Parents' Guide to

Genshin Impact

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Visually stunning, intricate adventure experience.

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age 11+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 11+

Alcohol reference

Genshin Impact is a fun game for tweens/teens. The game shows mild violence but no blood, gore or corpses. The entities simply turn into dust when killed. Another thing is the alcohol reference. In Mondstadt (an imaginary city in Genshin Impact) there is a wine industry which is talked about a lot. Some of the characters drink alcohol and one character works in the industry. Personally, I don't see a big problem with the alcohol reference because it doesn't promote minors to drink and doesn't go into detail about drunkness. Some characters like Arataki Itto do not wear shirts but its not really an issue.
age 9+


This was an amazing game for my 9 year old girl she loves Naruto and anime like that so she got the game. Some characters do show a little cleavage but thats not the point of the game. There are no adds but you can buy coins but my daughter does not buy it. there is a winery but you dont drink not the point of the game. Definally reccomend this game for your 9-12 year old little violence no gore you fight mythical animals and monsters

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Is It Any Good?

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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.

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