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  • Summary: Welcome to the beautiful fantasy world of Teyvat. Step into a huge open-world of adventure and mystery, where heroic quests await. As a traveller from another world, you must find your lost sibling and unravel Teyvat's many secrets. Joined by Paimon, a kind-hearted sprite guide, your missionWelcome to the beautiful fantasy world of Teyvat. Step into a huge open-world of adventure and mystery, where heroic quests await. As a traveller from another world, you must find your lost sibling and unravel Teyvat's many secrets. Joined by Paimon, a kind-hearted sprite guide, your mission takes you through beautiful forests, bustling towns, and treacherous dungeons. And while your journey may put you into the path of merciless foes and fiendish puzzles you can count on numerous playable allies to join your custom party of four, harnessing the power of the elements to overcome all obstacles.
    Key Features:
    Explore Teyvat however you want
    Fly across the open-world, swim in a massive sea, climb mountains, and stray off the beaten path. Whether you decide to follow the storyline or just enjoy the gorgeous environment, Teyvat is yours to discover.
    Add up to four party members
    Choose who fights by your side, with over 30 characters to meet and create your party witheach possessing different abilities, personalities, and combat styles. Will you pick Jean, the acting grand master of the knights? Or Lisa, a witch harnessing the raw force of lightning?

    Master the seven elements
    Control and combine Pyro, Hydro, Electro, Anemo, Dendro, Cryo, and Geo to solve challenging puzzles and unleash powerful attacks.

    Travel alone or hunt together
    Charge head-on into battles by yourself, or invite your friends to join the fight against dangerous monsters, and discover the secrets of this vast world together.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Oct 2, 2020
    93
    Genshin Impact is a whimsical, wondrous land dripping with unbridled charm and appeal, combining a ridiculously compelling reward loop with unfettered, continuous discovery. In this world I felt like a child visiting theme park for the first time — dazzled, mesmerized, and completely swept away. I only wish the shimmering glow wasn’t marred by a ghoulish monetization model, but that’s something I’m willing to overlook for my ticket to this fascinating realm.
  2. Oct 10, 2020
    90
    During my time with Genshin Impact, I fell in love with it. After only a few hours, my thoughts about what this adventure was faded away as it truly evolves into a unique experience. There’s a fine level of detail that went into crafting this beautiful world, and you can’t help but want to see every inch of it. Although the grind and the gachas systems are present, this is a game that I will gladly return to again and again. Regardless, all of this is available for free, so nothing stops you from finding out for yourself.
  3. 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.
  4. Oct 5, 2020
    83
    Genshin Impact is a fresh and colorful action RPG with a surprising amount of content for being free to play, with more additions to come.
  5. Oct 11, 2020
    80
    Obviously, it's not a perfect game, but Genshin Impact deserves a try from RPG fans. There's plenty of in-game content to explore, and while many assumed this was just Breath of the Wild with microtransactions, Genshin Impact has a surprising amount of depth and content for players to enjoy.
  6. 80
    Despite its often less-than-subtle nods to Nintendo's Breath of the Wild, Genshin Impact does enough differently to stand apart. Throw in punchier combat, a more traditional story packed with interesting characters, and an outstanding score and Genshin Impact easily sits among the upper echelon of games released this year. Hopefully miHoYo relaxes the stamina system and gacha rates soon, because Teyvat is a world absolutely worth revisting. They're just making it difficult for anyone but gacha fans to find the motivation to hold on.
  7. Oct 13, 2020
    70
    Overall, Genshin Impact is a solid game hampered a bit by the restrictions its free-to-play model imposes. The overall production values are high, and the core gameplay is solid. In particular, the elemental interaction system is a ton of fun and gives the game a distinct personality. But while there's a lot to do, having several chunks of Genshin Impact gated off until you've reached a higher rank is an obnoxious restriction for an open-world game to have--and once you finally do see what lies in those unexplored areas, it's often a bit underwhelming. Still, it's a solid start, and I'll certainly be interested in seeing how Genshin Impact continues to evolve in future updates.

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  1. Sep 29, 2020
    10
    Edit: (Most important): It is not p2w and you don't have to spend money. If someone says something else they haven't played it.
    Play it
    Edit: (Most important): It is not p2w and you don't have to spend money. If someone says something else they haven't played it.
    Play it yourself rather than believing these fools it's only a 12GB download and free.


    It is a really nice RPG you should try it. The Gacha system is only to get you some new characters, but they are in no way needed to enjoy the RPG experience.

    If people get turned off by a Gacha system, that doesn't hinder your progression and don't see that this game is at it's base a really nice action RPG than you shouldn't value their opinion.

    And the game doesn't border you with pop ups and shoves banners in your face like other gacha games, so you should view this game more like a RPG that has an optional gacha element at the side.
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  2. Oct 6, 2020
    10
    젤다의전설 야생의숨결을 배낀 가짜들의 대결.

    원신 vs 유비소프트의 이모탈스 피닉스 라이징. 결과는? 원신의 승리. 그나마 원신이 젤다 아류작 게임들 중에선 가장 갓겜인듯ㅋㅋ Genshin Impact vs Immortals
    젤다의전설 야생의숨결을 배낀 가짜들의 대결.

    원신 vs 유비소프트의 이모탈스 피닉스 라이징.

    결과는? 원신의 승리.

    그나마 원신이 젤다 아류작 게임들 중에선 가장 갓겜인듯ㅋㅋ

    Genshin Impact vs Immortals Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft Store.

    result? The victory of Genshin Impact.
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  3. Oct 13, 2020
    9
    Very Similar to BOTW , But have its own charm , World Exploration is very satisfying. + Lisa Voice and A lot of waifus 9/10. The only problemVery Similar to BOTW , But have its own charm , World Exploration is very satisfying. + Lisa Voice and A lot of waifus 9/10. The only problem is it's very grindyyyyyyy. Expand
  4. 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
    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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  5. Oct 29, 2020
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Игра на неделю спокойного прохождения по часов 6 в день. Читая все диалоги, не особо задротя в нее, апнул 30 ранг за 4 дня, после уже контента почти не осталось.
    После ранга 36 весь геймплей выглядит так: делаешь 4 дейлика за минут 10, тратишь смолу за 10-20 и ждешь следующий день.
    Co-op не нужен от слова совсем. Играли втроем и заходили друг к другу только чтобы быстрей потратить смолу, потому что на ранге 40 жать лкм нужно в несколько раз больше, чтобы убить мобов.
    Мне действительно понравилась игра, но только первые дней 5. У игры огромный потенциал, но разработчикам нравится система "поиграй часик в день и хватит, через недели 2 сможешь прокачать персонажа и делать то же самое".
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  6. Nov 26, 2020
    0
    Игра не оправдала ожиданий и вложений. 20 минут сетевой игры с другом в день - за такие деньги которые я вложил (5к рублей) в игру этоИгра не оправдала ожиданий и вложений. 20 минут сетевой игры с другом в день - за такие деньги которые я вложил (5к рублей) в игру это слишком много, а ведь надо вкладываться ещё. В одиночку я могу поиграть и во что-то другое. Синий шмот за реальные деньги это очень жирно. Пустая карта на которой нечего делать на моём 47 уровне приключений, это просто нонсенс. *Великолепная* система смолы которая искусственно ограничивает прогресс. Боссы с которых редко падают улучшения, мне понадобится год чтобы полностью прокачать скилы одного персонажа. Жесткие ограничения по всем аспектам игры. Спасибо за 6 одинаковых луков на мастерство стихий которые до сих пор работают не правильно . Платить в игре приходится за всё, это ужасно. За баттел пас - плати, за примогемы плати (да не обязательно а как без них?). Я ставлю 0 за эту ужасную игру которая требует только денег. Ты ведь можешь играть и бесплатно!! Ну конечно я могу, и могу вечно пытаться выбить понравившегося мне персонажа, оружие, созвездие. Без доната в игре делать нечего. Это рулетка которая портит настроение!!! Expand
  7. 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 ISGenshin 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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