Genshin Impact, a brand new open-world action game developed by miHoYo, the same developers who made the mobile game, Honkai Impact 3rd, revealed their latest game two months ago. Genshin Impact was originally planned to be released on PC and iOS. However, I didn’t hear about this game until it was announced to be also coming to the Playstation 4. And along with that, a whole lotta drama too!
Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG developed by miHoYo. Everything begins in a fantasy land named Teyvat, where the chosen ones have been granted Visions by the Archons and become able to wield the power of the seven elements. You, a mysterious traveler, are about to embark on epic adventures in this free world, where amazing friends with various abilities will join you along the way. They will help you fight intimidating enemies, find your lost kin, and unravel all the mysteries of the world of Genshin Impact.
Now the reason why I began paying a closer attention to Genshin Impact, was for a number of reasons. I played the Honkai Impact mobile game and thought it was great, it looks phenomenal on a visual and gameplay standpoint, and it has built up a reputation as a Breath of the Wild knock off, which I can somewhat see why. A lot of people in the Zelda community were quick to attack the game for what they claim to be a complete copying of Breath of the Wild aesthetic and style, right down to the main character waking up from his long slumber.
Now as someone who’s played a lot of games, I can tell you that, that trait can be found in hundreds of games, so no, Breath of The Wild did not pioneer that. Still, I do see some similarities between the two games, but to me it comes off as more of an inspiration if anything. It certainly isn’t the first time games have been inspired by other games. Anyways, in my opinion it’s not up to you guys to police games, if Nintendo finds a problem with the game, let THEM handle it. Smashing your PS4 and flipping the game off makes you guys look childish and foolish.
I have to say for development team that has only had experience in making mobile games, the leap to console level games, especially at this level of quality is astounding. The world seems rich with cultures and mystery and the combat from what I’ve seen so far is pretty good too. I don’t know, if a game like this can be played on PC, PS4 and iOS, then you all might as well release this Genshin Impact on the Nintendo Switch too. OK, that I’d like to see, for varies reasons. I’m definitely going to be keeping my eye on this title going forward.