Whether you’re an avid gamer or not, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Genshin Impact or at least seen a character from the game everywhere. It’s quite the global phenomenon ever since it’s first release back in 2020. Now for those of you who are not in the know of what Genshin Impact is, let me give you a brief summary and catch you up to speed.
Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by a Chinese company called miHoYo. It tells the tale of the Traveller (your character) who had been separated from your twin prior to the start of the game and your goal to travel across Teyvat is to be reunited with them once more, yet fate has other plans for you. As you begin your journey, you discover new people, meet new friends and come face to face with a new threat. Where your journey takes you and how you change is something you’ll have to find out for yourself. It goes without saying that majority of the people who play Genshin are in it for the big numbers in their attacks or for the best team or even for the characters themselves, and very few people are interested in the lore itself. Apart from being a free game with the most beautiful designs from characters to location, the game itself offers players such rich lore that tends to get overlooked due to the overwhelming gameplay that keeps you on your toes.
There’s so much to do and so much to explore in this world that it’s no wonder that a lot of people forget that there is lore in everything; from the materials to even the lowest tier rank of weapons that you’d acquire as you play. As a writer and lore-lover myself, I was extremely surprised by how in depth their lore is that you almost forget it’s a fantasy world. Each character whether it’s a playable character or even an NPC, they have so much personality and character compared to other games out there where it’s only the playable characters or the main focuses that tend to be more involved in the story. Genshin is different in that sense where everyone and anyone has a part to play in the grand scheme of things. I believe it’s what drives a lot of players to really pay attention to the dialogue and the description of almost everything within the game.
Of course, there is no one reason as to why someone is so immersed in this game. There is just too many to count, and it would be much easier to explain by directing you to play the game and experience it for yourself. It’s probably one of the biggest reasons as to why it’s become such a global phenomenon in the span of less than two years. The number of cosplayers, fiction writers, small business owners and even content creators who revolve around Genshin has increased and is continuing to increase in the future. The community is ever growing and ever evolving every day. It’s rare for a game like this to make quite the impact on everyone and personally speaking as both a writer and a gamer, I think it’s going to leave its mark in gaming history in the years to come. No wonder it’s called Genshin Impact.
Now then, Traveller, shall we embark on a new quest together?