Genshin Impact

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  1. Revenger

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    It's a Breath Of The Wild inspired free to play RPG game by miHoYo was released this morning 27th.
    Has become a huge hit in under 24 hours already.



    Website with download

    Game is available on PC, PS4, Android, IOS, Switch (later).

    It's a online only free to play, single player / 4 player co-op game that has Gatcha mechanics for rewards characters etc.

    Graphics are very nice.
    Supports game controllers with rumble which is the best way to play it seems I'm using a wireless Xbox 360 controller.

    You can do co-op with 3 other players once you get to a certain point in the game.
     
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    Couple screenshots of the begining'ish area.

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    I've put a few hours in, up to Adventure Rank 9 at the moment, got to get to AR10 to move that story along ;)
     
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    I'm up to rank 9 now.
    I never really have had a space in story so far.
    Sure I need rank 10 for the main story.

    But Amber's flying and raptor quests are getting me there, plus I have another characters chapter at the temple to start also.

    Quite enjoying the story so far, I read the manga also a few months back.
    Have 6 party members so far got Barbara and Noelle from the Gatcha the special did the 10 roll -20% one and got both.
    I know you get Barbara at rank 20 before Patch 1.1.
    My others are Amber, Lisa and Keaya.

    Who else here thinks Paimon is Emergency Food hahaha.

    Decent game so far will be interesting to see how they monitise the game in the future and whether free players won't be shafted.

    If you want to play with Venti etc you can do the trial dungeons, Venti's one took me a few goes, haven't tried Lisa's and the other one yet.

    Interesting how they have the mechanics in Breath of the Wild you change your assigned attribute in the menu, here you change character and can chain elemental effects with change.

    Wondering who is everyone's favourite characters so far.
    Still early for me to tell but love Noelle as she is a heavy sword hitter and great for the general mobs to just bash through them easy starter character for sure.

    Also make sure you check out all the menus in both the main side bar and pullup wheel (if using a controller) lots of extra things like the trial dungeons, daily login rewards, achievement rewards etc etc etc in there.

    There's so many achievements all with rewards you need to go into the achievement menu to claim them.
     
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    Downloading this game now and no work this week so keen to get onto this :)
     
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    The game has surpassed 10 million players already.

    Up to 9 characters now, there's 23 characters with 10 upcoming in the future.
    really enjoying the story, I should look into taking screenshots that aren't using the ingame camera.

    Main, Amber, Keaya, Lisa, Barbara, Noelle.
    Just got today Qiqi, Diluc, Sucrose.

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    Couple more scenic images.
    Also remember kids, Don't drink and glide

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    I've been playing a bit. But just focusing on the story quest and haven't really touched the wishes gacha at all. Spent my 10 rolls 20% and only got Noelle but I don't use her in my pool.

    Lisa is my favourite. But I feel I am using amber mostly in my battles.

    Currently AR16
     
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    How you get to AR16 so fast I'm at 12.
    Will level now over the next few days.
    I'm enjoying what I can bit of story, bit exploring etc.
    Have s friend in the US just exploring and doing world stuff before story.
     
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    tried this on mobile last night just got through the starting tutorial bit or whatever it is. might give it a go on pc so i dont need to squint to see the anime tiddies
     
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    Played a bit on my phone, graphics are good, runs at 60hz on my 2 year old phone really easily... might try it out on PC.
     
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    I started playing yesterday and on Android. Currently AR7. I bought the $7.99 pack early to get another roll out of the -20% discount Wish thing and got Noelle and Ningguang. I have managed to get another 10 Intertwined Fates, so I can roll another set of x10 Wishes. I'll probably try is on the "Ballad in Goblets" Event Wish and hope to get Barbara. I did her Trial/Test Run and found her healing capabilities pretty good.
     
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    Game is going crazy from what I can see online, good reason why also.

    Music recording session of it.


    Official Youtube Channel, they are uploading character info movies etc.
     
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    Ended up pulling Barbara last night. The mobile controls are getting to me a bit so currently downloading game onto laptop and see how that goes.

    Also started to watch a couple of YouTube vids and this game can get you down a crazy rabbit hole if you allow it to!
     
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    Can anyone educate me on the developer, miHoYo? They seem enormous, but I've never heard of them (purely down to my ignorance, as I'm not a mobile phone gamer at all, and that seems to be their previous expertise?).

    I'm still getting to grips with the highly Japanese style coming out of a Chinese studio too (my exposure to Chinese animation, games and comics were that they had a more unique style of their own, and not just a blatant Manga/Anime style).

    The scale of this game looks enormous, and simultaneous release on several platforms like that is no mean feat. Plus the fact that it is this scale and free-to-play.

    I'm quite blown away by the sheer human effort behind this.
     
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    miHoYo have made a couple other games Honkei Impact and Guns Girl.
    They got famous with Honkei Impact it seems.

    Playing on PC with controller is pretty smooth for me.
     
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    Gacha whale money.

    Looks like their previous games have been in this style but not at this scale. The game seems to strike a more balanced approach to the typical gacha games that limit you on stamina, no doubt there will be content towards end game that will be gated behind hyper rare tiers of characters though.
     
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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of China.
     
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    I downloaded this and played through the first prologue... If you turned the main characters into Zelda and Link and told me this was BotW2 I'd probably believe you to be honest.
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Really enjoying the seemingly speed-capped 0.6MB/s download from the launcher.
     
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    Quit the launcher and start it up again, if it's still capped, do it again. Took me 3-4 tries.
     

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