Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. The game features an open-world environment and an action-based battle system using elemental magic and character-switching. It uses gacha game monetization for players to obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources. The game is online-only and features a limited multiplayer mode allowing up to four players to play together. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS in September 2020, PlayStation 5 in April 2021, and Nintendo Switch sometime later.
Genshin Impact takes place in the fantasy world of Teyvat, which is home to seven distinct nations, each of which is tied to an element and ruled by a god associated with it. The story follows a twin, referred to as the Traveler, who has traveled across many worlds with their twin but has become separated from them by an unknown god in Teyvat. The Traveler travels across Teyvat searching for the lost sibling with their companion Paimon and becomes involved in the affairs of the other nations, gods, and the world.
The game generally received positive reviews, with critics praising the combat and open-world freedom, while some criticism was raised at its endgame content and monetization model. A commercial success, the game grossed over $1 billion within six months of release.
Genshin Impact is an open-world action role-playing game that allows the player to control one of four interchangeable characters in a party. Switching between characters can be done quickly during combat, allowing the player to use several different skills and attacks. Characters may have their strengths enhanced in various ways, such as increasing their level and improving artifacts and the weapons that the character equips. In addition to exploration, the player can attempt various challenges for rewards. Scattered across Teyvat are bosses and challenges that reward precious resources, such as Stormterror and the Electro Hypostasis, but claiming them uses up a currency called resin, which slowly regenerates over time. Completing these challenges grants the player progress towards increasing their Adventure Rank, which unlocks new quests, challenges, and raises the World Level. The World Level measures how strong the enemies within the world are and the rarity of rewards that defeating them gives.