By Kayleigh Partleton
Without a doubt, my favourite games genre is RPG, the way that you can get lost in a vast world filled with fascinating characters is something that has always appealed to me.
Therefore, it will come as no surprise that this week, I have chosen MiHoYo's recently released open-world RPG Genshin Impact.
The beautifully crafted game has taken the world by storm since its release on September 28th, as it came to players around the world on a variety of platforms.
While I would encourage anyone and everyone to pick up this game, I would certainly suggest downloading it on mobile, and no it's not because I'm biased – though given I write for a mobile site it is a plus – but rather so that Genshin Impact can go wherever you do. Being able to play this on the go is a massive bonus.
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In terms of controls, the mobile adaptation of the game has been made well. Players have a joystick to move around and can adjust the camera angle through swiping across the other side of the screen.
However, on smartphones, thanks to a lack of a controller, the buttons appear on the touch screen, but it doesn't affect the view of the game all that much.
Genshin Impact's combat is smooth and enjoyable, with the mobile rendition offering both a dodge and attack button. As with all RPGs, there is a leveling system to make your character more powerful, with a vast array of weapons available throughout the game.
Graphically speaking, the game is beyond stunning, no matter what platform you choose to play one. Genshin Impact looks just as good on mobile as it does on PC and PS4.
The game is filled with cutscenes, all of which make for a great watch on mobile devices. Honestly, if the first scene of the game does not get you hooked with intrigue, I'm not sure anything will.
Moreover, with a cross-save feature, you can play across all platforms, so you can go on a quick quest while on the move and settle in for a night in front of the PS4 and take a deep dive in, exploring as you please.
Want to know what one of the best things about an open-world title such as Genshin Impact? It is the opportunity to explore with friends, and this can be done regardless of which platform you choose. Prefer mobile, but your friends prefer PC? No problem, you can still team up and slay some monsters.
Not only is the game lovely to look at, but it is also stunning to listen to with a peaceful soundtrack to complement the beautiful world. The music provided by a game can be an underappreciated component, but it is one that this RPG fanatic takes into consideration when determining how good a game is.
Lastly, I feel the need to give a shout-out to the cooking system in this game, mainly because anytime I get to show my culinary prowess is a cause for celebration – if you tasted my cooking in real-life you'd understand why.
Time to answer that question I ask myself each week, will this game remain on my phone? Of course, it will, how could I remove such a stunning game, one that has kept me entertained since launch and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.