This detailed, numerous excursions in this app's virtual world make for a varied, in-depth playing experience. Players can invest a considerable amount of time just exploring different areas in Genshin Impact, such as Mondstadt, a bustling island city surrounded by water, picking up inventory such as food ingredients or items that will increase your character's experience rating, and engaging in quests that relate to the main missing sibling-themed story or shorter-term quests. The game controls are also impressive. By circling their finger around a joystick portion of the screen or tapping buttons, players can climb rocks, jump, run, and otherwise amble around all sorts of terrain. They can also zoom the perspective in and out and essentially get a three-dimensional view of whatever area they're in.
The lush graphics and visuals make Genshin Impact stand out -- grass sways as you walk through it, candles flicker, and characters' voice and movements resemble anime more than an app. Conversations with Paimon, who accompanies you during you journey, can be a bit boring -- her habit of referring to herself in the third person can get annoying, and she's not always very helpful or warm to new people. But many interactions provide useful information, and gamers can obtain playable characters along the way that possess unique abilities, who they can later utilize when helpful in situations like battles. The app offers some guidance, and players often come across something or someone to help, but they may still feel unsure about what to do at times. With so many detailed settings to investigate and an impressive amount of activities to complete, they could easily spend hours wandering the fantasy world -- which may be Genshin Impact's biggest drawback. To help keep their child's screen time in check, parents might want to set limits for how long Teyvat's lands can be explored in one sitting to keep them from being fully absorbed in the adventure.