Not to crap on the game or anything, downloading it at the moment, but after watching a couple of videos I still have to ask anyone who has played it - do you do anything fun or interesting in it? 90% of what I've seen is people destroying immobile objects or fighting enemies with Dynasty Warriors AI. The world is big, but does the game do anything with it?
Yes, but you are going to be doing a lot of so-called "uninteresting" stuff to get to those points. The stamina is really meager to start and some of the support characters are pretty unintuitive compared to the two sword guys. Plus you get teased with a really cool spear-wielding girl that disappears after that - if you do enough side content in somewhat random order this can get weird as well, since I'd already pulled a character named Lisa but didn't arrive at her tutorial/trial level until much later on.
There is also a lot of currency, to the point I don't even think about it anymore. To the game's credit that's pretty viable, as the only time I've needed to seek out something specific has been "ascending" a character (every 20 levels is gated by increasingly rare loot) and so far that's just amounted to turning around and going to the mystical goods store or whatever it is.
This is a pretty hard game to describe without throwing in two huge caveats: one, most of my gameplaying is in addition to podcast listening, occasionally movies I've already seen, so it tends to fall into games as a service type stuff. Two, I didn't play Breath of the Wild so I don't have that direct comparison, but I can say that this game feels like a much lower budget, anime nonsense to the point of pointlessness, map density to the point of bafflement take on what Ghost of Tsushima was doing. The only direct comparison is this game basically has foxes that you follow to shrines and earn gifts, but if you played that game and thought it leaned too heavily on its exploration activities, this game will be a huge turn off right around the time you realize you've already put way too much time into it.
But if you like ticking boxes, opening loot crates, watching numbers go up, some truly beautiful orchestral music, thumbing through offensively charming and obtuse Chinese-to-English translations (this thing has a Three Act Prologue that has next to no stakes and yet it'd take me two hours to explain what I think is happening...or I could just say something pithy like Kingdom Hearts + Final Fantasy X) there is a point at which this game starts hinting at what it might be capable of, and even letting you get in on some of that, midway through the third act of that prologue that has me happy to finally have something to push MLB The Show aside that I can similarly mostly mash through.
That's a lot of yammering on to get to the real answer you're looking for, but I suppose I have Genshin Impact brain right now. The combat is only as diverse as your party, their elemental affinities and the weapons/charms you attach to them, which means some players are going to have a luckier start than others. But if the combat looks simplistic in most of the footage you've seen...it mostly is that, but there is also an abundance of AoE status affects, encounters and even full on cutscenes/major fights that will just pop up organically as you explore the world. It has a nice balance, I think, between mindless chest hunting and more thoughtful experiences like the combat challenges and tougher enemies like the Witcher 3-like Golems and Mages. It's still not ever been hard necessarily, after all this is a F2P Chinese Action RPG so ultimately it's a numbers game and if your numbers are equal or higher you win, but I've been impressed with the scalability of the combat complexity so far.
Lastly, I think most of the puzzles at a base level are pretty neat if a little simple, but again aside from Sucker Punch games I can't really think of a game I've played that had me constantly juggling different elements/super powers/stances based on the puzzle or enemy in front of me so it's a pretty fresh experience for me and mileage may vary for others.
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