Released on the PlayStation 4, PC, iOS and Mac gaming platforms earlier today, 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 this afternoon to find that the developers included a simple but easy-to-gasp screenshot mode in the game.
You can find a few of my initial shots in this post. Expect to see more pictures as I progress through the game!
A full review of Genshin Impact will be posted on The Otaku’s Study in the near future. In the interim, 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.