Yo, Genshin Impact is straight fire, even though it’s got lootboxes with whack drop rates and an energy system that’s a real obstacle when you’re tryna level up. And don’t even get me started on that annoying sidekick that’s always talking in third person.
But all that aside, the game is an epic RPG set in a sick open world that’s way more fun to explore than most full-priced games I’ve played this year. The real secret weapon of Genshin Impact is that it ain’t afraid to take features from other games, most notably The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Just like Nintendo’s classic hit, there’s an huge world to explore that’s packed with secrets, puzzles, and dope hidden loot.
There ain’t many icons on the map, so a lot of the exploration is self-guided. You gotta climb mountains, glide across canyons, and pay attention to your surroundings if you wanna discover it all. It might offend some Nintendo fans, but Genshin Impact ain’t just copying and pasting these ideas. It’s expanding on them and tweaking them to fit perfectly into a loot-obsessed RPG that’s – despite what its roots in mobile games might imply – incredibly fun to play.