Genshin Impact officially launches for PC, PS4, and mobile devices

    
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Genshin Impact officially launches for PC, PS4, and mobile devices

Shanghai-based developer miHoYo has officially launched the new open world multiplayer RPG Genshin Impact to the world, bringing its colorful universe and unique mechanics to iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, and PC.

In it, you play as a traveler from another world looking to reunite with a long-lost sibling and discover the mysteries of the world of Teyvat. Players can explore on foot, by using a glider, or by climbing in a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-styled open world, with shrines to find and puzzles to clear. In combat, players switch between a party of four different characters from a large roster in active hack-and-slash combat, though the use of elements is said to play a significant factor in victory. Earning additional characters is done through following the main story or via a gacha mechanic, while multiplayer can involve as many as four players in cross-platform play.

In celebration of the game’s release, Genshin Impact is hosting a Sieze the Day login event where players can earn a bunch of different items when logging in for a total of seven days for those who are Adventure Rank 5. Items can be redeemed between now and October 10th.

For more on this game, you can check out the gameplay trailer below and take a look at some of the first impressions from Belghast from Tales of the Aggronaut. And if you’ve been playing yourself, feel free to share your thoughts as well.

sources: official site (1, 2), Twitter

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Serenityinaz12

Shockingly good game for mobile – it’s like miles and miles ahead of anything out there. playing on the pc client I wouldn’t even know it’s a mobile game if it wasn’t for the gacha mechanic. Crazy attention to lore details on almost everything too, really enjoying it.

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Malcolm Swoboda

I’m an addict for lore books. You can imagine my reaction at a certain point. They knew I’d be this way.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Tried on (2018, mid-range) phone, can play on Lowest or Low settings so far, so maybe I’ll keep going. Tried on laptop, doesn’t run well enough on any good resolution, so probably won’t play there. Will try on desktop later.

Not excited but I have a couple friends getting into it so I’ll see :)

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agemyth 😩

Gacha game mechanics. That presumably means no matter how good the game might play it will be ruined by monetization or grinding for basic game features.

It is “pretty”, but the anime design I’ve seen here seems lazy.

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Ian Wells

Been playing a bit, and while just about everything can be bought RMT in a gacha, most things can be earned just through play. You get a good amount of cash shop currency through play and leveling your account, and even the currencies to use to summon more characters can be dropped in chests which spawn randomly across the map.

Sure, you can pay to get a head or jump over a wall, but so far it seems a lot like MiYoHo’s other game, Honkai Impact 3rd, where you are really only paying to waifu.

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Malcolm Swoboda

You don’t grind for basic game features.

Example: The main character is of the ‘wind’ element, and elemental effects are a very big deal in this game, but at least you have one covering ‘wind’. But his/her thing is being able to advance to more elements as their story progresses, so its a certainty that they aren’t the best at ‘wind’. They’re a ‘5-star’ character, which presumably would be among the best ones (there’s 1-5star gear, but only 4-5star for characters so far), but aside from the versatility, they’re mostly among the least useful. The other element unlocked for them is ‘earth’. Quotation marks because there’s different in-game terminology.

But then there’s other ‘4-star’ characters, free from story, or from challenging content, or temporary giveaways, or from the gacha, that are clearly more emphasized on the ‘wind’. Fine, it doesn’t mean the MC is useless for at least most content.

But then the first featured banner has a character, Venti, who is even stronger in Wind from the onset, has some support capacity, and even some particularly nice open-world capacity in being able to use his ability to create a gust that can propel you up like one of the static world points of interest to use your glider, and he provides longer glider duration when he’s in your party. He’s a 5-star, and only from gacha, at a rare rate that is only pushed up on feature banners like the current one. Do you need super powerful Wind? No, you can get otherwise great or good Wind. Do you need a support character? Sort of, at some point, but it doesn’t need to be him, and you can group with others, and currently there’s temporary deals (beginner banner, free tickets, first pull guaranteed)/giveaways (get to lv 20 adventure rank before patch 1.1) for up to 2 characters, and both of those have support capacity as well. Do you need to be a super great glider? No, not at all, not yet, and likely not ever. Its just nicer to have that experience, to get to places faster and easier, and probably accomplish future puzzles with a little less stress (puzzle 2 win?).

Eventually 5stars will be needed, but at that point devs usually do something of giveaways of at least some 5stars, just not necessarily the ones you want. And 4stars here will likely get 5star upgrade paths later on in the story. And the highest end content, due to co-op, can probably handle having 1-2 of the 4 players being ‘stragglers’ that don’t have the exactly ‘perfect’ setup. And maxing out through duplicate pulls is rarely necessary except for the hardest content well into the future.

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Michael Fuchs

The game is fantastic

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Stormwaltz

I had heard absolutely nothing – zero – about this game before late last night, but this is the fourth site I’ve seen post about it as if it’s been long awaited.

I feel like I’ve woken up in a parallel reality.

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cursedseishi

It’s been posted about a few times. Most commonly as “Breath of the Waifu” or some turn of phrase relating it back towards “Breath of the Wild”, where it draws plenty of inspiration from.

Or for stuff like this.
https://screenrant.com/ps4-genshin-impact-legend-zelda-protest/

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Malcolm Swoboda

Its because a big part of the talk is around anime fans – something still of a subculture that only partially crosses with MMORPG fans, and another big part of the talk is around gacha game players – something that many MMORPG fans, at least in the west, pride themselves on not being.

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Aord

The “new open world multiplayer RPG” is in reality an open-world single-player gacha-based RPG with 4-player cross-play option. This wording puts things in slightly different perspective

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Friend

Well the most welcomed feature is the cross-platform account, meaning I can play on my home PC and continuing them on my phone as I commute to and from work although the gesture movement on phone is a little difficult

Wait a minute, am I playing on a nintendo switch?

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orson0402

Comes with a handy little kernal level anti-cheat.

Uninstall and use this guy’s guide to remove the anti-cheat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRknKy-NRxM

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Malcolm Swoboda

They’re removing it.

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orson0402

Negative. It will remain active for 30 hours after closing the game. If you play every day, it essentially doesn’t matter.

About Our Anti-Cheat System from Genshin_Impact

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Malcolm Swoboda

Unacceptable then.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

The service this game uses for anti-cheat on PC does not end when exiting the game and also does not uninstall with the game.

Google up “mhyprot2.sys” for the workarounds if this is a concern for you.

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feleran

Fresh patch notes say this:
Fixed the problem of Genshin Impact’s anti-cheat program running after the PC client is closed/uninstalled.

Hard to believe it was a surprise for them, though.

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bobfish

Chinese developer with local cheating problems. They’ve just mass banned a huge number of players in China and it’s only been out there for two weeks.

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TheDefensior

Yep, I’ve been playing it. For the price of admission (free), it’s fun enough if you don’t mind the anime-ness. Not sure I’ll stick with it for the long haul but time will tell. I’m fully expecting there to be a progression paywall sooner or later.

In several hours of gameplay I’ve yet to see a single online feature about it, so by any stretch of the imagination, calling it an MMO seems optimistic :) I saw one mention of co-op, but I suppose that’ll be unlocked at a higher level.