Speaking of Legend of Zelda, fans of the franchise’s Breath of the Wild will definitely draw comparisons in this open-world RPG. Genshin Impact is a Chinese game (the US version uses the Japanese game) that is free to play and uses gacha purchases to generate revenue. The game is available on multiple platforms, including PlayStation, PC, macOS, Xbox, and Android; it’s also rumored to be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The game looks fantastic on all devices and offers cross platform gameplay. The game can also be synced between some devices. Not all devices support sync, so maybe look into what platform you plan on using the most before you start.
Genshin Impact features incredible anime-style graphics and professional voice overs. It looks fantastic on mobile and can be configured to look and play even better. Be sure to check out the settings and see which graphics settings work best on your device. The game features 30 fps and 60 fps gameplay, but keep in mind that the higher frame rate can be pretty taxing on your mobile device. The settings menu shows you how much processing power your device will utilize. I have the game running on the highest graphics settings on my iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro (11-inch) and they both seem to be able to handle it fine; in fact, the iPad Pro does it without breaking a sweat. The iPhone does get a little hot at max graphics, but I haven’t had any lag issues and my battery sustains about 3–4 hours of playtime in addition to the time I spend using my phone throughout the day.
Genshin Impact’s world of Teyvat features a huge open-world map; and, as far as I can tell, it’s not even near complete yet. The game lets you choose between a male or female protagonist and features seven elemental powers that the user can take advantage of. You can have up to four characters in your party that you can switch between (five in certain situations) and each has its own elemental type.
The game is incredible, and despite the art style—and some game mechanics—found in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it quickly becomes apparent that this is its own game with its own story and gameplay.