The story trailer reveals some insight into the brother or sister that the player is actively looking for during their adventure. However, one thing to take away from this is that Genshin Impact is a free-to-play game with a lengthy grind through levels and gacha mechanics.
This means story content is available after completing milestones. However, gacha games have a way of slowing the player’s progress down to a crawl to keep them playing for longer. This is sad because the story of Genshin Impact seems like one that we want to experience, but the grind to get there may not be something all gamers are up for.
Progress in Genshin Impact is tied to an Adventure’s Rank that opens up new options and dungeons across each rank. For example, the multiplayer is unlocked at Adventure Rank 16. However, getting to this point takes an exceptionally long time get to and requires the player to find chests, take on quests, and grind it out over the course of the week if you’re playing a little more than casually.
I just want to set expectations that this game looks fantastic, but if you aren’t into gacha action games now, then I doubt Genshin Impact will change your mind when your 11 hours in and still on Adventure Rank 8.
Still, we want to play this game to completion and experience everything it has it offer. Let us know if you’re looking forward to it in the comments below.
In case you missed it, check out our preview of the game’s final closed beta, where we play more of the game.
You can watch the new trailer now:
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