It can be said that the Gacha game type, which is very popular and popular on mobile platforms, has come to another dimension with Genshin Impact. First of all, simply state what the Gacha game genre is: AVM, etc. Everybody knows about the vending machines that contain stuff like stuffed toys and toy capsules. With the reflection of this process on the game world, a new game type was born under the name of “Gacha”. This game type also applies the same process I mentioned above on video games.
In these types of games, you usually need to deposit money to get good things, and the characters, materials, etc., which vary according to the game you play, in return for the money you deposit. you get things. Although gacha games can basically contain many different game types, there are also different gacha games. However, it is predominantly turn-based. Genshin Impact, on the other hand, approaches this genre with a different perspective and appears completely as Hack & Slash.
Gacha Without Pay to Win?
The biggest problem with Gacha games is that they’re pretty Pay to Win. Opened boxes, chests, etc. This can be quite difficult with in-game opportunities since the drop of what you want to achieve in things depends on a certain chance, and of course, you are content with looking while the one who mints the money eventually gets what he wants. Technically the same applies to Genshin Impact. In Genshin Impact, the Pay to Win factor of the game is a currency called Genesis Crystal that you can only get by depositing money, but you are more intimate with the currency called Primogem. As a matter of fact, the purpose of both is to call characters from the page under the name of “Wish”.
Each of the summoned characters has different abilities and characteristics. The characters are divided into 4-5 stars. While 5-star characters are generally strong in every sense, 4-star characters are definitely not weak. In my eyes, this is exactly where the Pay to Win factor of the game breaks. If you play correctly and provide the right opportunities, you can proceed normally with every character in the game. Because our game is a single-player game. There is no PvP, Leaderboard, or anything like that, and all you have to do is enjoy the game and play it. Also, although Genesis Crystal is a material that you can only get by depositing money, Primogem can be used from chests you can open from many missions in the game. can be obtained from places.
Dance of the Elements
Although Genshin Impact is a Gacha game, it is basically a Hack & Slash due to the gameplay mechanics. Each character you use is shooting arrows, swinging swords, and fighting with their unique abilities. Each character in our game, where you manage a group of 4 people, has one of fire, water, earth, air, ice, and electricity. Considering that there are currently 23 different playable characters in the game, the diversity is sufficient for a new game.
The characters you will use in the party of 4 you manage are the factors that determine your basic fighting style. For example: If you switch and attack a character with ice after using the abilities of a character with the water element, you can freeze the creature in front of you, or if you first burn the creature and then wet it, you can do extra damage with the evaporation effect. The elements of the characters in the group you manage and how you use them are the factors that direct your war.
We mentioned that the game is a single-player game. Of course in this case there is one in our story. Our story is about two brothers traveling between the worlds. As soon as they set foot in the universe we are in, their paths are blocked by an unknown divine force. This divine presence defeats both siblings and makes them separate from each other (depending on which of the two siblings you choose, the other sibling is separated from you). After our main character is defeated, he loses some of his powers and starts to search for his brother by staying on the planet he is on now.
The game’s story is interesting in its own right. Especially the characters that we come across in the later stages of the script are very catchy and make themselves very popular. At the same time, the responses that we can choose between dialogue eliminate a monotonous story progression to some extent. Of course, since the game has been out for 1 month, the story is far from over. The production team mentioned that the story will be added piece by piece along with the new cities. The first big patch is coming on November 11th.
With the first Honkai Impact released by Mihoyo, Gacha began to approach the game world from a different perspective. But since it is a mobile game based on the game, the audience they addressed was the limit. But with Genshin Impact, he has done a great job by falling like a bomb on the market, especially when we are out of the game.