got multiplayer coop! Yay! But it sucks because there is no challenge. Fun for kids but anyone above 5 years old will see through this game for what it is, a distraction to force engagement. But why engageGame is initially fun. But after a few hours you realize that the level of challenge is really really low. When you get to Adventure Rank 16-18, the game grinds to a halt. You finally got multiplayer coop! Yay! But it sucks because there is no challenge. Fun for kids but anyone above 5 years old will see through this game for what it is, a distraction to force engagement. But why engage when the payoff is steamrolling every single encounter? Both in single player and coop? Expand
  92. Sep 30, 2020
    0
    Pay to win and not fun shouldn't have tension (energy) for a pc game in 2020 lazy developers
  93. Sep 29, 2020
    0
    You can only get good weapon or stuff by paying, chest give you nothing but useless materials
  94. Jan 6, 2021
    2
    Resin system is insanely horrible AR49 and game is like for 20 min per day and then u dont have anything to do......from start it was awesome but late game is boring and absolutly nithing to do....
  95. Jan 10, 2021
    0
    This game is a **** car crash. It is made by incels for incels that have low standards. It is a poor mans zelda and has a multitude of glaring issues.
    1- The art direction, is a direct rip off of Zelda Breath of the wild to appeal to a wider audience because they cant design games for the lives of them. It is meh and uninspired as it is a clone.
    2- The voice acting is disgraceful and all
    This game is a **** car crash. It is made by incels for incels that have low standards. It is a poor mans zelda and has a multitude of glaring issues.
    1- The art direction, is a direct rip off of Zelda Breath of the wild to appeal to a wider audience because they cant design games for the lives of them. It is meh and uninspired as it is a clone.
    2- The voice acting is disgraceful and all voice actors should have been aborted. The dialogue is painful and makes me want to shoot myself. i was spamming the spacebar throughout the whole dull mess that is the tutorial.
    3- the fighting is dull and patheticly shallow, it does not feel like any effort was put in and is on par with most bargain bin mobile games. There is no ooph behind attacks and the camera feels floaty.
    4- It is an awful isekai that is on the same level with uninspired amines.
    5- The characters are walking archetypes and will make you want to pinch yourself to keep awake while they speak.
    I cannot bear to talk about this game anymore as it is physically painful to think about.
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  96. Jan 12, 2021
    1
    The world of this game is amazing. Characters, music, lore - each of these things are at least on a "good" level.

    But the game itself becomes very boring with time, I feel like I've wasted too much time completing identical side-quests and grinding materials so I can PLAY THE GAME.

    Very disappointing.
  97. Jan 7, 2021
    2
    Despite the overwhelming hype for this game it was extremely underwhelming and gets very boring after only a short while, without falling for the gacha system and paying for characters the game leaves you with very little to do, even for a free game, it is pretty much a watered down Breath of the Wild without the beauty and charm that Breath of the Wild had
  98. Jan 3, 2021
    2
    Думаю я поиграл достаточно долго, чтобы оставить отзыв об этой игре.
    Начну с того, что изначально игра презентовалась как JRPG, и я рассматриваю ее как JRPG, а не Gacha игра, как это делают многие игроки.
    Почему я ставлю 2? Я не знаю, может быть потому что Genshin Impact удивила всех, включая меня, своим красочным миром +1 и сюжетом +1, итого 2. Конечно, в начале игры всё дается
    Думаю я поиграл достаточно долго, чтобы оставить отзыв об этой игре.
    Начну с того, что изначально игра презентовалась как JRPG, и я рассматриваю ее как JRPG, а не Gacha игра, как это делают многие игроки.
    Почему я ставлю 2? Я не знаю, может быть потому что Genshin Impact удивила всех, включая меня, своим красочным миром +1 и сюжетом +1, итого 2.
    Конечно, в начале игры всё дается довольно легко, персонажи и оружие не требуют тонны ресурсов для улучшения, и самих ресурсов у тебя в достатке. Но стоило только вдохнуть свежего воздуха, как тут же в камеру пускают газ.
    Смола: На ранних этапах игры все идет гладко, можно часами бродить по миру и на каждом углу находить сундуки, но даже 1500+ сундуков заканчиваются где-то к 35-40 рангу, и остается лишь ежедневная активность, а именно поручения и 3-4 раза сходить в подземелье, лишь бы потратить жалкие 160 смолы. 40 смолы на босса, 20 на подземелье, еще 60 на другого босса - смола тут, смола там, везде нужна смола, в игре почти нету активности где не нужно было бы использовать смолу, и как итог ты заходишь в игру только на 20 минут в день, после чего ждешь 8*160= 21 час 20 минут для того чтобы снова потратить смолу. И этот порочный круг продолжается пока ты не купишь смолу за камни истока (особая игровая валюта), что фактически означает купить возможность поиграть подольше. Особенной частью всего этого являются еженедельные боссы, на которых надо тратить аж 60 смолы за раз, иными словами ты потратишь всю смолу уже в первые 10 минут игры в понедельник, и все равно убьешь только двух боссов, и при этом не факт что тебе вообще выпадет что-то хорошее.
    Кстати о чем-то хорошем, а именно о ресурсах в игре. Приближаясь к высоким уровням цены на улучшения персонажей, оружия или артефактов становятся неподъемными. Мало того что всего лишь пара мечей или артефактов попросту съедят все ваши накопленные Мора (обычная игровая валюта), так еще и персонажи требуют по несколько десятков редких материалов. Если учесть, что в игре надо улучшать не только одного персонажа, а всю команду, то количество нужных ресурсов возрастает на столько, что будьте готовы потратить больше недели на улучшение нескольких персонажей персонажей. На самом деле, даже проблема с ресурсами перестала бы быть проблемой, если бы не смола. Mihoyo оказались очень хитрыми, чтобы получить нужные ресурсы требуется убить определенных боссов, но убить босса можно в любое время совершенно бесплатно, а вот собрать ресурсы стоит уже 40 смолы, или всего 4 раза в день, то есть 8-12 особых предметов для улучшения, в то время как стоимость улучшения может достигать 20 предметов и выше.
    Как итог, по мере прохождения интересная игра превращается в 15 минутные заходы и шаблонные задания.
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  99. Jan 8, 2021
    4
    Estou no AR 49 o jogo tem muito potencial, mas ultimamente está me dando mais e mais frustações e decepções.... Algumas delas são:
    - sistema de resina com reposição ultra lenta;
    - o drop de materiais de ascensão dos chefes está uma catástrofe, assim como o drop dos materiais de talento.... por vezes você gasta toda sua resina diária e não consegue pegar sequer um item de raridade roxa,
    Estou no AR 49 o jogo tem muito potencial, mas ultimamente está me dando mais e mais frustações e decepções.... Algumas delas são:
    - sistema de resina com reposição ultra lenta;
    - o drop de materiais de ascensão dos chefes está uma catástrofe, assim como o drop dos materiais de talento.... por vezes você gasta toda sua resina diária e não consegue pegar sequer um item de raridade roxa, você pode dizer "ah mas pode-se fundi-los para obter raridade superior", engano, o número dado das outras raridades é ridiculamente baixo deixando o processo exaustivo e chato.
    - para evoluir os talentos dos personagens acima do rank 6 é necessário um item que apenas os chefes semanais dropam, isso é extremamente frustante!! Eu com AR 49 derrotando toda semana e sem falhar o Lobo, NUNCA obtive Spirit Locket of Boreas necessários para evoluir talentos de muitos personagens que uso em minha equipe
    - pegar protótipos de chefes é tão raro, tão raro que é quase uma lenda urbana, com AR 49 peguei 2 até hoje
    - o mundo é vasto porém vazio, muitos locais você faz uma missão e pronto nunca mais retorna
    - inimigos são poucos e muito distantes uns dos outros farmar se torna uma tarefa muito chata
    *** Considerações finais: sinceramente já gastei grana no jogo, mas estou sinceramente inclinado a parar.... o jogo impõe travas de evolução que chega a ser grotesco
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  100. Jan 17, 2021
    0
    DISGUSTING 60FPS LIMIT. Poor render distance even at ultra (grass disappears after 50m). Poor LOD's. Vertical sensitivity is slower then horizontal with no way to adjust it. Data doesn't carry over between servers and there is no ping counter before you choose a server.
    All of these ground breaking problems we're found out in the first 30seconds of gameplay, there's no point in
    DISGUSTING 60FPS LIMIT. Poor render distance even at ultra (grass disappears after 50m). Poor LOD's. Vertical sensitivity is slower then horizontal with no way to adjust it. Data doesn't carry over between servers and there is no ping counter before you choose a server.
    All of these ground breaking problems we're found out in the first 30seconds of gameplay, there's no point in continuing.

    game is half assed mobile cash-grab. there is no passion built into this game, only money from chinese mobile gamers.

    If it didn't have those problems it would be 10/10.
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Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Nov 12, 2020
    90
    Oh, the joy of exploring this beautiful world. Oh, the clever combat, the great voice acting, the compelling story. This is one of the best RPGs of the year. And it’s almost beyond comprehension that you can get it for free.
  2. Oct 20, 2020
    90
    Overall, in spite of things that should bring Genshin Impact down, the game is so much fun to play that the negatives are ultimately minor gripes. [...] The gameplay is smooth and simplistic, and it works great on all platforms - though I’m still not sure why the PlayStation version can’t be linked to a Mihoyo account so I could play on my phone when I’m not at home (PS Vita version please??) but it’s a small gripe to an otherwise terrific game.
  3. Oct 17, 2020
    80
    Genshin Impact is a stunning fantasy game that may be a potential revolution in the free-to-play genre.