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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: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Dec 2, 2020
    91
    Genshin Impact is part of a wave of titles from China that is slowly eroding the bad stereotype that Chinese devs are devoid of creativity and skill. While the initial comparisons are there, Genshin Impact does go beyond to distinguish itself…now if only the gacha rates and the free primogem are better I would have no hesitation recommending the title.
  2. 90
    Genshin Impact provides you with more content as a free to play game than most full-price titles do. With so much to offer, you can easily get lost in its lush world, fun and exciting combat, and deep exploration. Genshin impact is easily one of the best surprises of the year and should be a model for how future free-to-play titles should be constructed.
  3. Oct 11, 2020
    83
    Anime roleplaying game with high production value and a great entertainment factor – and all of that for free.
  4. Oct 6, 2020
    80
    Put aside your reservations about free-to-play mobile RPGs, gacha mechanics, and weeby storytelling: Genshin Impact is totally unique. I came in a skeptic and now find myself genuinely relishing hours more time spent chaining elemental combos, grinding for new characters, and the intrigue of its ongoing story.
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    What Genshin Impact offers for free - and promises down the line - is the best bang for your buck in gaming today.
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    77
    Genshin Impact is a pleasant and unexpected surprise. With a perfectly sustainable business model the title of miHoYo is able to offer a complete and fun single player experience, all for free. Of course, the risk of getting caught up in compulsive buying mechanisms does exist, and I'm not cynical when I say that most of the game's revenue comes from this "type" of users. However, you can advance in the main campaign without spending a penny, since the world is set up in an organic way and always full of activities to do. Genshin Impact is therefore a more than discreet title, although its totally free nature could invest it with a higher "perceived value" than it really is.
  7. Oct 10, 2020
    70
    Genshin Impact has been nicknamed "Breath of the Waifu" due to its obvious influences and cute characters. But surprisingly, the game is much more than that.

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  1. Oct 1, 2020
    10
    Many criticisms here make no sense. This game is 100% PvE, the characters you win for free are strong enough to overcome the obstacles thatMany criticisms here make no sense. This game is 100% PvE, the characters you win for free are strong enough to overcome the obstacles that the game offers, so how is it pay to win?

    Yes, it is a gacha game, like many other mobile games. It is a mobile game that won a ps4 version. If you don't like gacha games, stay away from Genshin Impact.

    Genshin Impact is the best mobile game I have ever played.
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  2. Feb 6, 2021
    10
    i adore this game. the characters are so awesome with their designs/backstories and the world feels so full and colorful. i’ve put so manyi adore this game. the characters are so awesome with their designs/backstories and the world feels so full and colorful. i’ve put so many hours into this game over the past few months and i’m looking forward to what they add into this game over time and putting even more hours into it. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2020
    9
    Here are my base feelings 80 hours into Genshin impact
    What initially appeared to be a simple Gatch-Anime RPG with a beautiful world and
    Here are my base feelings 80 hours into Genshin impact
    What initially appeared to be a simple Gatch-Anime RPG with a beautiful world and basic combat scheme is quickly turning into one of my favorite gaming experiences. It is essentially fantasy RPG with a unique loot rind combined with a diverse set of funny and unique characters complimented by some well hidden adult humor that will have you laughing out loud.
    The combat flow is fun and actually quite interesting. Basically you choose 4 main characters and switch between them and their skills depending on the enemy, each of their skills and equipment. Without getting to detailed each character has 2 skills multiple passives, a main weapon type and an element! the combination of all these with 3 other character means combat is very dynamic.
    Some final thoughts: Genshin Impact's MSQ and side quests are both easy to follow and interesting while the musical score is simply setting a new level for games and I garuntee you will be talking at least 1 screenshot an hour this game is so pretty . All in all a must play

    Side notes
    The game ran smoothly for me on PS4 pro

    Some of these early reviewers seem to think this game is P2W or P2P and it makes me doubt they made it very far into the game. In addition to being essentially a single player experience (and therefore impossible to be a P2W) the game provides you you with 4 main characters through the MSQ the devs throw "premium" currency at you, send free character pulls in the game mailbox, have characters rewarded for beating in game challenges, and always seem to have a give away event running. At no point did I feel like I couldn't do something because of their monetization scheme but do be careful because gatcha is still gambling and it is incredibly east to spend money without noticing how much you have spent. (This game is way more rewarding to play as a F2P )

    p.s don't get me started on these BOTW haters lmao
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  4. Oct 12, 2020
    7
    If miHoYo didn’t plagiarized that obviously from other games, I would give this game 9/10.

    But it indeed has something that seems original
    If miHoYo didn’t plagiarized that obviously from other games, I would give this game 9/10.

    But it indeed has something that seems original to me, and the game itself is quite fun, plus it’s free to play, plus the dialogues are hilarious, plus it’s not very pay to win, I think we still have to acknowledge the work they have done for this game.

    It would be nice they can fix the bugs which occurs when fighting enemies and the FPS drop when entering the Mondstadt. And why does the Chinese voice acting sounds like the characters are barely awake?
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  5. Nov 27, 2020
    4
    game is free to play so there's no reason not to try it.
    however its free to play and such it has microtransactions and layers upon layers of
    game is free to play so there's no reason not to try it.
    however its free to play and such it has microtransactions and layers upon layers of roadblocks that stop you from getting the full experience without grinding like its a day job or paying up a lot of your hard earned money.
    these roadblocks are eventually what put me off the game. the game fed me progression too slowly to be enjoyable, and y'know **** buying virtual currency.
    i recommend playing until you get bored or feel the need to buy microtransactions, after which delete the game from your hard drive and buy something more enjoyable
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  6. Dec 11, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. guys, let's have a look on my favourite character——Zhongli:Weakman!
    How many dollars should I keep spending in this game for a common experience. This game is a black hole.
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  7. Oct 3, 2020
    0
    Game copy paste of the year
    Copy Zelda Breath of the Wild 80%
    Party system Monster Hunter World
    Combat Nier Automata
    Gacha game pay to win

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