Genuinely, I was not expecting Genshin Impact to be as entertaining as it is. Yet somehow, it works! Combining elements like thunder and fire in both exploration and combat lets you creatively tackle challenges, and the world is filled with puzzles to solve and chests to open. The dialogue is fun, the characters are lively, and it seemed like every few steps I would find another neat detail that made me go, ‘Wow!’. You will still despair trying to pull the characters you want, but the game itself more than makes up for the Gacha shenanigans with a wonderful experience.