“A Chinese shareware RPG with an Asian equivalent of loot boxes” – this sentence alone sounds like a curse for many players, forcing them to run away from such a game through the forest. However, Genshin Impact became the main sensation of autumn a couple of years ago. The most successful international launch in the history of the Chinese industry; more than 20 million pre-registrations worldwide; over $60 million earned by mobile versions in the first week alone.
But why did this game, which at first no one took seriously, become so popular all over the world? That’s what we’ll figure out in this article! Well, if your phone does not allow you to play this game, and you cannot be constantly at the computer, then you can visit Vave for games and entertainment from your phone.
Yes, in Genshin Impact there are many signs of a typical, free-play Asian MMORPG. There are rewards for daily entry; again, daily (and rather primitive) tasks for killing monsters and searching for items; different types of currencies for which you can purchase certain things and ingredients; joint trips in groups to dungeons of an increasingly higher level of difficulty, where difficulty levels open up as your rank increases adventures; special events and challenges.
Having reached the 20th level of the hero’s development, you need to earn special items to “elevate” him and open pumping up to the 40th level. New skills and talents also open up with the acquisition of new phases of elevation, or they need to be activated with rare items.
Weapons and artifacts of the characters also need to be awakened (opens new bonuses) and elevated so that you can pump this equipment not only to level 20. All these are a typical MMO mechanics.
But at the same time, Genshin Impact and the very concept of a “typical Asian MMORPG” are extremely far from each other. For a game of this level, it sounds more like an insult. Simply because the staff of the studio miHoYo followed the Western path, close to Neverwinter and Star Wars: The Old Republic, and not to some regular Korean “line”.
And anyway, strictly speaking, this is not an MMORPG at all. Genshin Impact can be played as a full-fledged single-player RPG.
Secondly, Genshin Impact has a much more lively and interesting world than in typical Asian MMO. And much more attention is paid to the plot, quests, characters, and world exploration.
The fact that you got into an AAA-quality project becomes clear immediately after the first launch. An emphatically picturesque picture immediately fascinates and attracts the eye; the starting videos cause a desire to put aside a sandwich (chewing, it is difficult to pronounce “Wow!”); very pleasant music creates the right atmosphere. And you immediately realize that it’s beautiful, serious, and for a long time. You can describe how beautiful it is for a long time, but it’s better to see it once.
This is a very significant point for many. In Genshin Impact, all the characters look like characters from a very high-quality anime.
And even if you can’t stand anime, you still can’t help but notice how cool it is, with how attention to detail everything is drawn. Local costumes and hairstyles that I want to look at.