With many picturesque cel-shaded environments available to players
Genshin Impact really can be a game where you stop anywhere and take a good photo
But one area I have to admire is the second region’s major city of Liyue Harbor.
The atmosphere and lighting is divine for a late-night photoshoot
Released on the PlayStation 4, PC, iOS and Mac gaming platforms in September, Genshin Impact from the Chinese development team at miHoYo boasts a picturesque world and well-designed characters. Compared to most other “Gacha Games”, it is shaping up to be in a league of its own. With its focus on anime-style cel-shaded visuals, I was ecstatic logging in on launch day to find that the developers included a simple but easy-to-gasp screenshot mode in the game. While it is a rudimentary system at this point in time, it gets the job done, and hopefully the development team will build upon it in the coming months.
I would like to mention that the game is a “Gacha Game”. Therefore, if you are known to have issues with gambling or spending well over your limit on a whim, then I would strongly advise you to bypass this game and look for a console or PC game which has a flat-fee single-player and/or online mode. In particular, ones which require no “surprise mechanics”, “chance-based downloadable content”, or other industry terms for gacha in them.
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.