Mapping Systems: Genshin Impact

genshin impact systems

I decided to map the systems present in Genshin Impact, a player vs. environment open-world game that is constantly being updated with new characters and events. Since Genshin Impact is a gacha game where players spend premium currency (primogems) to roll for new characters, the characters are what drives the system of the game. Most actions the player does in the game can be attributed to making their characters stronger, such as defeating bosses for drops needed to ascend characters and farming for artifacts that needed to power up characters. Although the characters are what drive most of the actions in the game, the constant new updates in events and gacha are actually what keeps the system going in perpetuum. Without them, there would be no way to obtain new characters and eventually no motivation for anyone to play the game. In this sense, Genshin Impact is different from the typical system game, since it requires an outside force – developers – to keep the system running.

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