The recently released Genshin Impact is taking the gaming world by storm. Developed and published by MiHoYo have already claimed 17 million downloads only on mobile devices, let alone the other platforms. Fans, YouTubers, and streamers are all jumping on the bandwagon of the popularity of the game. Fans are loving the game and literally going gaga while exploring the adventurous world of Teyvat.
When a game becomes such a big hit, the first question that comes to the mind of many people is why. What makes Genshin Impact so unique and why it is popular? Well, frankly speaking, there’s no one factor that can make a game reach the heights. Genshin Impact has a lot of elements that all come in together to make the game stand at the position it is. Here are some of the elements and reasons that make the game stand out from the rest and gain a lot of traction.
The Game is Free to Play
Genshin Impact is no less than any triple-A game. While almost all triple-A games are priced at $60 to $70, Genshin Impact is free to play. The game obviously has some in-game purchases and microtransactions, but it is completely optional. Anyone can play it without spending a penny. This free-to-play model has already proven worthy of the popularity of games like Fortnite and Apex Legends.
Available on Multiple Platforms
While there might be many games that are available on multiple platforms including consoles, PC, and mobile devices, not all of them are able to translate well into each platform. However, this is where Genshin Impact stands out from the rest, shouting out loud that you can get the same experience playing on any of the platforms. The game is available on handheld devices, PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Regardless of the platform, you play on, you will enjoy the game equally. That’s because the game runs perfectly on all the devices and platforms.
Genshin Impact’s Amazing Anime
While anime is not a big contributor to Genshin Impact’s popularity, it sure should be given some credit. There are tons of anime fans out there and the beautiful art style of Genshin Impact is appealing for them. If you have already played the game, you would know that the game has some mesmerizing landscape visuals. Simply walking and gliding around the world of Teyvat is engaging enough to hold back any player.
Genshin Impact is a Free Version of Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild is one of the most popular games for Nintendo Switch and Wii U. However the game is priced at $60. On the other hand, Genshin Impact is in many aspects similar to Breath of the Wild, and it is absolutely free to play. The thought of playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild itself is intriguing enough to attract a lot of gamers.
Beautiful UI and Combat System
Genshin Impact’s UI is easy to use and navigate. This makes a lot of difference when it comes to keeping the gamers playing any game. To top it up, the combat mechanics of Genshin Impact are amazing. I won’t say that the mechanics are different from what we use to see in other RPG games, but they are visually appealing. This is particularly important for anime fans who are out there playing the game to enjoy the visionary and graphics.
Amazing and Vast Storyline
Genshin Impact has an in-depth storyline that players can enjoy for hours and hours. In fact, you can get to know each of the character’s backstories while playing the game. Also, there is a lot to consume in Genshin Impact. for instance, while most games have only a character level to increase, Genshin Impact also requires players to keep an eye on the Adventure Rank. To top it up, there are multiple characters that players can unlock and play as in the game.
Unique Gacha System
The cherry on the top for the reason for the popularity is Genshin Impact’s unique Gacha wishes system. Players can get characters by using fates for various banners. Players can do buy some fates for characters through microtransactions, but there are also multiple ways to unlock characters for free. Microtransactions are optional as gamers can get all the characters for absolutely free. It all just depends on luck as what character a player gets is random.
Those are all the points and elements in the game that makes Genshin Impact so popular. There is no uncertainty that Genshin Impact has become one of the most popular and loved games that have released this year and it will continue to grow in terms of popularity.