This is Game8's review and impressions of the Genshin Impact Closed Beta. Read on to find out what the game is like and if it's right for you!
In the distant continent of Teyvat, the seven elements — Anemo, Pyro, Electro, Cryo, Hydro, Dendro, and Geo — converge. Those chosen by the gods are granted Visions, with which they can control the elements in nature. You, a mysterious traveler, are about to embark on epic adventures in this free world. You will master the various elements throughout your journey, during which amazing friends with diverse abilities will join you along the way. Together, you will fight mighty enemies, find your lost kin, and unravel the riddles of the world of Genshin Impact.
|Character Select Scene|
|Female Traveler (Lumine)||Male Traveler (Aether)|
At the beginning of Genshin Impact, you will choose whether to play as either of the twins. Regardless of who you choose there aren't any differences aside from appearance so go ahead and choose whichever you like best. The twin you don't choose will be whisked away by the Sustainer of Heavenly Principles setting you up for your journey to find them.
One of the most noticeable things about Genshin Impact are its anime-inspired graphics. Players can explore the beautiful continent of Teyvat freely.
As the game is open world, you can do a variety of things like defeat monsters, gather materials, cook, and so on.
Whether you're in battle or solving puzzles, you'll be able to make use of the Element system in the game. There are 7 elements: Fire, Wind, Water, Frost, Lightning, Earth, and Nature, that when combined can produce a variety of effects.
For example, hitting an enemies elemental weakness will deal extra damage, or using a fire-based attack on something frozen can melt it.
Each character has a unique personality with their own favorite foods, worries, and more. Each of these characters can also join your party and be played as!
Genshin Impact can be played alone or in co-op with up to 3 other people. When you start the game you will only be able to play by yourself, but as you raise your Adventure Rank you'll unlock the ability to join or host other playres.
You can enjoy the story at your own pace alone or gather up a group of friends to play together!
Being an open world game, you can freely explore every nook and cranny of Teyvat. Even if a place looks like it's unaccessible, hop on a wall and start climbing!
As you travel across Teyvat you'll find treasure chests, materials, and other items. You may find yourself spending a lot of time just searching for different goodies. There are also a variety of hidden treasures in the game that will rewards players who search them out.
Unfortunately picking up items off the ground requires you to stop moving. We felt things would be nicer if you could keep running when gathering items.
Each character is assigned one of the 7 elements and uses them while fighting which can cause what's known as an Element Reaction to occur. These reactions can cause extra damage to monsters among other things. Try combining different elements together to see their effects!
Aside from smaller trash mobs that litter the map, there are also larger Boss type enemies. Not taken down so easily, you may need to exploit their elemental or weapon weaknesses to deal damage and defeat them.
You may notice your HP isn't recovering naturally when outside of combat. Instead, you'll have to eat food or pray at a Statue of the Seven found scattered around the map. When your HP is low be careful!
Genshin Impact is free-to-play so naturally it has monetization features like in-app purchases. This comes in the form of a Gacha system, similar to many mobage, which can get you 4-5 star characters and 3-5 star weapons.
※You will also recruit characters just by playing the story.
|Genre||Open World RPG|
|Official Site||Official Site|
|Genshin Impact Twitter|
|YouTube||Genshin Impact YouTube|
|2.1 Update News|
|2.1 Livestream and Special Program|
|2.0 Update News|
|Sayu||2.0 Livestream and Special Program|
|2.0 Teleportation Furnishing Developers Discussion||PlayStation Cross-Save Function|
|1.6 Update News|
|Kazuha||1.6 Livestream and Special Program|
|Serenitea Pot Optimization Developers Discussion|
|1.5 Update News|
|Genshin Impact 1.5 Update Summary||1.5 Livestream and Special Program|
|Version 1.5 Dev Notes||Housing Dev Notes|
|1.4 Update News|
|Rosaria||Genshin Impact 1.4 Update Summary|
|1.4 Livestream and Special Program||1.4 Dev Notes|
|1.3 Update News|
|Genshin Impact 1.3 Update Summary||Lantern Rite Event|
|1.2 Update News|
|Genshin Impact 1.2 Update Summary||How to Chat|
|1.1 Update News|
|All New Items||Reputation System|
|Version 1.1 Maintenance Update|
|News and Game Info Guides|
|Release Date and Time||Mobile and Console Versions|
|Online Multiplayer||Gameplay and Battle System|
|List of Controls||System Requirements and File Size|
|How to Pre-Register||Pre-Launch Rewards|
|Closed Beta Review||Cross-Platform Play|
|Cross Saves and How to Save||Get Ready for the Road|
|Pre-Load Guide||Language Settings|
|Controller Support for PC and Mobile||Spyware Issues and Official Response|
|When is the Daily Reset Time?||Free Gifts and How to Redeem Codes|
|Nintendo Switch Release Date||Available Platforms|
|Survey with 20,000 Mora Reward||2020/10/22 Server Maintenance Update|
|Survey with 30,000 Mora Reward (October 22, 2020)||List of Mail Promotions|
|Geo Resonance and Zhongli Buff Announcement|
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