On-Trend: What is Genshin Impact?
People of different ages have fond of playing online games for various reasons. Online games have served their purpose as a form of entertainment, relaxation, and for others as a challenge.
Studies of Richard Ryan and Edward Deci’s Self Determination Theory found that human behavior is driven by the need for competence, autonomy, and relatedness. If those needs are met, we enjoy activities more, even in gaming. Competence is fulfilled in games through flow, which is a completely focused mental state and is used to explain the enjoyment of games. Flow is met in games when a game challenges the player enough so that it is still interesting and makes gamers want to continue to play, but not too hard where it is not fun anymore or too easy where it becomes boring. Autonomy is met because we have control in games and we voluntarily play games. Lastly, relatedness is fulfilled because we are able to interact and compete with others in a way and world that’s different from real life.
As the gaming industry has gained more popularity over the years, gamers are starting to figure out and somehow know that there’s a community connection on the other side of a screen. Added to this, everyone is
enjoy this activity as games have innovated to become more fun and interactive to play.
If you’re drawn to playing video games and a fanatic of anime, then this game is perfect for you. This anime-inspired video game, Genshin Impact, is a new trend for gamers.
So, What is it, and why is everyone playing it? We’ve asked an avid player, Lou, about it and how it works.
Created in 2020, Geshin Impact is an action role-playing game using elemental magic and character switching developed by miHoyo from Shanghai, China. The game’s famous characters include Xiao, Razor, Sucrose, and Noelle. Its popularity continues to thrive and has kept people entertained during quarantine.
Lou shared that it’s a multiplayer game. The game requires you to have friends to play with and switch characters and enhance their specialties to defeat their enemies. He added that the good part of the game is the storyline. He described it as if you’re watching an anime film or series.
Whatever your taste is, adventure, action, or even drama, you’ll find enjoyment in this game.
You can play Geshin Impact on your PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows.