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GENSHIN IMPACT REVIEW

On September 28, the game Genshin Impact from the Chinese developer miHoYo was released. It immediately gained popularity, and in a week from the moment of its release, it brought its creators more than $60 million.

The game was announced back in the first quarter of 2017. The developers tried to fill it with an interesting story with exciting action and create a colorful open world with exciting and unique quests. At the stage of beta testing Genshin Impact caused the enthusiastic reviews of users.

This is a cross-platform game that available both on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC and PlayStation. Like most Asian projects of this kind, it is made in the anime style. Despite its popularity, however, Genshin Impact has received quite controversial opinions among professional gaming publications.

However, only from personal experience can you get a full understanding of the game, and before starting the journey, I suggest that you familiarize yourself with the system requirements.

On which device you want to play | Genshin Impact?

On which device you want to play Genshin Impact?

For iOS and PlayStation 4, in principle, everything is clear and so. In the first case, almost any current iPad is supported, as well as the iPhone, starting with 8 Plus and later. The iOS version must be 9.0 or higher, and the free memory must be at least 8 GB. And in the second — PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro with 30 GB of free space.

For PC and Android on the official website, the system requirements are listed as follows:

Minimum requirementsRecommended features
Operating room
the system:
Windows 7 SP1 (x64),
Windows 8.1 (x64)
or Windows 10 (x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x64),
Windows 8.1 (x64)
or Windows 10 (x64)
Processor:Intel Core i5
or similar
Intel Core i7
or similar
Operational information
memory:
8 GB16 GB
Video card:GeForce GTX1030 6 GB
or higher
GeForce GTX1060 6 GB
or higher
DirectX:1111
Free space available
disk space
30 GB30 GB

But I think that on a weaker hardware, you can play Genshin Impact without any problems. The configuration of my PC is based on the i3 9100f, and in conjunction with the GTX 960 2Gb video card, the game “flies” at the maximum speed. By the way, obviously, the GTX 1030 6 GB is a typo of the Russian-language version of the site, for the most part, this video card is produced with a video memory capacity of 2 GB. There is no such error on the English version of the site.

Minimum requirementsRecommended features
Operating room
the system:
Android 7.0
or higher
Android 7.0
or higher
Processor:Arm v8a processor (x64)Snapdragon 845,
Kirin 810 and higher
Operational information
memory:
3 GB4 GB or higher
Free space available
disk space
8 GB8 GB

What is Genshin Impact game about?

What is Genshin Impact game about?

The game begins with an introductory video in which a guy and a girl, as it turned out later — a brother and sister, intend to make another jump in their journey to the next world. But their path is blocked by an unknown female deity, who, after a short battle, enchants and shackles both of them.

Depending on the user’s choice, one of them becomes a game character. He wakes up in a world unknown to him, called Teiwat, and begins his journey in search of a missing relative. This world is ruled by seven gods, who are called Archons. They have a high level of control over one of the elements: Anemo (air), Geo (earth), Hydro (water), Pyro (fire), Electro (lightning), Dendro (nature), Cryo (ice).

Tawat is divided into seven regions, each of which the worship of any one of the Archons. They each contain one major city, and at the moment there are only two available in the game — Mondstadt and Li Yue Harbor, which are patronized by the gods of air and earth, respectively. In the future, the developers plan to add five more such cities with their own regions.

Each location in the country Tavata has a prototype in the real world. So, Mondstadt is very similar in architecture and culture of the inhabitants to medieval Germany, and Li Yue Harbor to China. Also in the game there will be a region of snow, whose prototype by Russia

What is Genshin Impact

The adventure begins a few months after entering a new world. During a regular fishing trip, the protagonist catches a Paimon from the lake, which will become the main character’s companion throughout the story and, in combination, the main mascot of the game.

The first task begins with Paimon’s suggestion to find the seven Archons so that they can help the traveler find his lost relative. As you progress through the quests and develop the storyline, the hero meets more and more characters, some of which can become game characters.

Each of them is endowed with abilities for one of the elements. For example, at an early stage of the story, the player becomes available to Amber, who uses a bow as a weapon and wields fire, Keya, whose weapon is a sword, and the element is ice, and Lisa, who can control the magic of Electro.

Genshin Impact review

Later, the player will have at his disposal the healer Barbara with the element of water and the fire spearman Xiang Ling. Also, from the first prayers, the player will definitely receive Noelle – a two-handed swordsman with the element of earth. Thus, the player receives a guaranteed set of game characters of all elements, except for nature, whose representatives are not yet in the game. The further set of characters is individual for each player and is obtained randomly in local “loot boxes”, called Prayers.

Interestingly, the traveler is the only character who can change his element by resonating with the statue of one of the Seven. For example, at the beginning of the game, before reaching the Mondstadt, the skills of Anemo, the Archon of the Air, become available to him. At the moment, the main character is able to possess only two elements — air and earth.

How to play Genshin Impact?

How to play Genshin Impact?

Before starting the game on a PC and being surprised by the number of “skills” available during the battle, you need to understand that Genshin Impact has left the environment of mobile games, so when playing on a PC, do not prepare to perform “solo on the keyboard”. Initially, it may seem that the control here is literally two-button, since there are only 2 “abilki” – an elementary skill, which is a special ability of the character during battle, and an Explosion of the elements, which becomes available as the damage is accumulated.

Therefore, using the elementary ability of one character, you can immediately switch to another to trigger one of the reactions. For example, a combination of fire and water will create steam that doubles the damage done, water with ice will freeze the enemy, and electricity with fire will cause an explosion. These elemental features work not only against enemies, but also in the surrounding world. A character who possesses the element of ice can freeze water and thus pave the road, and Pyro characters are needed to destroy interfering thickets or to set torches on fire.

In total, the following reactions are available in the game:

  • ignition (Piro),
  • dispersion (Anemo),
  • crystallization (geo, and any other elements),
  • the Livewire lash hundred (the combination of Hydro and Electro)
  • superconductivity (Cryo and Electro)
  • burning (Dendro and Pyro),
  • frost (Hydro and Cryo),
  • melting (Cryo and Pyro),
  • overload (electric and Pyro),
  • evaporation (Hydro and Pyro),
  • Blizzard (Cryo and Anemo),
  • dust (geo and Anemo),
  • poisoning (Dendro and Hydro),
  • spikes (Dendro and geo).

Each reaction deals different damage, so you need to use them wisely, too. It is worth noting that the game currently has no playable Dendro characters, they promise to add them later.

In Genshin Impact, a lot depends on the adventure rank, which is essentially the overall account level. With its pumping, new features and quests become available. As the adventure rank increases, so does the world level, which boosts all enemies on the map, but also increases the chance of more rare items falling out.

Money in Genshin Impact

Money in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact — free2play game with gacha system. This is a form of donation in the Asian games that resembles a lottery. Various loot boxes are available for purchase in the game, in which a valuable item, an elite weapon or a new game character can fall out with a small percentage of probability. In the game, this is implemented through Prayers for the fulfillment of wishes, but for this you need to have a special currency-the Source Stones.

All items obtained from Prayers are divided into three types of rarity — ordinary (3 stars), epic (4 stars) and legendary (5 stars). The base drop rate of an epic four-star item or character is 5.1%, while that of a legendary five-star character is only 0.6%. This information is known thanks to Chinese law, which obliges developers of online games to disclose details of random probabilities.

Conclusions about the game Genshin Impact

Conclusions about the game Genshin Impact

Some people call Genshin Impact an MMORPG game, but they are completely wrong. This is a single-player action adventure with an open world. Yes, it is possible to go through some activities in co-op, but most of the time the player will explore the world alone.

It is worth noting that in co-op, the gameplay changes noticeably: if in single-player mode, the player takes turns controlling 4 characters and independently combines their skills, then in co-op, four people take control of one character each. If there are two people in the squad, then each of them controls 2 characters.

In Genshin Impact, everything is implemented at the highest level for a free game. You can, of course, a little podonatit for the sake of getting new characters and a more powerful weapon, but this exciting adventure is quite possible to go without it with great pleasure.

The developers managed to make a colorful, addictive world with an interesting plot. And the more you dive into it, the more interesting it becomes.

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