Genshin doesn't get talked about much here, are there any of you who have been playing it?
I only jumped in late last year so maybe i'm bearing the fruit of years of development, but this game is insane for a free to play and some of its stories have been genuinely memorable and emotional, i might also be at the perfect part of the game for this event to hit hardest.
Some spoilers for the event and the quests surrounding it
It was only a few weeks ago i was introduced to Shenhe and Ganyu and their social disconnect with regular people, so their sort of unofficial "family" under a god's guidance as a part of this quest was a sweet little part of it, Cloud Retainer getting a (beautiful) human form has been hilarious, her hesitating to play with the childs toy in public was adorable, and doing jobs with Gaming (which i'm pronouncing gah-ming), finding out about his feud with his father, hatching a plan to mend their relationship, then all leading up to the Lantern Rite festival itself where everybody comes together was WAY too sweet a moment, and yes i cried. The game has an uncanny abililty to make me care for these characters in short concise questlines.
Maaaan, i don't know what i'm doing i just wanted to give it some deserved praise, i'm rarely emotionally involved in games these days, and i'm just constantly confused why this free to play game, in theory designed to take your money, is the one that's doing it, this has been my experience from the beginning there are so many stories i want to gush about. I'm sad about the previous events i missed, maybe i'll read up about them once i'm more familiar with the rest of the characters.